Here is some local news:

A workshop hosted by the Hurley Town Council focused on local ordinances pertaining to vacant and neglected homes. Last year, the council approved an ordinance allowing enforcement of an offence defined as “creating and maintenance of public nuisance unlawful.” Hurley Code Enforcement will now be able to fill out a form for vacant and neglected homes that contains specific questions about the building that include basic integrity of the structure and if the proper permits been acquired when the building is under repair or renovation. In addition, photos are taken of the property and the report is sent to the Hurley Mayor and Police Chief for their signature.

The New Mexico Department of Health has been investigating a possible case of the measles in Sierra County. Symptoms include a fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a sore throat, followed by a rash that spreads over the body. The last reported case of the measles in New Mexico was in 2014.

William A. Kupke, of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, has been awarded the prestigious “L. Braford Prince Award.” The award, named after L. Bradford Prince, Governor of the Territory of New Mexico from 1889 to 1892, is given annually to an individual who has excelled in the field of historic preservation. Mr. Kupke, has been worked with the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society for over thirty years and is a founding member.

Western New Mexico University’s Director of Athletics, Scott Noble, has announced the hiring of Matt Cross, as coach of the Men’s Basketball program. Cross comes to Silver City after spending two seasons with the Pilots of LSU – Shreveport as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach. While with the Pilots, Cross accumulated a 46-15 record, including an undefeated 15-0 record at home in his first season. Previous WNMU Men’s Basketball coach, Matt Enriquez, was promoted earlier this year to Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations.