Here’s a look at some local news:
Town of Silver City Manager, Alex Brown, recently named Bart A. Roselli, as the Silver City Museum Director. Roselli, joined the museum staff in May of 2018 and served as the education program coordinator, in addition to serving the last eight months as interim director. According to the Grant County Beat, Roselli was able to work through an 18-month accreditation process with the American Alliance of Museums in just six months. This is the first AAM reaccreditation in 15 years all attributed to Roselli and his staff. Just six-percent of municipal museums in the country are accredited. Currently, Roselli and his staff are working with SkyWest Media and a WNMU Marketing class to improve the visitors experience at the museum. A future project will be to create an operation to identify, catalog and organize the thousands of items in the museum’s collection. For more information about the exhibit and upcoming events, please visit silvercitymuseum.org.
Judge Douglas Driggers dropped all charges against former Luna County Manager, Ira Pearson, during a jury trial last Thursday. The Deming Headlight reported that Pearson was facing felony charges from a 2017 investigation alleging he misused county funds and materials for repairs to his personal home. Judge Driggers dismissed the charges after hearing testimony and determined there was not enough evidence for the case to go to the jury.
During last week’s Town of Silver City Council Meeting, members passed a resolution regarding the Vistas De Plata workforce housing project located west of Mountain View Road between 10th and Kelly Streets in the Brewer Hill neighborhood. A company by the name of Grand Silver City will be working to facilitate construction loans for people who wish to take advantage of qualifying for a free plot of land from the town within the subdivision. In addition, according to the Silver City Daily Press, a separate resolution was passed that will allow modular homes in the subdivision and permission for homeowners to rent their homes. The current subdivision contains six homes.