As a reminder, The Forest Service is still looking for individuals from local communities to provide collaborative input on forest management by serving on the Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (SNM RAC). The SNM RAC works closely with the Forest Service to review and recommend projects that benefit forest and watershed health, fish, wildlife, soils and cultural resources and represents a wide variety of interests and perspectives. The projects will occur on National Forest lands in counties all over the state including Grant County. Those interested must reside in Grant County and must submit an application by September 29th. For more information or to apply, visit the website.

The Santa Clara Police Department will continue to conduct S.T.E.P. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Operations) during the month of September.  Officers will be looking for any and all traffic violations and will be out at different times enforcing all traffic laws. All roads and highways within the Village of Santa Clara will be heavily patrolled.

Western New Mexico University is honoring Hispanic Serving Institution Week (HSI) which is celebrated during the month of September. HSI week was created to help commemorate the contributions of over 500 Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide and to heighten awareness of the important role HSIs play in improving access to education for traditionally underserved students. WNMU has a higher percentage of Hispanic students, at 55%, then most universities and prides itself on serving Hispanic students from all over the world. Throughout the month, WNMU will be celebrating the hard work, dedication and sacrifices Hispanic students have made to pursue an education and achieve their goals. 

The City of Deming will be conducting a “Youth and Housing” survey aimed towards youth ages 15 to 25 years old. The survey is to help better understand the housing needs and experiences of young people in the community. The survey will be available tomorrow, September 14th at Unidos Cafe from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Starmax from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Those who participate are eligible to receive a $10 gift card.

The New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association Allied Industry Committee (NMCGA) will be hosting college interns at the upcoming 2023 Joint Stockmen’s Convention. NMCGA is working with Allied Industry Partners on this program to offer businesses the opportunity to bring new ideas and energy into the workplace, discover talent and potentially build a pipeline for future full-time employees. The goal of the internship is to help give college students an experience in the career field they want to pursue, as well as provide face to face time with peers and industry leaders. Applications are open now and will be accepted until October 6th. For more information or to submit an application, visit the website