Here’s a look at some local news brought you by Silver City Radio.
In Luna County, Summer Lunch Grab-N-Go meals for students will no longer be available at Bataan, Bell, Chaparral, Memorial and Ruben S. Torres elementary schools and Central Cafeteria. The change in the program is due to these sites serving the K-5 Plus program started this month. The purpose of K–5 Plus is to demonstrate that increased time in kindergarten and the early grades narrows the achievement gap between at-risk students and other students, increases cognitive skills and leads to higher test scores for all participants. Columbus Elementary and secondary schools that include Deming Intermediate, Red Mountain Middle School, and Deming High School, will continue serving the summer lunch Grab-N-Go meals from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
The Bayard Municipal Water System Annual Drinking Water Quality Report of 2020 is now available for viewing on their website at cityofbayardnm.com or for pickup at City Hall located at 800 Central Avenue in Bayard. As a reminder to Bayard residents, municipal utility payment restrictions due to COVID-19 will expire on August 12th for all Bayard Municipal Utility accounts that have a past due balance. Beginning August 17th, the City of Bayard will begin implementing a 10% penalty on past due balances. I addition, balances will be due in full by August 31st. Service disconnections for non-payment will begin on September 1st. Utility payment assistance can be obtained by visiting renthelpnm.org for those experiencing hardships due to the pandemic. For more information, contact Bayard City Hall at 575-537-3327.
The New Mexico Small Business Development Center is offering live no cost webinars created to assist New Business owners. During the month of July, the free webinars will feature many topics that include: Should a Retailer Sell Online; the pros and cons of LLC’s; Effective Debt Collection Strategies; Cash Management; and much more. A listing of the webinars and registration information is available by visiting online at NMSBDC.org. In addition, if you miss any of the free webinars, pre-recorded on demand webinars are available only on the Official NMSBDC YouTube Channel.
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