The New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Council is having a free “My Life, My Decisions Alternatives to Guardianship” workshop tomorrow, December 6th. They will be discussing alternatives to guardianship, planning for the future and choosing who you want to support you. There will be two repeat workshops, with the first one taking place from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the second from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Global Resource Center located on the WNMU campus in Silver City. For more information or transportation accommodations, call 505-841-4519.

During their “No Shave November” event, The Silver City Police Department raised $1,440 to help families in need. Police officers donated $720 with the SCPOA matching their donation. With the funds raised, the police department was able to purchase 35 turkeys and 5 hams to provide to families in need for the holiday season. 

The City of Deming, Deming Police Department and Deming Luna County Economic Development recently participated in an “Own Your Future” workshop with the Deming High School JROTC students. The workshop focused on dressing for success, honoring interview skills and career exploration with law enforcement. After the workshop, JROTC students gave a presentation of appreciation to all the workshop presenters. 

The Luna County Road Department is currently applying a base course on McCan Road Southeast between Solana and Cabrito Roads Southeast for future chip seal asphalt. McCan Road has been substantially upgraded with improved drainage and work to existing slopes and the newly applied base course will allow for the completion of Phase 1 for this year. McCan Road Southeast will remain open to local traffic but will be closed to all through traffic. The application of the base course will take place until December 6th. For any questions, contact the Luna County Road Department at 575-546-2703. 

In New Mexico News:

In collaboration with state and federal animal health officials, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is advising pet owners on how to protect dogs against a canine respiratory syndrome. Symptoms of the canine respiratory syndrome may include: trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing, sneezing, fever and loss of appetite. To help mitigate the risk of this illness to dogs, New Mexicans are encouraged to avoid areas such as dog parks, grooming facilities and boarding centers, especially if their dogs are not fully vaccinated or are at higher risk of illness. The NMDA recommends pet owners contact their veterinarian immediately if their dog is experiencing any of these symptoms. For more information, visit the website