Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Life Quest held a ribbon cutting and open house for the opening of the new People’s Park and the MRAC Youth Mural “I am Me” yesterday. Life Quest will also be opening Silver City’s first registered Little Free Library in the People’s Park. The park and Youth Mural were almost entirely funded by the 2015 PNM Power Up Grant award.
Deming César Chávez Charter High School began distributing food packets Thursday, Sept. 29, to many of the school’s students in need of extra help. The school began stockpiling for a food bank in April and has partnered with the Deming Elk’s Lodge 2750 to make the idea of assisting their students and their families a reality.
PNM has calculate the average system increase and the bill impact for the average PNM residential customer. The overall average system increase approved by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is 7%. The estimated monthly bill impact for the average PNM residential customer for the Silver City are is $1.26. Even with the approved increase, PNM reports that their residential customers will continue to pay on average among the lowest electric bills in the state and among the lowest nationally.
State lawmakers will be arriving in Santa Fe Friday for a much-anticipated special session, where they will try to hammer out a solution to the state’s budget crisis and possibly talk about reinstating the death penalty.
Economic Development Department Acting Secretary Barbara Brazil issued a statement yesterday after the White House released a fact sheet touting New Mexico’s continued economic growth. Brazil said “this is encouraging news and just goes to show that we must continue fighting to grow and diversify our economy. New Mexico is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. But we can’t stop there – we need to keep doing all we can to make New Mexico more competitive and help create more jobs for our families.”