Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Pool Study Group is conducting a survey to determine resident’s desires regarding a public swimming pool. The project is not sponsored or associated with the Town of Silver City in any way. If you would like more information on the survey, please contact the Silver Pool Study Group at 654-4116, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To take the survey please click the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Silver_Pool_Survey
Five notices of intent to sue have been sent to the US Department of Interior and US Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to produce a legally valid recovery plan for the Mexican Gray Wolf. According to a local conservation advocate, the for the Center for Bioligical Diversity says the Fish and Wildlife Service has a recovery plan, but hasn’t released the plan to the public yet. The groups and individuals that filed the lawsuits believe the Mexican Gray Wolf is “so close to the brink and screw-ups could lead to extinction.”
Grant County Commissioners approved the sale of $6.2 million in bonds during a recent meeting. The money is intended to go toward a new substance abuse treatment center and the rehabilitation of the conference center and district courthouse. The three-eighths percent gross receipts tax the commissioners approved in July will be used to repay the bond money.
The Gospel Mission is seeking volunteers who are willing to help at the men’s cold weather shelter. The shelter gives men ages 18 and older a place to go for the night in the cold weather. The Mission itself is used, and there are beds available for 15 men. Currently, the Mission is anticipating the shelter being open November 1st through March 30th, depending on the weather. Volunteer greeters are needed, and male overnight hosts are paid $20 per night. If you are willing to volunteer your time, please contact the Gospel Mission at 388-5071.
Thursday night, two inmates escaped the Grant County Detention Center. The inmates apparently removed a metal panel in the ceiling and followed the pipe channel in the roof before exiting the facility through a maintenance door. Law enforcement agencies were immediately notified, and Border Patrol agents with canine units found clothing that had been discarded by the inmates. Agencies are following all leads and a search is being conducted by the US Marshal’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and the assistance of New Mexico State Police and other agencies. Adam Martinez and Tyler Cole are considered dangerous and law enforcement should be notified immediately if they are sighted. Contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers with any information concerning the whereabouts of these inmates.
The Deming-Luna County Humane Society is planning an observance of National Pet Memorial Day on Sunday at 2 PM at the Louise Coffman Memorial Pet Cemetery, Luna County’s only public pet cemetery. The Cemetery was founded in the early 1970’s, and has seen two large expansion projects over the last five years. It now serves as the final resting place of over 1,000 cats and nearly 4,000 dogs. Even if your pets are not buried at the cemetery, all former pet owners are invited to come and help decorate pet grave sites between 2 and 5 pm this Sunday.
Digital First Media, which owns the Deming Headlight and other papers across the country, announce that it will “evaluate and consider strategic alternatives” that could lead to the sale of all or part of the company. In a statement the company said there are no assurances that the process will result in a transaction or transactions or on the timing of any decisions. The company also said that it will not disclose developments in the process until the board decides how it will proceed. Digital First’s largest properties include the San Jose Mercury News, The Denver Post, the Los Angeles Daily News, the New Haven Register, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Salt Lake Tribune.