Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Deming Police Department has assigned officers to Deming High School after anonymous threats seen on social media had alluded to a threat of a shooting. The threat did not mention a specific school or parties involved. Deming Public Schools announced that the district schools are not on lockdown and that students and parents need to be alert and report any suspicious activity to a teacher or administrator. Officers will be present at Deming High all this week in addition to law enforcement being visible at other school sites.
There has been another mountain lion sighting in Silver City, this time on the 3030 Block of Pinos Altos Road, just after dusk. Last week, Silver City Police shot and killed a large male mountain lion that had been reported prowling in the area of Little Walnut Road and Jose Barrios Elementary School. Silver City Police Chief, Ed Reynolds, said that officers will continue to be observant. It is suggested that children and pets be watched while being outdoors during the hours of dusk and dawn. If the mountain lion is spotted in your area, call 911 or the NM Game & Fish Department at 888-248-6866.
WNMU Mustang Football head coach, Adam Clark, has stepped down from his position after serving eight seasons. Clark was originally hired as a defensive coordinator in 2010, but was named head coach just before the start of the season. Coach Clark holds the highest winning percentage of any coach at WNMU in the past 20 years. The Mustangs will now begin the search for a new coach for the 2018 season.
The Silver City Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols and checkpoints during the months of November and December. Officers will be ensuring that drivers are driving sober, legally, and safely which will include not texting while driving, in addition that those driving and their passengers are wearing seat belts and that children are in proper restraints.