Here’s a look at some local news:

Grant County Commissioners have received several applications for three soon to be open positions on the Gila Regional Medical Center board of trustees. The three terms are set to expire on July 31st. The commissioners will assess the submitted applications and rank the candidates followed by a narrowing the group to six finalist candidates. There will be a special meeting of the commission where the finalist candidates will be interviewed and take part in discussions.

Western Bank has announced the recipients of the Class of 2019 Scholarships chosen from nine local High Schools. This marks 30-years that Western Bank has offered their scholarship program to deserving students. The recipients are as follows: Francisco Martan from Bisbee High School; Brenda Elias from Animas High School; Tanna Webster from San Simon High School; Bianca Dominguez from Cobre High School; Angel Rodriguez from Lordsburg High School; Brisa Tapia from Willcox High School; Eyan Villines from Silver High School; Kaweah Yarbrough from Cliff High School; and Payton Damron from Duncan High School.

Deming Public Schools K-5 Plus is now available for all elementary students and will begin classes on July 2nd. The K-5 Plus “Full STEAM Ahead” initiative is funded by the New Mexico State Legislature and pays for teacher’s salaries, instructional materials and transportation. The program adds 25 additional instruction days to the school schedule. According to school officials, since this is a transitional move for the community, the administration will work with families regarding flexibility pertaining to school absences due to family plans and vacations. All additional 2019-20 school calendars are available for viewing at the school district website at deming p s dot org.

The Forest Service is recruiting local individuals to serve on the Southern New Mexico Counties Resource Advisory Committee. According to the Forest Service, the group will work closely with forest management to review and recommend projects that benefit forest health, fish, wildlife and other issues. The projects are planned to occur in Catron, Grant, Lincoln, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro counties. Applications are due by July 26th and interested individuals can obtain additional information by visiting the Gila National Forest page on Facebook.