Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Western New Mexico Board of Regents met in Albuquerque on Monday and approved several items that take shape in future semesters. The Board approved $500,000 in funding for academic and athletic scholarships that will be available for the Fall 2018 semester. In addition to scholarships, the Board approved the acquisition of nine acres of land west of the Guadalupe Montessori School on Alabama Street, gave capital funding approvals for roofing upgrades to the Juan Chacon Building including the demolition of Eckles Hall; and viewed a presentation describing the collaboration with the Town of Silver City for landscaping and sidewalk improvements on College Avenue.
A New Mexico State Police Officer was involved in an accident with a motorcyclist near mile marker 87 on U.S. Highway 180 on Wednesday morning. Both were traveling southbound when the collision occurred. The rider of the cycle was transported by helicopter to a Tucson hospital for treatment.
Ultimate Fitness, a local Deming business, initiated a school supply drive at the start of the school year and later matched the donations received by the public. All the supplies were given to the Deming Public Schools and distributed to the students. Thank you, Mike Rivera, for supporting Deming schools!
Next week, The Silver City Fire Department will be participating in” National Fire Prevention Week”, by inviting the community to a special “Open House” located at both Silver City Fire Department locations. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out”, which promotes educating the public about the critical importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it. The open house events are scheduled throughout next week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will include fire house tours, a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, and fire prevention and safety items for kids. Visit firepreventionweek.org for additional safety plans and information.
PNM presented “Century of Service Grants” for a total of $80,000, to eight entities in Grant County. Some of recipients of the grants are as follows: The Imagination Library; The Southwest Center for Health Innovation; The Southwest Council of Governments; The National Center for Frontierism Communities, and Western New Mexico University.