Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The Gomez Peak group picnic area will be closed for construction beginning tomorrow, August 12th.  Work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, August 21st pending favorable weather during the project.  The project consists of removing concrete curbing and replacing portions of sidewalk to meet accessibility requirements.  Work will also include creating additional accessible vehicle parking space, purchasing and installing a two-panel information kiosk, and installing reflective informational and directional signs.  The goal is to provide an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant facility and better service at the recreation site.  Access to the Little Walnut Trailhead and the Little Walnut West and East group picnic areas will not be affected.

Do you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool in the 2014-15 program year?  If so, you are invited to participate in a meeting to share your opinions about child care options in your area.  Participation is optional.  Information that attendees provide will help state agencies and organizations plan ways to improve access to preschool programs in local communities.  Transportation and childcare can be arranged.  Contact Angela at Marshall Memorial Library at 546-9202 if you are interested in participating.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with Interstate Highway Construction will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Reconstruction Project for Silver City, NM.  The meeting will be held at the Grant County Convention Center tomorrow, August 12th from 6 to 7:30 pm.  The NMDOT and the contractor will provide detailed information regarding the project specifications, and will answer questions regarding the timeline of the project. The public is encouraged to attend in order to address any concerns they may have as it relates to this project.

Still searching for ways to improve student offerings, high school Principal Beth Lougee announces that the Career Pathways program is prepared to serve students this coming year. Nationally, the U.S. Department of Education lists 16 “paths,” but in New Mexico the numbers have been clustered and reduced to seven major fields. Lougee says four of the seven will be offered at Silver this year.  The four fields chosen center on Business and Entrepreneurship, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Physical Education.

Fort Bayard National Cemetery to Host World War II 70th Anniversary Commemorative Event.  A public wreath laying ceremony to honor members of the Greatest Generation interred in Fort Bayard National Cemetery as part of the Spirit of ’45 World War II 70th Anniversary Commemorative Weekend on August 16 at 2:00 P.M.