Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Tatten Allsup, a senior at Cliff High School, recently received the National Rifle Association Outstanding Achievement Youth Award, in addition to being named to the prestigious National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassador Program. To be eligible for the award, Tatten had to be a member of a shooting club, visit a firearm museum and compose a 1,000 word essay. He was awarded $5,000 for winning the achievement award and another $2,000 for being named to the ambassador program. Tatten, begins his ambassador term next year and will represent the organization at national events, including teaching kids about the sport, as well as other duties. The NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award recognizes juniors and young adults who take an active part in the shooting sports through individual participation and educational pursuits. Congratulations to Tatten Allsup!
A section of Market Street in Downtown Silver City is receiving renovations this week. The work includes new curbs, gutter drains and asphalt from the pedestrian bridge over the Big Ditch, to Bullard Street. The cost of the project is being funded from the town of Silver City’s general fund.
The Deming Police Department has been working in cooperation with the family of a missing Deming resident, Leroy Almanza. Leroy is 40 years old and was last seen on March 8th at his apartment in Deming. Leroy is 5-foot-7, 130 to 135 pounds, with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark blue t-shirt with a pair of black Lugz shoes. Deming-Luna County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information on this case that leads to an arrest. If you have any information that may be of help, call 575-546-7800.
At WNMU, the first round of Legacy Bricks, sold through the University Foundation, have been installed at The Gardens, adjacent to Light Hall. The bricks commemorate alumni, loved ones and friends. University Foundation Executive Director, Jodi Edens-Crocker, has described the bricks to represent a salute to the past, in addition to paving the future for the students and community. For more information visit foundation.wnmu.edu.
The 13th Annual Gila River Festival is taking place this week from Thursday through Sunday at various locations in Silver City, the Gila National Forest and along the Gila River. The event engages participants with hands on activities and educational workshops regarding the native plants and ecology found throughout the Gila River watershed. For more information visit gilariverfestival.org.