Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The New Mexico Central Arizona Project (CAP) Entity is prepared to change the design and location of the proposed Gila River diversion. During discussion at the Tuesday, March 7th meeting, The Nature Conservancy indicated that it might not give its permission for the CAP Entity to use land originally planned as an artificial wetland to recharge the aquifer. Alternatives could include using side canyons for water storage or moving the diversion further downstream.
In sports news, the Silver High boys’ basketball lost to Portales this morning 59-39 in the semi-final match.
In legislative action, a bill that would allow the State Investment Council to invest half of the state’s permanent fund infrastructure investments on infrastructure projects passed the House by a vote of 47-20.
A bill to limit the fees and charges financial institutions add to installment loans, also known as payday loans, and implement financial literacy programs in the state, passed the House Judiciary Committee by a 9-1 vote yesterday.
Governor Susana Martinez vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have increased the number of sick days that public school teachers can take without impacting their job performance evaluations.
In case you missed it, Ace Hardware in Silver City will be offering aide with choosing, planting and caring for fruit trees for our region and climate this Saturday at 11 am. Everyone, regardless of gardening experience, is invited out to learn how to succeed in growing fruit trees and enjoy complimentary refreshments at Ace.
Don’t forget, this Sunday at 2 a.m., the clocks will move ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time.