Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary awarded 11 Scholarships to assist caregivers in Nursing Education, entry level R.N., advanced training for those who are already R.N.’s, and for those pursuing a degree in the health care field. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Dana Chairez, Pedro Corral, Annabelle Evans, Ariana Garcia, Kamala Golden, Monica Sedillo, David Montes, Savannah Parga, Kelly Rodriguez, Zaciliah Rodriguez, and Jennifer Rosales.
A new web-based service created to keep parents informed has been made available by Deming Public Schools. The service provides school bus routes and stop information, elementary school boundary information, in addition to contact information and links to register for transportation updates. Parents are advised in case of a change of address to update the information at the school first and allow 24 hours for the changes to rollover in the database. Visit demingps.org for more information.
Town of Silver City District 3 Councilor, Jose Ray, verbally resigned Tuesday night after the proposed ordinance to allow recreational off-road vehicles, better known as side-by-sides on town streets in Silver City, failed to pass. Many residents attended the meeting in addition to comments from Silver City Police Chief, Fred Portillo, and Town Attorney Robert Scavron, each voicing concerns if the ordinance was approved. In the final vote, Councilor Ray and District 4 Councilor, Lupe Cano, voted in favor of the ordinance, while District 2 Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith, and District 1 Councilor Cynthia Bettison, voted against. The deciding vote was made by Mayor Ken Ladner, who also voted “Nay”.
Twelve students from Western New Mexico University participated in WNMU’s outdoor program “wilderness orientation”. According to a release, “over several days, the group hiked 40 miles from TJ Corral toward Woodland Park, through The Meadows, down the Middle Fork of the Gila River, and then out of the wilderness via Little Bear Canyon Trail.” WNMU’s Dr. Corrie Neighbors, provided Wilderness First Responder support for the trip, physically assisting tired hikers and treating blisters but also imparting valuable wisdom. The WNMU Outdoor Program is operating under a Special Use Permit with USDA Forest Service in the Gila National Forest.