Here’s a look at today’s local news:
U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico say a group of 247 Central American migrants are in custody after turning themselves in to authorities at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry shortly after midnight on Wednesday. The group included families with small children and unaccompanied juveniles, many requesting medical treatment. Border Patrol officials say at least 24 large groups of immigrants have been trafficked by smugglers in the Lordsburg area of New Mexico since the start of the fiscal year.
First New Mexico Bank donated $1000 to Single Socks, a local community run thrift store in Silver City. The funds went towards anti-hunger projects in Grant County. Since 2009, Single Socks has donated over $324,000 to support local organizations that are working to end hunger issues in Grant County.
In order to repair drainage issues located on the Block Silver Street in Silver City, Southwest Concrete and Paving has been working in the area this week. According to Silver City Manager, Alex Brown, explained that areas of the road Have been holding water after rain or snow, and that a portion of pavement was deteriorating. Last year, Southwest Concrete and Paving completed construction on the street that included new gutters, pavement, bike paths, sidewalks and signage. The town will not have to pay for the current construction because it is part of the job warranty. Construction is scheduled to be completed today.
American Legion Post 18 and the American Legion Riders Post 13 hosted a “thank you” celebration honoring Ray Davis for his many and continuing years of service to the post. Ray Davis, has served the American Legion Allingham-Golding Post 18 in Silver City for many years, in many positions. Davis’ tenure as commander was from 2011-2016 and again in 2018 in addition to coordinating the annual Post 18 Golf Tournament. Ray will continue to serve veterans and is presently the vice commander of American Legion District 7.
U.S. Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small, will meet with constituents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, at the La Fonda Restaurant Banquet Room, located at 601 East Pine Street in Deming. The meeting is open to the public and Torres-Small will be addressing questions from the audience.