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The New Mexico Department of Transportation has released an announcement reminding residents, candidates, and campaigns that state law prohibits placing, maintaining, or displaying any unauthorized sign upon any state road right-of ways. According to New Mexico Criminal and Traffic Law 66-7-108, that no political sign postings are allowed on state-maintained rights-of-way, which are typically defined by fencing on rural routes and to the back of the curb on urban routes. These signs that are deemed an encroachment included signs mounted to the fencing or sign/signal support posts. In addition, NMDOT maintenance patrols are specifically instructed to remove all signs, political or otherwise, that have been illegally placed within state road rights-of-way. The department does not discriminate when removing signs and any item that impedes the roadway or right-of-way can be considered a safety issue to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

WNMU conducted Spring graduation last week with 436 students earning degrees through a hybrid ceremony. According to a news release, “more than 200 chose to participate in the commencement ceremony, with two thirds of those walking in person at Ben Altamirano Stadium and the other third of graduates turning their tassels over Zoom.” In addition, the university awarded 87 associate degrees, 150 bachelor’s degrees, 163 master’s degrees, 73 graduate certificates, 28 certificates and 10 fast-track certificates, along with five high school equivalency diplomas. Congratulations to the class of 2022.

Friends of the Silver City Library will be holding their May Bookstore and Outside Book Sale this Saturday, May 14th from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., weather permitting. Located at 1510 Market Street, the sale is open to the public and free of charge. Funds derived from the sale go to supporting programs at the Silver City Library, benefiting the entire community. Book donations are always accepted at donation bins outside the Silver City Library main door.

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