Here’s a look at today’s news:
Silver City MainStreet has received a grant from the New Mexico Tourism Department to develop a walk tour of downtown titled, “Stories from Our Streets-Discover the Town that was Built to Last”. The grant will provide funds to place posted plaques on eighteen randomly chosen buildings on both sides of Bullard Street in addition to publishing a tour booklet. SkyWest Media/Silver City Radio is pleased to donate time and services to the project which includes a website and audible recordings so people can see some of the history of the buildings and “hear” the stories.
A new Superintendent of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument has been named. Kevin Tillman, chief ranger of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Montana and Wyoming and a 27-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been serving as acting superintendent at the Gila Cliff Dwellings from February to June of this year. He will assume his new post the week of November 12th.
Luna County 4-H and the Luna County Farm and Livestock Bureau collaborated with the local Farm Bureau and the Border Belles Cowbelle organization to take part in the “Our Food Link” outreach to benefit “The Healing House” domestic violence shelter. The groups donated a combined amount of $1200 whereby 4-H youth members shopped at Peppers Supermarket for perishable items including, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, and beef to donate to the The Healing House shelter. The “Our Food Link” program is a year-round initiative that county and state Farm Bureaus use to reach consumers and of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture. The Farm Bureau reports that “This outreach is more important than ever because the average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm. In fact, farm and ranch families make up less than 2 percent of the U.S. population.”
Gila Regional Medical Center has appointed Tanya Carraccio, MSN RN as the Chief Quality Officer. Carraccio has extensive experience in acute care settings as both a Chief Nursing Officer and a Chief Clinical Officer. She is currently a faculty assistant for ASU nursing research classes and works as a Research Fellow in a Mayo Clinic and ASU Biodesign grant funded feasibility study. She has also served as Director of Quality and Performance Improvement at Washington State Hospital Association. She received her nursing degree from New Mexico State University and is due to graduate in May with her doctorate from Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation. She will be relocating to Silver City from Phoenix, Arizona.