Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
City of Deming public servants were sworn-in last week following Deming’s Municipal Election. On hand for the oath of office in the City Council Chambers were, from left, City Administrator Aaron Sera, Joe “Butter” Milo, City Council District 3; Mayor Benny Jasso, Roxana Rincon, City Council District 2; and Municipal Court Judge Frank Van Gundy.
Captain Mike Matthews of the Southwest Region of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department spoke at the monthly Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce luncheon held last Thursday. He talked about the deer management project the department has been doing for the past few years in and around Silver City. Deer trapping began in 2012. By 2014 the deer population was down. According to Matthews, much of the focus area was north of Cain Drive between Little Walnut and Swan. This year, New Mexico Game and Fish is re-evaluating the process.
At the conclusion of Sunday mass, the Holy Family Church presented the Cancer Support Group of Deming and Luna County Inc. with check for $1,794 for its continued work in helping local cancer patients. The Cancer Support Group transports patients to and from out-of-town treatment centers, provides wigs, scarves and prosthetics, has an extensive resource library and also assists families with filing paper work.
Thousands of trees are still available to New Mexico landowners for spring planting through New Mexico State Forestry’s Conservation Seedling Program. More than 50,000 seedlings are available to landowners who own at least one acre of land in New Mexico and agree to use the trees for conservation purposes. These include erosion control, wildlife habitat, reforestation, riparian restoration, windbreak establishment, tree plantations and other conservation needs. Seedling sales will end on April 22, 2016.
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall introduced a measure to support the development of arts businesses, jobs and the growth of the creative economy in New Mexico and across the nation. The arts and cultural tourism industries are significant drivers of the economy in New Mexico and many other states, and Udall’s bill would help artists, entrepreneurs, and workers employed in cultural education and tourism better access federal programs and resources to grow their businesses and share their artwork with local communities. Udall announced the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act today during a speech at the National Arts Action Summit, a gathering in Washington, D.C., of hundreds of grassroots arts advocates and artists from throughout the country.