New Mexicans will receive an extension on reduced health care costs. The residents can now take advantage of extended federal health-insurance subsidies. For three more years, until 2025, under the Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed by President Biden on August 16th, will reduce health care costs for New Mexicans at little or no cost. Open enrollment for plan year 2023 begins on November 1, 2022, and lasts until January 15, 2023, on B e Well n m dot com.

Outdoor recreation investments are set to benefit 20 communities that should create 175 jobs. The Economic Development Department (EDD) Outdoor Recreation Division has granted over two million dollars to awardees for 20 projects throughout the state. These projects are to expand outdoor access and grow the New Mexico outdoor recreation economy. Currently, an additional $2.2 million funds are available for more Outdoor Recreation Trails projects for a third and final round. Application reviews are scheduled for later this fall. The final review is tentatively scheduled for November 1, organizations are encouraged to get their applications in by that time. For more information and to access the application, visit the New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division website.

Western New Mexico University Board of Regents is having a Public Meeting on Thursday, September 29th. The WNMU Board of Regents executive session will begin at 8:30am, and the regular meeting session will begin at 10 am. Both sessions will be conducted over Zoom.

Also, this week at WNMU, National Native American Day will be celebrated Friday, September 23rd from 3 to 4pm in the Student Life Lounge. Dr. Perry James will present “An Autoethnography About Navajo Sweat House Leadership.”

Remember the Grant County Fair is underway. Come enjoy a celebration of Grant County’s agricultural heritage and future with livestock shows, craft exhibits, and food!