Here’s a look at today’s news:
Luna County interim county manager, Gloria Juarez, has announced that county commissioners have unanimously selected, Bruce Swingle, of Truth or Consequences, to serve as Luna County Manager. According to Swingle’s resume, he is currently working as Sierra County manager in addition to have already managed McKinley and Valencia counties. Gloria Juarez has been filling in as Luna County manager since former manager, Ira Pearson, was charged with four fourth-degree felonies last summer. As the case proceeds, Pearson has entered a not guilty plea.
The Copper Country Senior Olympics is hosting this year’s official “Torch Run Kick Off” this Saturday in Gough Park from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Local residents are invited to come and celebrate athletes who have qualified from Grant County and will be competing in the National Games in Albuquerque this June. The run this Saturday will take place beginning at Gough Park, heading up College Avenue to Cooper Street, continue down Broadway and Bullard Streets, and finishing by heading back to Gough Park. In addition, there will be a reception with food, drinks and entertainment, including speakers from National and State teams as well as local dignitaries.
In Silver City, construction of the Mountain View Senior Apartments is approximately 6 months away from completion, according to developers. The complex, located at 1600 16th Street on the site of the former Hillcrest Hospital, is four stories high and will contain 69 units for senior citizens aged 62 years and older. The one and two-bedroom apartments will be rented at rates depending on family income. Rent will include all utilities except cable and phones.
Four lodges of Grant County Masons with assistance of wives and other volunteers, invited 70 Grant County children to shop for the Holidays in the annual event titled “Clothe a Child”. The event is sponsored by Grant County Masonic Relief which is made up of the Hurley, Mimbres, Santa Rita, and Silver City Masonic Lodges. Each child was chosen by local Grant County school nurses according to need and then allocated $110 each to go shopping. Each year the respective Lodges have fundraisers in combination with donations from their members and others, to support this charitable acti