Photographer Dave Schuhmann took these photos Saturday, May 20, 2017. He said the roof is essentially on. People were working on the roof and inside.
Chaparral, NM - The New Mexico State Police is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the driver of a fatal hit-and-run crash which occurred today around 3:00 p.m. in Chaparral, NM. The crash occurred near 724 Luna Drive in Chaparral when Javier Acosta, (50) of Chaparral, was struck from behind by a vehicle as he was walking east on Luna Drive.
The hit-and-run vehicle was described by witnesses as a blue or black late 1990's or early 2000's model Dodge extended-cab truck. The truck was hauling scrap metal in the bed of the truck. The truck immediately drove away from the scene after the crash.
Anyone with any information regarding this crash is asked to call the New Mexico State Police at 575-382-2500 (option 1).
They also discuss the forum that was to be held that evening
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the Grant County Commission work session on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, heads of county departments gave their monthly reports to the commissioners.
Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo said his department is continuously revising its policies and procedures. He said the jail has two vacancies.
A recent state preliminary assessment of the facility on the 34 standards showed 20 in compliance, 10 deficient and three non-compliant, including one in the kitchen and two in the medical services, as well as a fire safety issue.
He said two officers are in the second phase of training, which should be completed in mid-June.
By Mary Alice Murphy
[Editor's Note: Because you have access to the entire recording of the comments, this author has chosen to report what the primary players in this scenario had to say, and then will just put into the text some of the comments from others.]
More than 100 people, 112 by one count, attended the Cancer Center Forum on Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017. Many accepted the chance to provide input on the care they receive and why they support the doctors, nurses and system in place.
Almost everyone spoke in opposition to the proposed change of the contractor for the Gila Regional Medical Center Cancer Center from the New Mexico Cancer Center under the leadership of Dr. Barbara McAneny's New Mexico Oncology to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center.
The dominant theme of the evening was: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
On May 12, 2017, New Mexico State Police officers were contacted by the mother of a Silver City High School student concerning a possible sexual relationship with Silver City High School teacher Tiana Sanchez.
The student's mother released her son's phone after suspecting the relationship. She believed the device possibly contained text and photographs shared between her son and Mrs. Sanchez.
Silver City, NM - The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents met for the annual May meeting to vote on several items one day prior to the spring commencement ceremonies.
University President Dr. Joseph Shepard delivered an update on the state's budget forecast and how it is affecting university business. President Shepard reported that the university has been proactive in creating a budget that is projecting future cuts by the state legislature.
President Shepard reported on the collaborations with Mexican universities as well as a recent agreement with the Mexican State of Sinaloa for future student and faculty exchanges.
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