Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County Board of Commissioners is seeking nominees to serve on the Grant County Lodger’s Tax Committee. This position is for the At-Large Member. Interested individuals must reside in the unincorporated area of Grant County. The Board is also in the process of appointing two Board Members to Gila Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. Deadline for submissions in Monday, June 15th. For information visit www.grantcountynm.comor contact the County Manager’s Office at 575-574-0006.
Two Silver City residents, Kaitlynn Marshall and Justin Benavidez were arrested on Friday in connection with three counts of child abuse. The children were put into the custody of CYFD. Bond was set for $30,000 for the two suspects.
Gila Regional Medical Center board of trustees approved a 2016 budget this past Friday. The budget anticipates a growth of $7.6 million, with a $73.7 million total. Wages and salaries are factored into the budget with increases.
The Small Business Development Center selects new director, Jane Janson. Her career has involved financial operation clean up in San Francisco. She has a master’s degree from UNM in accounting. She has served on staff at WNMU as coordinator of the Student Success Seminar. The goal of SBDC is to help businesses start and help existing businesses grow.
The US Forest and Wildlife Service along with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of individuals responsible for the shooting deaths of Mexican wolves. Individuals with information they believe may be helpful are urged to call the local Forest Service Office, or the Department of Game and Fish. Killing a Mexican wolf is a violation of the Federal Endangered Species Act and can result in criminal or civil penalties and not more than one year in jail.
In Deming news, the Deming-Luna County Commission on Aging recognize volunteer support staff during awards dinner. Volunteers were recognized with special honors extended to those serving over 24 years. Six volunteers logged the most hours in the center’s RSVP Program. They were: Carmen Spataro, 1,710; Robert Brown, 1,159; Anna Marie Bencomo, 1,020.5; Pabla Esparza, 1,002; Rick Peach, 933; and Barbara Jimerson, 913.5. Thanks to all of these volunteers for their service to their communities.
Compass Manufacturing, of Deming, presented the American Legion Bataan Post 4 Commander Nick Kirchen with a check for $1,000 to help the post with its Veterans Outreach program. This money will be used to help local veterans in the community and expand on the outreach’s future projects. The Bataan Post 4 is also hosting a fund-raising golf tournament Saturday at the Rio Mimbres Golf Course and a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. on Mondayat the Mountain View Cemetery flag pole.
Silver Consolidated School District central office administrators, board members and principals met on Monday evening to discuss next year’s district goals and reflect on the past year. Four main goals were discussed. These include 95 percent attendance rates, increases to technological capacity, fewer district-wide disciplinary problems, and curriculum being on target.
The Hudson bridge closure will probably not happen now until Friday late afternoon. Removal of the asbestos covered utility line found under the bridge has taken longer than anticipated.
The Blues Festival will see Charlie Musselwhite instead of Taj Mahal for the Blues Festival this weekend. Musselwhite is a Blues Hall of Fame star. Expect a fun filled music weekend in Silver City.