Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred a little before six yesterday evening. A 16 year-old male driver struck the female pedestrian in the crosswalk on 32nd Street next to Fox Field. The 37 year-old female, who is 7 ½ months pregnant, was flown to an El Paso hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the baby is currently reported as doing fine.
The owners of W & N Enterprises held their annual community Thanksgiving Dinner this past Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. This year, the staff and volunteers prepared 26 turkeys, 26 hams, 30 pans of stuffing, 30 pans of mashed potatoes, 2,500 rolls and eight sheet cakes. In addition to over a dozen volunteers who helped out, and hundreds of people who showed up to eat, the event featured a visit from Santa.
Last week, staff representing PNM visited three Silver City elementary schools to present an interactive energy appreciation program to nine classes of fifth grade students.
All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Thursday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. However, forest law enforcement will be on-call during the national holiday. Regular hours will resume on Friday. As a reminder, Christmas tree permits went on sale this morning at all ranger districts. If you have a 4th grade student who is eligible for an Every Kid in a Pass, your family is eligible for a free Christmas tree cutting permit.
USDA Rural Development State Directory Terry Brunner recently announced a grant of $50,000 to Tierra del Sol Housing to make improvements to 6 homes in Columbus and Anthony. The funds were made available through USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant Program for low income residents in rural communities.