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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010~ " -' i ~4Z~ Students learn about forest service careers and tour the Gila National Forest tanker base and fire cache Courtesy submission Earlier this spring, employ- ees from the Gila National Forest presented the Cobte High School Alternative class students in Bayard, NM with information on careers with the Forest Service to help provide them with ideas on job opportu- nities after gradu- ation. ~tudents were then given a tour of the the Gila National Forest Air Tanker Base and Fire Cache in Hurley, NM. to highlight some of those jobs and careers. The tour complemented the presentation by giving the students a visual of specific areas including aircraft used in wild- land firefighting. Students were able to get a close look at some of the aircraft used to fight wild- closely with the aircraft during fire incidents was also presented to the class, In addition, students were in- formed on the Fire Cache op- erations. One of only eleven across the na- tion, the cache ' is a facility used to store and fur- nish emergency equipment and supplies for firefighting and other emergen- cies such as the 2005 Hurricane Katrina and the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle Recovery. At the end of the tour, stu- dents were re- minded of the seasonal and student hiring opportunities with Health six new nonprofit medical Courtesy submission The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health announced today that it is licensing six additional nonprofit producers for its Medl- cal Cannabis program. There are now l'l nonprofits licensed to produce medical cannabis for patients in New Mexico. "The additional producers will help meet the.needs'of our patients by making medical can- nabis more accessible .to patients in all regions of the state," said Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD. "We will continue to evalu- ate the program to ensure pa- rents' needs are being met with- out creating an excess supply of medical cannabis in New Letters to the Editor The Hidalgo County Her- aid urges readers to voice their opin- ions by writing in. Letters can be mailed to 212 E. Motel Drive, Ste. B, or can be e-mailed to Only let- ters that are signed by the au- thor will be considered for publication. All letters that are published should be consid- ered the opinion of the author. and not necessarily that of the Hidalgo County Herald. Read- ers are encouraged to practice their First Amendment right of free speech. Follow the leader? cannabis producers " Mexico." November 2009. Nonprofit pro- The six new nonprofits are ducers are allowed to have 95 located in Harding, Dofia Ann. mature plants and seedlings and '" Lea, Catron, Cibola and have an mventory of usable'medi- -" Bernalillo counties. Nonprofits cal cannabis for patients. Pa- previously approved are in Santa tients can also apply to produce ] Fe, Cibola and Bernalillo coun- their own supply of medical can- nabis and are al.lowed to have ties'The Department of Health four mature plants and 12 seed- ~ will provide patients with contact lings. i information for the newly li- There are 1.952 active medi- censed nonprofit producers in cal cannabis patients, and 865 are approximately six weeks. This will give the nonprofits time to set up their production facilities and get ready to respond to pa- tient inquiries. The Department approved the first nonprofit producer in March 2009 and four more in for this next football season at any rate. I am returning to school this year and, combined with my family and my work. I will be unable to dedicate the time that these girls deserve. I will miss the time I have spent with Lordsburg's finest and most talented, but I am hoping I will not be away forever They have taught me a lot in my seven years with them. However, Mini Mavs has been a Lordsburg tradition for 22 years and will be left in the ca- pable hands of Megan Whipple. Please make her feel as welcome as you have me. Thank you all for all the amazing support you have given to my girls. And espe- cially, thank you for the support you have given me. Lorenda Rojas Lordsburg licensed to produce their own supply of medical cannabis. To be approved for the medi- cal cannabis program, patients must have a physician certify that they have one of the 16 qualify- ing conditions that is debilitat- ing and cannot be helped by stan- dard treatments. Certain condi- tions require additional medical certifications or medical records detailing the condition. Qualifying conditions for medical cannabis: severe chronic pain, painful peripheral neuropa- 'thy, intractable nausea/vomiting, severe anorexia/cachexia, hepa- titis C infection currently receiv- ing antiviral treatment. Crohn's disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Inflammatory Autoim- mune-mediated Arthritis. Amyo- trophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), cancer, glau- coma, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spi- nal cord with intractable spastic- ity, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS. and hos- pice care. For more information about the Department of Health's Medi- cal Cannabis Program, look up medical_cannabis.shtml. i Dear Editor, As a lifelong democrat, I'm ' i offended by the Hidalgo County democratic chairman's sugges-,. Pin~llV_.n_.., land fires, including a sky crane- tion that all democrats vote a News for the of the wildland fire organization a twin engine heavy lift helicop- the Forest Service available to straight democratic ticket in the ~] segment of the Forest Service ter. Information on the them if they apply and are se-upcoming election. (Herald July the Unknowns i such as the Aerial Tanker Base firefighting positions that work lected.16 issue) Does he think that we're Arizona New Mexico ranchers eligible all abunchofsheep Who will - i blindly follow the leader. I be- by NATIONALTRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION " lieve that it is my constitutional W~ ~tten by Rob Nieweg fight and personal responsibility, ~ It was September 2007 when the National Trust for Historic Pres- for in rvation help as a citizen of these United States, ervation first sounded the alarm on the Department of the Army for to vote for the person I deem the wanting to discard and replace the authentic Tomb of the Unknowns Submitted by NRCS The Natural Resources Con- servation Service (NRCS) awarded a proposal 'that will im- prove more than 10 million acres of grazing land along the Arizona- New Mexico border. The project is eligible to be funded for the next five years, and $800,000 is currently available to ranchers in this two-state project. Applica- tions are due Aug. 6. Reducing invasive