Here’s a look at some of today’s news:
Socorro County Commissioners in a unanimous vote, chose Grant County Commissioner, Gabe Ramos, as their recommendation to fill the District 28 State Senate seat that will soon be vacated by Lt. Governor-Elect Howie Morales. The Catron County Commission has already met and recommended Ramos. On January 3rd, Grant County Commissioners will meet with the nine candidates and make their choice to submit to the Governor.
A Silver City man was injured over the week in an alleged home invasion and possible robbery. The victim, Robert Morales, was beaten and shot in the hand at a residence located in the 5200 block of Little Walnut Road in Silver City. Morales was first treated at the Gila Regional Medical Center and was later airlifted to another medical facility. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the case and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 575-574-0100.
City officials in Deming are searching for ways to revitalize Deming by connecting the west and east ends of the community, and attracting travelers off the interstate. Currently, they are working with students from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning in Albuquerque, and the Woodburry University School of Architecture in San Diego, to come up with ideas that will boost economic development and take advantage of local assets. Last week at a public meeting, the university students presented their ideas, that focused around creating an incubator site using shipping containers which would be anchored with a city-owned small brewery. Other projects presented by the students included a larger Western New Mexico University and Early College High School facility, and a Taste of Deming Tour to highlight local restaurants.
The Board of Education of the Deming Public Schools will meet in special session at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, at the Emmett Shockley Administration Building, Board Room located at 400 Cody Road in Deming. The purpose of the work session is to review the Facilities Master Plan and no action will be taken. This meeting is open to the public and an agenda available upon request at the Office of the Superintendent. The Board will also meet at 5:00 p.m. for its regular meeting.