Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
For residents of the City of Bayard, the chip seal project originally scheduled for September and October has been rescheduled for June 2015. The change of schedule is due to the inclement weather. As a reminder, all vehicles need to be removed from city streets no later than May 31st for the chip seal project. Contact the Bayard City Hall at 537-3327 for information on the project areas.
If you’ve suffered livestock forage or feed grazing losses in 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014, the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) may offer help. For ranchers who have not contacted FSA by September 30, 2014, the Budget Control Act of 2011 passed by Congress requires USDA to reduce LFP payments by 7.3 percent beginning October 1, the start of the federal fiscal year. If you’ve already registered with your FSA office for LFP assistance, or have an appointment scheduled, you are not subject to the payment reduction. If you haven’t yet contacted your local FSA office, please register, request an appointment, or begin an LFP application with your county FSA office by September 30, 2014. You can also register online at www.fsa.usda.gov/disaster-register.
HispanicBusiness Inc. has again recognized PNM Resources, which includes utility operating companies PNM and TNMP, as one of the top companies in the nation for diversity. The 2014 rankings rank PNM Resources seventh best among the 45 companies named. HispanicBusiness Inc. has been publishing the list of the best companies for diversity for 10 years. Last year PNM Resources was ranked number 12 among 50 companies. Companies on the list are rated according to five specific categories: board and leadership, recruitment, retention and promotion, marketing and community outreach, and supplier diversity.
Luna County Sheriff’s Deputies Tuesday afternoon rescued a man after his vehicle was swept away on Spanish Stirrup Road by strong flood waters. The 78 year old reportedly came across a flooded dip in the road and did not see the area in time to stop his vehicle. He was carried about a quarter of a mile away. The man was not injured, and he has made arrangements to retrieve his vehicle.