Here’s a look at today’s local news:

The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents will be meeting on Monday, July 22nd and plans to vote on 10 action items. Some of the listed items include: Fiscal Year 2019 4th quarter Financial Certifications; tenure recommendations; Capital Projects Transmittal for Electronic Door Locking System and 10th Street Landscape and Infrastructure; and International Initiatives Budget and Evaluation of the President’s Performance. According to a release, University Regents, Janice Baca-Argabright, Dr. Carl Foster, Jerry Walz, Dr. Mary Hotvedt and Tim Stillman, will represent their respective committees, and WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard, Vice President for Business Affairs Kelley Riddle, and Board Chair Janice Baca-Argabright will present some of the action items. The regular session will occur at 11:00 A.M. in the Thomas B. McDonald Student Memorial Building, Seminar Room located at 1000 West College Avenue in Silver City.

The Fort Bayard Restoration and Development Coalition met this week allowing Santa Clara Mayor, Richard Baush, to present an update on the status of the Fort Bayard National Landmark property. Details of a lease are being worked on in addition to plans that would have the Gila National Forest sublease some of the buildings on the property.

The Deming Animal Guardians nonprofit organization has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to offer dog and cat spay/neuter services to low-income families. The funds will help reduce pet overpopulation by deceasing pets being taken to the Deming Animal Shelter. According to Petco, their mission since 1999 has invested in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research and numerous other lifesaving initiatives—in partnership with animal welfare organizations and 1,500 Petco stores across the country. The Deming Animal Guardians has been in existence since 1991 and according their website has sponsored over 13,400 spay/neuter surgeries. Their goal is to improve the lives of pets by making spay/neuter surgeries more affordable for low-income pet owners through discount coupons and mobile veterinary vans.

This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.