Western New Mexico University Expressive Arts graduating class will present “Affinity” starting today, April 13th through May 5th. “Affinity” is a narrative of the relationship the graduates have between their personal inspiration, their academic career and their final art exhibition. The artist talks will be held Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 p.m. in Parotti Hall and the opening reception will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art on campus. 

The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) is now having 2023 funding for a new grant-based pilot program, the Healthy Food Financing Fund (HFFF).  This fund is designed to strengthen the local food chain capacity and increase market opportunities for New Mexico farmers, agricultural producers, manufactures and food enterprises. EDD will host an informational webinar on April 14th at 11:00a.m. The application portal is open until the end of the day of April 25th. For more information and to register go to their website.

Western New Mexico University recently held a Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by the WNMU Foundation. The event was to celebrate not only the students but those whose generosity helped support them. Scholarship students were able to personally thank donors behind the scholarships and share with them what the support has meant to their academic careers. 

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently signed into law five healthcare-related bills.  These bills will support and strengthen the state’s healthcare workforce and make healthcare more affordable and accessible across the state. 

For our Deming area listeners, there will be a Vamos A Pecar event held in Deming, April 30th. This free family-friendly event will feature fishing, archery, wildlife and waterfowl identification sessions, food and more. It will be held at Trees Lake in Deming, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Congratulations are in order for Lieutenant Mike Pompeo of the Animas Fire and Rescue Department.  He  has been with the department for 3 years and was spotlighted for his excellent  service to the community and the fire department.