The Youth Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition and the Grant County Community Health Council will be hosting a “Senior Health and Resource Fair” tomorrow, June 27th. This free event will provide Grant County seniors and families an opportunity to engage with agencies and resources available locally. This fair will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mimbres Senior Center, located at 2620 Highway 35. 

The Western New Mexico University Museum has recently acquired a new collection of Mimbres Mogollon artifacts, the Disert Ranch Collection, which comes from a pueblo in the Mimbres Valley on land that was owned by the Disert family in the 1970s. The objects in the collection were found at the Perrault site of the family’s property and were donated by members of the family. The collection features approximately 50 ceramic pots as well as other artifacts that are from the Mimbres Classic Era, circa 950-1130 AD. The collection can be viewed on the 2nd floor of the WNMU Museum Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The 30Something group recently held an awards ceremony where they awarded $30,000 to three Grant County organizations. The first award went to The New Earth Project, which is working on soil improvement and gathering food waste so that individuals can grow their own produce. The second award went to the Center for Sustainability at the Bear Mountain Lodge who is planning on building a bird sanctuary, with benches in the shape of birds for the community to enjoy. The last award went to The Virus Theater, who plans on using the funds to upgrade the El Sol Theater. 

The Grant County organization, Fight Like a Girl is sponsoring a free “DroneSTEM MiniMed School Experience” to help encourage careers in science, engineering, math and medicine. The experience will help expose students to the most cutting edge skills and career for their futures. This event will take place tomorrow, June 27th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Grant County Conference Center.

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The City of Deming and the Deming Police Department have appointed Sergio Lara as the new Chief of Police where he will officially start his position July 1st. Mr. Lara will help lead the specialized units the police department has including the Criminal Investigations Division, Animal Control/Code Enforcement, Special Response Team and the K-9 unit. Under Chief Lara’s leadership, the department plans to enhance public safety and community trust by leveraging its diverse and specialized units.