Here’s a look at some local happenings:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation along with TLC Company will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of New Mexico Highway 15 Pinos Altos Road Reconstruction Project on Wednesday night from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Conference Center located at 3031 U.S Highway 180 East in Silver City. The meeting is to provide project information regarding construction, detailing project specifications, and answering questions regarding the timeline of the project.
The Silver City Food Co-op has purchased the former LifeQuest building located at 907 North Pope Street. The Co-op Board had decided last year that the current location, at 520 North Bullard Street, did not provide enough floor space and parking. The new location will almost double the retail space. Extensive renovations are needed at the new location and any plans to move are still a few years out.
According to a map released by the National Drought Mitigation Center, Hidalgo and most of Grant County are still suffering moderate drought conditions despite the recent monsoon rains. Catron County is still under severe and extreme drought conditions. Research has shown that 99.9 percent of the state is still in drought with 46 percent suffering from exceptional or extreme drought.
Deming law enforcement agencies are trying to build healthy relations with the public by inviting residents to attend the 35th annual “National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event tomorrow night from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Luna County Courthouse Park. The family event features free food, games and activities for children and representatives from Deming Police, Luna County Sheriff’s Department, Deming Fire, State Police and Border Patrol. “National Night Out” is designed to raise crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and create police community partnerships in addition to sending a message to those breaking the law that neighborhoods are organized and ready to fight back. National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.