Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Rotary Club held a Benefit Auction and Gala on Saturday, that raised funds for 3 local nonprofit groups; Life Quest, The Gila Valley Library, and the Silver City Gospel Mission. Life Quest, will use the financial assistance to purchase one or more used vehicles that will increase the availability for staff members to deliver early intervention service to children in Grant County “with” or “at risk” for developmental delays. In addition, The Gila Valley Library will target their portion of the proceeds to expand the children’s program area with an outside gazebo, and The Silver City Gospel Mission will enhance assistance to women and children in the “Sierra House” transitional housing unit.
On Monday evening, Michael M. Reyes, of Silver City, gained entrance into the Gila Regional Medical Center ER by using a waiting room chair in threatening manner, thereby causing doctors and nurses to lose access to their patients. After resisting arrest and continuing combative actions, Mr. Reyes was transported to the Grant County Detention Center and has been charged with various counts of misdemeanors in addition to 3rd and 4th degree felonies.
The New Mexico Department of Health’s Grant County Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Tuesday, October 24th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at 2610 North Silver Street, Silver City, NM. In addition, the Hidalgo County Public Health Office will be hosting their flu shot clinic on Thursday, October 26th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at 530 DeMoss Street, in Lordsburg. There is no charge to those attending these clinics, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.
The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish today reported that rabies was recently found in a bobcat near Lordsburg and are warning pet and livestock owners in Hidalgo County to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other livestock get vaccinated against rabies. The bobcat was confirmed to have the Arizona gray fox strain of rabies, meaning that there are most likely several rabid foxes also in the area. Residents should not approach wild animals and pet owners are encouraged to keep their pets on a leash and have their rabies vaccinations up-to-date.