Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Office of Sustainability for the Town of Silver City recently received a grant from Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Inc. to purchase plants for public spaces. Projects include native shrubs planted at Memory Lane Cemetery, pollinator-attracting native flowers in the Orchard behind the Office of Sustainability, and two areas of Gough Park. Additional plantings planned include some of the recently constructed curb cuts on Highway 180 West.
In sports action, the Western New Mexico University men’s golf team currently sits 14th after the first two rounds of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate that opened Monday at the Par 71, 7,242 University Golf Course.
The Lady Mustangs volleyball team took a close 3-0 victory over UT Permian Basin on Monday night in sets of 25-17, 25-23 and 25-21. WNMU is currently 14-8 for the season and 6-5 in Lone Star Conference play. The Lady ‘Stangs host Texas A&M Kingsville on Friday night.
New Mexico MainStreet announced several initiatives to promote the creative economy and cultural tourism in New Mexico, including a new Arts & Cultural Districts Trail and a New Mexico Arts & Cultural Districts website. The trail highlights New Mexico’s eight State-Certified Arts & Cultural Districts, encouraging visitors to travel to the districts to experience and enjoy New Mexico’s traditions through cultural institutions and the arts.
The USDA today encouraged rural small businesses and agricultural producers to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. USDA is accepting Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) applications for: 1) energy audit and renewable energy development assistance grants, and 2) renewable energy system and energy efficiency guaranteed loans and grants.