Here’s a look at today’s news:
Early Wednesday evening, Silver City Police officers were called to the Chevron gas station located at 809 North Hudson Street in Silver City in reference to a silent hold up alarm. According to the station employees, an unknown subject dressed in black came in and pointed a gun and said: “give me all your money.” The clerk gave the suspect money that was in the cash register whereby the subject fled the scene on foot towards College Avenue. The subject was described to also be wearing a black beanie with a green design. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $750.00 to anyone who has information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is urged to call the Silver City Police Department Investigation’s Bureau at 575-538-3723.
In other news:
Aldo Leopold Charter School is seeking applications from the community to serve on their Governing Council. This oversight committee is the equivalent to a non-charter school’s School Board. According to a release, “Governing Council members are selected by a Nomination Committee comprised of broad community and school representation and their recommendations go to the current ALCS Governing Council for approval.” Governing Council members are required to attend monthly general meetings and serve on one or more committees that may meet monthly or quarterly. Applicants are encouraged to come by the school office located at 1422 Hwy. 180 East or visit the Aldo Leopold Charter School page on Facebook.
The New Mexico House Chamber has passed House Bill 100 to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. According to the legislative sponsors, that included Representatives from Sandia Pueblo and Santa Fe, the purpose of the Bill is to recognize that indigenous peoples and Native Americans are central to New Mexico’s diverse cultural history. House Bill 100 now heads to the Senate for consideration. Columbus Day commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. In the U.S, Columbus Day has been observed on the second Monday in October.
The Cobre Consolidated School District Theater Program, made possible by a “Fine Arts Education Act” grant, is presenting “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” at 6:00 P.M. on April 4th and 5th at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium. There are currently 62 students in the cast who range in age from 6 to 17 years old. The grant was obtained by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jose Carrillo, and Central Elementary School Principal, Margaret Kesler. In addition: Performance Director and Choreographer, Monique Reyes; Director, Laura Brown; and Stage Director, Buck Burns, have been working with student volunteers from the WNMU education department and Rotary Club members to build stage items and assist with other necessary aspects of the production. Although show will be free to the public, they are accepting donations and sponsors in order to make our show, even better. The public can contact and or send donations to the Cobre Consolidated School District Central Office or call 575-437-4010.