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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 11 New Forest Engineer selected on GNF Courtesy information erals Program, the Rangers, and Forest Supervisor Dick all the other Forest personnel I Markley has announced Louie also look forward to getting to Cafiez as the new Forest Engi- know and work with the, forest neer and Eands/Mineral Staff Of- communities," said Cafiez. ficer for the Gila National Forest. Prior to being selected as the Gila's Forest En- gineer, Cafiez served on the Gila for a 180- day temporary assignment as Acting Forest Engineer upon former Forest Engineer Danny Montoya's pro- motion to Direc- tor of Engineer- ing for the For- est Service's Louie Cafiez As Forest Engineeer, Cafiez's main re- sponsibilities in- clude overseeing and providing leadership, coor- dination, and su- pervision over the transporta- tion system of roads and trails; restoration/reha- bilitation activi- ties that include roads, facilities, and watersheds; construction and maintenenace of Southwestern Region in Albu- Forest improvements that include querque, administrative buildings such as "This has been a great move . Ranger District offices; designing for me as I have really enjoyed of facilities such as campgrounds working with Forest personnel in and picnic areas, dwellings, the Engineering and Lands/Min- bridges,-lookouts, water systems, sewer systems, and treatment fa- cilities; responsible for the docu- mentation of the boundaries of land ownership, etc. Cafiez left his position as Project Engineer with the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona, to begin his new job on the Forest. His ca- reer has included positions on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. During fire season, he has served as a mem- ber of the Buying Team in sup- port of the Purchasing/Contract- ing Department. Cafiez earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineer- ing Science at Northern Arizona University and is currently a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona. He is married, has two married daughters, and three granddaughters and when- ever possible...he likes to play golf. Rep. Teague co-spons0rs bill to create small business lending program from Wall Street bonuses Courtesy submission Last week, Congressman Harry Teague signed on to leg- islation to crack down on ex- cessive Wall Street bonuses at firms that have received assis- tance through the Troubled Assed Relief Program (TARP) and direct the money to help small businesses obtain the credit they need to survive and to create jobs. The Wall Street Bonus Tax P/ct would tax bonuses at firms that have received assistance through the TARP at a rate of 50 percent for all bonus com- pensation in excess of $50,000, both cash and stock awards. Revenues generated through the tax would fund a new direct lending program administered by the Small Business Admin- istration (SBA). "I opposed TARP from the beginning because I didn't think we should be bailing out Wall Street bankers on the backs of American taxpayers," said Con- gressmanHarry Teague. "Now Wall Street is handing' out record-breaking bonuses that are effectively subsidized by the U.S. taxpayer and leaving small. business in the dust. Instead of giving it to bailed-out bankers, this bonus money should be di- rected toward opening up credit for small businesses. They are after all, the engine that will drive our economic recovery." According to the New York Times, five of the biggest banks to receive federal assistance last year - Citigroup, Bank of America/, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley - have collectively set aside $90 billion for compen- sation. Goldman is expected to pay employees an average of $595,000, while JPMorgan is expected to pay an average of $463,000. Revenue generated by the Wall Street Bonus Tax Act would fund a temporary, direct small business lending program modeled after the SBA's 7(a) loan program. It would offer low-interest, government loans to otherwise healthy businesses that are having trouble obtain- ing the credit they need for op- erating expenses and expansion. The SBA direct lending program would help compensate for a distinct drop in lending to small businesses by TARP re- cipient firms. According to CNN, the 22 banks receiving the most in'Treasury assistance have scaled back small business lending by $11.6 billion since April last year. I, Eddie Es0.uiVel. am runnin ior City Council Position 3. As a life- long resident of kordsburg, I understand the needs and,concerns of our citizens. I offer to stand strongand take action on their behalf. If elected, I will give it my best shot to voice flesh ideas and positive solutions for the City of Lordsburg. When you go to the polls on March 2, 2010, ask for your vote so that together we can make a difference in our communit, Your Vote on March 2, 2010 will be appreciated. EDDIE ES UIVEL Q. .: " rdsburg City Council, Position 3 ,,oco,o, Life-Long Resident WNMU's Applied Technology Department Is Proud to Offer: Spring Classes at the Hidalgo Learning Center ALTERNATIVE ENERGY WORKSHOPS Introduction to Photovoltaics and Wind Generation February 22nd-April 9th Solar Hydronics Workshop ................. APril.12th-May 21 INDUSTRIAL VlAINTENANCE C-la S toward, an Associate's Degree Orientation to Industrial Maintenance February 22nd-April 9th Gaskets & Packing Intro to Valves, Pumps & Drivers April 12th-May 21 Sign Up Now. NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY Hidalgo Learning Center 520 West 2nd Street Lordsburg, NM 88045 Telephone: (575) 542-331 (575) 519-0306 Fax: (575)542-3316 Animasstudents learn dental health On February 10', Dr. William Rasband and Wally Sanchez gave dental presentations and screenings to Animas Schools, grades PKthrough2. Students were taught proper brushing and flossing techniques, and each were given a bag filled with goodies such as toothbrush, paste, and floss. Submitted by TAMMY HOPKINSlHidalgo County Health Consortium Hidalgo County HE RALD 212 E. Motel Drive Suite B Lordsburg, NM 88045 $30 per year CANDIDATES FORUM Sunday, February 21 5:00 P,M. - 7:00 P.M. Triple J Caf00 In Downtown Lordsburg Come. and meet your candidates For the March 2, 2010 Lordsburg City Election All major challengers for City government positions have been invited to. speak Salvador Diaz, Mayoral Candidate Angel Lopez, City Council, Position 1 Alex DeLaGarza, City Council, Position 1 Melvin Phillips, Cit.y Council, Position 1 Raul Escobar Sr., City Council, Position 2 Elias Ruiz Jr., City Council, Position 2 Donald Smith, City Council, Position 3 Eddie Esquivel, City Council, Position 3 William Ellis, Municipal Judge . CANDIDATE REMARKS QUESTION & ANSWER SESS, ION REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED You are invited to attend. t Ho e to see you there! PAID FOR BY PARTICIPATING CANDIDATES