Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

School Board President Trent Petty and board member Tony Egan will meet with the Silver Consolidated Education Association members in a closed meeting.  Silver Schools’ Superintended Lon Streib and the school board’s lawyer are also expected to attend.  The purpose of the meeting is for the board and SCEA to sit down and be able to talk as equals – to open up conversation about what is going on in the district.  SCEA out-going president Wecks said the “SCEA may put the grievances they are filing on hold briefly, but they still expect to file their grievances with the state labor board.”

GRMC recently appointed two new members to their board of trustees: Dr. John Stanley and Joe Ramirez.  Dr. Stanley has been on the board of trustees before.  Also at the meeting, the Board of Trustees honored several GRMC medical professionals for their service, over 200 years between only seven loyal employees.  A representative from Horizon Home Health also spoke briefly about the transition of patients from GRMC’s home health care.

Two students from Silver High School recently traveled to Europe this summer as student ambassadors with People to People.  They visited four countries, including Italy, France and Austria.  The two teenagers from Silver High were also accompanied by other students from Tennessee and Texas through the People to People, locally of Las Cruces.  Students had to raise $7,500 to go on the trip.

The Govina Fire burning in the Reserve Ranger District, started July 24th, is 53 acres and burning slowly on all sides in grass, mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, and Pinion Juniper north of John Kerr Peak.  The fire is currently being confined within existing road systems and natural barriers.  Smoke may be visible in Apache Creek and Aragon areas, and smoke from the Tige and Sycamore fires in southeast Arizona may also still be visible.  To learn more, contact the Reserve Ranger District.

LULAC Council 8003 has been helping students achieve their potential by awarding educational scholarships to students wishing to continue their studies in higher education. With the vision of its original founders, the council began hosting fundraisers to collect money for the annual student scholarships. The first award amount was $250 and quickly escalated to several $1,000 scholarships a year.  Past recipients are spread throughout the country as students had the freedom to utilize the award at any college or university of their choosing. Past recipients include doctors, engineers, business owners, and many more including New Mexico Senator Howie Morales.