Here’s a look at some local news:

Twenty-one New Mexico nonprofits will be able to spend less on electric bills and more on providing essential services to the community after receiving a PNM Reduce Your Use grant from the PNM Resources Foundation. El Refugio, Inc. in Silver City received a grant of $5,000. The 2019 Reduce Your Use grants awarded more than $100,000 to help nonprofits throughout New Mexico complete projects that reduce their energy use and lower their electric bills. Funded projects include efficient lighting, solar panel installations, updating heating and cooling systems, window coverings, ceiling fans, energy saving appliances, and much more. The completion of these projects will not only save energy and money, but will also mean a cleaner, healthier environment in many cases for their clients and staff.

This week kicks off National 4-H Week whereby youth, parents, volunteers and alumni from all over the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is “Inspire Kids to Do”, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. According to a news release, Grant County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them. 4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing.

U.S Senator, Martin Heinrich visited Deming to recognize community members that assisted in the community response to the flow of migrants that came over the border over the summer months. Senator Heinrich visited the U.S National Guard Armory to take a tour of the facility that housed the migrants until they were able to travel to their sponsors around the country. According to the Deming Headlight, 14 community members were recognized for their efforts.