Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver School Board held a meeting earlier this week. The board heard updated information on the summer JPO program, the Superintendent’s Report regarding Emergency Administration of Medicine to Students, the House Bill 33 bond election, and heard reports of the training interventions for the new reading program. Board President Arnold Torres noted the Superintendent position had been advertised starting Sunday, September 4th. Applications have been received and will continue to be accepted until September 28th.
The inaugural Silver City LGBTQ Pride Celebration was held last Saturday in downtown Silver City. Events included the doggy drag show, live music, vendors, and many information booths form organizations supporting the local LGBTQ community.
The Aldo Leopold Charter School Governing Council met yesterday evening. Those present heard the Business Manager Report and learned about new InRange radios. There was also talk about efforts to set up a non-profit foundation that would be separate from the school and staff.
Governor Susana Martinez was at Western New Mexico University on Wednesday for a press conference. The theme of the day was efficiency: getting students through the state’s colleges and universities on time and with marketable skills. Statewide over the course of Martinez’ time in office, awarded higher education degrees and certificates have increased by 21.5 percent. Locally, at WNMU, that number has increased by 37 percent.
In sports action, the WNMU Volleyball team will open their home season this weekend. WNMU will play against Cameron University tonight at 6 pm, and against Midwestern State on Saturday at 3 pm. WNMU stands at 6-5 overall and 2-1 in the conference after traveling to California, Utah and Texas already this season.