Here’s a look at today’s news:
New Mexico Attorney General, Hector Balderas, is warning the public about scam callers posing as IRS agents. The calls are aggressive in nature and range from threats of monetary penalties to immediate arrest for lack of tax payments. The public is advised to not engage or send money to the scammers. If the IRS believes that an individual owes money, they will send an official letter in the mail. The Attorney General’s Office offered assistance to help consumers who encounter scams, and encourages victims to file a complaint by visiting nmag.gov.
The Grant County Commission by a 3 to 2 vote, selected Edwin Wilmot and Tony Trujillo, to fill the two vacant Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustee positions. Wilmot, has served as the co-chairman of the Los Alamos Medical Center Board, was a volunteer manager of a utility in South Carolina, and in a collaborative leadership role, was part of a think tank in Idaho that focused on a difficult project. Trujillo, an incumbent of the Board, has more than 40 years in management in the copper mining industry, 30 years in government relations in the mining industry, has served on numerous boards, and is currently consulting under his own LLC.
The Silver Consolidated School District Board has approved and adopted a dress code for teachers, administrators, and district employees. The code bans denim jeans, skirts shorter than 4 inches above the knee, any bare midriffs, flip-flops, cleavage, sleeveless shirts less than 2 inches, spaghetti straps unless covered with a jacket or top, and graphic t-shirts. School district staff will be individually notified of the new dress code by email and during new staff training and orientation.
The victim of a shooting in Luna County, south of Deming, has been identified as 37-year old Manuel Oscar Chavez, Jr. Chavez was found by Luna County Sheriff deputies, after a call was made to central dispatch reporting shots fired in the 1400 block of O’Kelley Road. Several “persons of interest” have been interviewed by the Sheriff’s Department and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with anyone with information is urged to call the Luna County Sheriff’s Office at 575-546-2655 or leave a tip at P3TIPS. All tips remain anonymous.