Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, who oversees the Small Business Administration (SBA) as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, announced that the New Mexico Economic Development Department Division of International Trade has been selected for an award through the SBA’s State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) Program to help small businesses enter and succeed in the international marketplace. The division will receive $197,500 in federal funding to help small businesses just beginning to export their products, and to help those businesses who already export expand their business. The funding will support the expansion of exports to Brazil, participation in international trade shows, and a trade mission to Mexico centered on the aviation, avionics and aerospace markets.
The Town of Silver City Town Council will hold a Public Hearing during its regular meeting at 6 pm next Tuesday. The public is invited to attend. Items on the agenda will include the Approval or Disapproval of a Restaurant Liquor License to El Gallo Pinto, located at 905 North Hudson in Silver City. To attend the September 9th meeting, go to the Grant County Administration Center at 6 pm. Contact the Town Clerk if you require an auxiliary aid service to attend or participate in the meeting.
The Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services recently received a donation from the Silver City Woman’s Club. The $150 donation will help to support one of the many services to survivors of sexual violence in Grant County. Silver Regional SASS offers Medical Accompaniment, Legal Advocacy, individual and group therapy, support, and education on a variety of topics such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse. Call 313-6203 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, or the after hours crisis hotline at 1-866-750-6474, or visit www.silverregionalsass.org.
Deming Police were led on a high speed pursuit on Saturday after a well-known wanted felon, Gerardo Jaramillo, was spotted as a passenger at the intersection of Maple and Juarez Streets. An officer attempted to stop the vehicle when the pursuit began. According to the police report, the driver and passenger had been allegedly kidnapped by Jaramillo and were on route to Mexico. The pursuit continued with Luna County Sheriff’s Office and a US Border Patrol unit assisting in the chase. Attempts to stop the vehicle were unsuccessful, and the car crossed into Mexico. The other two occupants of the vehicle later crossed back into the US, were interviewed by authorities and released. One victim was stabbed in the arm and was transported to Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jaramillo are encouraged to contact the Deming Police Department at 546-3011 or call Crime Stoppers at 546-7800.