Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Town Council at its recent meeting approved a collection of ordinances that would donate the town-owned land of the old Hillcrest Hospital to Bethel Corporation, provided that the company successfully secures tax credits from the state of New Mexico. Bethel Corporation is an affordable living company that recently outlined a plan to build a modern, 69-unit senior living facility on the site.
We have an update regarding yesterday’s seizure by the Attorney General’s office in regards to Sixth Judicial District Attorney Francesca Martinez-Estevez. According to an affidavit for a search warrant, the items to be searched and seized included all documents related to defensive driving training and certification for Martinez-Estevez, documents relating to policies regarding use of state vehicles, all records of vehicle use agreement for the state-used vehicle which was also seized, and use and inspection records for the vehicle, as well as all records related to any payments, reimbursements and disbursements or fees regarding damage, maintenance, repairs and/or replacement parts. It has been confirmed that the investigation stems from the incident involving Martinez-Estevez’ traffic stop on June 11th of last year.
Future generation of business leaders are benefiting from the legacy of the late Murray Ryan, longtime elected official and Western New Mexico University alum, through a University Foundation scholarship in his name. The Murray Ryan Scholarship is designated to students at WNMU who are seeking degrees in business. Contributions to the scholarship can be made by contacting the University Foundation.
The New Mexico Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), the nation’s premier conservation easement program that helps landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands.