Tomorrow there will be a cleanup at Bill Evans lake from 9a to 2p. Organizers of the cleanup say the Game and Fish Department have authorized a free-fee day for those attending. Anyone is invited to come out and help. There is a lot of work to be done to restore some of the cleanliness of the area.
In Silver Schools board meeting this week, it was announced that the Silver High principal’s salary will be increased from $73,000 to $80,000. There was a report concerning the school bond. Five million was deposited into the district’s bank account on June 30th. A question was raised as to why the deposited amount was not the $5,101,266 as awarded, but it was explained that the bank in Albuquerque handling funds retained the balance for costs associated with the bond. Silver school lunch price will be increased to $2.40, but everyone was reminded that the lunches and breakfasts are free for middle school and elementary school children.
In sad news, this week on Wednesday, Luna County Commission District 1, Joe “Oleo” Milo, passed away at age 56. He was serving his second term as Luna County Commissioner. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
In other southern New Mexico news, breakthrough research is underway of the excavated 1.2 million year old stegomastodon skull that was found by a 9 year old boy last November near Las Cruces. This animal would resemble an elephant. The skull now removed from the bank where it was found, dates back to the ice age and weighs over one ton. The rare find fossil is being kept on the NMSU campus.
National Historic Sites and Parks have been in the news lately, but story is about little different as it is about a proposed National Historic Landmark in a not so Earthly location. A professor, Beth O’Leary, from NMSU, is going to be presenting at the National Geographic Society and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum event on the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. O’Leary says that the Apollo 11 landing site at Tranquility Base, where humans stepped on the moon, should be named a National Historic landmark. Her goal is to preserve moon landing sites.
If you are interested in Grant County mining history, next Friday, July 28th, check out a special exhibition of photographs at the Silver City Museum at an artist reception from 3:30-5:30. The exhibition will feature the “Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County.”
If you are interested in being a volunteer camp host for the Gila National Forest Silver City and Wilderness Ranger Districts, they are looking for someone to be stationed at Gomez Peak and Little Walnut day use areas and the other position is at the Mesa Campground near the Lake Roberts Recreation area. If you are interested in these volunteer positions, contact Brian Martinez for the Silver City Little Walnut position and Amy Hartell for the Lake Roberts position. The phone number to call for either is 575-388-8201. That that is 575-388-8201.
This has been a look at some of today’s news. Thanks for listening to Silver City Radio.