Here is a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.
New Mexico Gas Company is returning to normal billing practices starting August 12th including disconnection of delinquent customers. Customers may qualify for a payment plan to bring their account up to date. In addition, New Mexico Gas Company will share information on assistance programs that can help customers catch up. Customers can stop by any of the state’s 22 payment centers for help, go online to nmgco.com/assistance, or call at 1-888-664-2726.
The Southwest New Mexico Food Hub in collaboration with the National Center for Frontier Communities, is now taking orders for Fresh Produce Box subscriptions. Starting Tuesday, August 10th, fresh local produce boxes will be available in Silver City. The program is planned to run for about 16 weeks, through most of November. The weekly subscription will give residents exclusive access to the freshest locally grown food in the region. The program works with dozens of small family farms that offer new varieties each week at wholesale costs. Weekly pickups will take place at the Commons in Silver City, located at 501 East 13th Street. In addition, the program takes Double Up Food Bucks and SNAP. To subscribe email foodhubatfrontierus.org .
The launch of an official website to allow residents to engage in the redistricting process has been launched by the New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee. The new website includes a public portal and provides information about the CRC, the redistricting process, and upcoming meetings across the state. The portal also allows access to public mapmaking and a testimony submission tool. The purpose of the portal is to enable and engage the public in the current redistricting process. Redistricting is the process of redrawing the geographical boundaries that correspond to certain elected offices to account for changes in population. For more information, visit the CRC’s website at nmredistricting.org
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