The Silver City Public Library will be holding classes on basic computer literacy on March 22 and 29, both Wednesdays, from three to five. These will be very basic classes covering the most essential parts of computer usage for beginners such as mouse usage, keyboard usage, file and folder structure, emailing and Web searches. Class size will be limited to eight people maximum. Sign up in person at the library or over the phone at 575-538-3672! The library is located at 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City.

USDA has announced the availability of up to $9.5 million for Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) pilot projects for fiscal year 2023. The cooperative agreements support projects that develop and test strategies for planning and implementing municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans. Eligible entities in New Mexico are encouraged to apply by June 15, 2023. For more information check with the USDA on Compost and Food Waste Reduction.

Attention veterans regarding tax credits. New Mexico veterans and seniors may be eligible for other tax exemptions, credits and rebates. From the Department of Veterans Services, the following list has been provided regarding tax credits and rebates. There is a refundable medical care credit for medical care expenses over $28,000 with the potential of an exemption of $3,000 and and a tax credit of $2,800. There is also a property tax rebate for low-income seniors. Veterans or unmarried widows of veterans may be eligible for a $4,000 reduction in taxable value of a primary residence. There is also a veterans property tax waiver. For information about these tax credit and rebates, contact the Department of Veterans Services or Tax Help New Mexico at 505-224-5997.

For our Deming Listeners, there will be a County Commissioner Work Session this Thursday, the 23rd at 4pm at the Luna County Courthouse. One item of discussion includes Ordinance 29, which is re-establishing a Planning Commission for Luna County. Also, it is announced that at their April 6th meeting at 10am, the County Commissioners of Luna County intend to consider Ordinance 112 that involves addressing off-highway vehicles revision 1, which involves authorizing recreational off-highway vehicles to be operated on streets and roads owned and controlled by the county. Copies of this ordinance are available in the Luna County Clerk’s office.