Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bausch presented the master plan for old Fort Bayard at a meeting at the Santa Clara Armory on Wednesday. The priorities came down to historic interpretation, a major tenant, a campground, special events, indoor facility rentals –such as the theater, and preserving open space. Mike Svetz of Pros Consulting out of Phoenix said “the plan is financially sustainable and the village can afford to take on Fort Bayard and be able to pay the debt service.”
The St. Michael’s Council of the Knights of Columbus made a donation to the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2088 for the use of their Bingo equipment. The Knights have been using the equipment for its Thursday Night Bingo. The donation will be used for the Lodge’s commitment to Mooseheart and Moosehaven – the organization’s sanctuaries for youth and the elderly.
Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary Rebecca Latham will make a big announcement about tourism growth in New Mexico during a visit to downtown Silver City. Attendees will also learn how to leverage the success of New Mexico True for the community or for business. Mayor Ken Ladner will welcome Governor Martinez and Secretary Latham to celebrate tourism at Parklet 106 downtown on Monday at 10 am.
PNM is urging customers to be alert for another possible phone scam reported during the past few days. Scammers have been calling customers claiming to be a PNM employee, threatening to disconnect service due to a past due amount, and demanding an immediate payment made through a cash card or cash payment. Here are some things to keep in mind: never provide your account information to someone who has contacted you, check your bill to see if you are in danger of disconnection, and report fraudulent calls and scams to law enforcement.
A 3-1 decision made by New Mexico’s Supreme Court Justices on June 30th effectively nullifies a long-standing law enacted by the state lawmakers nearly 80 years ago that exempted many of New Mexico’s farms and ranches from having to provide workers’ compensation coverage to some farm workers.
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017. In addition to funding the agencies that safeguard our nation’s financial system, this legislation included a number of reforms aimed at easing the burden on families and businesses.