Here’s a look at today’s local news:
In connection with the shooting and murder in Las Cruces of Robert Pena, from Silver City last weekend, a second suspect has been arrested who is believed to also be involved in the crime. Las Cruces Police have arrested Sonny Sierra, 25, of Silver City. The first suspect, Patrick Salaiz of Silver City, 43, was arrested after a standoff at his home on Dorothy Street earlier this week. Gabriel Salaiz, the 21 year-old son of Patrick, has also been named a suspect and has not been located. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gabriel Salaiz, is asked to call their local police or Las Cruces police at 575-526-0795.
The Deming Public Schools Seamless Summer Lunch Program that provides free nutritional lunches for children ages 1-18, will be starting on Monday, June 10th. The three public park locations in Deming include: Water Tower Park located at 1401 South Santa Clara Street; Nacio Herb Brown Park located at 850 West Spruce Street; and Scout Park located at 800 South Granite Street. The program, funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture, will run through Friday, June 28th with lunches being served from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the three locations.
Grant County Commissioner Alicia Edwards, presented teachers and students from G.W. Stout Elementary School, with a proclamation in recognition of their efforts in collecting over 300 pledges to join the “Kids for Smoke Free Air Challenge”, a national initiative to make their homes and cars smoke free. In two weeks, they gathered more pledges than any school in the state.
Today, June 6th, 2019, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the D-Day allied invasion of Normandy, France. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later western Europe) from Nazi control, and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front. At the National D-Day Memorial Foundation site in Bedford, Virginia, there are 4,414 names enshrined in bronze plaques representing every Allied soldier, sailor, airman, and coast guardsman who died on D-Day.