Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Last Thursday morning deputies from the Grant County Sheriff Department were dispatched to the Manzano’s RV Park in Arenas Valley in reference to a woman that was found unresponsive and not breathing. The victim, Stephanie Murillo was taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator for autopsy. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation at this time and will release any information when it becomes available. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the GCSO at 575-574-0100 or Central Dispatch at 575-388-8840.
The organizers of the New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference met today at the Silver City Visitors Center on 201 N. Hudson Street and in addition was streamed online on the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Facebook page. The Outdoor Conference has become a leading economic development event to help New Mexico communities and policy makers expand our state’s $9.9 billion outdoor recreation industry. Speakers included: Mayor of Silver City, Ken Ladner; Grant County Commissioner, Alicia Edwards; Vice President of WNMI, Dr. Magdelano Manzanares; from New Mexico Wild, Jeff Steinborn; from Silver City Mainstreet Project, Charmeine Wait; and CEO of the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce, Scott Terry.
On Sunday, Chadwick Troyer, a 22- year veteran from the U.S. Navy, served as guest speaker during the Veteran’s Day ceremony in Deming at Veteran’s Park. The ceremony was opened by a procession drill led by Deming High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps and was followed by color guard officers raising flags of each branch of the military services. In Silver City, a Veteran’s Day ceremony was held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Colonel Susan Mundy Beck USAF (retired) as key note speaker.
The Copper Cowbelles distributed beef to local schools for their home economics programs. Each year the Grant County Cattlegrowers’ Association purchases steer at the Grant County Fair and the Copper Cowbelles pay for processing. The year the beef was donated to the following: the Cliff School; Silver Schools; Calvary Christian Academy; El Grito Headstart; and the Cobre Schools. This year is the first time that Silver Schools received meat, because they just created a home economics department.