Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Cobre Consolidated School District Board of Education, approved to donate 2.5 acres of land to the Lower Mimbres Fire Department, to be used for a new fire station. The property is located near the southern portion of the village of San Juan on Highway 61. Michael Vaughan, fire chief of the Lower Mimbres Fire Department, stated that the current station does not fulfill the needed demand and a larger facility is required. The fire department has approximately 20 active volunteers.
A vehicle was driven into fast moving water and swept away early Saturday morning in the San Vicente Arroyo on 19th Street in Silver City. Police and fire personnel discovered a white vehicle lodged against the north side of the Silver Heights/Highway 180 East Bridge. Because of the high water running in the arroyo, emergency responders had to wait until the flow receded to continue the search. Both victims were later found deceased, downstream.
The Deming-Luna County Humane Society’s Homeless Initiative Program is collaborating with Deming Silver Linings assistance group, to donate complimentary pet food bags to those in need. Recognizing that pets are family too, both groups want people in need to be able to keep their pets. The Deming Silver Linings Group is working to combat homelessness in the area and has been working with other groups since the beginning of this year. This community outreach program will also provide pet medical attention on a case by case basis.
Western New Mexico University will be holding its annual “Open House”, whereby prospective students can visit the campus for free on Saturday, Nov. 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will feature tours of campus housing in Mustang Village and an introductory walk around WNMU’s cornerstone buildings. Guests will also be educated about degree programs and financial aid opportunities. The Open House will be hosted by the WNMU Office of Admissions.