Here’s a look at today’s news:
The Hurley Town Council has approved the hiring of two part-time positions to take on the jobs of code enforcement officer and animal control officer. Both jobs had been combined into one full time position, until that individual resigned to work as a veteran’s service officer for the Santa Clara/Grant County field office. The new code officer is Charles Hubbard and the animal control officer is Jay Madrid. Each position is comprised of a 20- hour work week.
Two brothers from Texas that were backpacking in Black Range last week had to be rescued when they ran out of water and suffered dehydration. The hikers brought a supply of water to last for 2 days, but discovered the spring they plotted on their map was now dry because of the recent drought. One of the bothers was able to travel to the Gila River to collect water for himself, and then hiked on to get help. The remaining hiker was in an area that was difficult to reach, but Ron Levesque, field coordinator for Search and Rescue, arranged for a Border Patrol helicopter to join in the search. The victim was found through collaboration between the Forest Service and the Border Patrol, and airlifted to received medical treatment.
Cobre school board’s attorney, Andy Sanchez, with Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP of Albuquerque, has directed the board to be more compliant with the Open Meetings Act. He advised that the agendas need to be more topic specific and that there should be more discussions during the meetings when the public is present regarding decisions made by the board. Sanchez also urged the board to listen to public comments.
The Luna County Extension Office is offering a free “Healthy You” evidence-based program developed by Colorado State University’s Kendal Reagan Nutrition Center. The class consists of six sessions designed to promote behavior and attitude changes. In essence, it’s not a diet program, but rather a healthy living and behavior change program. There are 20 spots open to the public for the morning classes with registration ending this Friday, June 22nd. To sign up for the course, call the Luna County Extension Office at 575-546-8806. The classes will meet from 8:30-10:30 a.m. twice a week, starting Monday, June 25th at the county extension office located at 210 B Poplar Street in Deming.