Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District reminds everyone that New Mexico State Highway 159, Bursum Road, will be closed for the winter beginning today, November 29th. Gates will be locked just north of Mogollon and on the Bear Wallow Lookout Road. Travelers will need to go through Reserve to get to Willow Creek or Snow Lake until the closure is lifted in the spring.
Construction at the new Deming High School continues on schedule, and continues within budget for the August 2017 completion date. The new building will replace an existing portion of Deming High School that was built in the 1950’s, and will accommodate for more up-to-date learning experiences for the students. Nearly 130 construction workers are working on the project, and classes continue as usual throughout the rest of the school. The construction project will also include a new Deming Intermediate School.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement and implementation plan of physical dust mitigation techniques on US 180 next Tuesday evening. The proposed project will use and key lining and reseeding to promote the growth of vegetation on a stretch of land from mile post 150 to 151. This area has caused road closures and accidents in the past and has been identified as a safety hazard to motorists.
Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini recently announced the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to December 13th, 2016.
The State Canvassing Board are meeting today to confirm the election results and initiate mandatory recounts in three state legislative races where the margin of victory was less than one percent. Recounts include Senate District 9 between Diego Espinoza and John Sapien, the Representative District 23 race between Paul Pacheco and Daymon Ely, and the Representative District 29 race between David Adkins and Ronnie Martinez, which has only a 9 vote difference.