Here’s a look at some local news:

The Bayard Police Chief, Lee Alirez, has announced that the Bayard Police Department has partnered with “New Mexico Wild” in providing firewood to needy residents for their wood-burning heaters and fireplaces. Chief Alirez is encouraging those who need this resource to call Judy Diaz at Bayard Police Department between the hours of 7:30 A.M, and 4:30 P.M. at 575-537-3312.

A local veteran who once trained troops preparing for deployment is now working with students at the Western New Mexico University School of Nursing. According to a news release from WNMU, Lorenzo Saenz, teaches nursing students using high fidelity manikins who he can program to breathe, bleed, wheeze and sweat. Saenz, a former combat medic and military contractor, is a native of southwest New Mexico. His military career took him all over the world, including Afghanistan. The Army veteran was a contractor working for the Australian Defense Force in Dubai when he decided to move back to the Land of Enchantment. Saenz graduated from the WNMU nursing program in 2018 and worked in the Gila Regional Medical Center emergency room for a year before being recruited to work at WNMU. Saenz is also working toward a bachelor’s of interdisciplinary studies and after graduation in the Spring, he’ll apply to the new Master of Science in Nursing program at WNMU.

Monday is the official observance of Veteran’s Day, formally known as Armistice Day. The actual signing of the armistice that ended World War I between allied forces and Germany occurred at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918 – the 11th hour, day and month. Locally there will be special observances to mark this important day. In Deming, American Legion Bataan Post 4 will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, at Veterans Park located at 301 S. Silver Street, next to the Deming Museum. In Silver City, the Allingham-Golding American Legion Post #18 Silver City is hosting a Veteran’s Day commemoration on Monday starting at 10:00 A.M.  at Fort Bayard National Cemetery in Santa Clara.