As a reminder, phase two of the Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire Project has begun and is set to be completed by tomorrow, June 5th. The purpose of the project is to enhance wildlife habitat diversity using fire to create a mosaic burn pattern. Fire will be used to consume live and dead vegetation as well as reduce hazardous fuels and fire intensities, protecting private infrastructure in the wildland urban interface. Smoke may persist for several days following completion of ignitions and will be visible from U.S. Highway 180, New Mexico Highway 152, and the communities of Arenas Valley, Bayard, and Santa Clara.

Looking for something to do this summer? The Silver City nonprofit organization “Fight Like a Girl” is offering free classes and activities for women and young girls throughout the month of June. They will have Sewing 101, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Women’s Craft Club, Felted Jewelry, Introduction to Weight Training and much more. All classes will be held at the Silver City Recreation Center. For times and days of the classes, visit Fight Like a Girl’s Facebook page. 

Five students from Grant and Hidalgo County were recently awarded the 2024 HMS Scholarship to help them pursue their careers in the healthcare field. Hidalgo County students Edelweiss Molinar is a graduate of Animas High School who plans on becoming a dentist and Natali Caldera is a Lordsburg High School graduate who plans on pursuing a career as a Pharmacist. Silver and Cobre High School students Daniella Holguin and Nikolas Trujillo plan on pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse and Cliff High School student Noah Bratcher plans on becoming a Optometrist. Congratulations and good luck on your future careers.

In Deming News:

The County of Luna is inviting community members to participate in the upcoming work session on June 7th regarding the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. During the session the county will discuss current and upcoming infrastructure projects. All interested parties are invited to submit project ideas, testimony and other pertinent information at the session, which will take place at 9:00 a.m. at the Luna County Commission Chambers. 

The Luna County Planning Department is reminding all those who conduct business in Luna County, outside the incorporated boundaries of the City of Deming or the Village of Columbus, must renew their business registration or apply for a new one by June 30th. Persons engaged solely in farming and ranching or whose annual gross sales do not exceed $500 are exempt for the ordinance. For more information, contact the Luna County Planning Department at 575-543-6621.