Here’s a look at some local news:

Silver City’s Hidalgo Medical Services hosted a visit by U.S Representative, Xochitl Torres Small last Saturday at the HMS building. Chief medical officer and family medicine residency program director, Darrick Nelson and several HMS administrators, faculty and physicians, led a tour of the HMS facility to Torres-Small that provided a look at how HMS ties in physical, mental, and dental health all in one setting. In addition, Torres-Small talked about a bill she is co-sponsoring called the “Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act” that would reauthorize the “Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program.”

There is an ongoing investigation by Deming Police Detectives regarding a double shooting that occurred in the area of the 400 block of James Street during the early evening hours last Saturday. Two male subjects were discovered with  wounds received from a possible single shotgun blast. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The suspect, still unknown at the time of this report, reportedly fled the scene. Deming Police Chief Alex Valdespino, urges anyone with information about this incident to please call the Deming Police department at 546-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 546-7800 and you can remain anonymous.

The Spring Fire, has burning on National Forest System lands in Sierra County located in Adobe Canyon in the Black Range Ranger District. This fire is burning in an area that has had both natural and prescribed fire. The values include multiple historic structures, private lands, wildlife, and fencing. The fire has encompassed at least 3556 acres and is 90% contained. Smoke is anticipated to be minimal today due to yesterday’s higher humidity, but small pockets of interior fuel are expected to continue to burn for the next few days.

The Santa Clara Action Committee has officially started “Movies in the Park” every Saturday night throughout the end of the summer. The family oriented event will start at sundown in Viola Stone Park in Santa Clara and will feature kid friendly films. Attendees are invited to being their own snacks and drinks or purchase them at the Park with the funds going to the Action Committee for special community events like the Lighted Christmas Parade.