Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Gila National Forest planner Matt Schultz spoke at the Chamber luncheon last week about the Forest Management Plan updating process. Schultz said the forest plan provides guidance for the forest over the next 10 to 15 years. The revision is an opportunity for the Forest to have community knowledge and suggestions to help shape the future management and build relationships with other users.
The Silver City Food Co-op recently donated to the High Desert Humane Society through the bag refund donations. When shoppers use their own bags at the Co-op, they are given a 5 cent bag token to donate to one of two non-profit organizations each month.
A press conference was held Friday afternoon at the office of Jim Foy and Associates to address allegations against Sixth Judicial District Attorney Francesca Estevez. On June 11th, Estevez was accused of driving drunk by another driver on the road. Foy told attendees he had reviewed the entire tapes from the driver as well as the lapel cameras, and alleged that KRQE and KOB had taken snippets from over two hours’ worth of video to show she had received preferential treatment and was not charged with DWI. Foy said “on June 11, 2016, Mrs. Estevez was not under any impairment of alcohol or anything else.”
New Mexico State University researchers plan to place mosquito traps across roughly two-thirds of the state to map the range of two species known to transmit Zika virus.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, 2016, as “National Farmers Market Week.” This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.