Here’s a look at some local news:
The namesake for Ruben S. Torres Elementary School in Deming, passed away last Friday at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces. A 1958 graduate of Deming High School, Mr. Torres, provided 37 years of service to the Deming school board and played a key role in the passage of a bond passed in 2006 that assisted in the building of a new elementary school. Mr. Torres also holds the honor of being the second longest-serving school board member in the state and was inducted in to the NMSBA Hall of Fame.
The Town of Hurley has hired a new Chief of Police during a special meeting this week. Corporal Jaime Serrano, a resident of Hurley and a former Santa Clara police officer will begin his job this Friday. Serrano will be taking over from acting police chief, Mariano Fraere, who took over from former chief, Michael Zamora in March of 2017.
Members of the Mimbres Region Arts Council Youth Mural Camp, gathered along with area residents to dedicate a new piece of public art that is proudly displayed outside the Silver City Public Library. The group comprised of youth campers, interns and apprentice interns, and lead artists Diana Ingalls Leyba, created a mosaic mural titled “This is Where the Story Begins” located along the College Avenue side of the library. The youth mural program was founded in 2005 and this year’s group is the largest in its history.
The Frontier and Rural Workforce Development of New Mexico (FORWARD NM) has hired Anna Daggett, MSW, as a new Program Specialist who will oversee initiatives such as the regional Dream Maker’s Clubs and the Teen Academy for Health Sciences. Daggett, has been awarded a Master of Social Work from WNMU where she previously received a bachelor’s degree in English and Education. In September, she will facilitate Dream Maker’s Clubs in Grant and Luna counties that will educate sixth through eighth students about diverse careers in the health care field. Congratulations, Anna!