Here’s a look at today’s news:
There will be a funeral procession for New Mexico State Police Sargent Thomas Vitale, who died after suffering a medical incident while on duty Saturday in Deming. The procession is scheduled for tomorrow from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. along US 180 from Deming to Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Traffic will encounter slow moving congestion and will be allowed to resume behind the procession. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and watch for emergency personnel.
The Buzzard Fire is burning on Forest Service lands approximately four miles north of Eagle Peak in Catron County. And in addition, a new start has been sighted north of Eagle Peak Lookout by an air reconnaissance flight has confirmed the fire is approximately 3 to 4 acres and is comprised of grass and heavy timber. The cause of the fire is cuurently under investigation.
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City awarded “Student of the Year” honors at a special banquet celebrated with school educators, administrators, family members and Kiwanis leadership partners at the Western New Mexico University. The Kiwanis Student of the Year is chosen from students that were awarded Student of the Month honors during the school year from nine area schools. Each student is recognized for excellence in their scholastic achievements and improvements, leadership, and character. The Kiwanis Club of Silver City Students of the Year for 2017-18 are: Anna Cantrell of Aldo Leopold High School; Jeremy Gardner of of Cliff High School; Atziry Jordan of Cobre High School; Asia Landon of Opportunity High School; Anna Leadbetter of Aldo Leopold Middle School; Maia Mesa of Snell Middle School; Paul Ortega of La Plata Middle School; Ben Sierra of Silver High School; and Anita Sosaya of Calver Christian Academy. In addition, the Kiwanis Club awarded the Key Club Senior Scholarship to Bre Anne Springer of Cobre High School. Bre Anne served as President of the Cobre Key Club this year and will be attending WNMU in the Fall. Congratulations students!
There has been a 90-day construction delay on the remodeling of a portion of the Hofacket school building on Iron Street in Deming. The re-engineering project will cause a delay of planned relocations of the culinary arts and healthcare science programs. In addition, the soccer fields and tennis courts have been completed and that a final inspection date of June 4th has been scheduled for the new Deming Intermediate School.
Dismissal times for the Silver Consolidated Schools for the end of the 2017-2018 school year are as follows: For Silver City Schools, school will be in regular session through tomorrow. On Friday, Kindergarten will be dismissed at 9:15 a.m. and grades 1-6 will be dismissed at 9:30 a.m. Grades 7-12 will receive report cards through the mail and will not report to school. In Cliff schools, Elementary students will receive their report cards tomorrow. Students in grades 7-12 will receive their report cards in the mail. On Friday, the District will shut down at 12:00 noon and all employees will be dismissed at that time.