Here’s a look at some of today’s local news:
The Grant County DWI Program and the Silver City Police Department hosted their second annual “Summer Bash” to benefit the community through education regarding drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, the family-themed celebration served as a way to collect donated school supplies for silver city teachers. The event was held at the Silver City pool and featured free food, swimming, special drawings, cornhole tournament, music, and volley ball. The Grant County DWI Program will continue community outreach over the summer by attending the summer lunch programs at the Public Library, Gough Park, and Virginia Street Park.
The Deming school board has voted to file a civil lawsuit against a former Deming High School secretary that has been accused of misusing school funds. The Deming Headlight has reported that the former secretary was suspected of embezzlement and that the missing funds not recuperated through liability insurance need to be recovered. An accounting group in 2017 discovered issues regarding school district accounts and the misuse of district purchase card.
The Bureau of Land Management held a “Wild Horse and Burro” event at the Southwest Horseman’s Arena Rodeo grounds in Silver City where 75 wild horses and burros were up for adoption and/or purchase. The animals that were over 10 years of age or had been a part of previous auctions were available for sale. The BLM offers an incentive of up to $1,000 for adopting an animal. According to the BLM, they oversee approximately 27 million acres of land where wild burros and horses live. The BLM has the responsibility of managing the wild herds while protecting the land by monitoring herd size and available vegetation.
The Gila Regional Medical Center Sleep Lab program has received national accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The AASM is a professional society established in 1975 with the mission of “improving sleep health and promote high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.” The GRMC sleep lab offers sleep studies in private rooms that will allow clinical evaluation and diagnosis of a host of sleep disorders.