The Grant County Community Concert Association is one of only 10 organizations statewide to receive funding through a grant from the New Mexico Arts to promote more opportunities for military and veteran audiences to engage in the arts. The Arts and the Military Mini Grant will do towards a patriotic themed outdoor concert scheduled for May 21st at the Bataan Memorial Recreation Park. The performance will be by the 1st Armored Division Band from Ft. Bliss in EL Paso. The event will be free and open to public in addition to recognizing the service and sacrifice of military personnel, National Guard, and veterans and Gold Star families from Grant, Catron, Hidalgo, and Luna counties.

Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) is continuing its efforts to reopen the Family Medicine Residency Program that was closed in August of 2022. According to a news release, “HMS has received emergency funding support from the New Mexico Human Services Department to assist HMS in its efforts to recruit the needed faculty to reopen the program. HMS has also partnered with the New Mexico Primary Care Training Consortium to prepare an application to be submitted to the New Mexico Graduate Medical Education Expansion Grant Program. The GME grant funding, if received, will provide the needed financial support beyond June of 2023 to continue recruitment and program development efforts. The HMS FMRP operations team hopes to fill all required positions to accept its first cadre of residents in July of 2025.”

The Gila National Forest Wilderness Ranger District is preparing to conduct prescribed burns now through March in multiple locations as allowed by weather, fuel conditions, and personnel availability. The prescribed burns will be conducted  at the following locations: The Old G.O.S. Ranch west of the Continental Divide along the north side of New Mexico Highway 35; and pile burns in multiple locations throughout the Highway 35 corridor and Lake Roberts area.