Here’s a look at some local news:

The New Mexico Department of Information Technology and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have implemented communication system upgrades in Hidalgo County. According to the Hidalgo Herald, this initiative of Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham, will provide more effective communication capabilities there were previously available to Lordsburg Schools, law enforcement, fire, and emergency services personnel. The funding from the Department of Information Technology provided for the placement of hundreds of city and county radios, in addition to dispatch equipment and other system upgrades. The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management provided a new mobile radio tower that will provide communication coverage in areas that were previously unreachable.

Mayor Benny Jasso of Deming has appointed Irma Rodriguez, to the District 2 Deming City Council seat. Ms. Rodriguez, a local business owner, will be replacing former District 2 councilor, Roxanna Rincon, who recently resigned from the position. In addition, the Deming Headlight reported that Rodriguez was approved with a vote of confidence from council members and was sworn in by the Assistant Deputy Clerk. The remainder of the District 2 term continues through 2020.

Members of the Town of Silver City Town Council voted to amend a Notice of Intent ordinance regarding the town’s code of ordinances governing the keeping of bees within town limits. According to the Grant County Beat, the town has been attempting to regulate beekeeping after an individual was stung more than 100 times near the Dog Park from bees escaping from a local beekeeper. The NOI  will require beekeepers within the Town to register the location of their hives and post a copy of the registration on their property. In addition, it will be unlawful for beekeepers to keep aggressive bees that may cause harm to others.