During the recent Town of Hurley’s Special Meeting, a variety of issues and updates were discussed concerning the legislative session. Representative Luis Terrazas let council members know that they had a successful budget for obtaining funding in the amount of $83 million for Grant County and would provide $250,000 to Hurley for their recreation center. Also mentioned, was the beginning of phase one of the highway project, which will be located from the town limits of Bayard to the railroad tracks in Hurley. The project is set to begin in the upcoming weeks.

The Gila Cliff Dwellings is advising all those who are planning to float the Gila or hike through Middle or West Fork to use extreme caution. The rivers are starting to rise from the snowmelt as temperatures begin to become warmer. If planning on traveling to these areas advanced navigation and self-rescue skills are essential. For more up to date information, visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument’s Facebook page.

Congratulations to the Deming High School Powerlifters who were the first to bring home a state trophy during the Powerlifting State Tournament. More than 12 schools and over 200 students in 12 weight classes competed in Rio Rancho this past weekend to bring home the championship. The Deming team, which was led by state champions Ezra Hensley and Ryan Alfaro, finished in the top three winning them the third place medal. 

La Casa Healing House in Deming is in need of dedicated individuals who are interested in joining their mobile outreach program. Volunteers will assist with providing essential services, resources and support to individuals and families in need. The Healing House’s mission is to provide comprehensive support and intervention services to individuals impacted by Domestic Violence. If interested in volunteering visit their website.

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The PNM Resources Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2024 “Non-traditional Educational Pathways” grants. PNM will be granting a total of $400,000 to at least 26 qualified New Mexico nonprofit organizations that focus on non-traditional education pathways including; programs for learners who are developmentally disabled, veterans, individuals who were formerly incarcerated and youth who are interested in STEM or agriculture education and housing for direct educational purposes. The deadline to apply is April 26th. For more information and to submit an application, visit website.