Here’s a look at today’s news:
The Bayard Municipal Court is holding “Safe Surrender Days” whereby individuals with outstanding warrants can appear before Bayard Municipal Court and settle their affairs without fear of arrest. The last day to take advantage of this opportunity will be tomorrow from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Individuals are encouraged to contact the court to inquire if they have any outstanding warrants. If they should appear at court tomorrow, their bench warrant will be cancelled and driver’s license suspension will be reinstated. If individuals are found guilty, they will be able to pay applicable fines and fees or complete community service. For more information, call the Bayard Municipal Court at 575-537-5438.
A Deming High School graduate from 2017, Sahira Contreras, has graduated with the distinction of earning “Basic Training Honor Graduation” from the United States Air Force basic military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. This specific recognition requires graduates to achieve the “Thunderbolt” physical fitness level during their training in addition to the individual having exceeded the standards of basic training by placing in the top ten percent of his/her flight. Congratulations to Sahira Contreras!
The U.S Forest Service /Gila National Forest has implemented Travel Management across the entire forest to encourage a safe and responsible off-highway motor-vehicle experience. There are an estimated 3,334 miles of road open to OHV riders on the Gila National Forest. New Mexico has requirements for OHVs designed to protect the safety of all OHV users and ensure responsible and sensitive OHV use. The law requires all OHV users to register their vehicles if used on public land. New Mexico residents must purchase OHV registration decals from the Motor Vehicle Division. In addition, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish requires all riders under 18 to wear an approved, securely fastened helmet and approved protective eye wear, and never carry a passenger, even on OHVs designed for two persons.
Students from Jose Barrios Elementary School participated in the Southwest Regional Science Fair held in Las Cruces earlier this month. Out of the twelve students competing, seven were honored with awards and four will be advancing to the State Science Fair in April. Lane Porter won first place in the Botony-Plant Science category, Dace Begay won second place in Engineering, Adam Senter placed second in Environmental Science, Lexy Ortiz won third place Behavioral Science, Kaelyn Housley was award third place in Medicine & Health, with Hannah Abeyta was a runner-up. In addition, special awards were given to Dace Begay from the Electrical Compliance of Engineering as well as Julia Rivera, from the New Mexico AVS Society for the best display board at the junior level. Students that qualified for state competition are Lane Porter, Dace Begay, Adam Senter and Hannah Abeyta. The New Mexico Science & Engineering Fair will be held on April 6th through 7th at the New Mexico Tech Campus in Socorro.
Silver City Public Library, Presentation: History of the Bataan Death March, tomorrow, 3:00pm, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City. Don Turner will give a presentation on the Bataan Death March of the Second World War and its relevance to local history. Free, no registration necessary. Contact the library at 575-538-3672 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.