Here’s a look at some local news:

In a release from Silver City Mainstreet, Jill Lane, author of “On the Road with Jack and Jill, A Pet Travel Guide,” will be in Silver City on Saturday, August 31st, for a book signing. Jack was New Mexico’s Adventure Dog and pre-eminent dog-expert on Pet Travel. Adopted from a Colorado Shelter in 2009, he was immediately put to the task of becoming the most famous and hard-working dog in New Mexico. Travelin’ Jack was scheduled to join Jill on this trip, however, he passed away on August 10th. Jack the dog, appeared on television, radio, and print. He participated in conferences and dog-hosted numerous pet-oriented events. Travelin’ Jack’s favorite charitable endeavor was to promote Shelter Adoptions and support Rescue and Animal Welfare organizations. Jill Lane’s published articles have appeared in magazines, on-line publications and travel guides.

According to the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, hunting seasons are under-way there will be roadblocks through-out the state during fall hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. Conservation officers may be assisted by other agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Police or county sheriff’s offices. At roadblocks, conservation officers also will check for compliance with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act. Drivers of vehicles hauling wood products will be asked to produce documentation as required by the Forest Conservation Act. For more information, please consult the Department’s hunting rules and information books, available on the Department’s website.

The City of Deming is hosting a volunteer planting event on Saturday August 31st at Voiers’ Pit Park. Members of the community can come down and help plant vegetation around the man-made lake located at 300 North Country Club Road in Deming. Volunteers will not need to bring any supplies, but should dress appropriately for working outside in a wet area. The Deming Headlight has reported that nearly 10,000 plants will be placed in the wetland area around the lake. Volunteers are urged to call Mary Mackey at 575-546-8848 for more information.