Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is seeking public input on a proposal to reroute and relocate nine segments of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail for approximately 19 miles and improve four trailheads. The purpose of the proposed action is to remove trail from motorized routes, provide a safe, continuous non-motorized route and reduce user conflicts between motorized and non-motorized users.
During its regular meeting Monday, April 4, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents voted not to increase tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year. The vote means the university will need to cut its budget by approximately $10.7 million for the next year.
Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) recently chose Liana Ryan as their Assistant Vice President of Administration (AVPA). Ryan was the hospital’s Director of Quality and Safety prior to accepting this position and also has experience as a Physician’s Assistant and in Project Management and LEAN/Six Sigma methodologies. The hospital’s AVPA oversees the business development and overall operations of GRMC’s Multi-Specialty Network, which includes Gila Cardiology; Gila Interventional Pain Management; Gila Family Medicine and Gila Surgical Services.
On March 11 at about 9:14 pm, officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to the intersection of W. Broadway Street and N. Bullard Street in Silver City, in reference to a reported vehicle/pedestrian crash with injuries. The investigation was forwarded to the Sixth Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review. The District Attorney’s Office declined prosecution at a felony level (Great Bodily Harm or Death by Motor Vehicle). District Attorney’s Office indicated the events of the crash did not meet the statutory requirements to be filed at a felony level. The driver of the truck has been cited for Careless Driving.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced a new proposal he’s backing to strengthen U.S. airport security, especially in non-secure “soft” target areas at airports like check-in and baggage claim areas, to the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, which the Senate is expected to begin consideration on this week. The proposal, which comes after the recent wave of terror attacks in Europe, would also update federal security programs to provide active shooter training for law enforcement and increase the presence of federal agents with bomb-sniffing canines at these non-secure areas.
The New Mexico Trucking Association and the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services are inviting companies, service provider agencies, and military veterans to the Second Annual Veterans Job Fair on April 29 from 10am-2pm in Albuquerque at the Isleta Casino and Resort.