The Hunting License application deadline is March 22. The deadline is approaching to apply for draw licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn, oryx and private land-only deer licenses in Units 2A, 2B 4 and 5A. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Standard time on March 22. To learn more, inquire with the New Mexico Game and Fish Department.

The Ropes and Ladder Training Tower used by the Silver City Fire Department is being reconstructed through a $61,000 donation funded project. The training tower is located behind Silver City Fire Department Station No. 2 and has been out of commission for over a decade. An effort to get this critical facility rebuilt has been in the works for years, and this spring, construction will begin on the 25-year-old, three-story structure. With an estimated cost of $61,000, the project is fully supported through donations and is headed up by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Friends of the Fire and Rescue volunteers.

The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District is seeking campground hosts to live at and help manage Piñon and Juniper campgrounds within the Quemado Lake Recreation Area, approximately 14 miles south of the town of Quemado, New Mexico. One host is needed for each campground during its operating season that runs from May 22 through September 25. Reach out to Brad Evans at 575-773-4678. That is 575-773-4678.

For our Luna County Listeners:

The Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School invites you to a free “Parenting A Teen Workshop” Thursday, March 30th, from 5pm to 7pm, at the Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School, 315 East 1st Street, in Deming.

The Americorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program is looking for volunteers 55 years of age or older who are willing to donate at least 5 hours a week to become a foster grandparent through the program. This is an opportunity to receive an hourly stipend that does not affect social security benefits and give the extra needed love and care kids need. For more information, contact Maria Acosta at 575-546-8823 or reach out to the Deming Senior Center.