Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Due to scheduling conflicts with some partner agencies, the Women Veterans Expo in Silver City that was scheduled for July 29th has been cancelled. The New Mexico Department of Veterans affairs has already contacted everyone who was pre-registered to inform them of the development, and apologizes for any inconvenience.
The Silver City Arts and Cultural District recently received a grant on behalf of the Town of Silver City through the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Program. The grant will fund the revitalization of the Downtown and Silver City Greenways Trailhead and the Continental Divide Trailhead. The grant, totaling $332,294, will cover the design and construction project which will take place over the next few years.
US Senator Martin Heinrich Wednesday introduced the Every Kid Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation to provide America’s fourth graders and their families free entrance to all federally managed land, waters and historic sites including national parks. The legislation includes over 2,000 sites. The Every Kid Outdoors Act is aimed at encouraging kids to get outside and experience America’s public spaces while engaging in healthy activity and educational programs.
Literacy-Link Leamos was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from the New Mexico Children’s Foundation for its Let’s Read book donation project. Let’s Read goals are to provide books for Grant County elementary school children. Let’s Read has provided elementary children with over 230,000 new, age-appropriate books. The New Mexico Children’s Foundation awarded a total of 73,500 in grants to 39 non-profits this year, and over $1.5 million since its inception in 1992.