Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County Prospectors held a candidate forum on Tuesday night at the WNMU Global Resource Center, featuring individuals running for the midterm general elections in Grant County. The candidates that were present included: District 1 County Commission candidates Chris Ponce, and Sheila Hudman; Grant County District 2 County Commission candidates, Javier Salas and Tyson Bays; Grant County Sheriff candidates, Frank Gomez and Ray Tavizon; State Representative District 38 candidates, Rebecca Dow and Karen Whitlock; and State Representative District 39, Rudy Martinez. Questions were submitted by Prospector members, forum sponsors, and the two major political parties that have candidates running in the election.
The Gila National Forest Wilderness Ranger District is looking for volunteer camp hosts who will be stationed at the Upper End Campground near the Lake Roberts Recreation area. Amenities provided will include a pull-through campsite, water, electricity, a Forest Service radio, sewer and propane. Time commitment desired would be to arrive as soon as possible and stay through Labor Day of 2019. Other time frames will be considered. For more information, individuals can contact Amy Hartell at 575-536-2250.
The Deming Animal Guardians is offering a spay/neuter clinic for low-income families who own pit bulls or pit bull mixed breed dogs. According to a release, the first families to respond will receive a $100 coupon that can be used at local veterinary clinics in Deming, toward the cost of spay/neuter surgeries. The funding for this program is provided by the “Babes and Bullies”, a New Mexico group that serves as an advocate for bully breed dogs by promoting awareness for their humane treatment. Other goals include to ensure a positive reputation of pit bulls and pit bull mixed breeds through community education, outreach, and financial assistance. The Deming Animal Guardians is celebrating their 27th Anniversary of helping Luna County families provide good homes for their companion dogs and cats. For more information on the coupons being offered, please call 575-546-9711.
HMS Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, Yvonne Gomez, was honored by receiving the 2018 New Mexico Primary Care Association Excellence Award during the annual recognition event in Albuquerque last week. Every year, the NMPCA recognizes “outstationed eligibility workers” throughout the state that have done an exceptional job in their communities. Yvonne has been processing Medicaid applications for 7 years and has gone above and beyond to assist those in need. She received her award alongside other 2018 award recipients and honorees, from the NMPCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Eileen Goode. Congratulations, Yvonne Gomez!