Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Silver City Police arrested Jeff Rivers during a home invasion early Thursday Morning. Rivers was charged with aggravated burglary, larceny, false imprisonment, and one count of resisting, evading or obstructing and officer. When the suspect fled the scene after police surrounded the area, he was chased on foot and headed off by an additional police patrol in a car and finally caught and arrested in a nearby ditch.
The Silver High School Auditorium was filled with about 80 local citizens as people of Silver City turned out to listen and address their concerns at the school board meeting. In attendance were Representative Rudy Martinez and Senator Howie Morales, as well as retired Silver Schools Superintendent Dick Poole. After a public input session, the school board discussed the 3 % raise granted to school employees on July 1st. The school board was not able to meet with teachers to discuss their issues with G.W. Stout principal David Lougee because state law limits the school board in personnel matters.
WNMU is hosting an Economic Development Course to train certified economic developers. There are currently 12 in the state now due to several recent retirements, but the state normally has 20 Economic developers. The Economic Development Council’s mission with the Course at Western is to help improve the educations level of economic development practitioners in the field. Most students are from around the state of New Mexico, but others are here for the week from Kansas and Nevada.
George Vargas, the VA Service Officer from Las Cruces, will be at the Silver City Gospel Mission this Thursday. Vargas will be here to assist veterans on an individual basis and to advise on VA matters. Veterans and their families are invited out to visit with Vargas – that’s this Thursday, July 24th at the Silver City Gospel Mission, 111 South Texas Street.
Registration is now open for the fifth annual James H. Pirtle Walk for the Heroes. The fundraiser will take place Saturday, September 13th and will raise funds for military charities supported through the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Local Marine Corps League Gaffney-Oglesby Detachment 1328 and other military groups. Participants can register through “walk for the heroes dot com”. Registration is $20 per person and includes an official event shirt and lunch. The 14.6 mile route for walkers and bikers begins at the Gateway Motel in Hurley at 8 am on September 13th. A smothered burrito fundraiser for the event will take place August 1st from 8 to 4 pm. Stay tuned to Silver City Radio for more information.