Here’s a look at some local news.
The Silver City Town council passed an ordinance regarding beekeeping within the town limits. According to a piece in the Grant County Beat, the ordinance requires beekeepers in town to register with the town and post a notice on their property warning passersby bees are being kept on the property. No fee is required to register. District 2 Councilor, Linda Aiman-Smith led the creation of the ordinance and approached the council four times before it was passed with a 3-2 vote. District 3 Councilor Jose Ray, and District 4 Councilor Guadalupe Cano voted “nay” and in addition, Aiman-Smith and District 1 Councilor Cynthia Bettison, voted “aye”, with Mayor Ken Ladner casting the tie breaking vote. Aiman-Smith stated the ordinance is related to public safety, adding that emergency responders will know where the bees are located and that passersby will know where bee hives are located. She stated that approximately 5 percent of the population is allergic to bee stings.
Yesterday, the Deming Fire Department sounded off engine sirens to pat respect to their fallen brothers and the 2,977 Americans who lost their lives from the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001. According to the Deming Headlight, the sirens signaled the time of the first attack (8:46 a.m.) when American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City and at 9:03 a.m., the sirens sounded again at the approximate time the South Tower was struck by United Airlines Flight 175. On that day, there were related attacks when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia and United Airlines Flight 93 was targeting the Capital in in Washington DC, but crashed in a field in Pennsylvania when passengers fought the hijackers.
Silver City Mainstreet is alerting the public that a “traffic calming design” will be painted in the middle of the intersection of Bullard Street and Kelly this Sunday, September 15th. The roads will be closed off on Bullard Street at 6th Street and Market and at Kelly and Texas. The street will be closed from 8:30 A.M. to approximately 3:00 pm, depending on when the paint dries. Silver City Mainstreet apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.