Here’s a look at todays’ top stories:
A mountain lion that was reported prowling areas of Silver City, was shot by a Silver City Police officer and killed. The big cat was located near the creek area of Silver and 19th Street. The officers at the scene reported they saw one more mountain lion run away at the time of the shooting and will continue to patrol the area. Police Chief, Ed Reynolds said that there were attempts to trap the animal by officers from the Game and Fish Department, but they were not successful and that the situation had become a public safety issue.
The Deming Public Schools Board of Education, elected Sophia Cruz, to replace District 5 representative, Dr. Francine Jacobs, by a unanimous vote last night. Cruz was selected from a group of three candidates for the position that included Joe Armstrong and Jerome Sandoval. Ms. Cruz grew up in the District and has a background in professional law enforcement.
During the Grant County Commission work session this week, discussion was raised about looking at highways where Recreational Off Highway Vehicles can be used. A draft of a letter to the New Mexico Department of Transportation was presented that proposes lowering the speed limit to 45 mph on NM 15 from just north of 32nd Street to Sanctuary Road, the Mimbres north of NM 152, and segments of other highways including Hwy 180 within the limits of Buckhorn.
Management of the State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences will be ceremoniously transferred to the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services tomorrow on Veterans Day. The actual transition officially took place on July 1, as the result of a bill passing earlier in the year during the 2017 legislative session which authorized the transfer. The ceremony will also serve as the grand opening of a new $23 million, 59-bed Alzheimer’s & Long Term Assisted Care wing. The 86,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility features a 39-bed Alzheimer’s unit, a 20-bed skilled nursing unit, a new rehabilitation section for inpatient and outpatient services, and a new therapy pool heated by water supplied from a naturally occurring thermal spring.
There is a Veteran’s Day Celebration honoring all who served, tomorrow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. and is hosted by the American Legion – Allingham-Golding Post 18. We at Silver City Radio would like to thank all our Veteran’s for their honored service to this great nation!