This evening, at the newly re-opened 575 BMX Race Track in Deming, a Halloween Race night and
“Trunk or Treat” event will be held. Tonight’s event happens at the corner of Popular and Grand Avenue
next to the T-ball fields. The first 50 riders to register will receive a free JandR Bicycles draw-string bag
and sticker pack. Lots of fun will be had this evening at the BMX race track for Halloween.

There have been three churches in southern New Mexico vandalized this past couple of weeks. The slew
of churches, in and around Las Cruces, have had windows broken by rocks. In other Southern New
Mexico news, near Alamogordo, New Mexico Wildlife officials have released 40 desert bighorn sheep to
the Sacramento Mountains. It is reported that this is an area where the there have not been desert
bighorn sheep for nearly a century.

Congratulations is extended to the Silver City Daily Press team for receiving 11 state-level awards at this
year’s New Mexico Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Highlights included Christine Steel
receiving top honors for her series of investigative stories regarding the clean-up (or lack of clean up) of
Bill Evans Lakes by NovaClean, which is an Albuquerque firm contracted to clean Bill Evans lake. Other
honors were received from stories concerning the recovered Kooning painting. Congratulations to all of
the team for their work.

For those of you in the Halloween haunted mood, the New Mexico Tourism Department released a list
of “Most Haunted” locations in New Mexico. Though southwest New Mexico locations were not
selected, 16 locations in New Mexico were selected. Closest to out listening area would two locations in
Las Cruces—The Dona Ana County Courthouse and Jail and the Amador Hotel. Dona Ana County
Courthouse was featured on the paranormal TV show Ghost Adventures. Mesilla also made the list the
Double Eagle Restaurant. Also, in Deming, the Adobe Deli which was among six to seven school houses
in the outskirts of Deming, the Lewis Flats School Houses, was investigated by Ghost Adventures in 2011,
then again in 2017. Also, last year the paranormal TV show investigated the Deming Museum for its
haunted activity.

This year’s Bike Works Pedalista! date has been set for Saturday, November 4 th from 11:00am-4:00pm at
Gough Park in Silver City. For more information call Dave at (575)590-1468. There will be bikes and
games made from bike parts. There will also be bikes to raffle, music, dancing, and more. Activities
include the Pedal Go-Kart races, riding the Tall bike, the Rodeo bike, the side-by-side tandem, the front-
back tandem, the Rim toss, the Human Slingshot, the Paperboy Challenge and more. The communities
of southwestern New Mexico are invited to come on out enjoy this year’s Pedalista and support the
local Nonprofit Community Bike Shop.

A reminder early voting continues through Saturday, November 3. General election day is Tuesday,
November 6 th . Your vote is your voice. It is a freedom we should never take for granted and should
honor by voting.