Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A record number of Western New Mexico University alumni visited the town and campus last weekend in celebration of the Homecoming festivities. It was noted that community organizations participated this year in the parade down Bullard Street some of which included the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department and students from Harrison Schmitt Elementary School.
Grant County resident, Alex Selva, could be facing up to five years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for trafficking methamphetamine which he pleaded guilty in connection to an incident that occurred in October of 2016. Sentencing has been scheduled for Monday, October 2nd.
The Community Development Council awarded Community Block Development Grants to area municipalities on September 13th. The awards were as follows: $750,000.00 for the Village of Santa Clara for Bayard Street improvements, $363,000 to the Village of Reserve for wastewater system improvements, and $686,370 to the City of Lordsburg for water system improvements. The Town of Hurley received a special recognition for ranking 4th in the state for efficiency and coming under budget. Community Block Development Grants are state grants or loan programs that benefit local community infrastructure development.
Deming Schools Board of Education member, Dr. Francine Jacobs announced her pending resignation in May of this year, midway through her first term of being elected to District 5 in 2015. All members of the Board honored Dr. Francis at the last meeting held on September 21st , along with at least 40 local residents. Dr. Jacobs lived in Deming for five years and expressed that she always felt appreciated in the community.
The 13th Annual Gila River was a big success and featured a fly fishing trip at Lake Roberts and Sapillo Creek, a birding trip to Iron Bridge over the Gila, and Archeology Southwest’s venture to the Gila River Farm site. The Volunteer Center also hosted seminars and sample sessions of local foods. This year’s festival theme was “Gather the Gila” with a focus on native plants used as food and medicines.