Here’s some of today’s news:

The Wilderness Ranger District is turning out their Forest Service horses and mules into the Fort Bayard Administrative Site in a pasture that is part of Barrel Springs. There are multiple hiking and mountain biking trails in this area that are open to the public, so it is very important to both the health and safety of the public and the livestock, that all gates are closed when individuals exit the pastures. If the gates are left open, the horses and mules can wander onto the roads and into parking areas. In addition, since they are curious animals, they may chew on any objects they encounter. All gates are identified with signs referring to the livestock in the pasture and the Wilderness Ranger District urges the public to be careful.

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City presented honors to the November Kiwanis Students of the Month today at a special luncheon held at the Silver City Masonic Lodge Hall. Students, family members, school faculty and Kiwanis members gathered over a lunch prepared by the Georgetown and Silver City Order of the Eastern Star. One student is chosen from each Middle and High School based on good citizenship, thoughtfulness and helping others, being good students, participating in school activities, and attendance. The November Kiwanis Students of the month are: Margaret Bailey from Aldo Leopold High School; Ryan Andrew Fraser from Aldo Leopold Middle School; Ruben Vigil from La Plata Middle School; Kylene Killough from Cliff High School; Daniel Burrola from Snell Middle School for October; Jaylynn Marquez from Snell Middle School for November; and Adrian Melon from Silver High School. Congratulations, students!

The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce and PNM are hosting the 2018 Grant County Awards Banquet on Friday, November 16th from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. There is still time to nominate individuals, non-profits and businesses in the following categories: Grant County Citizen of the Year; the Linda K. Jones Humanitarian of the Year; Grant County Volunteer of the Year; Grant County Small Business of the Year; and Grant County Large Business of the Year. The nomination forms can be found at and are due by this Friday at 5:00 P.M.

The Deming Association of Educational Retirees will meet at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at La Fonda Restaurant, located at 601 E. Pine Street in Deming. Vicki Chavez, Executive Director of the Southwest Regional Education Cooperative, will serve as the guest speaker. The Cooperative provides professional development and technical support to seven school districts in the southwest region of New Mexico and all educational retirees are invited to attend.

Remember today is election day all over the United States and you have until 7:00 P.M. tonight to cast your ballot.