Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County Copper CowBelles have proudly awarded, Tanah Lowe, the annual $500 scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Miss Lowe has entered her junior year at New Mexico State University and is pursuing a degree in Agricultural and Extension Education with the goal of becoming an Agriculture and 4-H Agent. Currently she is serving a term as a 2017-2018 College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Ambassador. The Grant County Copper CowBelles is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the livestock industry promoting beef and beef education.
The Silver City Fire Department has confirmed that Denny’s Restaurant had experienced a fire in the roof last night. Central Dispatch mistakenly sent out a code red alert across the county rather than just to the off- shift personnel of the Silver City Fire Department. There were no reported injuries.
G.W. Stout Elementary School has registered to participate in planned “Walk to School Day” events this week. These events partner with New Mexico Department of Health’s Obesity Nutrition and Physical Activity Program to encourage families in celebrating the benefits of physical activity, in addition to increase commitment from local leaders, and to give visibility for traffic safety and community quality of life.
The Gila National Forest received a report of a possible mountain lion sighting in the drainage near the Cherry Creek Campground on the Silver City Ranger District. Educational and cautionary signs will be posted at the campground. This is a “watch out” situation. Encounters with mountain lions are rare, but understanding their behavior can enhance your safety. Most wild animals want to avoid humans. If you were to see a mountain lion, it is advised that you report it to the Gila National Forest at 575-388-8201.
The new Deming High School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday evening, complete with guided tours of the facility, of which parts are still under construction. The new buildings are replacing the existing Deming High School location which has stood for the last 61 years. The bond for the school was passed with strong community support in February of 2014. In addition, the bond included funding for a new Deming Intermediate School, that is scheduled to be completed next year at a new location on the corner of Pear Street and Hermanas Grade.