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New Mexico Veterans and Governor Michell Lujan Grisham attended a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday at the New Mexico State Veteran’s Home in Truth or Consequences. The event celebrated a $60 million investment from the 2022 legislative session to build new state of the art facilities on the existing grounds. According to a news release, the State Veteran’s Home, managed by the New Mexico Department of Health, “was originally built in 1936 and has not been updated since the 1980s. The facility has experienced maintenance issues for many years, including an outdated and inadequate hospital corridor model; undersized resident rooms; inadequate ventilation and non-ADA compliant restrooms.” The updated residences will consist of six new homes that will include 12 private suites where each resident will have a private room with a bedroom, personal living area, a fully accessible bathroom and  communal spaces such as living room, kitchen, dining, and other outdoor and common indoor spaces. The first three homes will be completed in fall of 2023, which will allow all residents currently living in the main building to relocate. The other three homes will be finished in early 2024.

Luna County is now requiring a burn permit to be issued for any open burns in the county. Applications for permits will be issued by the Planning Department in accordance with Burn Ordinance #84. Residents are recommended to call the Luna County Planning Department for questions regarding the application or permit. In addition, contact Fire Chief Pablo Montoya, for questions regarding the ordinance or burning in general.

The next meeting of the Dementia Caregivers Support group is scheduled for tomorrow, July 28th at 5:00 P.M. the First United Methodist Church, located at 300 West College Avenue in Silver City. The meeting will feature guest speaker, Ron Epps, the director of the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association. He will give a 2-hour class on the topic of “Effective Communications Strategy.” All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Linda Brake at 575-590-1499.

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