The Town of Hurley Council approved the intent to adopt ordinance number 4-S during their Town Hall meeting that took place June 18th. The ordinance provides for increasing rates to be charged for sanitary sewer services, garbage collection, landfill fees and will increase rates $6.78 plus gross receipts tax. The ordinance will be discussed further at the next Town Hall meeting and how long the increased rate will last, which will depend on increases to the town for landfill, wastewater and garbage collection. 

Congratulations to the Village of Santa Clara’s July “Beautiful Yard of the Month” winners Rosemary and Frank Costales. The couple’s house features a large yard, a grassy sitting area and a grill on the porch. The Village of Santa Clara’s pick of the month shows the yard of someone who is proud of their home, their yard, their neighborhood and their town. For winning, the couple received a gift card and winners yard sign to display from Santa Clara Mayor Lopez.

Congratulations to all the Silver City Independence Day “This Land Belongs to You and Me” parade winners. The winners for best float went to Baile Encanto. Best car, truck or vehicle went to Fort Bayard Fire and Rescue. Best Walking Group went to the Silver High School Marching Band and Best Equestrian Group went to Healing Hands Equine Services. The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated and made the parade a huge success.

The City of Deming is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 Consumer Confidence Report, also known as the Annual Water Quality Report. The report offers insight into the city’s water quality and aims to ensure transparency and keep residents informed about the quality of their water supply, reflecting the city’s commitment to providing safe and reliable water services to the community. For more information and to view the report, contact the City of Deming. 

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Western New Mexico University and Freeport-McMoRan are taking a significant step towards promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions by installing four electric vehicle (EV) chargers on the WNMU campus. These chargers, which are free to use and available to the public, are intended to support the community in transitioning towards a more environmentally friendly transportation system. By offering free access to EV chargers, WNMU and Freeport-McMoRan aim to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and reduce reliance on traditional fossil fuel-powered transportation. This initiative will not only benefit the university community but will also help contribute to the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the region.