This column will include events happening in Luna County, as provided by Luna County Community and Economic Development.
WHAT: The NM Economic Development Department (NMEDD) is teaming up with the NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resource's Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) and the USDA to offer a series of workshops across the state in rural areas. Workshops will not only educate participants on how to decrease their energy consumption and implement renewable energy sources, but will include ways to tie in energy savings into their financial stability.
The workshops are free but registration is required. Additionally, a limited number of on-site energy assessments will be offered to businesses for free. Site assessments are conducted by an ECMD engineer who will travel to the place of business and conduct a customized energy evaluation.
Luna County is excited to launch the Money Smart financial literacy series. These are free classes open to the public. Participants will be entered into money card giveaways, and attendees at all four will be entered into an even bigger money card giveaway. This series is sponsored by 1st New Mexico Bank. Please see the flyer below for more information.
The Deming Art Center will feature the Fort Sill Apache Artists for a return show. This is a unique opportunity to see the fine arts created by the descendants of legendary Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apaches. The show will run from April 2-27, 2018. There will be an Artist Reception on Sunday, April 1, from 1-3 p.m. The Center is located at 100 S Gold and the hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call 575-546-3663, see our website at www.demingarts.org or visit our FB page for more information.
The annual Student Art Show will be the featured exhibit at the Deming Art Center in March 2018. The Elementary students will be exhibiting their art from the 1st - 14th, with an artist reception on Saturday, March 3rd from 1-3PM. The Intermediate, Middle School, High School will exhibit from the 15th - 30th with an artist reception on Saturday, March 17, from 1-3PM.
Santa Fe, New Mexico – The New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) presented Luna County with a Workers' Compensation Safety Award during the 2018 NMAC Legislative Conference January 16-18, 2018 in Santa Fe, NM. Luna County received the award for achieving a positive claim trend and the lowest frequency of workers' compensation claims for 2017. For this award, the county received a $7,000 contribution refund.