Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Veterans’ Day was last Friday, and local area veterans were honored in a number of ceremonies. The Fort Bayard National Cemetery held its annual event, and New Mexico Department of Veterans Services director of field operations Ken Adair was the keynote speaker. Veterans were also honored at area schools, and took part in the dedication of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Highway 90, the first of its kind in New Mexico.
On Thursday, the Gaffney-Oglesby Detachment 1328 of the Marine Corps League Celebrated the Marine’s 241st birthday at Western New Mexico University. After dinner and the traditional services, the Marines honored the family of Curtis Maxwell, a Silver City Resident and survivor of Iwo Jima who recently passed away.
The Grant County Gem and Mineral Society recently made a donation of a number of geological and gem & mineral books to the Bayard Library for the education and enjoyment of the Bayard community.
USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced today the allocation of funds to build a new solar power system at the Robert Rydeski Insurance Agency in southern New Mexico. The money was made available through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program, which provides financial support in the form of a grant to help small businesses and ag-producers install energy efficient or alternative energy systems.
This week, students in fifth grade classrooms from Alamogordo, Deming and Silver City will participate in a fun and interactive program with an important message from PNM. “Think! Energy PHM Home Works” helps students learn all about energy in an exciting and hands-on environment.