Here’s a look at some local news:

The Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees members recognized 2 employees with a long-serving history at the hospital. During the monthly Board Meeting, Rollane Collyge, received a certificate for 25 years in the ultrasound department, in addition to Denise McNutt receiving a certificate of recognition for 35 years of service in the operating room. Congratulations!

Western New Mexico University, in keeping with the Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences philosophy, has students exploring answers by connecting with artifacts in collaboration with the beginners’ drawing class and the WNMU Museum. According to a release from WNMU, after getting an overview of the WNMU Museum collections, they each chose a piece or grouping of pieces to draw, setting up their easels on site and bedding down in the museum, their studio for a few weeks. Since students’ work is on display as it’s being completed, museum goers can also explore the question “what is art?” while viewing artifacts and art side by side.

The Deming City Council will be meeting this evening at 6:00 P.M. due to the meeting being moved from last night because of the Veterans Day holiday. Some of the agenda items include the following: a quasi-judicial public hearing on a special-use permit for Deming Silver Linings to provide temporary housing for homeless persons at 214 S. Copper; a public hearing on eliminating plastic carryout bags in Deming; a notice-of-intent to consider a solid waste ordinance; a request to spend $25,000 from Lodgers Tax funds to market the city to bicycling enthusiasts; and a resolution pertaining to the Colonias Infrastructure Project Fund. The meeting will start at 6:00 P.M. tonight in the council chambers of the John Strand Municipal Building located at 309 South Gold in Deming. The meeting is open to the public.