Here’s some today’s news:

New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp conducted by New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is accepting applications for youth ages 15-19 for the annual camp to be held from June 10th through 15th.  Participants will be introduced to the steps of running a ranch than include maintaining finances, marketing strategies, quality beef production and natural resource and wildlife management. The camp is located at the CS Cattle Company Ranch that encompasses 130,000 acres at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range near Cimarron. The ranch has been family owned and operated since 1873. Students can register online at nm y r m dot by the deadline of April 15th. Thirty students will be invited to the camp this year including three out of state youth.

At the Town of Hurley Special Meeting last night, resident Mateo Madrid was approved by the council in a unanimous vote to fill the vacant council seat. Mayor, Ed Stevens, recommended Mr. Madrid for the position because he was confident that the choice was for the betterment of the community through youth involvement. Mayor Stevens also appointed Lori Ortiz as Town Clerk, and in addition appointed councilors to their organizational posts: Councilor Esther Gil to both the cemetery committee and parks and recreation, Councilor Richard Maynes, with the street department and senior services; Councilor Freddie Rodriguez to public works and the water commission; and Councilor Mateo Madrid with Grant County dispatch and community development. The next regular meeting for the Town of Hurley is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th at 5:00 p.m.

Deming city officials are requesting the cooperation of residents and drivers while road work projects are being facilitated from now until April 19th. Deming road crews are working on Grand Street from Birch to Poplar. Drivers are asked to follow road closure signs and residents are asked to work with crews with ingress and egress access from their properties. Questions should be directed to Deming Streets Foreman at 575-694-4469 or Community Services Director, Bryan Reedy at 546-8848.

The New Mexico Department of Health is encouraging to be prepared for wildfire season by learning more about smoke, fire, and the health resources that are available. Governor, Susana Martinez, has proclaimed March 25th through 31st as “New Mexico Wildfire Awareness Week.” Residents can find tips and information about smoke and air quality, safety decision making, and other tools by visiting and clicking on the “Environment” tab.