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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 Illegal dumping affects everyone According to the New Mexico Environment Department, illegal dumping costs local governments thousands of dollars each year on site cleanups, taking funding away from other much needed resources and services. Illegal dumps can contain toxic materials that are dangerous for people, animals and the environment. Illegal dumping carries with it a $500 fine, according to the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department. Above, someone illegally dumped this pile of garbage on south Animas Street.To report illegal dumping, contact the Hidalgo County Dispatch Center at 575-542-8827.There are transfer stations throughout the county for proper disposal. For hours of operation visit hidalgocounty.org or call 575-542-9800. Herald staffphoto Hid Ig County Fair - "' it, G it, it!-t take pla Continued from Page 2 tunity to see our young cowboys and cowgirls at their best. Young people from our community as well as neighboring counties par- ticipate in this event. There'll be several hours of Junior Rodeo for your viewing pleasure. A brand new addition to the fair this year starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning The Hidalgo County Fair Mud Drags. The H working with to rule Out Ebola in pati nt Submitted by NM DEPT. of this investigation," said Depart- HEALTH~Santa Fe ment of Health Cabinet Secretary Out of an abundance of can- Retta Ward, MPH. "UNM Hospi- tion, the New Mexico Depart- tal has isolated the patient, and is ment of Health is working with following the appropriate proto- the Centers for Disease Control eels to ensure other patients and and Prevention (CDC) to perform health care workers are safe." tests to rule out Ebola in a 30- According to the CDC, year-old woman who developed Ebola poses no substantial risk sore throat, headache, muscle to the U.S. general population. A aches and fever. The woman is at person infected with Ebota virus UNM Hospital in Albuquerque in is not contagious until symptoms stable condition, appear. The virus is spread The woman had been in Si- through direct contact (through ~erra Leone, Africa, and left there broken skin or mucous mem- earlier this month. Sierra Leone branes) with the body fluids is one of several countries in West (blood, urine, feces, saliva, and Africa with known cases of Ebola. other secretions) of a person who The woman was a teacher, and is sick with Ebola. Ebola is not had no known exposures to spread through the air or by food Ebola. At this time the patient is or water. not a probable case, but a person As of August 13, no con- under investigation with no firmed Ebola cases have been re- known exposures ported in the United States, other "The Department of Health than the two U.S. health workers is working closely with UNM evacuated from Liberia. Hospital and the Centers for Dis- For more information visit, ease Control and Prevention on http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/. New Inventor), Huge Selection/ Lap Belly Button Eyebrow Tongue Ear Nose Silver Rings Dangles" Loges" ', 14K l ~ , ,d inside the Cottage " 2i4 E. Motel Drive * Lordsburg 575.542.8880 ust committee has been hard at work setting up and getting ready for this action packed event. You WILL NOT want to miss this! Saturday afternoon is the Junior Livestock Sale that begins at 2 o'clock. Businesses and in- dividuals will be on hand to bid on the prize-winning livestock that has qualified for the sale. This provides an excellent op- portunity to buy pork, beef, lamb or goat for your freezer. Come out and support the hard- working 4-H and FFA youth of Hidalgo County ! The Rodeo de Hidalgo is held on Saturday night. You won't want to miss this perfor- mance which includes bull riding and a return of the popu- lar 3-man steer riding from last year! This always proves to be a spectacular event! Rodeo at its best can be seen in the rodeo arena on Saturday night.. There'll be on-going attrac- tions and wendors on hand throughoutthe weekend ..... including a me- chanical bull and super slide. You'll want to take a peek at all the merchandise and food the vendors have to offer. A little bit of something for everyone. Commercial and educational exhibits will be open all day Friday and Saturday of the fair. There are always all the good food concessions where every- one can eat till their hearts con- tent. Fair goers can kick up their heels at the fair dance on Satur- day night from 9 till 1 on the covered cement slab. Music will be provided by "Double R Sound". For those who haven't had enough Fair by Sunday morn- ing you can always come back out to the arena and enjoy the Drawpot Team Roping starting at 10 a.m. Plan to enjoy a special time with your children, grandchil- dren, friends and neighbors. Come on out and share time with your loved ones and' cre- ate memories you'll cherish for a lifetime. See you at the Hidalgo County Fair! Healthcare Services Group, Inc. founded in 1977 is the nation's largest provider of support services to the healthcare industry. We are seeking candidates for full-time positions in housekeeping, laundry, and janito to perform a variety of cleaning duties, linen services, and a variety of floor work to ensure the physical environment of our nursing homes and hospitals meet established standards for cleanliness, sanitation, infection control, and safety. rs If this is the career opportunity you have been looking for please apply in person at: Sunshine Haven, 6o3 Hadeco Dr. in Lordsburg. Please ask for Jesus Lira. Udall, Heinrich voice concerns about plan to reduce hours at U.S. Offices in NM Courtesy submission pecially hard hitting in rural ar- urged USPS to heavily weigh in- Last week, U.S. Senators Tom eas, where customers often have put received at the local meetings Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a to drive for miles to reach their in its decision-making process, letter to U.S. Postal Service closest Post