Here’s a look at some local news:

Deming Public Schools has announced that Ms. Viridiana Chacon, will be serving as the Principal for Columbus Elementary, replacing long-time principal Armando Chavez, who has accepted the position of Director of Equity, Social Justice, and Community Schools for Deming Public Schools. Ms. Chacon has been with the Deming School District for 10 years.

The Silver City Fire Department assisted the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions office this week by installing an American flag in front of their building located at 410 West Broadway in Silver City. David Morrison, the Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Specialist at Workforce Solutions reached out to the fire department who successfully completed the task with use of the ladder truck and several crew members of the fire department.

U.S Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both representing New Mexico, have announced this week that the Senate Finance Committee has approved a package that would reimburse communities and organizations $30 in New Mexico and other areas that have assisting migrants arriving over the border after being released from federal custody. Many migrants, mostly from central America are being released in Deming and other cities where they received temporary housing and food while arranging travel plans to meet with their sponsors. The funds are made available from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program that is administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Aldo Leopold Charter School’s summer Youth Conservation Crew has created paid internship positions for 47 area youths that include: trail building and reconstruction, eco-monitoring, and mural design and installation. The trail crew has worked on Boston Hill trails, the mural crew has created art at Penny Park, and the eco-monitoring crew has been banding birds and mapping their territory in habitats along the Gila River. Each crew is led by adults with areas of expertise in that particular area of work.