Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The City of Bayard has given notice of the intent to adopt amendments to the Animals of the Municipal Code of Ordinances.  The amendment is to insert the language from Ordinance 1-2014 as it was inadvertently left out of Ordinance 1-2016.  Consideration is currently scheduled for and will not take place prior to September 12, 2016 for final adoption.

The Deming High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps handed out certificates of appreciation to four local businesses for their continued support of the Wildcat Battalion.  The La Fonda Restaurant, the Deming Elks Lodge 2750, Diaz Farms and the American Legion Bataan Post 4 received the certificates for supporting cadets in their fundraisers and community events over the years.

Special Centennial Events will take place at the Gil Cliff Dwellings this Thursday through Sunday.  All entrance fees will be waived during those days, and a Centennial Fair will be held at Gough Park on Saturday.  Smokey Bear and a wildland fire crew will represent the US Forest Service, the Grant County Search and Rescue and Mimbres Cultural Center will have displays and activities.

The Walmart Foundation opens the application period for its State Giving Program funding cycle on Monday, Aug. 29. New Mexico nonprofits with programs that focus on hunger relief, career opportunities, education programs, health care access and other human service programs designed to meet the needs of underserved, low-income populations are encouraged to apply for funding. The deadline to submit grant requests is 10:59 pm MT on Friday, Sept. 2.  To be considered for grant support, prospective grantee organizations must submit online applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program website. Applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum eligibility criteria.  Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application process are available online at

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is indicating that she will not consider any tax increases as the state seeks to close the gap on a projected budget shortfall during a special legislative session tentatively planned for next month.