Here’s a look at some local news:
Capital Power has donated $1,000 to the Deming-Luna Crime Stoppers organization to help add to their rewards bank. The local crime-fighting group offers rewards that lead to solving crimes in the area. According to a news release, Capital Power operates the Macho Springs wind farm located on approximately 1,980 acres of private ranch land, about 24 miles northeast of Deming in Luna County. Output from this facility is 100% contracted through 2031, based on a 20-year power purchase agreement with Tucson Electric Power. Capital Power also supports other community efforts that include: Deming Chamber Annual Gala; Luna County DWI Prevention Program; Great American Duck Race; Deming Luna County Crime Stoppers; Camp Innoventure MainStreet; and Luna County Salsa Festival.
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages tobacco users statewide to use its free Quitline services as they join thousands nationwide for the annual Great American Smokeout this Thursday, November 21st. Created by the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout happens every year on the third Thursday of November. In 2018, about 15.2% of adult New Mexicans were cigarette smokers, which is down from 17.5% in 2017, and an all-time low for the state. The New Mexico Department of Health provides the 1-800-QUIT NOW program that offers FREE help to quit any type of tobacco product, including vaping products.
Silver City Mainstreet has been busy decorating downtown Silver City with volunteers and Town employees decorating light poles with bows and holiday lights. In addition, a Fabulous Fiber Art Tree was installed at The Hub. The 12-foot tree is made of hundreds of 6-inch square fiber art pieces donated by dozens of local fiber artists. The idea came from MainStreet board member Susan Allen from a picture of a tree made in Italy made of fiber art squares. Since February, Allen and friends have been working on the tree. Thanks to the Glamour Shots fundraiser in the summer hosted by Vintage Fantasies, MainStreet was able to purchase many of the street decorations.