Aldo Leopold Charter School 9th grade students visited the Macho Springs Wind Farm in Hatch to learn more about sustainability issues within the energy sector of the economy. Students had the opportunity to experience the lifecycle of energy including energy generation to transmission and consumption, the American electric grid and the basics of wind power. They also learned about career pathways, future growth potential and the benefits of working at a wind farm.

Hidalgo County will be having a “Community Garden Workday” tomorrow, April 5th to help revive the Hidalgo County Community Garden. Those interested are to bring work gloves and tools and are to meet at the Hidalgo County Fairgrounds at 8:00 a.m. All community members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Katee at 928-432-2997.

The Grant County DWI Program recently purchased new PAS IV Flashlights for the Silver City Police Department, The Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Bayard Police Department. The flashlights will be able to detect alcohol that is present in the air and will help aid in DWI arrests. The goal is to help reduce DWI’s issues in the county and to help make the roads of Grant County a safer place. 

Western New Mexico University will be hosting a free songwriting workshop for active and retired military, veterans and their spouses. This event, which is sponsored by WNMU Cultural Affairs and New Mexico Arts and brought to the campus by the Center for American Military Music Opportunities is designed to work for experienced musicians as well as non-musicians who are looking for ways to unlock their creativity. The workshop will take place on April 13th but prior registration is required by April 7th. For more information and to register, visit website

In New Mexico News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is celebrating National Public Health Week April 1st through the 7th with this year’s theme being “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving”. The focus this week will be on the steps the NMDOH are taking to make sure New Mexicans have access to public health care, that the neighborhoods are free from pollution and that food and water in communities is safe to drink and eat. The department will also be taking time to recognize the public health contributions of its staff across New Mexico. For more information on where you can find a public health office near you, visit website