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Silver City Radio would like to congratulate the Kiwanis Students of the Month for April 2016. From Cobre High School – Estrella Gonzales for April, and Corey Roberson for March; from Aldo Leopold Middle School – Samuel Scott; from Aldo Leopold High School – Victor Contor; from Opportunity High School – D’Ana Contreras; from Silver High School – Joseph Munoz; from La Plata Middle School – Dayjah Dominguez; from Snell Middle School – Joli Bynum; and from Calvary Christian Academy – Julia Mathieu. Congratulations to all those selected as Kiwanis Student of the Month.
Cliff School would like to thank First New Mexico Bank for their generous donation of a new digital marque and Jubal Williamson dba WSI Southwest for getting the marque installed. A huge thank you is offered to both businesses for their continued support of the Cliff School.
In a public hearing, the Silver City Town Council at its April 12 meeting, approved the transfer of ownership of a liquor license formerly owned by The Red Barn Steakhouse, with a waiver for alcohol sales near a church or a school, to W&N Enterprises Inc. for the Snappy Mart store on the corner of Swan Street and Highway 180. WNMU’s Watts Hall and the First Presbyterian Church are within 300 feet of the Snappy Mart, necessitating a waiver to allow the sale of liquor, according to state regulations.
The PNM God Neighbor Fund will host an assistance fair in Lordsburg next Monday. The assistance fair is open to all PNM customers and all ages are welcome. Income-qualified residents can receive assistance with a past due PNM electric bill, a $20 Walmart gift card and/or Energy Efficiency Program information and energy-savings information. To apply for assistance, please bring your current PNM electric bill, proof of all household income including a current bank statement, identification for all adults in the home, identification for all children in the home, and proof of LIHEAP application. The PNM Assistance Fair will be held from 10 to 11:30 am at HMS in Lordsburg.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today joined David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to reauthorize Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) to ensure that our federal law enforcement officials and first responders are adequately trained for national security events, domestic threats and combating terrorism.
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to introduce the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016 to simplify and decrease the costs of the tax filing process for millions of taxpayers in New Mexico and across the country. This year, taxpayers will spend an average of 13 hours preparing and filing their returns, and will pay $200 for tax preparation services — a cost equal to almost 10 percent of the average federal tax refund.