Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Tuesday afternoon, representatives from Silver City Radio, Western New Mexico University, Grant County and the Town of Silver City signed a joint agreement to equally split costs for a camera and tower to be placed on W Mountain. When it goes live on November 1st, 2016, the camera will show Silver City from the north.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced a fog sealing of NM 15, Pinos Altos Highway, from mile post 25 to 43. The project began today and is expected to be completed in November. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and watch for personnel in the area. Highway traffic will encounter various closures between 7 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.
The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to conduct various prescribed fires beginning in November and continuing into spring as conditions allow. Pile burns are planned in areas around Desert West Auction, Lake Roberts, the Gila National Monument Visitor Center, behind Camp Thunderbird, and off Highway 35 along FSR 4085Y and along Lincoln Canyon Road.
A proposed ordinance sponsored by District 3 Councilor Jose Ray Jr., which would have allowed utility task vehicles to operate on city streets, was defeated 3-1 at the Silver City’s Tuesday council meeting. The three councilors in opposition cited safety, noise, and enforcement issues.
Workers and volunteers placed a new 2,000 pound pot sculpture on Tuesday at Leyendecker Park. The new fountain was provided by the Deming MainStreet Program as part of an effort to revitalize downtown Deming.