In a public notice from the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization, public comment will be accepted regarding a proposed three-day Marine training operation in Hidalgo County, south of Lordsburg in Playas. The proposed airspace would be used for a “Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force” certification exercise as part of pre-deployment training for combat missions. There will be a mix of fighter, transport, tilt and rotary wing platforms performing maneuvers simulating rescue escort and close air support missions. According to the notice, the exercises would not employ weapons, flares, or aerial refueling. The exercise would take place over a 5-hour period between August 27th and 30th of this year.
Palomas, Mexico will soon be welcoming a new business as Compass Manufacturing Services of Deming will be expanding operations in the area. The Deming plant, located in Deming’s Industrial Park exclusively manufactures automobile wiring harnesses and the Palomas plant will most likely be producing marine products. The new plant will be located in a building of 37 thousand square feet that formerly housed a gym. A grand opening is scheduled for March of this year.
The American Lung Association’s 2018 “State of Tobacco Control” report shows that New Mexico earned mixed marks on its tobacco policies. The 16th annual report, which grades states and the federal government on policies proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use, finds that while New Mexico’s elected officials must do more to save lives, including raising taxes on tobacco products, increasing funding for state’s tobacco prevention and control programs and protect residents from exposure to secondhand smoke. The reports grades the state of New Mexico as follows: Funding for State Tobacco Prevention Programs, Grade F; Strength of Smokefree Workplace Laws, a Grade B; Level of State Tobacco Taxes a Grade F; Coverage and Access to Services to Quit Tobacco, a Grade D; and Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products to 21, Grade F.
The New Mexico Public Education Department presented an award to Cobre Associate School Superintendent, Jose Carrillo. The award, titled the “New Mexico PED Focus Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System Outstanding Educator Award”, was presented to Mr. Carrillo for ensuring that children in the Cobre Consolidated School District have a preschool program. Congratulations to Jose Carrillo!