Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The NMDOT along with Braiser Asphalt (Contractor) announces the following traffic alert information for NM 90 from MP 33.8 to MP 40.8: Braiser Asphalt will be performing roadway rehabilitation operations on NM 90 in Grant Co. Construction will begin Thursday, August 18, 2016 and is expected to be completed by fall 2016. Highway traffic will encounter a single lane drop at times. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area. The closure will be in affect from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
The Silver School Board at its recent meeting approved the appointment of Ashley Montenegro as the District 2 replacement for Tony Egan who resigned recently. The Board also approved the appointment of Francis Vasquez as board vice president and Montenegro as the finance sub-committee member, all of which were affected by Egan’s resignation.
The Medicare Hospital Compare program has recently released a report comparing hospitals all over the nation in a five-star rating system. In the report, New Mexico has three 4-STAR hospitals, including Gila Regional Medical Center, Nor-Lea Hospital District and Lovelace Westside. There are no 5-STAR hospitals in New Mexico. The rankings are based on patient experience, appropriate use of imaging services, and timeliness and effectiveness of care, among others. Chief Nursing Officer Peggy White commented that this puts GRMC in the top 20% in the nation for Quality.
Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General obtained a temporary restraining order and injunction against a New Mexico attorney, Joshua R. Simms, and a group of non-attorneys who operate a mortgage assistance relief business which operates under the name “Praedium Preservation.” The Attorney General alleged that Praedium Preservation took advantage of and profited from consumers in financial distress who are trying to avoid a foreclosure on their homes.