Here’s a look at today’s news:
Governor Susana Martinez has appointed Tyrone resident, Sandtina Melendrez, to the state Behavioral Planning Council. Sandtina has worked as a grant writer, behavioral health specialist, and social worker in addition to holding a Master of Social Work degree from Western New Mexico University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from New Mexico State University. The Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative and its advisory body, the Behavioral Health Planning Council work to ensure the Collaborative’s success through a range of statutory duties. The vision of the Planning Council is “to be a potent voice for children, adults and families and providers that serve them in New Mexico’s consumer-centered, recovery and resiliency-focused, coordinated, and quality behavioral health care system. Congratulations to Sandtina Melendrez.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is reminding hunters that tomorrow is the deadline to apply for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, oryx, ibex, bighorn sheep, javelina and Barbary sheep licenses. The department expects more than 160,000 applicants for about 60,000 licenses. Hunters must complete their applications before 5 p.m. tomorrow. All applicants must create an online account at onlinesales dot wildlife dot state dot nm dot us, prior to applying. Applicants will be able to print 2018 nonrefundable game-hunting and game-hunting and fishing licenses from their account on Thursday. Draw licenses can be printed after the draw results are released April 25. Licenses are no longer mailed except by request.
Deming FFA students won district competitions last week at the District VI Career Development Events. The Deming FFA teams won district competitions in Entomology, Farm Business Management, Floriculture, and Pasture and Range. In addition, team members placed second in Forestry, Homesite, and Land, third place in Vet Tech and Wildlife, fourth place in Horticultural Produce, and fifth in Agricultural Mechanics. Career Development Events deal with job skills from communications to mechanics. The events were structured for competition as individuals or teams. The qualifying Deming FFA members and teams will move forward and compete at the state FFA Career Development Events contests on April 4th through 6th at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
The Silver City area will be featured on the hit PBS travel show, “Travels with Darley” starting on March 28th. The broadcast is titled, “New Mexico’s Continental Divide Trail” and will present the diverse landscapes and stops throughout New Mexico that will include Silver City, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, and other unique locations in New Mexico.