Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County Commission held a work session on Tuesday, March 21st. During the meeting, management of the Grant County Veterans Memorial Conference Center was discussed. A number of proposals were submitted for management of the location. Contract negotiations are expected to begin with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce for the duty.
The Silver School Board met this week and continued discussion of a possible four-day week, among other business. The Cobre School District has already mentioned going to a four-day week in August in all the district’s schools.
Deming Schools are looking at the aspects of statewide cuts that will affect the transportation department. The district has 47 busses and faces high costs for repairs due to the busses running on rough roads. Several are reaching the recommended 12-year replacement age. The cost of a new 72-passenger bus, which Deming uses, is $87,000.
As a reminder, a free Spring Veterans’ Resources Fair will be in Silver City tomorrow, Friday, March 24th, from 10 am to 2 pm at the WNMU Student Memorial Building. New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, New Mexico VA Health Care System, New Mexico VA Regional Office, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, WNMU, and other agencies will be available to veterans with information about VA Healthcare, Compensation and Disability Ratings, Employment Assistance, Burial Benefits, and more. According to the latest VA data, over 6,800 veterans live in the Grant, Catron, Hidalgo and Luna County area.