Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Cobre High School Student Health Advisory Committee, with the support of the administration and the Hidalgo Medical Services school-based clinic at the school, held a successful “Get Yourself Tested” Event on Thursday, December 1st. The purpose of the event was to “provide students at Cobre High School a better understanding of some of the medical and family support services that are available at the HMS Cobre Health Clinic,” said Megan Lucic, HMS Physician Assistant at the Cobre Health Clinic.
Mark Schumacher, representing Bechtel Corporation, the construction company, which built the Silver Cliffs project on Little Walnut Road, outlined a proposal to turn the old Hillcrest Hospital site into a 69-unit affordable housing community. Schumacher said their proposal addresses much of what is contained in the 2010 Town Plan for Affordable Housing. After some debate, the Silver City Town Council approved a Notice of Intent ordinance authorizing the town to donate the ‘Old Hillcrest Hospital Site’ for the affordable housing project.
A Snappy Mart store in Deming was robbed at gunpoint a little after 9:30pm on Saturday night. Deming Police are asking for the public’s help in solving this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Deming Police Department at 546-3011 or Deming/Luna County Crime Stoppers at 546-7800. Calls remain anonymous and rewards are offered for tips leading to the arrest of suspects.
Border Patrol agents, with assistance from El Paso Air and Marine Operations, seized over 200 pounds of marijuana and apprehended four suspected narcotic couriers over the weekend. The suspected smugglers were caught, questioned, and admitted to being in the country illegally. The subjects and marijuana filled backpacks were transported to the Lordsburg Station for processing.
Plans to revitalize Voiers’ “Pit” Park were unveiled Monday evening at the regular Deming City Council Meeting. In an effort to relocate treated water and put it to better use, city officials are planning on transforming the park into a recreational water storage pond. While previously looking at an additional pond at Rio Mimbres Country Club, officials determined the park to be a better storage facility for water which includes public access. Water filling up the storage pond will come from the city’s Waste Water Treatment Facility after being filtered and treated, and will flow into the pond as reclaimed water.
In sports action, the WNMU Mustang Basketball team lost 68-81 against Benedictine Mesa. WNMU plays against Arizona Christian tonight at 7:30 pm.
The New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is in the process of establishing a partnership with Paws and Stripes, a nonprofit organization in Albuquerque that provides service dogs to wounded military veterans.