During the Village of Santa Clara Regular Meeting, the mayor reported that with the completion of the Highway 180 Road Project, the village will be able to get asphalt millings so they can begin work on Pinon Street in the upcoming months. Also, the Grant County Water Commission has 2 project options that will be available for review by the council this month and with the council approval the chosen project will be put into the Legislative Session Presentation at the beginning of the new year. 

Congratulations to Linda Skerritt Avery who was recently inducted into the Western New Mexico University Alumni Association’s “Golden Circle”, a program that recognizes alumni that graduated 50 or more years ago. Mrs. Avery was involved in many organizations and clubs and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” during her time at WNMU. Linda graduated from WNMU in 1963 with a Masters Degree in Library Sciences and recently retired after working in the public school system for over 25 years. 

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will be conducting a “Beef Quality Assurance Program” on Thursday, November 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Individuals who attend a Beef Quality Assurance training workshop and pass a test administered at the workshop, can become NM BQA Certified producers. Those involved in beef or dairy cattle production and do not own or market animals, such as ranch hands or dairy workers are encouraged to attend. The program will take place at the Grant County Extension Office and is free of charge. For more information or to register, call 575-388-1559. 

During the National FFA Convention that took place this month, Cliff FFA Junior High Milk Team member Paislee Donaldson won an individual gold rating and Dusty Waters placed 2nd in the FFA Creed event qualifying her for the state contest taking place next year. Also, the Milk Team as a group received a bronze rating and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies team placed 5th. Congratulations to all the winners! 

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The New Mexico Department of Health’s (DOH) Population and Community Health Bureau (PCHB) is joining their state and nationwide rural partners in celebrating “National Rural Health Day” on Thursday, November 16th. This day is designated to celebrate and support rural health care leaders, providers and community members that help New Mexicans stay healthy and safe. In New Mexico, DOH PCHB and community partners will host health fairs all around the state so residents can learn more about the services provided by DOH and their community partners. To learn more about the locations of the health fairs, visit website