Happy Memorial Day!

The Bayard Public Library will be having its free summer reading program starting June 5th. The program will include activities, prizes, an ice cream social and much more. The program will run from June 5th to June 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is for ages five and up. Participants must reserve their spot before June 5th. For more information call 575-537-6224. 

Western New Mexico University recently commissioned a bronze sculpture in honor of former nurse and faculty member, Pam Kuthe. Mrs. Kuthe was a longtime Silver City nurse, a dedicated nursing educator and a valued colleague. She was recognized as a Nursing Legend by the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence, and she was pivotal in establishing the modern nursing program at WNMU. Mrs. Kuthe retired from WNMU in 2007 and passed away in 2020. The new sculpture of Pam Kuthe is located on the front porch of the School of Nursing Building. 

The City of Lordsburg was recently awarded $4,589,000 from the Colonias Infrastructure Act. These funds will be used to replace waterline mains, taps, fire hydrants, valves, and lines on the North side of the city. The North side of the city has been neglected for over 80 years but thanks to the hard work and dedication of The Southwest Council of Government, staff and engineers, the city will get the waterline repairs it needs. 

The Marshall Memorial Library in Deming offers free American Sign Language classes every Wednesday. Instructor Robert Clark is there to help others understand and learn the intermediate stages of sign language. The class takes place at 110 South Diamond Street from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The class is for beginners and intermediate learners, so paper and writing utensils are recommended. For more information call 575-546-9202.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has now reopened NM 152, Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway. The highway was closed in March due to cracks found in the pavement due to the wet winter months. NMDOT crews have been on site working and making repairs to the road and have now made it safe for travelers. For more information go to website or call 511.