Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Two Mining District residents, Xavier De La Torre and Daniel Soliz, have qualified to compete in the 2018 Boston Marathon which will take place on April 16th. De La Torre is also the cross- country coach and girls team track coach at Cobre High School. Qualifiers who were 3 minutes, 23 seconds or faster than the qualifying time for their age group and gender were accepted into the 2018 marathon.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens of a phone scam that is occurring in Grant County. Lieutenant Fermin Lopez, reported there have been several residents receiving recorded calls from an individual using the name of under-sheriff, Kevin Flamm, and that he is from the warrant division. The recording gives a call back phone number and recites instructions to call back and prepare to submit funds to take care of the warrants. They are also using names of people that work at the District Courthouse. Lopez encourages citizens to not call these people back or offer any personal data. If you have any information regarding these calls, contact the Sheriff’s Department at 575-574-0100.
The Silver City Town Council approved a full- service liquor license for Downtown eatery, Q’s Southern Bistro. This approval coincides with planned expansion of the restaurant and makes Q’s the second full service liquor establishment located Downtown, in addition to the recently approved Jalisco’s Café. The council also approved the purchase of a vacant lot adjacent to the Gila Theater, in the amount of $52,143. The lot will be utilized for downtown vehicle parking.
The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District has implemented closures effective September 30 at 12:00 noon for the Juniper Campground and the Pinon Campground. This closure is the standard seasonal closure when water is turned off and campground hosts are released. The El Caso Campgrounds are still available to forest visitors through November 30.
Students at Deming High School are celebrating Wildcat Homecoming this week. The Homecoming Parade is slated for 6 p.m. on Thursday, and will congregate at the corner of Platinum and Spruce streets. The route is west on Spruce, south on Gold, west on Ash and south to Nickel St. The Wildcat varsity football team will play the Belen High Eagles at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Deming High School Memorial Stadium.