Here’s a look at some local news:
The El Grito Head Start Program is now recruiting for the 2018-19 school year. They are accepting 3 and and 4- year old children, in addition to children with special needs, and 5- year old children that do not meet the Kindergarten public school age deadline of August 31st, 2018. Classes are scheduled for Monday through Friday, however, bus transportation is no longer provided. Applications are available at the Head Start center located at 303 South Cooper Street in Silver City. For more information, contact El Grito at 575-538-5459.
The Owl Fire that started on Saturday, June 30th, is located on Aspen Mountain and has crossed Forest Road 209 into Frieborn Canyon in an inventoried roadless area. At the time of this report is comprised of 4,786 acres, and utilizing a total of 7 personnel. The fire has transitioned to an ICT5 and an engine crew will continue to monitor Frieborn Canyon for fire activity. Completion of the suppression repair on Horse Mesa will be suspended until a drying trend occurs. In addition, aerial seeding has begun to stabilize high severity burn areas. Fire information can be found at nm fire info dot com or visit Gila (Heela) National Forest on Facebook.
The Mimbres Region Arts Council is holding a dedication of the latest mural project of the “Youth Mural Program”, tomorrow at 12 noon at the Silver City Public Library, located at 515 West College Avenue in Silver City. Twenty-five campers, eight interns, nine apprentice interns, and two artists spent two weeks at Mural Summer Camp, creating a mural mosaic on the large planter on the College Street side of the library as well as updating the library sign.
Deming Police Department employee, Denise Eaglestar, recieved a certification designation from “NM EDGE” during the New Mexico Association of Counties annual conference in Socorro. Denise, a grant assistant and assistant evidence custodian, completed 18 classes and submitted an essay demonstrating her application of what she had learned from her classes as related to her job. NM EDGE, also known as Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, is a nationally accredited program administered by the New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service. Congratulations to Denise Eaglestar from the Deming Police Department for being one of 17 public employees from across the state to receive this well-earned certification!