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IIIlIW 111111 IIIIIII1~11~ , i lhh,l.h,,,lli'll.ll,,,,lhl VOLUME 10 SmallTown Papers I S S UE 19 5026 California Avenue SW Seattle WA 98136 FRIDAY MAY 7, 2010 Hidalgo County 50 m 6th udicial offi brin Economic boost to Col nty Courtesy submission we have been available to provide this Hidalgo County residents now to Hidalgo County". have fast access to custody informa- Users can call 1-877-551-VINE or tion on offenders throughout the log onto to and pro- county. Kelly Kuenstler, Director of vide an offender's, name or booking the Administrative Office of the Dis- number to access custody information. trict Attorneys, has launched VINE/ They can also register multiple phone SAVIN, an automated service that no- numbers or e-mail addresses where one tifies crime victims and other con- can be automatically notified when an cerned citizens when offenders are re- offender is released, transferred, or es- leased, and provides around-the-clock capes. access to offender information either Live operator assistance is avail- by telephone or the Internet. able 24 hours a day, seven days a'week "Protecting the citizens of Hidalgo for callers who have questions or re- County is always AODA's and DA Mary quire additional help. Lynne Newell's priority," said "Hidalgo County VINE/SAVIN is Kuenstler. VINE/SAVIN provides an definitely designed with the victim in added level of protection because it mind. It's very user-friendly," gives everyone access to timely and Kuenstler said. "What makes it spe- accurate information on offenders ir/ . cial is the automatic notification fea- their county, and throughout the state, ture - as long as you've got a telephone I'm delighted that we could make this or a computer, you can receive an an- II important service available to Hidalgo tomated alert anytime of the day or The Lordsburg Hampton Inn hosted a grand opening ceremony last Friday afternoon in Lordsburg. Cutting the ribbon for County. "My parents and many of my night. That kind of protection is criti- the new motel and representing Hampton Inn is Joey Lopez. Also attending the event were USDA Rural Development friends live in Hidalgo County and it cally importaht to anyone who's con- State Director Terry Brunner and Lordsburg Mayor Frank Rodriguez. " has,always held a special place in my cerned about the whereabouts of an Photo by GLENDA GREENE~Hidalgo County Herald life , Kuenstler said. "I'm so happy offender." aD, ,-flnanced hotel brings newjobs to Lordsburg IIs N planned USDA Rural Development State Di- percent may be made on loans provided month, USDA Rural Development will t rector.Terry Brunner helped"officially by commercial lenders. Loans maybe be highlightingbusinessprojects around f .vr June 18 Rel open" the newest hotel in New Mexico used for working capital, machinery and the state. ___ today during ribbon cutting equipment, buildings and "During the month of May, we want ceremonies in Lordsburg. real estate, and certain to let the public.know that it is possible The 2010 Lordsburg Cancer Re- you would like the name of a friend or During the celebration types of debt refinancing, to achieve your business gOals through lay For Life will be held on June 18 family member included on one of the Brunner said, "The opening of The primary purpose is to our financing programs at USDA Rural and 19. Plans are underway to create Walls, please provide the name(s) to a this hotel affirms USDA's con- create and maintain em- tinned commitment to work- ployment and improve Development. Our' goal is to assist rural two Walls of Names to be displayed at Relay For Life committee member. We with rural businesses to create the economic climate in communities build stronger local ec0no- the Survivors' Dinner On June 18. -One are concentrating on names of people sustainable economic growth rural communities. This is mies and to provide the impetus for busi- wall, the Wall of Hope, will recognize from the Lordsburg - Hidalgo County and improve the quality of life achieved by expanding nesses to grow and create new jobs." said and celebrate cancer survivors; the area. for rural New Mexico." the lending capability of Brunner. other wall will be a Memorial Wall that The success of the walls will depend USDA Rural Develop- private lenders in rural USDA Rural Development's mission will honor the memory of those who on the number of names received from ment provided the multi-mil- areas, helping them make is to increase economic opportunity and lost the battle against cancer. The idea public input. If enough names are not lion dollar laaan guaratatee ,agld.setwice quality loans, iml~ove the quality of life for rural resJ- is basedron the Vietnam Veterans Me- received, the project will be put on hold through The Bank of Clovis that provide lasting corn- dents. Rural Development fosters growth morial Wall in Washington, DC that and carried over to 2011. You can e- which allowed the construc- tion and opening of the three USDA Rural Develop-munity benefits. Brunner in homeownership, finances business honors the thousands of mail names to Marsha Hill added, "This is a win-win development, and supports the creation floor, 65 room Hampton Inn. ment State Director for America's lenders, ru- of critical community and technology Americans killed in the Vietnam War, 575 313- ", by displaying their names. 