Congratulations to Cobre High School Cheerleaders Genessa Amador, Leilani Marquez, Isabella Tovar, Aaliyah Salas and Adriana Hernandez who recently became “All American” cheerleaders. The cheerleaders had the opportunity to represent Grant County and be a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade that took place in New York last week and were featured in a news spot on KOAT 7. Congratulations to all the ladies!

Join Western New Mexico University’s President and other university representatives for a town hall-style discussion tomorrow, November 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This discussion will provide important insight and direction as WNMU looks to end food insecurity on campus through the creation of an on campus garden, composting approaches and how WNMU can work with local and regional food producers in providing fresh food to the campus community at no-cost. The discussion will take place at the WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium and all members of the public, university employees and Western New Mexico University students are encouraged to attend. 

During the recent Town of Hurley Special Meeting, the council announced that the Hurley Library is being worked on and is set to open in January. Volunteers are currently working on sorting all the books and cleaning the building. Once open, the library hours of operation will be on Thursday and Friday mornings and the first Saturday of every month. For more information, contact the Town of Hurley. 

The Luna County Road Department will be conducting a fog seal operation beginning today through tomorrow, November 29th. The operation will take place on Solano Road Southwest between Columbus Highways and Lucca Road Southwest. Solano Road will remain open to local traffic but drivers are encouraged to follow all Traffic Control signage and the directions provided by flaggers to maintain the safety of the operators and the public. For any questions, contact the Luna County Manager’s office. 

In New Mexico News:  More than $500,000 in funding is available to New Mexico Producers through the U.S. Departments of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA). The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant, which is part of the Farm Bill, is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops such as; fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops. Interested individuals, non-profit organizations, trade associations and colleges/universities are eligible to apply. All project proposals must prioritize either marketing, certification, food safety, pest control or plant health and must be submitted to the NMDA by February 14th. For more information and to apply, visit the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s Facebook page.