Here’s a look at some local news:
Representative Rudy Martinez has sponsored a bill to help maintain the Gila Wilderness Trails Act. House Bill 494 appropriates $50 thousand from the general fund and has passed in the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee. The bill will fund establishment and maintenance of trails in the Gila Wilderness as a nonrecurring appropriation. House Bill 494, the Gila Wilderness Trails act, will now head to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee for further discussion.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation and two members of TLC contracting company met with area residents and presented an update of the rebuilding of Pinos Altos Road in Silver City. The area of construction spans from U.S Hwy 180 to 32nd Street. Some of the improvements include: left turning lanes; sidewalks, curbs, and gutters; ADA ramps; and guardrails. As for a paving schedule of completion, the representative explained that paving could be done only if the temperature were at least 45 degrees and rising. The next update meeting is set for Wednesday, April 10, at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center
Yesterday, Sixth Judicial District Judge Jennifer E. Delaney, administered the oath taken by new recruits for the Luna County Detention Center. The ceremony occurred during the Luna County Board of Commissioners meeting held in the historic Luna County Courthouse in Deming. Eleven new recruits were present and took the oath.
The Hurley Town Council met this week and approved a resolution that allows Mayor Ed Stevens, to act as the authorized signer to contract construction services with General Hydronics Utilities, LLC, the contractor for Hurley’s water system improvements. In addition, the council unanimously approved a resolution disapproving of U.S. Airforce F-16’s flying over the Gila. The resolution stated that the flyovers have a negative impact on public safety and health, quality of life, and a negative impact on the local economy.
Tomorrow, Silver City celebrates their Annual Territorial Charter Day at locations in Downtown Silver City. Families and serious runners are encouraged to participate in the 5K Urban Fun Run starting at 9:00 A.M., with registration at 8:00 A.M. at the Murray Ryan Visitors Center on Hudson Street. Look for the Love Local posters in the windows of the 37 participating Downtown merchants. In addition, thanks to a sponsorship from the Town of Silver City, there will be a horse drawn wagon offering free rides from 11:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. up and down Bullard Street. The celebration will continue with the Territorial Charter Ball at the Murray Hotel from 7:00 to 11:00 P.M. complete with live music from the Illusion Band. For complete details, locations and schedules, visit Silver City Territorial Charter Day on Facebook.