Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest recently received a grant from the United Way of Southwest New Mexico under its Agent of Change program. The Soft Skills Program will offer workshops on communication, enthusiasm, attitude, teamwork, and observation. The program will also offer a free membership to girls in grades 2 through 5 who take part in the program.
Town Clerk Ann Mackie released a notice of Election Candidates and their ballot positions. Cynthia Ann Bettison will run unopposed to retain her Councilor District 1 seat, and Jose A. Ray, Jr. will run unopposed in District 3. The Town of Silver City Municipal Election will be held March 7, 2017.
The new Interim CEO for Gila Regional Medical Center, Alfredo Ontiveros, met with the department directors on his first official day of work. Ontiveros states his goals would include looking at the Meditech projects, the hospital’s finances, and the staffing levels in all departments.
The Luna County Board of Commissioners is expected to appoint a new sheriff as a primary order of business when the Board meets tomorrow morning. Former Luna County Sheriff John Mooradian recently passed away after losing a battle with cancer. Several candidates have been assessed to serve as his replacement, but no decisions have been made. Commissioners will also need to elect a new chairman and will also discuss the Luna County Community and Economic Advisory Committee during the meeting.
Earlier today, New Mexico Attorney General agents served search warrants for the District Attorney’s office and seized a state car driven by Francesca Martinez-Estevez. It is unknown at this time if the seizure was part of the district attorney’s June traffic stop.