Here’s a glance at today’s headlines:
The individual involved with the SWAT standoff on Hill Street in Silver City this past June, pleaded guilty in Silver City Magistrate Court last Friday to several misdemeanor charges and was later escorted into custody by two federal agents to be deported for a third time. Antonio Hernandez, has been known to have a violent criminal history, carrying a weapon and being a known MS13 gang member. Hernandez has been wanted by Immigration and Customs officials.
The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District, reports that the Catwalk Recreation Area is open to visitors. Acting District Ranger, Silas Davidson, reports that NMDOT has successfully cleared all of the road debris and that the area is completely available for visitor’s enjoyment.
The Cobre Consolidated School District began welcoming students back today as well as initiating the new four-day week which was passed by the Cobre school board earlier this year. Schools will be closed on Friday each week which should save the district money on substitute teachers and utility costs. Students in kindergarten through 7th grade and ninth-graders, returned to class today, with 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th returning tomorrow, August 8th. Pre-k will begin on Thursday, August 10th.
The Silver Consolidated Schools will begin classes on Thursday, August 10th, and Cliff Schools will start tomorrow. Other school start dates include: Deming Public Schools on Monday, August 14th, Lordsburg Public Schools started today with Lordsburg Pre-K starting next Monday, and Animas Public Schools also started today. Remember to slow down in school zones and let’s keep our community safe.
Hundreds of historical documents that were stored in the basement of the Grant County Courthouse for many years have been rescued from ruin by Grant County Assessor, Raul Turrieta and members of his staff. These volumes range from sheriff’s records from the late 1800’s to tax records and real estate documents from the 1940’s through 60’s. The recovered documents are now stored safely in a shipping container behind the County Administration Building.
A special event called “Pop Culture in Silver City,” a community panel discussion, will be held in the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 West Broadway, Silver City, NM, this Thursday, noon to 1pm. The public is invited to come to hear about the popular diversions locals enjoyed in Silver City and Grant County circa 1967, and contribute their own stories. Share remembrances of the cars, music, local sports teams and youth culture of the late 1960s.
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