Here’s a look at some local headlines:
The Hurley Community Pool has been closed for the remainder of the season due maintenance issues, according to Hurley Supervisor, Blas Rodriguez. In early June of this year, the pool opening was delayed because of a split check valve. In additional business, the Hurley Town Council approved a Notice of Intent to adopt an ordinance that will increase wastewater rates. If the ordinance is approved, residential bills will increase by $2.69 and commercial residents will see a $2.45 increase.
An application has been received regarding the judicial vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District due to the resignation of the Honorable Timothy L Aldrich on August 10th. William Perkins has applied for the position, and he will be evaluated by the Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission on Friday, July 27th at the Grant County Courthouse, located at 201 North Cooper Street in Silver City. The commission meeting is open to the public, and anyone interested in making a public comment is requested to be present at the opening of the meeting.
The 2018 State 4-H Conference held at the New Mexico State College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences in Las Cruces last week was a great success for individuals and teams from Luna and Grant counties. Students competed with teams from all over New Mexico in a vast array of categories that included: prepared speech; land judging; livestock skill-a-thon; horticulture; wildlife habitat; and entomology. The winners from Grant county are as follows: Trent Kasten, Justin Billings, Cursten Blanton, Ileana Cook, Kolby Taylor, Austin Harsh, Tanna Goar, Max Misques, and Cooper Miller. Team Luna County consisted of: Darbi Harrington; Truett Shafer; Reid Swinney; Kylan Swinney, Kenzi McWright, Kari Dominguez, Tatumn O’Toole, Calleigh Sweetser, Kamryn Zachek, Poppy Schultz, and Melody Ruebush. A number of competitors from both Grant and Luna counties have qualified to attend the National competition in Denver. In addition, Cursten Blanton of Grant County was elected as the 2018-19 State 4-H Song and Rec Leader and Susie Salars, of Grant County was awarded an Honorary 4-H Award! Congratulations to all!