Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver District school board met Tuesday evening at 6:03 with four members present. The board heard about the bond issue, deficiencies in special education classrooms, and concerns about the teacher evaluations. Superintendent interviews are scheduled to be held Saturday, October 29th beginning at 8:30 after the board meeting. The three committees are to meet each candidate separately in different rooms. The board will make the final decision after these interviews. If the board choses one of the candidates in these discussions, the announcement is expected later that evening. Anticipating a selection and successful negotiations, the superintendent would be reporting for work at Silver when school resumes in January.
Luna County Clerk Andrea Rodriguez said recently that early voting numbers have been up from previous years, with more than 500 ballots being cast in the past week of the polls being open. During the 2016 Primary Election, 3,500 ballots were cast in Luna County. The early-voting numbers are quickly approaching that mark. Voter turnout for the primary election for the state of New Mexico peaked at 34 percent.
Local law enforcement and first responder agencies from across Luna County, along with local motorcycle clubs, are sponsoring the second annual Shop With a Cop Bike Run this weekend to benefit the Shop With a Cop program for this year to provide Christmas presents to local youth.
As a reminder, there will be a Dyslexia Simulation and Information Event tonight at 6:30 pm at the WNMU Martinez Building room 212. Go in and learn what it is like to have dyslexia and struggle with reading.