Here’s a look at today’s news:
The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is reminding New Mexicans that Medicare Open Enrollment began this week and runs through December 7th. Changes made during this period will take effect on Jan. 1st, 2019. Additionally, the ADRC and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) are hosting meetings throughout the enrollment period to answer questions in person about Medicare Open Enrollment. These meetings, held throughout the state, are designed to offer help to individuals who may want to switch their plan or newly enroll into a Medicare prescription drug plan or Medicare Health Plan. To see the full list of meetings, visit nmaging.state.nm.us and click on the Special Events tab.
A female, approximately 60 years of age was found unresponsive in a residence inside the Stagestop Trailer Park located at 1605 West Market Street in Silver City last week. Silver City police officers responded to the call that a woman was found to have fallen, hit her head, and was not breathing. The Office of the Medical Investigator personnel arrived at the scene with police and the case is currently under investigation.
The New Mexico State Arts & Cultural District Coordinator, Rich Williams, has been petitioned by the Silver City Mainstreet Project and the Silver City Arts & Cultural District to move State Authorization back to New Mexico Mainstreet. Williams has requested the New Mexico Arts Commission, that serves as the governing body for state authorization, to adopt the request. Because of the overlap between the two local organizations, Silver City Arts & Cultural District (ACD) will be moving back under Mainstreet and are both working collaboratively to assure a smooth transition. In addition, Silver City Mainstreet has been requested by the Town of Silver City to manage the Silver City Visitor’s Center.
The New Mexico Department of Health’s Grant County Public Health Office host a flu shot clinic tomorrow, from 8:00 A.M. to 12 noon and 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at their location of 2610 N. Silver Street, in Silver City. In addition, free flu vaccines for Luna County residents may be obtained at the annual “Drive Thru Flu Clinic” this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Mimbres Memorial Hospital’s front entrance located at 900 West Ash Street in Deming. The best way to prevent getting and spreading the flu is to get vaccinated as early in the season as possible as it takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop after receiving the shot.