Here’s a look at some today’s local news:
At the Hurley Town Council meeting this week, Police Chief Jaime Serrano, announced that the suspect who has been breaking and entering into local homes since April has been arrested. Anthony Cameron, was arrested after stealing from a shop in Silver City. Besides being charged in Silver City, Hurley police have charged Cameron with three counts of breaking and entering.
Citizens of Deming attended a city council meeting on Monday received information and share concerns regarding immigrants being dropped off in the area. City and Luna County officials presented information about the proposed $1 million budget that would be reimbursed by the state and federal government to be utilized for public health, safety and transportation. Deming Mayor, Benny Jasso explained that asylum seekers must have a sponsor, location to go to, and a job before they are allowed to be dropped off. The city is providing temporary shelter to the immigrants in addition to providing assistance in making travel plans before they move on to their next location. Senator John Arthur, and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, allocated $250,000 in emergency grant money to aid in the shelters located at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fairgrounds and the old Army air base hangars.
Officials from the New Mexico Department of Transportation and TLC Construction held a meeting with the public to discuss the final stages of the Pinos Altos, New Mexico 15, Road construction project that has been in place for the past 14 months. The discussion included a report on what parts of the project are complete and other actions that need to be taken regarding concrete aprons, drilling for light poles, and some pavement quality issues. In addition, there is leftover culvert pipe that may be purchased at cost before it’s shipped back up to Albuquerque.
The Elk Fire that started on June 6th and located southeast of Mangas Mountain in the Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, is now 48% at the time of this report and has now covered 151 acres. The fire remains entirely on National Forest System lands approximately 23 miles southeast of Quemado and is burning in remote and rugged terrain.