Here’s some local news:
New Mexico Congressman, Steve Pearce, has announced his candidacy for the Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. If elected by the party’s State Central Committee on December 8th in Albuquerque, Pearce would serve a two- year term as State Chairman.
PNM has been receiving reports that business and residential customers are being contacted by scammers claiming to be with PNM. The individuals calling have been threatening to disconnect electricity unless a payment is made. Nearly 550 scam calls have been reported since October 26th. PNM is working with the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center to track the origin of the scam calls that equate to a federal crime. PNM and the FBI are asking New Mexico customers for help by reporting the details of any scammers that may have contacted them by calling 888-Dial-PNM.
The organizers for the New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference announced last week that the 2019 conference will converge in Silver City on October 3rd and 4th at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business & Conference Center. The meeting will focus in the growing outdoor recreation industry from the perspective of the public and private sectors. In addition, there will be panel discussions featuring topics related to the $9.9 billion outdoor recreation economy in the state of New Mexico.
A summary has been released of the community meeting of the Gila National Forest Revision Program that was presented on September 26th in Silver City. The Gila National Forest is in the process of revising its Forest Plan from 1986. The comprehensive document will guide the management of all resources on the Gila National Forest for the next 15 years or more. According to a release, “the first round of community meetings took place in June of 2017, and since then the feedback received has helped the Gila National Forest understand the areas in which stakeholder perspectives align or diverge.” Some of the topics covered involved vegetation types on which to focus restoration efforts, livestock grazing, amount of recommended wilderness, and botanical areas.
The deadline for ordering wreaths at Ft Bayard National Cemetery to remember and honor a veteran over the Christmas holidays, is Monday, November 26th. The mission of Wreaths Across America, is to REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH. Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve including their families who sacrifice, and Teach our children the cost of the freedoms we enjoy each day. For more information on how to purchase wreaths, call Mary Cowan at 575-538-2626.
Transforming Luna County Through the Love of Christ also known as TLC –and its church affiliates invites the public to share in a community meal this Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Granite and Buckeye, next to the swimming pool. There is no charge, no reservations are required, and all are welcome. Guests can enter on the Buckeye Street (south) side of the building. For more information call 575- 544-2400.