Here’s a look at today’s news:


The Deming-Luna County Chamber of Commerce has been updating focus in addition to beginning a search for a new executive director. Randi Morrow, has been serving as the Chamber’s Business Manager and Interim Executive Director since former director, Laurie Findley, stepped down last October. In order to achieve a more direct focus, the board has revised the Chamber’s mission statement to read as follows: “Our mission is dedicated to growing and promoting business and organizations that bring together people, ideas and community to advocate, educate and support our business organizations.”  Those who are interested in applying for the role of executive director must possess a high school diploma, self-motivation, some business experience, good communication and interpersonal skills.


A woman walking across the United States to advocate living a healthy lifestyle, visited Silver City last week and spent time with students at Jose Barrios Elementary. Ari Ramos, began her journey from Jacksonville, Florida and has visited dozens of schools along the way. Ramos has earned in master’s degree in public health and wants to inspire kids lead a heathy lifestyle in order to prevent disease in later life. She met with seven classes at Jose Barrios and answered lots of questions from the students.


A house fire on LS Mesa off Bear Mountain Road occurred last week brought 18 firefighters from Pinos Altos, Whiskey Creek, and Tyrone fire departments to battle the blaze. The location of the home was in a remote area northwest of Bear Mountain and proved to be difficult to reach because of the dirt roads being wet and muddy. A portion of the home was saved, the female resident was unharmed, but a vehicle was completely burned. An investigation is underway regarding the cause of the fire.


The first torch relay for the launch of the National Senior Olympic Games took place over the weekend in Gough Park. Two teams took part in the relay including state Representative, Rebecca Dow in addition to brief presentations from state Representative Rudy Martinez, WNMU President Joseph Shepard, and newly elected Lt. Governor, Howie Morales. Thirty-nine Grant County participants have qualified to compete in the national competition that will be hosted in Albuquerque from June 14th through 25th.


The newly opened Del Taco Restaurant Silver City has raised more than $1,600 through a fundraising initiative last month for El Refugio Inc., a domestic violence shelter and victim advocacy in Southwest New Mexico. The proceeds raised will provide resources to the victims of domestic and sexual violence in Silver City and surrounding communities.