Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation with Interstate Highway Construction will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Reconstruction Project on October 21st from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Grant County Administration Building.  The NMDOT and the contractor will provide detailed information regarding the project specifications, and will answer questions regarding the timeline of the project.  The public is encouraged to attend.  To request American with Disabilities Act accommodations for this meeting, call 525-7340.

Planning is underway for Saturday, December 12, when members of the Grant County community will gather to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.  Last year over 700,000 memorial wreaths were placed at more than 1000 locations across the USA including the wreath covering of all 226, 535 markers at Arlington National Cemetery.  To order a wreath or wreaths, or for more information, call 538-2626.

A Walmart employee came before the Silver City Town Council at its October 13 meeting to express concern that the increased cost of reuseable bags to local stores, in particular Walmart, not only affects the price customers pay for goods, but could also affect the paychecks of employees, as the store seeks to keep prices low and competitive. The employee stated that in order to keep usage of reuseable bags low, to save the store money, bags are often filled to the 22-pound limit which may be too heavy for some customers.

The Cobre school board met Monday, October 12, at Bayard Elementary. The earlier closed executive session began at 5:00 p.m. where board members discussed student identifiable information and limited personnel. When the open, public session began, shortly after 7:00 p.m., there were four board members present, Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Frances Kelly and Toy Sepulveda, board president.  The unfinished business was the superintendent’s evaluation, but with Frank Cordova absent, it was tabled. Sepulveda said he thought all five should be present for that item. In the first public input period, Linda Pafford of Mimbres said she requested again the posting a draft of board minutes ten days before the next meeting at the school’s site.