Here’s a look at some local news:

Grant County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that deputies were on the scene of Bill Evans Lake yesterday in reference to a drowning. According to the Grant County Beat, in a news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 2:56 pm, Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority received the first of multiple calls regarding a possible drowning in Bill Evans Lake. “Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies, New Mexico State Police Officers and EMS were dispatched immediately, the first Deputy arriving on-scene at approximately 3:27 pm. It was determined that one adult male was missing in the lake, presumed drowned. Shortly thereafter, the New Mexico State Police Dive Team was dispatched to the lake in efforts to locate the victim.”

An investigation has been completed by officers from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish regarding a bear attack near Cliff last Thursday, August 29th. It was reported that a licensed guide was injured by a black bear that had been shot by a member of the hunting party. The individual drove himself to Gila Regional Medical Center where be received treatment and was released for bites on his arms and legs.

In Deming, Bataan Elementary School fifth graders gathered to learn about the POW/MIA Table presented by the American Legion Auxillary Bataan Unit 4.  Auxiliary President Gwen Miller, and the Children and Youth Chairwoman Amanda Bailey, assisted with the presentation to the children. There is a tradition of setting a table in honor of prisoners of war and missing comrades that has been in place since the end of the Vietnam War. The manner in which this table is decorated is full of special symbols to help people remember the brothers and sisters in arms. Some of the items included on the table are: a white table cloth representing the purity of their response to our country’s call to arms; an empty chair depicts an unknown face representing no specific Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine; the table itself being round to represent concern for them is never ending; a single red rose as a reminder of families and loved ones; and a Bible representing faith in a higher power and a pledge to the country founded as one nation under God.