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.
Red Flag Warning In Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon To 9 Pm Mdt This Evening For Strong Winds And Low Relative Humidity For Fire Weather Zones 055, 056, 111, And 112...
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM MDT this evening.
* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 111.Fire weather zone
112.Fire weather zone 055.Fire weather zone 056.
* WIND...West at 20 to 25 mph.
* HUMIDITY...8 to 15 percent.
* THUNDERSTORMS...There will be some mountain thunderstorms that
could produce some isolated dry lightning, a stray lightning
strike is possible over the lowlands of northern Sierra County.
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