Silver Consolidated Schools Lil Scholar’s teacher, Ms. Tovar was recently honored as “Teacher of the Year” by the DKG Society International Epsilon New Mexico Chapter. Ms. Tovar was recognized for her dedication and the profound impact she has had on the Lil Cots community. Congratulations to Ms. Tovar.  

Western New Mexico University will be hosting an International Forum on local sustainable development and social justice June 10th through June 13th. The forum promotes sustainable justice through institutional collaboration, equitable policies and available resources for at-risk populations. Discussion will include how local efforts through local governments and civil institutions enhance the means to achieve social justice. The forum will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the J. Cloyd Miller Library, Student Memorial Building. 

The Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation recently donated $6,000 worth of new radios to Gila Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS). EMS receives about 120 calls a week, therefore having well functioning radios is a necessity. The radios being replaced are over 15 years old and have exceeded their lifespan. Also, thanks to the support of the Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary,  EMS has been able to replace older equipment and purchase new suction machines. 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District is having a community forum for Pinos Altos residents on June 12th. Come learn about vegetation management and its critical role in reducing wildfire risk, improving wildfire resilience, and promoting Pinos Altos as a fire-adapted community. The BLM will be discussing the ongoing and future herbicidal treatment actions as part of a vegetative treatment program to reduce the amount and continuity of burnable vegetation surrounding the Pinos Altos area. The forum will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Rescue Station. The public is encouraged to attend. 

In New Mexico News: 

The New Mexico Human Services Department has announced SUN Bucks, a new federal program that will help families by giving them money to buy groceries during the summer. Starting this summer, families that qualify for the program will receive $120 for each child that is part of the program. Parents will be able to use the funds to buy healthy food at grocery stores, farmers markets and some online retailers. For more information and to apply for the program, visit website.