Here’s a look at today’s news:
Senior members of the Grant County 4-H shooting sports team competed in various skill contests to earn a spot on a team that will travel to the 2018 State Shoot competition in Raton, New Mexico at the NRA Whittington Center May 3rd through 6th. Members competed in shooting sports contests ranging from air rifle, rifle, shotgun, archery, pistol, and hunting. Those top individuals for the Air Rifle contest are Cole Rogers, Seth Neal, Jadaniah Tarpley, Haley Jacquez, Autumn Laws, and Sophia Egge-Ogas. The top individuals for Shotgun contest are Ty Dalton, Cooper Miller, Connor McDaniel, Jacobi Lockett, RJ Orrantia, Chris Morgan, Max Misquez, and Ty Holman. The top individuals for the Pistol contest are Julian Garcia, Bradley Sullivan, Xander O’Loughlin, Seth Neal, and Jeraiah Garcia. The top individuals for the Archery contest are Julian Garcia, Riley Brabson, Bristan Lockett, Jacobi Lockett, Ian Valenzuela, Brye Baptiste, Javi Garcia, and Morgan Bighley. The top individuals for the Hunting contest are Matt Tavizon, Cole Rogers, Samantha Jones, Xander O’Loughlin, Logan Fretz, Javi Garcia, Morgan Bighley, and Cooper Miller. We congratulate all of the members that qualified for state and wish them the best of luck at the State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships.
The City of Deming is experiencing road closures this week due to road work and maintenance. The streets where the work is taking place include, Santa Fe, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, San Miguel, and Grand, between Oak and Poplar. City officials are requesting cooperation from drivers and residents during the road work. Drivers are asked to follow road-closure signs and drive with caution in the area, and to avoid driving on the newly placed oil. In addition, residents are asked to work with the crews for ingress and egress access from their properties during the times when the road work is underway. For more information, call 575-694-4469.
The Casas Adobes Mutual Domestic Water Association, located in the Mimbres, received an Award of Excellence from the New Mexico Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau at a ceremony held in Albuquerque. The award is based on multiple criteria that include, responding to system compliance and infrastructure emergency, dealing with customer complaints, staying in contact with the water bureau, and fixing significant deficiencies within schedule.
The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest announces that the Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary (CCIDSS) will be temporarily closed from May 6th at 1:00 p.m. to May 11th at 1:00 p.m. for extensive improvements. The Cosmic Campground is the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary in North America and the first in New Mexico. Improvements at the site include new road surfacing, the placement of boulders to create a perimeter around the campground, establishing the interior of the campground which will create six RV sites, the installation of two information kiosks, and fencing around the perimeter of the campground.