Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Last week, two Silver City residents were robbed at knifepoint in two separate incidents. The first incident occurred on October 20th as a 23 year old man was standing outside TGI Yogurt smoking a cigarette. Allegedly, a Hispanic male asked him for a cigarette and then pulled out a knife and demanded his wallet. The second incident occurred on the 22nd when the 88 year old victim answered the door at his residence and was robbed at knife point by a masked man. It is unknown if the two are related. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 538-5254.
Annie Crawford, owner of Twin Sisters Cycle and Fitness, who was recently airlifted by Native Air to an El Paso hospital for treatment after being struck by a car, is now reported as being in stable condition. Twin Sisters will be closed temporarily while the family supports Crawford. According to the Silver City Police Department, the driver of the vehicle has bee identified, and an investigation is ongoing. No charges have currently been filed.
Brian Cunningham, CEO at Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) announced at the October Board of Trustees meeting that the State approved audited financials for Fiscal year 2014 demonstrated that, in less than 11 months, GRMC had achieved an extraordinary financial turn-around. At the end of fiscal year 2013, as all of you know, Gila Regional was hemorrhaging financially to the tune of a $9 million negative bottom line and our entire senior leadership team had resigned,” Cunningham said. “And now, the State Auditor’s Office confirmed that the by the end of fiscal year 2014, GRMC had achieved a positive $1.2 million bottom line. That is a $10 million turn-around in less than 11 months. “This is really extraordinary, unprecedented work,” Cunningham added.