Here’s a look at today’s news:
Deming resident, Cathy Fish, is retiring tomorrow after 37 years of devoted service to Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Cathy joined the team at then Luna county owned Mimbres Memorial Hospital, on June 9th of 1981 in the Environmental Services Department. A celebration was held in Cathy’s honor last week where she was presented with a City of Deming proclamation designating June 28th as “Cathy Fish Day” signed by Mayor Benny Jasso.
Western New Mexico University is one of the few educational institutions in the nation and the only university in the state to offer formal outdoor behavioral health and wilderness therapy training. WNMU Assistant Professor of Social Work, Eric Moore, stated that this program has been effective for years and is beginning to be considered by third party reimbursement, such as private insurance and Medicaid. The classes give and practitioners a foundation in behavioral health that is defined as “the prescriptive use of wilderness experiences by a licensed mental health professional.” WNMU will add an “Adventure Therapy” class in the Spring of 2019.
A fundraiser held at The Commons at the Volunteer Center raised needed funds to benefit the Grant County Food Pantry. The event titled “An Uncommonly Good Evening” attracted over 70 people that enjoyed food, drinks from Little Toad Creek and live music by Ray and Brooke Cressler. In addition, a live auction was held with proceeds going to the food pantry. The community event raised $6,100 that will be used to feed low income Grant County families.
The Gila National Forest has issued Forest Order #06-18-011 Owl Fire Temporary Closure Order for firefighter and public safety. All roads and trails in the interior of the boundary described in the Forest Order and indicated on the map, are closed with the exemption of: persons with a Forest Service permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission; any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty; and residents in the area accessing private property via a restricted Forest Service road to the extent necessary to gain access to their private property. For more information and a map of the affected area, visit silvercityradio.com.