Here’s a look at today’s local news:
In Lordsburg, Sunshine Haven, the only nursing facility serving the area, will be closing its doors permanently on August 3rd. The nursing home is owned by Preferred Care, Inc. out of the Texas and managed by Preferred Care Partners Management Group. There are 28 residents that are being assisted in finding housing and care before the closing. In addition, Preferred Care is defending itself in a lawsuit filed by the New Mexico Attorney General and has filed for bankruptcy protections. Sunshine Haven has been reported for numerous deficiencies and fined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the past 3 years.
The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Grand Marshal of the Silver City Independence Day Parade will be, Gary Staley. Mr. Staley, was named the 2018 Grant County Citizen of the Year from his tireless work in the community. The parade will begin at 10:00 A.M. on July 4th and will travel south on Pope and Bullard Streets, turn east on Broadway, go back to the north on Hudson Street, and return toward Gough Park on 13th Street. There will be vendor booths, food, and entertainment in Gough Park from 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
The Grant County Federated Republican Women presented a $250.00 scholarship to Silver High School graduating senior, Gabrielle Hughes. Besides maintaining an A average, Gabrielle works part-time at Lotta Burger and was actively involved in student government and served as Vice-President of Key Club for her sophomore and junior years.
The number of asylum seekers in Deming and Las Cruces shelters has dropped as of last week. It was reported that the number has fallen below 100 in Deming and approximately 150 are being housed in the Las Cruces shelter location. In addition, Deming officials are planning to erect a tent facility south of the Deming fairgrounds to house future asylum seekers instead of using the fairgrounds and airport hangar.