Body of five-year-old female found deceased, GSCO seeking information

 On March 10, 2024 at approximately 11:14 A.M., deputies responded to the area of 97 Quail Run Road, in regards to a non-responsive five-year-old female. Deputies did perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation while waiting for EMS. Life-saving measures performed on the five-year-old child were unsuccessful. Another child, seven years of age, was transported by ambulance to Gila Regional Medical Center for various medical concerns.

Grant County Sheriff's Detectives were called to the scene and an active investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has any information relating to this case, please contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 575-574-0100 or Central Dispatch at 575-388-8840

GRMC Board of Trustees meeting held 022824, part 1

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

img 7671Veronica Maynes receives from GRMC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Fred Fox an award for her 20 years of service with Beginning Years.

At the meeting held Feb. 28, 2024, Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Fred Fox invited board members to read the mission, vision and values, and said the three are what drives the oversight of the hospital.

"In addition, the Hospital Funding Act cites as its purpose: To provide appropriate and adequate hospital facilities for the sick of the county," Fox quoted.

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New Recreation Center Groundbreaking

Photos and article by Lynn Janes

On March 8, 2024, at 9:00 am, many local officials, residents, and students came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new recreation center that will be located on 32nd Street and Silver Street behind the La Bonita Bakery. Although the morning was brisk and cold many people showed up to celebrate the long planned and anticipated project.

Priscilla Lucero, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments executive director, opened the ceremony and welcomed everyone. They started with the presentation of colors, pledge of allegiance and salute to the New Mexico flag.

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LOCATED: Brittany Alert for Joshua Schenk, Luna County, NM

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Located: The Luna County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for assistance in locating Joshua Schenk. He was last seen on March 8. 2024, around 9:30 p.m. in Deming, NM. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. His direction of travel and destination are unknown. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joshua Schenk is asked to contact the Luna County Sheriff's Office at 575-546-2655 or dial 911.

U.S. Army Pfc. Richard G. Pitsor, who died as a WWII POW to be buried 042624

U.S. Army Pfc Richard G. Pitsor, WWI POW, to be buried at Fort Bayard National Cemetery by Baca's Funeral Home at 1100 on April 26, 2024


The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Pfc. Richard G. Pitsor, 18, of Ft. Bayard, New Mexico, who was captured and died as a prisoner of war during World War II, was accounted for March 20, 2023.

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CORRECTION: Silver Schools District Unveils Comprehensive Strategy to Comply with New Instructional Requirements for 2024-2025

[Editor's Note: I didn't have time to go through the entire long news release, so I chose to simply add Superintendent Hawkins' apology and changes on top, and the amended calendar will be at the bottom of the whole article.]

I need to issue a correction regarding the adjustments made to the 2024-2025 academic calendar to meet the Public Education Department's (PED) requirement of 180 instructional days.  In a rush to get the answer out to the community before the end of the day, just hours after receiving the new guidelines yesterday, the obvious thing happened.  A mistake was discovered.  I was rushing to give all the answers to calm fears and allay concerns... and that is when mistakes usually happen.  My Bad. 🤦 

After an initial consultation, we discovered a couple of adjustments we will need to make. In our previous communication, we outlined a strategy that involved designating certain parent conference days as remote learning days. Upon further review, instead of converting parent conference days into remote learning days, we have identified two professional development days that will need to be designated as remote learning days for students.  The Parent Conference Days will count as instruction days towards the 180 days without being identified as Remote Days

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