Here’s a look at some local news:
According a news release, the Court-ordered injunction suspending all timber management activities on the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona has been modified to allow the personal cutting and collection of fuelwood. The Forest Service will resume permit sales immediately. The federal court’s ruling is related to the recent court-ordered injunction in the case WildEarth Guardians vs. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al concerning the Mexican spotted owl. Other activities, including stewardship contracts, timber sales, thinning and prescribed burns, remain suspended in order to ensure compliance with the ruling, pending clarification or modification of the injunction. The national forests impacted by the court’s order remain open to the public for recreation and other activities. In addition, the Grant County Commission has cancelled the Special Meeting, that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th. The topic of the special meeting was pending further development of the court ordered injunction.
Deming Police Department officers are inviting members of the community to join them for a “Coffee with a Cop” event tomorrow from 8:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Copper Kettle Coffee Shop in Deming. National Coffee with a Cop is celebrated each year on the first Wednesday of October in a nationwide effort to bridge the gap and encourage communication and positive interactions between law enforcement agencies and the public. The campaign’s national slogan is “Building relationships one cup at a time.” The national event began as part of Community Policing Week in 2016.
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City held their annual Officer Induction Banquet Monday evening that included local Kiwanis members in addition to student officers of Kiwanis leadership partners. Kiwanis President, Bob Carson handed over the gavel to new President, Craig “Horse” Pfeifer, who will serve in that office for 2 years. Members of Key Club from Silver High School, Cobre High School, and Cliff High School were installed by their student Copper Division Lt. Governor, Amber Bednorz, from Silver High. In addition, Kiwanis Family club representatives from Aktion Club, Builders Club from La Plata and Snell Middle School, and K-Kids from Stout Elementary were honored. The Kiwanis year begins on October 1st.