Here’s a look at some local news:
A security guard at Gila Regional Medical Center was injured early Sunday morning when an arriving patient tried to drive away after refusing to exit a vehicle. It was reported that GRMC security guards were waiting outside the hospital for the arrival of Santa Clara resident, Joseph Chavez, who was suffering from a possible heroin overdose. Chavez, arrived in the back seat of a vehicle driven by a female, but instead of getting out, he refused treatment and climbed over the front seat of the vehicle and started driving away. The GRMC security guard was injured when he attempted to put the moving vehicle in park. He was treated in the hospital ER and released. At this time, the case is being sent to the district attorney’s office for review and possible charges.
Lordsburg Municipal Schools has received a “New Mexico Grown Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant” that provides the opportunity for students to have fresh, local produce as a part of their school meals. The state has invested in farm to school partnerships that benefit local farmers, student health, and the state’s economy. Currently, 56 school districts and charters have taken advantage of this program, with at least half creating farm to school partnerships for the first time.
Two juveniles were found to be responsible for inflicting vandalism on a vending machine at the new Deming High School in the early hours of Saturday morning. Deming police investigators questioned the two youths on Monday, after they were discovered on video surveillance, climbing the school fence into the courtyard. They were further observed knocking over a vending machine and causing significant damage. The suspects are aged 12 and 14 years of age and were charged with felony criminal damage to property.
The Cobre Consolidated Schools Board of Education has reported that student enrollment has increased for this year, and attribute the new four- day school week as the causing factor because students like the new schedule. In addition, the district has hired more teachers and counselors who have in turn brought their own kids into the school system. School Superintendent, Robert Mondoza, has reported that the total enrollment currently stands at 1252 students.