Here’s a look at today’s news:
Silver City MainStreet has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The Silver City MainStreet Project’s performance is annually evaluated by New Mexico MainStreet, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten national performance standards. In this past year alone, Silver City MainStreet has improved a block of Spring St., been awarded a NM Tourism grant for “Stories from our Streets” which will be launched in June; initiated the downtown planter program; started a successful “Love Local” program to increase awareness of our local businesses; printed a new downtown guide and built a new website to better communicate with the community. Silver City MainStreet is one of the state’s oldest and most successful programs, winning a Great American MainStreet Award on 2011, the only NM MainStreet program to win the award. Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years.
Teens that are interested in pursuing a health care career are urged to apply to the “Teen Academy for Health Services” that will be held from June 6th through 27th at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. The summer academy is free for participants and covers math and other portions of the American College Testing, in addition to enabling eligible students to earn four enrollment credits through WNMU. The “Teen Academy for Health Sciences” is a project of the FORWARD New Mexico, that is a health care workforce development program of the Southwest Center for Health Innovation. Applications are being accepted until this Friday, May 4th. Call 575-597-0030 for more information.
There is a special presentation focusing on water conservation and water reuse projects in Deming this Thursday evening sponsored by Audubon New Mexico and Western Resource Advocates. Several topics will be discussed, including water projects that could be financed with available federal funding from the Arizona Water Settlements Act. In addition, a description will be provided of four projects that could secure a future water supply for Deming and neighboring southwestern New Mexico counties beyond the year 2060, while protecting the Gila River. The presentation will be held at 5:15 P.M. at the Andres Z. Silva Conference Center, located at 119 East Pine Street, in Deming and is open to the public.
The Grant County Commission has written a letter in support of a Congressional Bill that would allow the conveyance of 1.520 acres of U.S Forest Systems land to the Village of Santa Clara. The letter further supports the vision of the Village of Santa Clara has for historic Ft. Bayard. As stated in the Bill, the act is cited as being titled “Village of Santa Clara Conveyance Act of 2018.”