Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

Silver City Ranger District personnel responded to a fire located at the Arrastra-Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Trailhead off FR 4258 near Pinos Altos, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The human-caused fire was reported by members of the public visiting the Arrastra Interpretive site.  The fire destroyed most of the wooden elements of the arrastra.  Archeological resources are protected under the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) of 1979. Penalties for damaging or destroying these resources may include fines and, in some cases, jail time.  If anyone has any information on this fire, please, contact the Silver City Ranger District at 388-8201.

Since 1926, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world have celebrated World Thinking Day on February 22, to explore and honor the global friendships and experiences that enrich their lives.  The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest honored this tradition this week at the Girl Scout Little House.  Girls from all over Grant County displayed foods, games, clothing and other information from different countries around the world, including France, Madagascar, Transylvania, Russia, Japan, China, and Jamaica.

The Bayard City Council during an open meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 passed and approved Ordinance 1-2016.  The ordinance adopted amendments to Chapter 6 – Animals of the Municipal Code of Ordinances and re-numeration of the chapter.  Copies of the Ordinance may be picked up at Bayard City Hall.

The Silver City Woman’s Club building will once again serve as a Voting Convenience Center for the March 1st Election in Silver City.  The Silver City Woman’s Club is centrally located and easily accessible.  Voters will no longer have to determine their specific polling location for their Council District.  Early Voting is still open through this Friday at City Hall on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.

Over 40 local and regional businesses from around Luna County came together for the Business Expo to showcase business opportunities for economic growth in Deming and Luna County. The Expo was co-sponsored by Luna County Community Economic Development, New Mexico Workforce Connections, Western New Mexico University and its NM Small Business Development Center.