shrubs, improving soil conditions and water use. and creating a better habitat for wildlife are the main goals of the project. The funding can also be used to conserve en- ergy and improve carbon seques- tration. "The passion and commitment from all of the partners is what made the appli- cation successful," said Debbie Hughes. Executive Director of the New Mexico Association of Con- servation Districts. The AZ-NM Bor~terlands Conservation Initiative submit- ted the proposal, which targets grazmg land in Cochise. Graham, and Greenlee Counties in Arir mona: and Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties in New Mexico. Ranchers in the affected areas can apply for this funding, which was awarded through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initia- tive (CCPI). "This effort is another ex- ample of how ranchers and their local conservation districts are working with agencies to actively implement conservation prac- tices that make a difference." said Stefanie Smallhouse, Executive Director of the Arizona Natural Resource Conservation Districts Association. Potential applicants can visit one of six NRCS field offices to learn more and apply. In Arizona, NRCS offices in Willcox, Safford, and Douglas will take applica- tions. New Mexico offices in Deming, Lordsburg, and Silver PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT HELP-NEW MEXICO, INC.---CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CHILDREN The HELP-NM Child Development Program in Hidalgo County in Lordsburg and Animas is now accepting applications for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years with or without disabilities for the Fall of 2010, as well as expectant mothers for the Head Start and Early Head Start Program. Availability is Limited! Hurry and 1965 Apply Nowt Meals are provided by Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) at no additional cost. Applications accepted regardless of race, age, sex, creed, color, national origin, or disability in accordance with American DisabilityAct (ADA) and United States Department of Ag riculture (USDA) Regulations, CALL FOR IN FORMATION OR APPOINTMENT Assistance with application is available! Cynthia Allen in Lordsburg 575-542-9678 Sandra Romo in Animas 575-548-2795 HELP-NEW MEXICO, INC.---CHILD DEVELOPMENT C. . most qualified not the party that ~ty can assist meal applicants, has the most members M 1o In addition to the New .... " Y Y- ......... alty is [o my country, not my party. w~exlco ,assoctauon or t~onserva- Incidentall the democrats in tion Districts .and Arizona.Natu2 .~,~ , |!~%Y,'. ?:~ .... wasnmgron are not aolng.sucn a DIVISION ESTAACEPTANDO APLICAClONES PARA NINOS El Programa de Desarrollo de Ninos de HELP-NM en el condado de Hidalgo en Lordsburg yAnimas esta aceptando aplicaciones para ninos de 6 semanas a 4 ands con o sin incapacidades para el and escolar de 2010, y muyeres embarazadas. ral Resource Conservation Dis- tricts State Association. numerous groups are involved this effort. They include the Black Range Resource Conservation and De- velopment Area, Arizona State Land Department, New Mexico State Land Department, Malpai Borderlands Group, and the Bu- reau of Land Management, The AZ-NM Borderlands Initiative is one of 26 projects across the nation that will receive funding from CCPI. NRCS will provide nearly $7 million nation- ally this year through CCPI. great job. They have been on a spending spree that has put our country on the brink of bank- ruptcy. This just might be a good time to change party affiliation. Sincerely, Corinne Massey Animas Mini Mavs changing Dear Editor. I know many of you have heard that I will be unable to or- ganize and coach Mini Mavs this Commg year. Sadly, this is true, Cupo esta Limitado! Aplique con Prisa! Los Alimentos seran proveidos por el programa CACFP gratis para to(los los ninos. Aplicaciones sean aceptadas sin hacer caso de raza, edad, sexo, credo, color, nacionalidad, origin o incapacidad segun los reglamentos de ADA y USDA. LLAME PARAINFoRMACION O HACER CITA Asistencia con la aplicacion es disponible! Cynthia Allen en Lordsburg 575-542-9678 Sandra Romo en Animas 575-548-2795 "2, 3 & 4 part business forms *Business Cards *Bumper Stickers *Letterhead *Photo Reprifits * Invoices t~. * Posters *Envelopes *Work Orders~ *Flyers *Receipts *Tickets *Certificates ---- at Arlington National Cem- etery solely because of repair- able cosmetic imperfections. This summer, after two and a half years of advocacy and pressure from thousands of concerned Americans, the news we are hearing is good. The cemetery has begun re- storing the original 1932 monument. While things are looking up for the repair of this irreplaceable landmark, the National Trust and its partners remain vigilant to protect the monument throughout the process. In September 2007 the National Trust for Historic Preservation first raised the alarm that the Department of the Army intended to discard and replace the authentic Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Thousands of Americans spoke out in favor of preservation and together we have successfully saved the hallowed Tomb of the Un- knowns. After two and a half years of advocacy, we are very pleased to report that the cemetery has begun the work to restore rather than replace the original monument. On April 20, 2010, the Department of the Army informed the National Trust that the long-awaited restoration the 1932 Tomb Monu- ment at Arlington National Cemetery is underway and was expected to be completed by the end of April. "Last week, the grout was re- moved from the cracks and the mortar was raked from the joints. Sample cleaning tests were also performed, and a sample of grout was cured and inspected .... The crack repairs are expected to start this week, weather permitting[.]" The public may follow the Tomb Monu- ment repair work progress on the cemetery s website. Finally, it's worth remembering that this historic preservation success would not have been possible without U.S. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia and Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, who pressured the 'i 1 t *And Much More! Department of theArmy to preserve the tomb monument. In fact, it .,.,] was Senator Akaka who said, "The commitment to restoring the au- ! r ~__~ ~(_ ~ ~/~ '~ ~ ~" ~"/I thentic monument is consistent with the best of American traditions: We do not dis.card our national treasures. I applaud the Army,,and the ' 2 . Jtl.atel @ioe g e. 'q.3 Arlington National Cemetery for making the right decision. Rob Nieweg is the director of the Southern Field Office at the _ National Trust for Historic Prese"rvation. "~, IH ) ) YOU LOTS, ,,,.. ~-""~ " . BeaUTiFUL ANGEL! Love, Morn, Dad, Grandma, Sister & all of your Family II I,