Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The 6th Annual Kiwanis/Rotary Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo, in cooperation with the Bike Works, Grant County Sheriff’s Department and Silver City Police, will be held this Saturday from 9 am to noon at the corner of College and Bullard in Downtown Silver City. Kids can ride the monitored safety course, and receive free bike inspections. Plus, there will be an arts and crafts table set up for kids, free helmets for any child with an adult present, and a chance to win a free bicycle donated by the Bike Works!
The American Legion Auxiliary present their Spring Bazaar Rummage Sale at the American Legion Hall this weekend. Set up will be held until 8 pm tonight, and the sale will be tomorrow from 9 am to 3 pm. Contact Sharon at 575-494-2496 for more information or to reserve tables. All proceeds go to benefit local veterans and their families.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, a bill to make it easier for kids to connect with the outdoors and realize the many physical and mental health benefits associated with a more active, outdoor lifestyle. Companion legislation was introduced by U.S. Representative Ron Kind (D-Wis.) In the House of Representatives. Specifically the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act would: Authorize federal financial assistance to eligible entities for development of state-level strategic plans designed to support outdoor recreation; Direct the President to develop a national plan to promote outdoor activity; and Give the Secretary of the Interior the resources to conduct a study of the health impacts of the state-level strategies, provide technical assistance to eligible entities that receive funds, and disseminate best practices learned from the state-level strategies.
Mark Valenzuela and Neal Skiver from the Santa Fe investment banking firm of George K. Baum & Company explained how the town could invest in renewable energy financing in reference to implementing a Green Community Program and other qualified conservation projects. Valenzuela told the council that “we can get financing for you for 20 years at 1 percent.” He and Skiver went on to say that New Mexico has been allotted $20 million for energy conservation projects and the money is available from the federal government by applying for qualified energy conservation bonds. Town Manager Alex Brown said that this application, if approved, would allow the town to present any program for financing that will qualify.
A team of University of Utah seismologists has discovered a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock hidden 12 to 28 miles beneath Yellowstone`s supervolcano–enough to fill the 1000 cubic-mile-Grand Canyon more than 11 times. The pool is over four times larger than a shallower, long-known magma chamber.
New Mexico is feeling more and more earthquakes, and scientists say people are causing them. A new federal report by the U.S. Geological Survey said oil and gas drilling is the reason for the increase in small quakes.