Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County Commission held a special meeting yesterday to address the Allocation of Funding for the Tu Casa Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Center Construction Community Development Block Grant Project. The resolution states that Grant County allocates $2 million from the Grant County gross receipts tax and the hold harmless gross receipts tax for the construction of the Tu Casa Project, and $50,000 from the county’s grant match monies for the required cash match.
The Deming community turned out in support of the annual Luna County Coats for Kids Stuff the Bus event that was held Saturday at Pepper’s Supermarket. Last year, the event handed out 550 coats to students in need. The goal this year was to surpass that number, and seems to have been a success. The donated coats are still being sorted and counted, but will be handed out to students soon.
The Motor Vehicle Division will begin rolling out the new Real ID and driver authorizations cars on November 14th. Real ID has been an ongoing issue in the state, which needed a change in order to become compliant with federal ID rules.
New Mexico voters have cast more ballots before Election Day than ever before. The New Mexico Secretary of State`s Office said Monday that more than 534,000 residents have voted at early voting centers or by absentee ballot. According to Grant County Clerk Robert Zamarripa, 8,220 voters voted early in Grant County. This is approximately 39% of the registered voters in the county. Polls at all voter convenience centers remain open until 7 o’clock tonight. Local Election results will be posted after they become available from the Secretary of State.