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Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Deming School Board has approved a resolution and proclamation of a school bond election in 2018 which will request voters to approve general obligation bonds for up to $10 million dollars that would pay for capital outlay projects, computer hardware and software for students, and improvements of school buildings and grounds. In addition, Teri Trejo, Director of Accountability, reported that the Deming School District received a “D” grade for the 2016-17 year.
The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2017 “Community Awards” during a special banquet on Friday evening. Recipient of the “Citizen of the Year” was PNM’s community manager for southwest New Mexico, Bruce Ashburn. Other community award recipients included, Donnie Forman for the “Linda K. Jones Humanitarian Award”, Mario Quintana for “Volunteer of the Year”, Silver City Radio/SkyWest Media for “Small Business of the Year”, and Amplified Therapy, Inc. for “Large Business of the Year”.
A Border Patrol Agent was killed yesterday morning from injuries he suffered while on patrol in the Big Bend Sector located in Southwest Texas. Rogelio Martinez, and his partner, were responding to activity while patrolling near Interstate 10 in the Van Horn station of the sector. In addition to this incident, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 88.6 pounds of marijuana in one seizure last Thursday. The drug bust was one of 21 drug seizures made during the seven period ending midnight November 16. CBP officers working at area ports also recorded more than 40 enforcement actions in other categories during the week as reported by US Customs and Border Patrol.
The Grant County Cattlegrowers purchased a “Grant County Bred”, locally raised steer at the 2017 Grant County Fair, Junior Livestock sale. The meat was processed and then distributed to local school Home Economics programs for beef preparation lessons. The Grant County Copper CowBelles assisted with the project with some of the monies needed for processing. The meat was distributed to representatives of Cliff High School, Snell Middle School, Calvary Christian Academy and El Grito Headstart.