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The 2020 Great American Duck Race that has been held in Deming for over 40 years, has been cancelled this year due to a decision to keep the community and region safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee had to make the difficult decision to keep the safety of the public in mind, but are looking forward to the event resuming next year on the scheduled dates of August 26th through 29th, 2021. In addition, the community was invited to adopt the ducklings that were being raised with donation proceeds going to the Deming Luna County Humane Society.
Cobre Consolidated School District 2020-21 Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for NEW students will be taking place May 26th through the 29th from 8:00 A.M. to 12: P.M for Bayard, Central, Hurley, and San Lorenzo elementary schools. Parents wanting to sign up their children for any of the programs should contact the school secretary and provide the student’s information. In addition, registration packets can be downloaded from the Cobre District webpage at cobre.k12.nm.us, or be picked up from the school during these days and times. Parents wishing to have their child screened for a disability/delay are instructed to download a “Child Find Packet” from the district webpage, and upon completion submit it to the school secretary to begin the screening process.
The U.S Census Bureau has reopened their field office in Las Cruces, according to the “I Count New Mexico” group. According to a release, the field offices have been deemed essential businesses and, as such, the Las Cruces office is following the state’s COVID-19 Safe Practices for essential businesses. With the reopening, households in 16 New Mexico counties, including locations in Grant County, can now expect to receive the packets that include census forms and the unique ID which residents can use to complete their forms by mail, by phone or online. Statistics show that nearly 20 percent of New Mexico households rely on hand-delivery of their census forms – one of the highest rates in the United States. However, Grant County residents can still be counted right now in the 2020 Census without the ID number by visiting grantcountycensus.com.
The Southwest Solid Waste Authority Silver City Landfill located at 318 Ridge Road, will be closed on Wednesday, May 27th in order to perform necessary maintenance work on the scales. Regular hours for the landfill will resume on Thursday, May 28th.
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