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Candidate packets are ready for the Town of Silver City Regular Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 for the elective offices of Mayor, Councilor District 2, Councilor District 4, all for 2-year terms and Municipal Judge for a 4-year term. Packets can be obtained at City Hall, located at 101 West Broadway or on the Town’s website at townofsilvercity.org. In addition, precinct workers are needed for this election. These are paid positions to work at the polls on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or later. Anyone interested in applying as a precinct worker should contact Ann Mackie, Town Clerk, at City Hall, 101 W. Broadway, by phone at 534-6346 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luna County Commissioner, Barbara L. Reedy served at her first public meeting since being appointed by Governor Susana Martinez. The District 1 appointment was made in order to fill the vacancy left by the death of Commissioner, Joe “Oleo” Milo, Jr. in July. The meeting focused on the unanimous approval of an intergovernmental service agreement that allows Luna County dispatchers to utilize an up to date computer aided emergency dispatch system belonging to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. In addition, there was discussion regarding enhanced security at Deming public schools in the wake of the Aztec high school shooting earlier this month.
Over three thousand wreaths were placed on graves at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery last weekend, just in time before Saturday’s “Wreaths Across America” ceremony. This year, delivery of the wreaths was delayed several hours, which prompted the many volunteers to work into the evening. Event organizer, Mary Cowan, a Gold Star Mother, contacted Freeport McMoRan for assistance, whereby they donated the use of portable light stations that allowed the volunteers to work after dark. On Saturday morning, over 200 visitors gathered to remember the fallen veterans and to honor those who have served.
The U.S. Forest Service Southwestern Region is requesting applications for forest restoration projects on Federal, Tribal, State, County, Land Grant, or Municipal forest lands in New Mexico that are designed through a collaborative process that includes affected communities and other stakeholders. Individuals, businesses, groups and other organizations are encouraged to collaborate on the design, implementation, and monitoring of projects that value local and traditional knowledge, promote healthy and productive forests and watersheds. The U.S. Forest Service Southwestern Region anticipates distributing approximately $3 million in 2018 through cost-share grants to carry out forest restoration projects on public lands in New Mexico pending federal appropriations. For more information, contact Julia Rivera at email@example.com