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The U.S Bureau of Land Management has made changes to its wild horse and burro Adoption Incentive Program in order to enhance existing protections. The program offers financial incentives to adopt untrained animals from the BLM. According to a news release, “the BLM will now require compliance inspections of animals adopted under the Adoption Incentive Program to occur within six months of adoption. Additionally, title applications will have to be signed by a veterinarian or BLM-authorized officer for the adopter to receive the incentive payment, and the incentive payment will now be made within 60 days after title date, rather than half at the time of adoption and half at the title date. The minimum adoption fee for animals adopted through the Adoption Incentive Program is also increasing from $25 to $125.” To learn about the program, visit

During a well-attended dedication ceremony last weekend, the Animas basketball gymnasium was official named “Charles Richardson Court”, in honor of the beloved Animas Public Schools educator and coach who sadly passed away last year. Richardson served the community for almost 50 years.

The Grant County Copper Cowbelles recently installed their 2022 Officers. The outgoing President, Pat Hunt, passed on duties to Kim Clark. Other newly installed officers include: Michelle Jones Greeman as Vice-President; Carol Crosley as Secretary; and Tenisha Blanton Fell as Treasurer. In addition, Vivian Myers was named “2021 Copper Cowbelle of the Year.” The Grant County Copper CowBelles, with members from all walks of life, have made themselves known as a group of women who want everyone to know the importance of the beef industry to Grant County and the state of New Mexico

The Copper Country Senior Olympics is distributing participant packets this weekend, Saturday January 29th and Sunday, January 30th at the back entrance to WNMU’s Watts Hall, located at the corner of Swan Street and Silver Heights Boulevard. The packets will be available to the public between 11:00 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. For more information call 575-590-2352.

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