Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Governor, Susana Martinez has been issued a court order to answer questions under oath regarding a defamation lawsuit linked to a group that was removed from a political event in Deming back in 2014. Scott and Colette Chandler, owners of the Tierra Blanca Ranch program for troubled youth have sued the Governor’s state police security detail for removing them and several supporters at a campaign event held at the Deming Grand Motor Inn. The group attended the event to deliver a petition to Governor Martinez in defense of allegations against the ranch’s youth program. The lawsuit alleges that being removed from the event constituted defamation and assault that harmed the Chandler’s reputation and business. A trial is scheduled for April.
Cliff High School is celebrating National FFA Week with many activities including daily dress up days and lunchtime activities, followed up with an FFA assembly. Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week which emphasizes a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. FFA is an intra-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. The FFA motto is “Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve.”
Silver City Police officers were called to the vicinity of Yucca and Cactus Streets last Saturday evening in reference to a shooting. A 19 year old Silver City resident was injured in an alleged drive by shooting. Several residents called 991 to report gunshots fired on the street. The name of the victim has not been released and his condition is unknown. No arrests have been made at this time.
The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest troop 54323 received a donation toward the “Cookies to our Soldiers Program” from the Sun Loan Company in Silver City. Branch Manager, Courtney Thayer purchased one box of cookies for each customer that came in for income tax services from February 1st to the 14th. The donation amounted to $96 and will allow 25 boxes of cookies to be sent to military personnel overseas. Girl Scout cookies are on sale until March 11th with all proceeds to be used locally to benefit the Girl Scouts and the community.