Here’s a look at today’s local news:
Friday night, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call in Hurley involving an altercation between two neighbors in the street. As reported by the Grant County Beat, dispatch informed the Deputy en route that a shot was fired by a male suspect, who returned to his residence located on Hurley Road. After the deputy arrived on the scene, the male suspect, Timmy Vick (56), refused to exit the residence. New Mexico State Police Tactical Team and Crisis Negotiations were called. Vick was found deceased after the tactical team made entry into the home. The investigation is active and ongoing.
The final phase of the Deming High School construction project is continuing with a completion date expected by the end of the year. As reported by the Deming Headlight, current work includes an upgraded Deming Public Schools auditorium and enhanced athletic fields. The infrastructure to add lights to the baseball field have been installed with hopes of obtaining grants and funding at a later time. The Two-Mill Levy renewal that was not passed by voters last February will appear on the ballot again this November.
The Gila National Forest is recruiting individuals from local communities to provide collaborative input on forest management by serving on the Southern New Mexico Counties Resource Advisory Committee. According to a release from the Forest Service, the committee works closely with the Forest Service to review and recommend projects that benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources in addition to road maintenance, trails and infrastructure. The projects will occur in Catron, Grant, Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro counties. Applicants must reside in New Mexico, preferably in one of the counties where the projects will occur and if chosen by the Secretary of Agriculture, will serve a four-year term. More Information can be obtained by visiting fs.usda.gov/gila.