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The Luna County Road Department will be starting Fiscal Year 2022 Phase 1 of road construction for 2 miles on Solana Road Southwest beginning at the intersection of Lucca Road Southwest and ending at Hermanas Road Southwest. The project consists of milling 10 inches, improving drainage and conforming shoulders to original condition, then applying 1 lift of prime and 2 lifts of chip seal followed by safety striping and signage along both sides of the road. This project will commence the beginning of this month and continue until completed weather permitting. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution for workers and equipment in the area and follow all traffic signs.

Beginning July 1st, consumers will see New Mexico title insurance rates decrease by 6 percent, the largest rate reduction in title insurance basic premium rates in a decade. Title insurance protects homebuyers and lenders from financial loss due to defects or problems with a title to a property.

The WNMU Board of Regents met this week and raised tuition by 8 percent, approved a 12 percent increase to student fees, and added a $25 per credit hour textbook fee according to a news release. In addition, the board voted to permit the purchase of former Stain Mary’s Church and Academy on Alabama Street in order to improve access to the acreage where the university plans to build a nee early childhood center along with a possible charter school. Some other business included a change of scope regarding the Deming Learning Center Infrastructure Project due to rising construction costs, and board approval of the third quarter financial actions report showing that WNMU does not have any financial concerns at this point in the fiscal year. The next WNMU Board of Regents meeting is scheduled for April 28th. A recording of this week’s meeting is available at the WNMU Board of Regents meeting and video archive webpage.

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