Here’s a look at today’s local news:
According to Deming City Administrator, Aaron Sera, asylum-seekers who were being temporarily housed at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fairgrounds located in the Deming Industrial Park, will now be sent to the Deming National Guard Armory. Although the fairgrounds will no longer be used as a shelter, it will still be a location for cooking during the next few weeks. It has been reported that 50 asylees are currently being housed at the new armory location.
In Silver City, the three Lawley dealerships have been sold to Chaz Hatch, from Show Low Arizona. The former Lawley dealerships will now be named Hatch Toyota Stateline, Hatch Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram, and Hatch Ford. The sale of the dealerships has been in the works for several months.
The Santa Clara Action Committee has reported that the projector screen used for the free “Movies in the Park” was stolen sometime last Thursday night from activity observed on a security camera located at adjacent Splash Park. The screen was located on the roof of the gazebo at Viola Stone Park and was noticed missing over the weekend. “Movies in the Park” will continue, weather permitting. In addition, donations are being accepted to replace the screen by visiting Santa Clara City Hall. If anyone has information about the theft, they are urged to contact the Santa Clara Police Department of City Hall.
U.S Representative, Xochitl Torres Small, has announced dates and location of mobile office hours for July in Grant County. The office hours will be held on Monday July 15th from 1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Monday July 22nd from 10:00 A.M. to 12 noon at the Silver City Public Library located at 515 West College Avenue. Mobile hours are offered to provide constituents a opportunity to ask questions, meet with staff, and obtain assistance with Medicare, Social Security and VA claims.