Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Las Cruces Fire Department has become the first community in the state of New Mexico to obtain a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office, or ISO. Class 1 is the top ranking for ISO, and is a distinction held by just 97 communities nationwide. ISO ratings are based on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the highest rating. The higher the rating, the lower the insurance premiums for residential and commercial policyholders.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation with Interstate Highway Construction will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the NM 90 Hudson Street Bridge Reconstruction Project on Wednesday, April 8th from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Grant County Convention Center.
PNM will host a financial assistance energy fair for Lordsburg area residents at the Lordsburg Special Events Center on Tuesday, April 7th from 9 am to noon. Help with electric bills will be available from the PNM Good Neighbor Fund for income-qualified residents. To apply for assistance, residents should bring their utility bill, proof of income, financial hardship, proof of LIHEAP assistance and identification for everyone living in the home.
Silver City Ranger District fire managers have cancelled the Bar Six Prescribed Fire planned for today approximately 12 miles southwest of Silver City near the Flying A subdivision off Red Rock Road. The Fire may be initiated next week. Once the project is started, ignitions could continue two to four days. Further information may be obtained by calling the Silver City Ranger District.
The New Mexico Trucking Association Job Fair for Military Veterans will be held on May 1st for veterans, Guard/Reserve and transitioning active-duty members presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services and the New Mexico Trucking Association. This first-ever job fair in New Mexico exclusively for veterans and military will be from 11am-4pm at the Isleta Casino and Resort. It’s a great opportunity for veterans and transitioning military personnel with truck driving and other truck-industry job experience to meet with trucking industry officials and find a great-paying job.
Don’t forget, the 2nd Annual Kiwanis Free Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, April 4, at Silver City’s Penny Park. Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the number of eggs has been doubled to 2000+ this year. The hunts are scheduled throughout the morning according to age groups. Ages 12 and over will have their hunt at 9 a.m.; ages 10-11 at 9:30; ages 8-9 at 10:00; ages 6-7 at 10:30; ages 4-5 at 11:00; ages 3 and under at 11:30. Children are asked to register for their hunts 30 minutes prior to hunt time.
Have a safe and Happy Easter weekend, from everyone here at Silver City Radio.