Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest recently held its first Archery Clinic where girls leaned all about the safety of shooting with a bow. Girls practiced first shooting at targets, and then shot at balloons. Adults helping with the activity included Annette Toney and Nancy Gordon.
US 180 was closed briefly yesterday around mile marker 137 due to a grass fire on both sides of the road.
Governor Susana Martinez and CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson unveiled `Pull Together’, a community engagement effort that calls on New Mexicans to join the fight in improving the quality of life for every child and making our state the best place to be a kid. The effort includes connecting New Mexicans in need to resources in their communities and around the state, while also helping those who want to make a difference find ways to help.
The Bureau of Land Management has extended to May 31st the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2016 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards. These non-monetary awards highlight some of the finest examples of responsible mineral resource development and illustrate the principles of sustainable development without compromising the needs of future generations. Visit the Bureau of Land Management online for detailed information on the nomination and selection processes, including the required format for nominations.
The IRS recently announced that the 2017 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant application period will be open through June 20, 2016. The program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, and awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organization to develop, expand or maintain a low income taxpayer clinic.
Don’t forget the Tour of the Gila will take place this week in and around Silver City. Some roads may be affected due to the races. Please plan your travel accordingly during these days. Road Information will be posted a day in advance on our website. Information for Road Closures for Wednesday are currently available.