Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Anthony Quintana, representing Q’s Southern Bistro, came before the Silver City Town Council at its July 14 meeting asking Council to approve a public celebration permit application for a summer music festival to be held July 31 and Aug. 1, which involved closing College Avenue between Bullard and Pope Streets. District 1 Councilor Cynthia Bettison expressed concern that the street closure would confuse tourists and others trying to find other downtown events being held the same weekend, particularly the Silver City Arts and Cultural District’s Clay Gala and Festival. District 2 Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith agreed, saying they get a lot of heat from residents when streets are closed for a public event, calling the proposed street closure “massive.” Mayor Michael Morones stated “I find his (Quintana’s) events to be very economically stimulating and important for the downtown area. I think it actually offers an opportunity to learn what closing College could do. I really hope that we can consider passing this.”
Deming-Luna County Economic Development, Inc. attended the Southwest Energy Green Jobs Task Force committee meeting July 8. DLCED Director Cassie Arias will be a stakeholder representing Deming and Luna County.
Beginning today, July 15, 2015, the Silver City Museum will present “Crossroads of Empire: Early Printed Maps of the American Southwest,” an exhibition organized by the Amon Carter Museum and The University of Texas at Arlington Library and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition explores the idea that historical maps provide an opportunity to discover how land has been seen throughout time.
The Environment Department on Tuesday said the future of mining in the state will be hanging in the balance as New Mexico’s highest court reviews regulations that govern groundwater pollution by copper mines. The court’s decision to take the case was made public Tuesday, almost a month after Attorney General Hector Balderas and environmentalists filed petitions asking the court to weigh in.
The Santa Fe New Mexican is reporting that New Mexico health officials report a significant increase in the number of reversals of overdoses from powerful painkillers. The Department of Health announced Wednesday that more than 900 opioid overdose reversals were reported in 2014 due to the use of the drug naloxone. The department says that’s nearly a 29 percent increase from 2013.