A big Congratulations to Janice Baca Argabright who was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Western New Mexico University (WNMU). Mrs. Argabright has served as an elementary school teacher, teaching principal, associate superintendent and a member of the university’s Board of Regents. Janice was a Regents member for twelve years and helped WNMU develop in the positive direction it is going now. Her impact on the university will be something the community and students will never forget.

The Town of Silver will be holding a Town Hall meeting regarding Homelessness in Grant County on May 16th. The meeting will be from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Grant County Veterans and Business Center. The meeting is open to the public and all elected officials are encouraged to attend. For more information call 575-654-0148.

The USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region recently announced that $23,982,600 of funds from The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) will be used for selected projects across New Mexico. Some of the projects that will be worked on will be a new sign installation and resurfacing asphalt on Forest Road 141, replacement of the Romero Creek Bridge, restoring access to the Urban Interface Trail, replacement of the South Fork Negrito Bridge and working on the deferred maintenance on the Whitewater Trail and Catwalk National Recreation Trail. For more information about these projects, go to website.

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department will be having a free Car Seat class in Deming on May 17th. The class is to provide information on different types of car seats and how to properly use them. It will take place at 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at 217 North Country Club Road. For more information call 575-549-9254.

Congratulations to the Hidalgo County 4-H team who qualified to attend the National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma. There were 32 4-H teams and FFA teams that traveled from all over the United States to compete in this program. Team members Russell Haught, Francis Racicot, Case McSpadden, and Leo Kerr were able to show off their skills and knowledge for pasture and range earning them 5th place in the competition in the 4-H category.