Here’s a look at some news:
Charges were filed in Silver City Magistrate Court against two former Silver City Little League board members for embezzlement and conspiracy to commit embezzlement. Last August, a board member discovered that funds were taken out of the league bank account, but later returned. Allegedly, League President, Daniel Arrey, gave Genevieve Placencio, permission to withdraw funds from the league account, whereby Placencio used the funds to pay personal bills. Initially, Placencio and Arrey were notified that there appeared to be no criminal intent and that charges would be dropped. In June of this year, after a review of the case, the District Attorney’s Office announced that a final decision to decline the charges was not issued and after independent review of the case file, that charges have been approved and filed.
Town of Silver City District 3 Councilor, Jose Ray, retracted his resignation and has decided to fulfill the rest of his term on the Town Council. Ray’s verbal resignation occurred after his sponsored ordinance to allow side-by-side recreational vehicles on city streets was defeated by a 3-2 vote. After reconsidering his decision to resign from the council and talking with various individuals, Mr. Ray decided to complete his current term that runs until 2019.
An unidentified female was found deceased near Box Canyon Road north of Cliff back on July 5th. The body of a female, with blonde hair, in her 40’s or 50’s, with an average build and 5’ 7” in height, was also wearing a dark colored T-shirt advertising a BBQ restaurant in Kingman Arizona. She appeared to have suffered a bullet wound to the head. No identification was found and a semi-automatic pistol was found near the body. An official cause of death will be determined after autopsy results are released.
Western New Mexico students will be giving back to the community by participating in a “Day of Service” this Sunday, from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. at Market and Bullard Streets in Downtown Silver City. The students plan to paint the Big Ditch Bridge, wash downtown business windows, plant new flowers, feed the homeless, sweep the sidewalks, and pick up trash. Thank you WNMU students for caring and being a part of the community!