Here’s a look at today’s local news:
Yesterday, Silver City Police responded to an alleged home invasion at 1000 Slag Road. One victim was found deceased inside the building and another man had fled the scene and was located suffering from a gunshot wound in San Vicente Creek. The victim was transported via helicopter from a landing zone at Hudson Street Plaza and transported to a trauma center in El Paso for treatment. Anyone with information about this incident should contact central dispatch at 575-388-8840 or the Silver City Police Department at 575-538-3723.
In addition, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a male subject that fled on foot after being pursued yesterday on U.S. 180 West at Iron Bridge. The suspect, identified as Richard Reed, was facing warrant violations and charges including to being linked to burglaries in Silver City, and Grant and Catron counties. Sheriff deputies have information that Reed is in possession of a firearm. Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Richard Reed is urged to immediately call central dispatch at 575-388-8840.
The Silver City Food Coop will be showcasing 12 new posters in the store that promote local food producers. The posters were created as a part of a USDA grant administered by the National Center for Frontier Communities, a local non-profit. The project was created to bring more local products to the community in addition to educating the public of the diversity of farms in the area.
A fourth- grade student from G.W Stout Elementary was honored by having a story published in the December edition of “Highlights” magazine. Ivy Stephens Etheridge, created a story that was in the “Animal Stories” section of the magazine and was one of 38 children from around the world chosen to be published in the December edition. Highlights magazine for children was founded in 1946 and is dedicated to the belief that children are the world’s most important people. Ivy would like to study to become an environmental journalist or movie producer when she grows up. Congratulations to Ivy Stephens Etheridge.
A Deming mother is leading the way to providing “Inclusive Playgrounds” that provide equipment for children of any physical or developmental ability. Gloria Orozco, a mother with a son diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, would like Deming’s parks and playgrounds to be wheelchair accessible and inclusive to all children, including those with physical or developmental challenges. So far, Ms. Orosco is working in collaboration with the Luna County Early Childhood Coalition and the Deming office of the Home Education Livelihood Program of New Mexico to write a proposal in search of funding. Landscape Structures, a playground equipment company, provides sets of equipment priced from $30,000.00 to $150,000.00 which includes special shock absorbing surfacing that creates equal access to children in wheelchairs and other mobility devices.