Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
According to a recent news release, residents should be aware of possible roadblocks during hunting seasons this year. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will utilize roadblocks to collect harvest data and spot wildlife law violations. Hunting seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, bears, and other species are ongoing. Conservation officers will be on the lookout for Off highway Motor Vehicle Act and Aquatic Invasive Species Control Act compliance. Drivers hauling wood products should expect to show documentation as required by the Forest Conservation Act.
According to the Regional Manager from the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Highway 152 from San Lorenzo to Kingston, which has been closed due to damage from fires and flooding over the summer, will be opened Thursday, October 30th, at approximately 5 pm, if everything goes to plan. Management is pushing the open date and want to finish a lot of the construction work while the road is open. There will be warning signs for the narrow sections of the road until those areas can be more established.
The Glenwood Ranger District hosted an open house for area residents to present plans to reconstruct and restore the Catwalk National Recreation Trail and parking facilities on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Reconstruction of the site and design elements were reviewed and discussed with members of the community. During the meeting, Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration explained the design and build strategy, which allows for completion of approximately 30 percent of the design work before a contract is awarded.
PNM is proposing a plan that would increase savings opportunities for customers looking to reduce their energy bills. The company is asking the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for approval to expand its successful home lighting discount program to provide low-energy LED bulbs to customers who live in multi-family homes. The proposal would also enhance several other energy-savings programs.