Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Hidalgo Medical Services opened their “HMS Tu Casa Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facility” today in Silver City. The facility will begin providing services to the community for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week in addition to offering outpatient treatment and peer support services. According to HMS Chief Executive Officer, Dan Otero, “HMS Tu Casa will transition to additional hours, based on the needs of our clients and staffing capabilities, to achieve the status of a 24/7 outpatient Crisis Triage Center.” HMS Tu Casa Advisory Board members include: Silvia Madrid; Amanda Frost; Susie Trujillo; Neal Bowen, PhD; Mike Carrillo; Alicia Edwards; Darrick Nelson, MD; Deb Cookingham; Doug Shelley; and Ron Hall.
The Village of Santa Clara has approved a website service that should significantly improve the current website villageofsantaclara.org. The company chosen by the village council called “Revize” will allow immediate access for town employees to post photos, announcements, meeting agendas, minutes and other content. There will also be pages for events and local news. The agreement with the company will be $3000 a year for a four- year period.
Bill Conner, the local executive director of United Way, presented monetary awards to local non-profits from the Community Impact Fund. A total of $90,000 was donated to the following groups: Big Brothers Big Sisters; the Gila Valley Library; Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest; Imagination Library; the Lions reading program; Literacy Link Leamos; El Refugio Inc. Roadrunner Food Bank; Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS); Support of Persons in Need (SPIN); and the National Center for Frontier Communities. The United Way has been donating funds for over 60 years and centers on basic community needs that include food and health security in addition to education and financial stability.
In Deming, Luna County Sheriff’s Department Investigator. David Holguin, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and will now oversee the entire Luna County Sheriff’s Office investigations division. Holguin has been with the sheriff’s office since 2010 and was promoted to investigator in 2012. In addition, he oversees the Luna County sex offender program and manages the Luna County warrant service. Congratulations to Lieutenant Investigator David Holguin!