Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board will hold a Regular Quarterly Meeting on January 14th at 1 pm in the Grant County Administration Center. The tentative agenda includes such items as guests from the Silver City Arts and Cultural District, ways to partner with them on marketing, a Tourism vacancy on the board, Facebook, and New Marketing.
Current Exhibits at the Silver City Museum include Built to Change: the Evolving History of the Historic Ailman House and The Ailman Family Parlor: An Interactive, Family-Friendly Experience. The Interactive Ailman Family Exhibition allows visitors to enter into and experience the Victorian Parlor. The Built to Change Exhibit shows a little of the long history of the house and its occupants. The House has served as home for the Ailman family, the Hobart family, a boarding house for new arrivals, City Hall, and the Silver City Fire Station. Visit the museum to see a scale model, family artifacts, and other objects of the time period.
Candidate Packets are ready for the Town of Silver City Regular Municipal Election to be held on March 1st, 2015. Mayor, Councilor District 2 and Councilor District 4 are available offices. Declaration of Candidacy is January 5th between 8 am and 5 pm only in the office of the Municipal Clerk. Call 534-6346
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues the vital work of clearing roads throughout the state. Crews have been out working 24-hours a day since the beginning of the storm, working to keep roads safe for the traveling public and to reopen roads in the areas most heavily impacted by the storm. Available equipment is maximized so it is kept on the road and staffed, even if labor must be brought in from other areas.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has informed them that the state of New Mexico can still get an extension of the deadline for REAL ID enforcement if Gov. Susana Martinez and the leadership of the N.M. House and Senate can verify to DHS that they agree on legislation that ensures REAL ID compliance.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced that for the first time in New Mexico, electronic highway signs will display strategic messages aimed at deterring drunk driving. The signs are traditionally used to provide motorists with traffic conditions and weather updates. Signs around the state will now display the new anti-DWI messages, as well.