Here’s some of today’s news:
During a two-day jury trial in Silver City District Court last month, a Mimbres man was convicted for sexually assaulting a 13- year old. Fifty-five year-old Cary Hartman, was convicted of the assault which happened in Hartman’s home in July of 2017. Prosecuting attorney for the state, Matthew Bradburn, requested for the maximum term of 15 years and District Court Judge, J.C. Robinson, sentenced Hartman to 15 years in prison with seven and a half suspended.
In celebration of the opening of the Silver City Pre-K School, members of the Silver City Consolidated School Board gathered for a ribbon cutting on Monday. Assistant Superintendent Curtis Clough and Board of Education President Mike McMillan, held the ribbon while School Director Gabriela Sanchez-Walden proudly made the official cut. In May, in addition to over 60 other statewide school districts, Silver received a grant for the New Mexico Public Education Department’s Pre-K program that allows for the paying salaries and various operating materials. The new Pre-K is located at 600 E. 32nd St., where Silver’s Opportunity High School was based before the school board voted to relocate it to the Silver High School campus.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation and the TLC Company will be holding a public involvement meeting on Wednesday, October 10th, to discuss the improvement project of NM Highway 15 Pinos Altos road reconstruction project. The meeting will provide valuable information and allow the public to ask questions regarding the timeline of the project. The meeting will be from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at at the Grant Count Veteran’s Memorial Business & Conference Center located on 3031 Hwy 180 East in Silver City.
The Southwestern New Mexico State Fair opened today at fairgrounds located 4300 Raymond Reed Blvd. in Deming’s Industrial Park area. Today featured a swine and poultry show in addition to set ups for art, photography, 4-H exhibits and the judging of home economics entries. The fair, that continues through Sunday, will highlight round the clock animal and livestock shows, a Fair Princess competition, award ceremonies, live entertainment, and a carnival. On Sunday, the fair will wrap up with Cowboy Church at 7:30 A.M. followed by a junior rodeo and team roping. For schedules and additional information, visit Southwestern New Mexico State Fair.