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The New Mexico Department of Transportation is conducting an engineering and environmental study of US Highway 180 between Bayard and Deming, milepost 123 to 161, consisting of 38 miles. The study is evaluating existing conditions and exploring various ways to improve the roadway and ultimately make travel safer and more efficient. The meeting will be hosted by the NMDOT at an online public meeting and project website to provide information about the project purpose, alternatives under consideration, in addition to findings and recommendations from the study phase. The virtual meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 4th from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Public comments are being accepted through March 18th. For more information, visit the US 180 Corridor Study website at

The New Mexico Department of Health has come forward to reiterate the importance of wearing masks properly to provide additional protection from COVID-19 and its variants. DOH Secretary Designate, Dr. Tracie Collins, explains that in order for a mask to prevent water droplets from escaping, it needs to fit snugly around the nose, mouth and cheeks. It is suggested that if a mask doesn’t fit well, to use a paper mask underneath the cloth mask. Wearing the second paper mask may provide additional protection from COVID-19 along with adding a fitter to the cloth mask described as elastic fabric connected to the cloth mask on both sides can unsure a seal. For additional information about properly worn masks, visit

Western New Mexico University Cultural Affairs is presenting the President’s Chamber Music Series with a livestreamed performance by the Neave Trio. The concert will be taking place from Boston’s Longo School of music and features a trio of violin, piano and cello, playing works by composers Rebecca Clarke, Cecile Chaminade, and Astor Piazzolla. For concert links and information, visit

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