Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Arts & Cultural District has announced that Colleen S. Morton, has assumed her new role as Executive Director. Originally from Minnesota, Ms. Morton, is an experienced nonprofit executive with over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit, government and business sectors around the United States and internationally. Most recently, she ran her own small business focusing on tourism marketing for the downeast region of Maine, and the coast of New Brunswick.
Gila Regional Medical Center is one of five New Mexico hospitals to receive the “The HealthInsight Quality Award”. This program was designed to promote transparency in health care and has recognized nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies and outpatient medical practices and clinics in Utah and Nevada. This year, HealthInsight New Mexico and the New Mexico Hospital Association, collaborated to launch the program in New Mexico. The remaining four hospitals that were honored are, Holy Cross Hospital in Taos; Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs; Presbyterian Española Hospital, located in Española; and University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho.
St. Clair Winery in Deming, will be hosting a Winefest this Saturday and Sunday, with all proceeds from the gate, ribbon donations, vendor fees and the silent auction to benefit the local non-profit Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County, Inc. Last year, over $5,000 was raised, leading event organizers to be hopeful that the results will be even better for this year.
A new named scholarship for WNMU art students has been created and in the care of the Western New Mexico University Foundation. The “Eulalia Lewis Memorial Scholarship”, supports students in any area of art, whether undergraduate or graduate, part or full time, international or local students. Eugene Lewis, a member of the Silver City community dedicated this expressive art scholarship in memory of his wife, Eulalia Lewis, who passed away earlier this year.