Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Bayard City Council will conduct a work session at 1:30 p.m. and a Regular Meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 13, 2015 at the Bayard City Hall. Items on the agenda relate to old and new business matters. A copy of the Agenda in its entirety may be obtained at the City Hall Administrative Office during regular business hours by the Friday before the scheduled meeting date.
Disabled American Veterans will meet on October 14 at 10AM Watts Hall, the northwest corner of Swan and 180. The meetings are open to the public, and the group will be presenting a few Quilts Of Valor to some very special Veterans.
In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a free screening of Innocent Voices will take place Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm. It is based on the true story of a young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980’s El Salvador, caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him. The movie is free to the public. It is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that several New Mexico Tribes and organizations will be receiving a total of $4.39 million over five years to prevent suicide, fight drug abuse and combat domestic violence through the Indian Health Service’s Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) programs. The MSPI program provides support for Tribal communities to develop culturally appropriate prevention and treatment methods for suicide and drug abuse, particularly methamphetamine. Similarly, the DVPI program helps Tribes prevent domestic violence and support survivors.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $3 million in grants to address critical issues affecting agriculturally-important plants and animals. The science developed from these grants will provide timely assistance and have an immediate impact for the agriculture community. The awards were made under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s (AFRI) Critical Agricultural Research and Extension (CARE) program, and addresses priority areas of the 2014 Farm Bill.
Don’t forget to vote for the Continental Divide Trail at www.superiortrails.michelobultra.com. At last count, the Continental Divide Trail here in New Mexico was winning, but Florida and Wisconsin are in a close second and third. Vote every day through the end of the month to bring this much needed grant money to CDT Silver City and Chama!