The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced a new roadway rehabilitation project for NM Highway 549 from milepost 0 (Deming East) to Milepost 18 (Akela). Lane closures will begin tomorrow on both the eastbound and westbound lanes in NM Highway 549 as needed and the roadway will be restricted to 12-foot for oversized loads.

Starting on October 20th, hundreds of PNM and TNMP employees will be participating in the annual “Day of Service.” According to a news release, employees will be assisting more than 20 non-profits statewide across New Mexico and Texas. PNM and TPNM volunteers help mentor youth with Big Brothers Big Sisters, teach Junior Achievement curriculum, judge science fairs, partner with tribal schools to teach basics of solar energy through PNM Solar Car Races, and serve on many non-profit and civic group boards.

Tomorrow, October 18th, Western New Mexico University is hosting a free flu vaccination clinic from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the School of Nursing Building. According to the Center for Disease Control, studies show that even if you do get sick with the flu, a flu vaccination can make your illness less severe by shortening the length of a flus hospital stay, reduce the risk of an ICU admission, and reduce the risk of death from the flu. The WNMU School of Nursing building is located at 1000 West College Avenue in Silver City.