Here’s a look at today’s local news:
Western New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Philosophy & English Dr. Phillip W. Schoenberg was awarded a fellowship to attend National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Institute for College and University Faculty called Reviving “Philosophy as a Way of Life” this month. Hosted by Wesleyan University, the institute includes scholars from around the country who are interested in exploring proposals that philosophers and philosophic traditions have suggested for living well. Approximately one quarter of those who applied for this two-week summer institute were selected for the fellowship.
A Luna County Sheriff’s Office detective, according to a criminal summons, has been accused of falsely reporting that a suspect admitted to child rape. Bobby Brookhouser, is accused of filing an arrest warrant and criminal complaint stating that the suspect admitted to the crime in a 2017 child rape case. Brookhouser, an 18-year veteran of the Luna County Sheriff’s office, will be appearing in Luna County Magistrate Court to face charges of perjury and a misdemeanor charge of false reporting. According to LSCO Captain Jose Martinez, Brookhouser is currently on paid administrative leave.
The Town of Silver City District 3 Councilor, Jose Ray, added new language to the Notice of Intent he is sponsoring to adopt an ordinance that allows UTV’s or side-by-sides on Silver City streets. The new language restricts UTV’s from riding on trails, open spaces, riparian zones, and streambeds and parks. Other requirements include: drivers being at least 18 years of age; wearing eye protection and have insurance; and the vehicle having rear and signal lights, mirrors, brakes, a horn and street tires. The hours that the UTV’s will be permitted to be on the streets are from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
The Gila National Forest Wilderness Ranger Districts is looking for volunteer camp hosts. The host would be stationed at the Mesa Campground near the Lake Roberts Recreation area. Amenities provided include a pull-through campsite, water, electricity, a Forest Service Radio, sewer and propane. The time commitment would be to arrive as soon as possible and stay through Labor Day and possibly through October 31st. For more information, please contact Amy Hartell at 575-388-8201.