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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 31,2014 Stricter requirements proposed for reinstatement of driver's licenses of DWl offenders Information courtesy HOUSE MAJORITY MEDIA RELATIONS/ Santa Fe The requiremelts to get a driver's license reinstated for DWI offenders would become more difficult to meet under House Bill 10 sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson (D- 24 Bernalillo). HB 10 requires an additional fee of $75 dollars (currently $25), completion of the license revocation period, and tighter ignition interlock re- moval requirements. Under the current law, a DWI offender is required to use an ignition in- terlock on their car for a mini. mum of one year regardless of the blood alcohol reading s reg- istered on the interlock. HB I0 would require clean readings during the last six months prior to the reinstatement of the offender's driver's license. The offender must take at least one ignition interlock test during each of twenty four weeks dur- ing the last six months and show evidence that the device has re- corded no more than two tests at a level greater than .05 alco- hol concentration. "If you continue to drink, "']'he Art of Calligraphy'" classes to be offered in Portal Courtesy submission The Chiricahua Art Gallery and Guild will sponsor a Spring 'Art- Reach' workshop series on selected days and times in, March and April. The workshops will feature local artists who will provide intro- ductory and intermediate classes in Calligraphy, Charcoal Drawing, Photography, among others• Doug Julian, a long-time member of the Chiricahua Art Guild, will share his expertise on the 'Art of Calligraphy.' Julian's classes will be offered on Wed., March 26 , April 2 nd and April 9  from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Portal Rescue Classroom• Cost is $ 5 per session (for Gallery Members); $ 10 for Non-Members, or $ 30•00 for the entire Art Reach Workshop Series. Julian's series of three, (two-hour) classes will expose the student to the history and technique of the art of calligraphy. The students will learn the italic style of writing, using several types and sizes of pens. Projects in copying various quotations and poems will be com- pleted. The skills learned will enhance the students' ability to create cards, invitations, and special correspondence. All materials will be supplied. For more information, or to pre-register for the calligraphy ses- sions, or Art Reach Workshop Series, contact Dawn at 575-557-0417 or email to: you won't automatically get your ignition interlock device taken off," says "Rep. Thomson. "You have to prove that you are controlling your drinking•" The ignition interlock re- quirement is just one of several provisions in HB 10 that targets habitual offenders. HB10 also increases the penalty for repeat drunk drivers to be treated in the same manner as any other felony when sentencing; it also requires home breathalyzer devices and allows electronic monitoring de- vices for an offender under house arrest; and it provides assistance for home breathalyzer devices from the Interlock Device Fund. Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-43Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe) and Rep. Tim Lewis (R-60 Sandoval) are also co-sponsors. Rep. Thomson -- along with Rep. Garcia Richard, Rep. Lewis, and Speaker W. Ken Martinez (D- 69 Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, San Juan, Socorro, Valencia) -- is one of the "2013 Legislative Champions" as recognized by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The lawmakers will be presented with an award for their efforts on February 6, 2014 at the New Mexico State Capitol. "Drunk driving is an especially dangerous problem in our state, and these lawmakers are on the front line, working to protect New Mexico families from this vio- lent, preventable crime," said MADD New Mexico State Execu- tive Director, Ben Lewinger. "MADD appreciates and honors their collective efforts to stop drunk driving and save lives." 'q just get heartbroken when I hear another family has been killed or someone has been killed by a person who has had eight DWIs," says Rep. Thomson• "We need to protect families, we need to protect individuals, and we need to get help for the people who are drinking and driving - • not just throw them in jail and throw away the key. We need to make sure that when they are able to drive again, they have thei drinking under control so that we don't hear any more of these hor- rific stories•" RED ENC:HILA DINN 73er plate 3 ILL DELIVER Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 8 AM to 5 P M Red Enchiladas, Rice, Beans & Garnish To order, please call 575-534-5292 (Lucy May's Cell) Grizzly bear in Alaska "Walk on By" Photo by E/roy Limmer/Silver Photo by Tom Vaughan/ City Photography Club FeVa Fotos "Captured!"00opens at MRAC January 31. Submitted by MRAClSilver City "Captured!," a photo show featuring nature photography, opens with a reception from 2:30 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. on January 31 at the Mimbres Region Arts Coun- cil Gallery• The show is avail- able for viewing during regular office throughout the month of February. This is an exhibit of of the photography of FeVa Fotos photographers Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan, as well as that of guest photographers from the Sil- ver City Photography Club. The scope of the show includes wild- life, landscapes and more. All of the work is from local photogra- phers, with some of it reaching into their travel both near and far. The work of Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan has been shown in galleries and shows in Colorado, as well as in the local area. Their photography has also been fea- tured in nationally distributed publications. FeVa Fotos is pleased to be joined in this show with a sampling of the work of Silver City Photo Club members Jim Mathews, John Catsis, Bruce Bloy, Walter "Ski,' Szymanski, Elroy Limmer and Rod Rees. The Silver City Photo Club brings together a wide scope of talent and passion for photography. Many are skilled at advanced techniques in editing and enhanc- ing their work. Equipment used is from top of the line to point and shOot cameras. They meet once a month to show and dis- cuss their experiences and mo- ments in time that they have cap- tured with their cameras. New members are always welcomed. The Mimbres Region Art 5 p.m. The public is cordially in- Council Office and Gallery is lo- vited to stop by for the reception cated in the Wells Fargo Bank on Friday, January 31 and for Building and is open Tuesday viewing of the "Captured!" Pho- through Friday from 9:30 a.m. till tography Show. Repairs underway at Catwalk Submitted by GILA NATIONAL FOREST/Silver City Following assessments of flood damage to the popular Cat- walk National Recreation Trail this fall, U.S. Forest Service per- sonnel have been working witk N.M. Department of Transporta- tion personnel to improve road conditions along N.M. Highway 174. These improvements have now allowed Forest Service equipment to access the Catwalk, where additional work is sched- uled. "Damage to the parking lot, picnic area, and trail system is ex- tensive. Work will be completed in phases, beginning with a short term plan to provide access to the picnic areas and approximately V2 mile of the older trail along the northwest side of Whitewater Creek, " District Ranger Debbie Cress said. She adds that the For- est Service hopes to reopen a por- tion of the Catwalk by April, and intends to work with community members and interested agencies throughout upcoming months to develop a long term plan for the Catwalk. Community members can expect opportunties to par- ticipate in public meetings and open house forums to provide their input. Short term efforts to restore the Catwalk area include: • Channel work to return Whitewater Creek flows to the upper low water crossing. Cur- rently, water is diverted to the southeast and running along a portion of the highway. • Clearing sediment, logs, " and other debris away from pic- nic tables. Cleating landslides and stabilizing handrails along the old trail in to the steps con- structed by the Civilian Conser- vation Corps. • Removing metal debris from the picnic area and chan- nel. • Interpretive signing. "I understand the community's concerns about re- opening this popular site as soon as possible," adds Ranger Cress. "My concern is ensuring the pic- nic area and trail are safe for the public's enjoyment. Plan- ning our work in phases will allow people to come and en- joy the area again as quickly as possible, while providing the community an opportunity to participate in creating a long term plan to continue the tradi- tion of the Catwalk" Please con- tact the Glenwood Ranger Dis- trict office for further informa- tion, 575.539.2481. I " I Addus, dba COORDINATED Home Health UnitedHealthcare ee O@ -..-o,,.. lUlIHIALIItCAII| m..o,,, & PREIgYIRIAII We will be hosting an open forum for anyone who may have questions about Centennial Care and how it works. 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