Here is a look at some local headlines:
Congratulations is extended to Mariachi Plata from WNMU in their first place finish at the annual Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque. In 2016, the WNMU group received 2nd place and impressively received 1st this year.
This past week, the Community Partnership for Children, with Terry Anderson who is the coordinator, hosted a breakfast and presentation on shared services be expert Celissa Hoyt of New Hampshire. The CPC is working on a shared services pilot program for Grant County childcare services.
A man pleaded not guilty to molestation charges at a hearing on Monday, July 24. Frank Gomez, 51, was charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor, a fourth degree felony. Gomez remains in custody at the Grant County Detention Center under a no bond hold. A trial date has yet to be scheduled.
Several national monuments are under review from the federal government. Two New Mexico monuments are under review to determine whether to shrink the land, drop the designation, or let it them remain as is. These two national monuments include the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near Taos and the Organ Mountain Desert Peaks National Monument near Las Cruces. Ryan Zinke, US Interior Secretary, will be personally visiting these two New Mexico monuments to then be able to make recommendations.
In Deming news, the governor will be appointing a replacement for the county commissioner seat due to the passing of Commission Milo, 56. Luna County manager, Pearson, conveyed how “We’re all going to miss working with Oleo. We’re also confident that Governor Martinez will appoint a community member who will help us serve Luna County to the best of our abilities.” Those interested in applying for appointment consideration need to submit an application and resume to the governor through www.governor.state.nm.us.
In WNMU news, more than a dozen Mexican students participated in a week of intensive English courses on the WNMU campus in Silver City. As reported by WNMU, after a year of establishing relations and forming agreements with several Mexican universities, the exchange of faculty and students between institutions is taking place. WNMU is becoming a place for students throughout Mexico, who are looking for an international experience that “feels close to home.”