Here’s a look at some local news:
According to a release from Silver City Police Chief, Freddie Portillo, on September 25th, officers responded to suspicious activity at Silver High School. The officers arrived on the scene and read a text message that had been sent throughout Silver High School that had information pertaining schools closing due to a bomb threat. The text message was later retrieved and determined that the threat was fictitious. On September 26th, officers were dispatched to a school threat at Silver High School. The initial information gathered consisted of a Grant County Goodies post that mentioned a possible school shooting at Silver High School. The post was deleted but officers were able to retrieve the post from Admin of Grant County Goodies and determined there was no threat made on the post. There were no reports of shots being fired on or near Silver High School. The Grant County Goodies Post only included what people heard, not a direct threat to the School. If anyone has any questions feel free to contact the Silver City Police Department.
A representative for the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services will be available in Deming two times during the month of October for the purpose of benefit outreach and to provide assistance to veterans and widows or widowers of veterans. The veterans’ service officer will be at Deming Helping Hand located at 3801 Raymond Reed Blvd. this Wednesday, October 2nd, from 9:00 A.M. to 3 p.m. The second visit will take place on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31st, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 P.M. at the Deming Senior Center located at 800 South Granite Street. No appointments are necessary for these outreach visits and veterans are encouraged to bring their DD-214 separation papers or any documents from the Veterans Administration in order to help expedite any on-site filing. The veterans’ service officer also can assist with filing for lost DD-214s. According to a media release, the Department of Veterans Services is in the process of restructuring its benefits coverage and outreach to this region due to the departure of its Grant County-based veterans service officer earlier this year.
There will be an Open House with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, on Wednesday, October 2nd, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Adobe Springs Cafe, located at 614 North Bullard Street in Downtown Silver City. The public is welcome to visit the Governor and fellow community members for a casual meet and greet to ask questions, start a dialogue, and to learn about state government programs and initiatives.