2940; Kacie Peterson I The loan guarantee was Terry Brunner ral businesses and rural infrastructure. Further information on made through USDA Rural communities." rural programs is available at any local The Relay For Life committee, 505 469-4025; ] Development's Business and Industry To educate the public about theseUSDA Rural Development office or by needs the public's help in recognizing Edmund Saucedo, 542- (B&I) guaranteed loan program. The types of loans and other business grant l program allows lenders to make loans programs offered by USDA Rural Devel- visiting USDA Rural Development's web and honoring cancer survivors and9716; or the Hidalgo County Herald which are then guaranteed by the fed- opment, Brunner has declared the month site at those 'who lost their life to cancer. If, 542-8705. erat government to back the businesses of May as USDA Rural Development I of rural America. Guarantees up to 80 Business Month. Throughout the Gov. announces more than 3,000 full- t time jobs funded with.ARA money, Governor Bill Richardson an- "The Recovery Act is putting thou- nounced Tuesday that more than 3,000 sands of New Mexicans to work through- full-time jobs in New Mexico have been out rural and urban areas of the state," funded with federal stimulus dollars in said Governor Bill Richardson. "Times the first quarter of 2010: are tough and stimulus funds have cre- ated good, local jobs in our schools, home building industry, law enforcement, road and clean water projects at time when we need them the most." i New Mexico's quarterly reports, ! jobs summaries and spending reports are I. . Iava'able at ttp:" i The reports show 3,009 full-time jobs were funded with Recovery Act dollars May r 0d ,uez from January 1, 2010 through March 31, By 0 Frank R rig 2010. Of those, 2,271 jobs were in pub- ,, lic education. This is a busy month, we have the"Month after month, stimulus dol- Main Street ARRA Project in full mo- lars continue to flow throughout New tion. We appreciate your patience dur- " .... ' Mexico s economy, stud f6rmer Gover- ing this time of construction and ask that nor Toney Anaya, executive director of you drive slowly and watch out for work- the New Mexico Office of Recovery and ers. Reinvestment. We will have several other road Since February of last year, 11,899 projects coming up in the near future; people have received full or part-time and will try to make these as safe and work as a result of Recovery Act spend- easy a transition as possible. Future ing that flows through state government. projects include sidewalk and handicap In addition more jobs have been funded access on Motel Drive, road work on Wabash and Railway Streets, road work based on dollars that flow directly from 0nthe move in the area of Center and G Streets and the federal government to cities, towns, energy upgrades to the Baxter Center. tribes or others that receive stimulus The Press Box at Lordsburg Maverick Stadium was moved to its new position, earlier this week, as part of the revamping There may be a little inconvenience for funds. of the facility that includes reorienting the football field from north to south to east to west.The new facility will feature a awhile but the rewards will be worth it. New Mexico is expected to receive regulation size track as well. According to LHS Principal Vance Lee, the subgrade for the field is complete and the Don't forget Sunday is Mother's more than $3.6 billion in Recovery Act b~eachers~ press b~x~ track curbing and g~a~ p~sts wi~~ be in p~ace by the end ~f the week-The fina~ grade f~r track and turf Day; we would like to honor the Moth- funds over time, plus hundreds of mil- will be done by the end of next week and the following two to three weeks will see crews installing turf and a rubberized ers in Lordsburg and Hidalgo County. lions in tax credits and additional bond- track surface.The anticipated completion date will be some time in June. Have a safe and fun weekend! ing authority. Courtesy photo P~l~ av cAs~r, mE May 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hidalgo [E L E0 UPC()MING EVENTS Community Watch mtg Start at 575-542-9678 or Lopez at 575- tending, or for more information, email 534-2350. or call 972-249- County Extension Office. Call 575-542- A Community Watch meeting will be held on May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Transfer Station hours 6527. 9291 to join or get more information. ~,/bt4~g,,/b Hidalgo County Complex Conference The Hidalgo County Transfer Sta- NMSP Superblitz Food Drive Room. Food will be provided tion will begin be!ng o~a on Sundays April 30 through May 9'h is Cinco The National Association of Letter CPR, ist Aid Training from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 2, 2010 and will de Mayo Superblitz. The New Mexico Carriers will be holding their annual continue to be open on Sundays through State Police will be conducting DWI satu- Food Drive on Saturday, May 8, 2010. A CPR and First Aid Training will the last weekend in August ration patrols and sobriety check points Please put non-perishable donations in be held onMay 22, 2010 from 8 a.m. to J0n in the Hidalgo County area. If you must a bag by your mailbox and your carrier Hidolgo County Commission 3 p.m. at the La Escuelita Head Start, 1990 LHS Reun drink don't drive - Have a designated will pick it up. There will also be a bin 1409 S. Copper Street. Jesus Lopez will A 20-year reunion for~e LHS Class driver, located inside the Post Office lobby for POSitiOn ] instruct the class. Cost is $40 for first of 1990is scheduled for LaborDay Week- Cooking Classes food donation drop offs. 30 Years Local Goverment time certification, $30 for renewal. For end, September 3-5. If interested in at- Experience working for Hidalgo County. more information call Lordsburg Head ICAN cooking classes will begin Continued on Page 2 / .... / / Y