Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

Reserve Schools will be hosting a ground breaking ceremony for the start of construction of its new campus Tuesday, April 29, at 10:30 am on the football field. Call Bill Green (575) 533 – 6241 ext1013 with questions.

Some of the members of the Southwest New Mexico Quilters Guilt presented a few of our veterans here in Grant County with a tremendous gift—a Quilt of Valor. The folks that create these quilts are a special kind of person. They pour their hearts and souls into every stitch creating a one-of-a-kind quilt with exacting standards set forth from a national organization. A Quilt of Valor can really get around, as the Disabled Veterans of America Commander Bryant Jamison found out during the presentation. A quilt top may be started in Silver City, then be sent to Utah for the quilting, then maybe to Texas for binding. And at every stop, a passionate volunteer opens her heart and gets busy pouring love into every stitch. All this is done with a veteran in mind.

The Kiwanis Student of the Year Banquet is scheduled for 6 pm Wednesday night at the Silver City Masonic Lodge Hall.  The Banquet will honor students selected by each area school as their student of the year.  Senator Howie Morales will be the guest speaker, and Judge Maureen Laney will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  The public is invited to attend the banquet and support the youth of the community.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced legislation today to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the United States, and end the export of American horses for slaughter abroad.

Commissioner Aubrey Dunn announced the selection of NextEra Energy as the winning bidder to develop solar power array projects on state trust lands in Doña Ana and Otero counties. Advertisements for the bids started Feb. 6, and ran for 10 weeks. Two companies submitted applications, in order to qualify.

Deming city officials recently did some landscaping in the old “The Luna” theater lot.  The theater burned in 1953 and was finally demolished two decades later.  The lot, however, has remained empty until the opening of the new Pocket Park.  The park features inlaid brick, tree wells, anchored benches, and a six-foot clay replica of a Mimbreno Pot design.  Plans are to use the park as an events’ venue to host music, art, vendors, receptions, rallies, picnics, birthdays, and more.  The park will officially open next Monday, May 4th, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.