The clean-up held this past weekend at Bill Evans lake was a success. The much needed clean-up was conducted by volunteers with more than 25 bags of garbage being removed. The dam and infrastructure is owned by Freeport McMoRan, but the New Mexico Game and Fish Department manages activities at Bill Evans Lake. The lake is supposed to be cleaned under a contract with NovaClean, a company from Albuquerque, who has billed the state almost $200 per week since January 2017.
In other clean-up news in the region, the City of Deming supported the Skills USA chapter with a fundraiser that involved a service project to help pick up trash for two days west of the city landfill. Approximately 150 yards of trash was collected. The Deming High School Chapter of Skills USA received a $1500 check for their service work, which will help them attend the Skills USA National Leadership Conference and Skills Competition. Congratulations goes out Skills USA 2017 graduates, Samuel Borunda, who placed 12th and, Victoria Salcido, who placed 7th, each in their respective competitions.
The Grant County Lodgers’ Tax advisory board received a New Mexico Tourism Department’s media menu program grant. The grant is for $9,430 dollars, which through the program and its benefits is more like $18,000 in marketing dollars. Some plans for the marketing dollars is for a $3,000 lease space for a digital billboard in the Southwest Terminal at the Phoenix Airport for four weeks in January 2018. Another $2700 will be spent on a Facebook marketing program, called Roots Rated Facebook. Another allocation of funds of $3,730 will go to advertising in the New Mexico Vacation Guide. The group will continue to advertise on the streetcar in Tucson through end of February and in several publications.
Don’t miss this Friday’s photography exhibition of the “Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County” at the Silver City Museum. Also, the Clay Festival is underway in Silver City. To learn more, check out www.clayfestival.com
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