Here’s a look at today’s news:
The Silver High School FFA Chapter received a championships honor and other awards at the recent State FFA Career Event Development Event competition held in Las Cruces. The Silver FFA team placed 1st in Homesite, in addition to individuals Kurtis Welker placing third and Tyrell Marek placing 4th. The team won second place in Milk Quality, with Emily McDonald, placing second as an individual. In addition, the team won third place in the Veterinary Science competition. Congratulations to the Silver High School FFA Team!
The New Mexico Department of Health has announced that the National Safety Council reported that New Mexico is one of only thirteen states and Washington D.C. given the highest mark for improvement of strengthening laws and regulations to reduce prescription painkiller deaths. The state was given ratings based on the scale of improving, lagging or failing, based on six key areas of evaluation regarding the fight against the opioid epidemic. Only one other state, Nevada, met all six indicators. The National Safety Council released their report last week at the National Prescription Drug and Heroin Summit in Atlanta.
The City of Deming Recycling program has reported that stricter rules on exported recyclable materials will not affect current operations. The market for exported recyclable materials has tightened since January 1st when China enacted new restrictions on the type of recyclable materials accepted as well as the level of contamination accepted on the materials. The stricter contamination standards translate to a higher cost for recyclers and has affected many programs around the country. The Deming recycling program does not anticipate any changes because of the low volume of materials they are processing.
The Silver City Museum is repairing a portion of its metal roof with a Certified Local Government Grant and the Silver City Museum Society’s capital campaign. The current roof on the 1881 H.B. Ailman House was last replaced in 1974, and over time the deterioration has caused leaks inside the building. Since the building is deemed a historic landmark since being placed the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, the list of contractors was limited. McPartlon Roofing, of Santa Fe will be starting work later this month.