Here’s a look at today’s local news:
Native fish restoration efforts will continue to be implemented in the waterways of Whitewater Canyon with the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish treating portions of the watershed from July 10th through 11th. The water will be treated with rotenone to continue the eradication of non-native fish in the waterways for the restoration of Gila Trout and other native fishes. The EPA has determined that the use of rotenone is highly effective for this purpose ang poses little, if any, hazards to public health. Once the natural compound has been introduced, the water will then be treated with a neutralizing agent which prevents the treated water from being carried beyond the project area.
The Western New Mexico University School of Business has been granted Full Reaffirmation of Accreditation under the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Dr. Miguel Vicens, Associate Dean of the School of Business, attended the 30th Annual ACBSP conference to accept a certificate of WNMU’s accreditation and continue learning with School of Business faculty from across the nation. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. The accreditation will run for ten years.
Two graduates of Deming High School have completed The University of New Mexico’s Combined BA/MD Degree Program. Matthew Endrizzi, M.D. and Tyler Seybert, M.D., entered the program that was created as a solution to the physician shortage in New Mexico. An admission committee selects qualified New Mexico High School students based on their academic, extracurricular, and personal achievements. The BA/MD scholarship covers undergraduate tuition and living expenses.
Village of Santa Clara Trustee, Victor Arambula, has resigned from his four-year term due to moving from Santa Clara to Lordsburg. The village will be accepting letters of intent and resumes for the position until July 6th. Village Clerk, Sheila Hudman, stated that the Mayor will review the applications and interview candidates for the position that will be serve until the March 2020 election. For more information, contact the Village of Santa Clara at 575-537-2443.