Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The National Center for Frontier Communities and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H, is presenting a “Food Business Planning” workshop at the Grant County Extension Office located at 2610 N. Silver Street in Silver City on Tuesday, October 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Learn how to develop a food or farm business plan, explore regional market and funding opportunities, and learn how farming in Southwest New Mexico is unique. Visit frontierus.org for additional information.
Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner, is inviting the public to contribute input, ideas and inspirations toward making the town even better. This month’s “Monday Meeting with the Mayor” will be at the Adobe Springs Café, located at 1617 Silver Heights Boulevard, on Monday, October 16th. All are welcome to stop by and share your insights and ideas with Mayor Ladner.
Luna County Sheriff Deputy, Robert Nordorf, was recognized for an unusual act of bravery by Sheriff, Kelly Gannaway, during the Luna County Commissioner’s meeting this week. Sheriff Gannaway described the incident that prompted Deputy Nordorf to rescue 85- year- old Angela Ortiz, who had been attacked by a swarm of bees at her residence. Deputy Nordorf, sustained bee stings over most of his body during the rescue and was later transported to Emergency Room for treatment. During the brief ceremony, Deputy Nordorf was presented with a plaque commemorating his service and bravery.
Silver City will be gaining a senior housing complex on land donated by the town and located on the property where the old Hillcrest Hospital stood, until being demolished in 2009. The “Mountain View Senior Apartments”, will be a 4-story structure of approximately 70,000 square feet and comprised of one and two bedroom units. The town worked with Bethel Development and Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation, and in addition to applied for tax credits available from the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation, a nonprofit organization, will providing a “variety of services at no cost to the residents, including computer training, health and nutrition education, financial literacy workshops, estate and end of life planning workshops, health screenings, in addition to social events and activities to help promote cognitive wellness and socialization”. Bethel Development and Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation, will provide amenities for the residents such as a fitness room, hair salon, computer room, library, laundry room and a community area.