This Thursday, November 17th marks the last day to have mail in Forth Bayard Wreath orders postmarked. These wreaths will be distributed on December 16th to remember and honor veterans at Ft Bayard National Cemetery over the Christmas holiday season. According to a news release, “unique to Fort Bayard is that local, special requests for wreath placements are honored with this placement guaranteed. Additionally, a remembrance program is created, listing each individual being honored with a wreath as well as the name of each wreath sponsor.” The Remembrance Ceremony will be held Saturday, December 17, at 10:00 A.M. In Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

The Silver City Ranger District has begun their hazardous fuel project located in the Little Walnut Day Use area and adjacent to the forest service boundary at the Wagon Wheel Subdivision. Visitors should be aware of heavy machinery and chain saw work in the Little Walnut and Gomez Peak areas, particularly along Little Walnut Road. Visitors are requested to avoid this area for safety reasons whenever this machinery is in operation. This project may last until January.

The Grant County AARP Tax-Aide group is looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Locally, volunteers assist with preparing federal and state income tax returns free of charge for seniors and low-income taxpayers. Training and equipment are supplied by AARP and the IRS, so volunteers do not need a history in accounting or tax preparation. More information can be obtained by calling 575-519-9463.