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dr ratliff 066a8407 1Silver City, NM, May 6, 2019 – Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), a 68-bed acute care hospital serving Grant County in southwest New Mexico, announced today that Norman Ratliff, MD, FACC will present “CT Angiography: A New Era in Improving Cardiac Outcomes” at the Continuing Medical Education (CME) meeting. The education program will be held Thursday, May 9 at Southwest Bone & Joint from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All Physicians, Advanced Practice Practitioners, and Clinicians involved in patient care are invited to attend. The live activity is designated for a maximum 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits as accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

WNMU Regents Meet Before Friday’s Spring 2019 Commencement 

What: The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Western New Mexico University (1000 W. College Ave.). The board will consider several items including recommendations for Emeritus designation, several employee-related issues and the five-year capital outlay and improvement projects. Additionally, the board will consider an honorary doctorate degree to be conferred during WNMU’s spring 2019 commencement the following day. 

The agenda and other pertinent documents are available at  admin.wnmu.edu/bor/meetings. 

Who: Regents Janice Baca-Argabright, Dr. Carl Foster, Jerry Walz, Mary Hotvedt and Timothy (Tim) Stillman will represent their respective committees. Western New Mexico University President Dr. Joseph Shepard and other senior vice presidents will speak on some of the action items. The following people will give reports: Provost Jack Crocker, Vice President for Business Affairs Kelley Riddle, President of Faculty Senate Dr. Scott Fritz and President Shepard.  

5 latinxs imagesLight Art Space pleased to present this exciting exhibition of contemporary work by 5 Latinx artists: Natali Bravo-Barbee (New York), Ernesto Esquer (Arizona), Lesha Maria Rodriquez (California), Vincent Vigil (New Mexico) and Davey Miller (Arizona). These young artists address diverse issues ranging from immigration, colonization, identity, history and the poetics of beauty. They work with a variety of media including photographic instant film lifts, cyanotypes, mixed media, video and installation.

Exhibit runs May 11 – June 23. Reception: Saturday, May 11, 5 – 7pm.

Light Art Space, 209 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061

Contact info: Karen Hymer, karenhymer@gmail.com, 520-240-7075

For the week, beginning Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00 am and ending Monday May 6, 2019 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 262 calls for service, had 570 self-initiated activity, and made 33 arrest. Of those arrests, 6 was for possession of controlled substance, and 6 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 0 DWI, 2 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 1 shoplifting.   

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Apr. 29

Welfare check
Walnut Street
Caller advised that a female is passed out behind the wheel of a white Lincoln that is parked next door.

Monday. Apr. 29

Stolen motor vehicle
Black Mountain Road – Cliff
Caller advised his 1997 Ford truck was taken Friday morning. Deputy out at a Welsh Street (Arenas Valley) address for follow-up/negative contact with vehicle/interviewing a named male at GCDC.

25 Caballero Drive (SW Horseman’s Rodeo)
Caller advised he was just threatened by another person. Deputy had contact with caller.

Friday, May 3

Suspicious vehicle
W. Market Street
Caller advised her ex-boyfriend is parked outside her friend’s residence and she was involved with him in a domestic yesterday. Caller advised she just wants the male to leave. Officer had contact advising to send wrecker/male in his 40s/awake/breathing normally/bleeding from the forehead.

Welfare check
Sheriff’s Posse Road @ Rent-A-Center
Male in driver’s seat, who is asleep in the middle of the roadway. Officer had contact.

A fiber art Pop-Up gallery with members from the SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective will be part of the Spring Walkabout event on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The Pop-up gallery is located at 400 N. Bullard St. next to Soul River Gallery.

Members will be selling a variety of fine fiber art. “We have truly creative and skilled fiber artists, states Jean Hill, Board Treasurer of the Collective. Each piece is handmade and unique. This is art that is relevant, affordable and everyone enjoys. Come on in and check it out.”

The Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC) was founded in March, 2005. We are a grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit 501 c (3) organization with the goal of stimulating and supporting successful cottage industry in the southwest. We have a successful history of providing means to earn income in our remote community. To date we have helped our members earn more than $180,000!

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