The New Mexico Music Commission announces Professional Development Business Workshops for the music community of the State of New Mexico. These free, nine-hour workshops are broken down over three days and are presented virtually (online) in association with Artist Inc. The workshops will address the unique challenges of the music industry and help musicians learn business skills relevant to their work in order to turn their music practices into sustainable careers. To register, visit The New Mexico Music Commission’s website.

The Grant County Community Concert Association will be presenting Sultans of String Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM in the WNMU Fine Arts Theater.  This group performs a genre-hopping mix of Celtic, flamenco, gypsy and Arabic rhythms that celebrates musical fusion with warmth and virtuosity. Adult tickets are $20, children to age 17 admitted free of charge.  For more information or to buy tickets on-line go to online or call 575-538-5862.

The USDA-NRCS is offering funding for conservation innovation Grants in New Mexico. NRCS will make available up to $50,000 of funding for eligible individuals, local and state governments, non-governmental organizations, and tribes in New Mexico. Applicants of the conservation grants must submit a complete package by the application deadline by May 1st to be considered for funding. Applicants do not need to be an agricultural producer, but the CIG project must involve at least one Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) eligible agricultural producer. To learn more go to the USDA CIG website.

In Deming news: 

There will be a Community Trash Clean-up day, March 4th from 8am to noon. The group is looking for volunteers to participate. Call 575-694-5257 for more information.

The County of Commissioners of Luna County will be holding a public hearing with the intent to consider issuing a Special Use Permit for South Peak Solar to Galehead Development for a utility scale solar project on Thursday, March 9th, at 9am in the Luna County Commission chambers. Questions and comments can be made at the public hearing.