Here’s a look at today’s news:
Aryann Farano, an 18- year old senior form Deming High School senior, served as a delegate at the New Mexico Girl’s State convention held at Eastern New Mexico State University campus in Portales earlier this month. Aryann, is currently enrolled in a mentorship program with the City of Deming that allows her to work closely with Mayor Benny Jasso, and sit with Luna County Magistrate Judge, The Honorable Ray Baese. Following the legislative session at Girl’s State, Aryann was chosen from a field of 28 girls to represent New Mexico as a senator for Girl’s Nationals to held from July 21st through 28th in Washington, D.C. Congratulations, Aryann Farano!
A Silver City man was found unconscious last Thursday night in the middle of F Street in Silver City. Police are investigating the incident whereby 52 year old Clyde Perry was found lying on his side, breathing but unresponsive in the middle of the street. Perry was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center and later flown to University Medical Center in El Paso, where he died on Saturday. A cause of death has not yet been determined. Anyone with information that may benefit this investigation is encouraged to call Grant County Crime Stoppers at 575-538-5254. They are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and all calls are not recorded and all callers remain anonymous.
Agmechtronix, an agriculture equipment manufacturer that provides state of the art advanced products into all stages of agricultural production, has received a $250,000 state government grant to assist the Silver City based company to move into an expanded facility. CEO, Ryan Herbon, is an NMSU engineering graduate and Aggie-Scholar athlete who excelled in football and academics. He established the company in Grant County in 2012. The grant is from the state’s “Local Economic Development Act Fund”, created to assist businesses in renovations, expansions, and job creation. Currently, the Agmechtronix facility is located on Little Walnut Road in Silver City.
The final update regarding the Buzzard Fire that started 10 miles northeast of Reserve in the Gila National Forest, has been issued by Marta Call, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer. The fire has encompassed 50,296 acres, is currently using 109 personnel and has a 90% containment. Apache Creek Campground is open and all other closures regarding the fire remain the same. Crews will continue to hold and secure line and backhaul supplies from spike camps. Due to steep and inaccessible terrain, the southern portion of the Buzzard fire perimeter will not be fully contained until substantial rainfall occurs over the fire area. The BAER Suppression repair work is nearly completed, with the exception of removing hazard trees along the Eagle Peak road and FR 94 where there are areas of high severity fire damage. The fire suppression repair and rehabilitation crews will continue to work a feller buncher removing roadside hazard trees.