Here’s a look at today’s news:

The Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center, hosted a “Large Animal Rescue Workshop” at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Deming this week. The purpose of the workshop was to train emergency personnel on how to respond and handle large animals that are in involved in vehicle and trailer accidents. Techniques were taught by using a life-size horse mannequin to show how to remove and treat large animals involved in accidents and other hazardous situations.

Residents of Columbus New Mexico have shared frustrations over their newly elected Mayor, Esequiel Salas. Tempers flared at a recent Village Council meeting when hand written amendments were discovered on the meeting agenda, prompting residents to say it violated the state’s open meeting laws. In addition, the mayor fired the village’s municipal clerk and public works director with no explanation along with several proposed cuts to various programs.

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 358 raised new flags in Gough Park yesterday. The Town of Silver City donated the new American flag and New Mexico Flag in addition to installing lights so the flags can be flown 24 hours a day. Later, at Fort Bayard National Cemetery there was a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans. State Representative, Rodolpho “Rudy” Martinez, a Vietnam Veteran himself, addressed the audience and read a poem titled “Welcome Back.” Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 358 Color Guard, posted the colors and Lorenzo Madrid laid a wreath honoring those who did not return. We at Silver City Radio give our profound thanks to all who served and we honor you on this 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Silver City Manager, Alex Brown announced to the City Council that residents should be aware of 3 separate road projects taking place that will affect traffic patterns in Silver City. The three locations include, College Avenue, the old hospital property, and Highway 15. The Highway 15 project with associated detours, will have the most impact on residential areas. Residents who have concerns with road equipment and trucks are urged to visit the “Report a Pothole” link on the town website as opposed to calling their councilors. Silver City Police Chief, Ed Reynolds wished to remind the public to pay attention to new signs at the Pine Street and Highway 15 intersection in addition to using caution and reduce speed on Highway 15. Visit town of silver city dot org for more information.