Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Museum recently welcomed a new director. Carmen Vendelin comes to Silver City from the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe where she served as Curator of Art. Ms. Vendelin has expressed an interest in “engaging the community and presenting varied perspectives through the museums’ exhibitions and programs.”
The three coaches from Silver High School who were fired by former Superintendent Lon Streib were reinstated this week. It was noted that concerns, guidelines and expectations regarding Silver High School’s coaching staff will continue to be addressed.
An 81 year old man from Deming was sentenced in Federal Court yesterday to two years of probation for violating the Archaeological Resource Protection Act. He was also ordered to pay $1,542.48 in restitution and was banned from Bureau of Land Management land during his probation. According to a release, the man admitted that he dug on BLM land near Cedar Mountain in Luna County and removed several pieces of broken Mimbres pottery. This is his second Archaeological Resource Protection Act conviction. He was also sentenced in 2003 for illegally excavating in a Gila National Forest archaeological site.
The Environmental Protection agency on Tuesday awarded $611,480 to the New Mexico Environmental Department to support the state’s water pollution control program. The grant will help prevent, reduce and eliminate water pollution through monitoring, enforcement and compliance activities. The Clean Water Act provides funding to water pollution control programs to build and sustain effective water quality programs that ensure the health of our nation’s water bodies and funds are awarded under section 106 of the Clean Water Act.
The Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo continues tonight and concludes tomorrow. So far the rodeo has been exciting. Wednesday night saw a score of 90 points between bull rider Scottie Knapp and Salt River Rodeo’s Fireball. Both tonight and tomorrow will feature full rodeo action with gates opening at 6:30, Mutton Bustin’ at 7:30 and the rodeo beginning at 8 pm. Ride the bus from the Grant County Convention Center for only $2 round trip. Tickets are still available around Silver City.