Here’s a look at today’s news:
The City of Bayard is planning public hearings to discuss a city-wide readdressing project to correct the current street name system that has caused issues over the years. There are many duplications of street numbers and names that create problems for Fed-Ex and UPS home deliveries, and billings and services for utilities. The project will be worked on by employees in house and to ease any confusion, there were two public hearing scheduled today at Bayard City Hall. In order to make the transition easier on the community, Bayard City Clerk-Treasurer, Kristina Ortiz, is advising residents to provide copies of their utility bills so that one file can be made to share with the county treasurer, 911, and utility departments.
The haul road overpass crossing on N.M 152 near Freeport-McMoRan’s Chino copper mine is currently under construction. The project is an important part of the haul road construction between the Chino Mine and Hanover Mountain, where Freeport will be accessing copper reserves. Lights are currently being installed in the tunnel and PNM is expected to deliver power to the site in a few weeks.
Last Saturday, over 300 people gathered in Deming’s Voier’s “Pit” Park to participate in the Opening Ceremony of the inaugural “Autism Awareness Walk.” Several health and social service organizations set up information tables and provided fun activities for the children. The event was organized by Crystal and Danny Gonzales of Deming, who are parents of a child with autism. Their family wants to promote and encourage awareness, acceptance, and advocacy for children with autism. The proceeds from raffles and other fundraising activities will be donated to the project to build an inclusive playground in a Deming city park.
Last week, five young students from the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua visited WNMU to learn about growing a business from the ground up. WNMU recently launched a business incubator site called “Studio G”, that serves as a virtual hub for students and recent graduates to learn how to build a viable business. Studio G provides applicants “access to customized entrepreneurship curriculum, licensing advisement, intellectual property consulting, library materials, funding opportunities and more.” The five students from Mexico competed for the opportunity to enroll in Studio G at WNMU by developing a business idea and pitching it to the business and economics faculty in Chihuahua.