Here’s a look at some local news:
The Deming Public School District has announced they will be using ESS, a company that oversees substitute teachers for school districts. The district sent a letter to the substitute teacher workforce informing them to reapply through the company. The new system has been implemented to decrease the high turnover rate of substitutes, in addition to increasing proper and professional training. The district maintains that utilizing ESS will cut costs by combing positions and not having to pay federal taxes and unemployment for substitute teachers.
The Village of Santa Clara Trustees have hired a former Bayard Police Officer, Cody Dove at their meeting last Thursday. Dove, a certified police officer, will be coming in after Corporal Jaime Serrano has left the department to become the Chief of Police at the Hurley Police Department.
The United States Marshall’s Office has announced that formally missing person, Sandra Carris, a property owner in the Mimbres, was safely located in Silver City last Thursday evening along with her two dogs in her white Dodge Ram truck. Carris, was reported missing on July 9th in Montana and had been last seen in Idaho in the company of a wanted felon, Marco Antonio Guzman, possibly against her will. Guzman is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, 300 pounds, bald, with brown eyes. The United States Marshals Service District has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Guzman, who is reported to have connections to Arizona, Florida, Idaho, New Mexico, and southern Texas. If seen, please call the U.S. Marshals Service at (406) 329-3625 or your local law enforcement agency.
The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest met members of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and learned about the D.A.R.E program from Darren and Dora the Lions. Sargent Frank Gomez and Corporal Manny Maldonado talked to the girls about personal safety, in addition to giving the girls D.A.R.E t-shirts, frisbees, pencil cases and stickers. For information on Girl Scouts, call Annette Toney at 575-538-2481.