Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358 raised new flags in Gough Park this week. The Town of Silver City donated a new American and New Mexico flag, and a P.O.W -M.I.A flag donated by LULAC Chapter 8003. The Town has also installed lighting so the flags can be flown 24 hours a day.
A Village of Columbus employee that was terminated by newly elected mayor, Esequiel Salas, has since been placed on administrative leave. Director of Public Works, Robert Gomez, received a letter of termination less than a week after Mayor Salas had been sworn in. The most recent letter to Mr. Gomez stated that upon consultation with the village attorney, the previous letter from March 15th should be disregarded and that he remains a full-time employee subject to the village personnel policy. Mr. Gomez now awaits a pre-determination hearing following an internal investigation charges of alleged misconduct. The original letter of termination also stated the elimination of the Public Works Director position.
The offices at Black Range, Glenwood, Reserve and Silver City/Supervisor’s Office, Gila National Forest, will not be selling forest maps, fuelwood and other permits on April 3 and April 4 due to meeting and training commitments. The offices will be open for all other business and information requests. Visit the Gila National Forest Facebook page for additional information.
You won’t find them in the Bible, but many cherished Easter traditions have been around for centuries. The most prominent secular symbol of the Christian holiday, the Easter bunny, reportedly was introduced to America by the German immigrants who brought over their stories of an egg-laying hare. The decoration of eggs is believed to date back to at least the 13th century, while the rite of the Easter parade has even older roots. Other traditions, such as the consumption of Easter candy, are among the modern additions to the celebration of this early springtime holiday. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection.
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City is holding their FREE Community Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow, from 9:00 A.M to 12 Noon at Penny Park in Silver City. This is a free event including photos with the Easter Bunny! The hunts are scheduled by age groups, so pre-register 30 minutes prior to your child’s hunt time. Visit Kiwanis Club of Silver City on Facebook for the event schedule. The Deming Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held tomorrow, from 10:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. at Courthouse Park in Deming. There will be prizes, a car show, games, food, and photos with the Easter bunny