Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Deming MainStreet, an accredited affiliate of Main Street America, has been selected as a recipient of New Mexico MainStreet’s Design Initiative. A ‘façade squad’ will be sent to the area to consult on the design of freshened exteriors for the storefronts between 117 and 123 South Gold Avenue. Plans include for each storefront to be clearly differentiated with fresh paint, stucco or wood paneling.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is reminding everyone to be aware of the greater chance of encountering wildlife now that spring has arrived. Bears in particular are expected to become active soon as, after three years of good precipitation following a long-running drought, bears will be very busy breeding and producing offspring. Help protect your home from bears by picking up fallen fruit from trees, removing bird feeders, never put meet or melon in your compost pile, don’t leave pet food or dishes outdoors at night, clean and store outdoor grills after use, and keep your camp clean at all times. For more tips about living with bears, visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) announced that they have reintroduced the Bataan Congressional Gold Medal Act, a bill to honor the heroic veterans who defended Bataan and suffered through the Death March—which commenced 75 years ago this weekend—with the Congressional Gold Medal.
As a reminder, this week the Tour of the Gila will take place in and around Silver City. Stay tuned to Silver City Radio or visit SilverCityRadio.com for road closure information.