Office." and to ensure the meetings are (USPS) Postmaster General In addition to concernstransparent, accessible and Patrick R. Donahoe to express about reduced service hours and scheduled at convenient times their concerns about the Postal consolidated offices, Udall and when working community mem- Service's multi-year "Post Plan" Heinrich indicated they have re- bers can attend. to reduce costs and streamline ceived complaints from constitu- Finally, the senators outlined operations, which may impact cnts about the accessibility of their concerns about the Postmas- over 140 post offices in New community meetings. As part of" ters who did not elect early re- Mexico. the Post Plan, the Post Office has tirement and may be seriously USPS announced the Postheld meetings in affected areas to impacted by any reduction in Plan in 2012 in response to finan- gain local feedback. The senators hours or benefits. cial challenges it was facing at Exhibits sought for it! the time, which included declin- ing revenues and mail volume. The Post Plan cuts operating costs for smaller Post Offices by Grow it! Show Itl County Fair reducing hours, delivering mail via rural carders or highway con- Submitted by JANET Photography, Crafts, and 4-H. All tract routes, creating Village Post RICHARDSONIHCF entries will be accepted in the Ex- Offices by contracting with local The theme for the Hidalgo hibit Building at the fairgrounds establishments or consolidating with nearby Post Offices. While County Fair this year is Sew it! from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on the Postal Service has reconsid- Grow it! Show it! Thursday, August 21, 2014-- ered an initial proposal to close Let's take pride in Hidalgo those in the Virden and Rodeo more than 50 New Mexico post County by showing off our tal- area, please take note of the time offices, residents of many rural ents in the Exhibit Building. En- difference. All exhibits must re- communities across the state, courage each family member and main in place until 6:00 PM on wl~ere post offices are already your neighbors to enter exhibit~ Saturday, August 23, 2014. sparsely located; have expressed in the Exhibit Building at the All exhibits entered for com- concerns about reducing service 2014 Hidalgo County Fair. petition in the fair building must hours. The senators have previ- There will be a Silent auc- be the exhibitor's own work. No ously urged the postmaster gen- tion with the pies, cakes, candies entry shall be received that has eral to consider their concerns as and cookies entered in the Culi- previously been entered in the USPS implements the Post Plan. nary Department. All small food Hidalgo County Fair for compe- "We were pleased to learn items should be entered on dis- tition. All exhibitors in the fair that The United States Post Of- posable plate inside a zip lock must be a resident of Hidalgo fice (USPS) reconsidered its ini- plastic bag. The Silent auction County. Only amateurs can com- tial plan to close over 50 post of- will be held on Friday, August 22, pete for prizes. Professionals can rices in New Mexico in 2011 and 2014 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 exhibit only. All entries should announced the Post Plan as an PM. The monies from the auction have been completed within the alternative," the senators wrote. "However, we have heard from will benefit the Exhibit Building. last year. Exception: Art Depart- many constituents who are anx- Exhibit Building entries in- ment entries may have been com- ious about reduced service hours clude the following: Crops, Veg- pleted within the last two years. in their communities. Reductions etables, Fruits & Poultry Products, To be eligible for the Junior sec- in hours or consolidation into Flowers, Sewing, Fancywork, Cu- tion of each department, exhibi- another nearby office can be es- linary, Food Preservation, Art, tors must be 18 years of age or Free Consu Debt/Bankruptcy younger. There wilt be NO food mer concessions in the exhibit build- ing. Workshop in Las Cruces Aug For more information about entries in the Exhibit Building, Submitted by STATE BAR OF Mexico was organized in 1886 request a space for a booth or an NM/Albuquerque, NM and is composed of more than outside wheel barrel entry in the A Consumer Debt/Bank- 9,000 members. Its purposes are 2014 Hidalgo County Fair, please ruptcy Workshop will be held at to aid the courts in administering contact Debbie Crotts 575-356- 5:30 p.m., August 28, at the Law justice and preserving the rule of 2765 or Janet Richardson 575- Office of Kenneth Egan, 1111 E law, and to foster a high standard 358-1088. Lehman Ave., Las Cruces, NM Of integrity and competence Please come out and support 88011. within the legal profession, the Hidalgo County Fair. The f/tee workshop includes ,a presentation by .volunteer attor-. NMSP checkpoints, saturation ney Kenneth Egan, an open ques- tion-and-answer-period, and a ' ' ......' one-on-one consultation with an patrols in August 2014 attorney. This event is a commu- nity service open to the public. Courtesy submission Call 505-797-6065 for more in- formation. State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturn- Sponsored by the New tion Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Check- Mexico State Bar Foundation points in all New Mexico counties during the month of August 2014. Efforts continue to--show a significant reduction in alcohol re- and the State Bar of New Mexico lated fatalities. This is attributed to the continued media attention Bankruptcy Law Section, this and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change program is a working partnership society's attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to that seeks to educate the public on consumer issues and on the not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our friends and families ..... resources available to meet legal Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had needs. The State Bar of New the courage to make the right decision. NOTICE OF AIR QUALITY PERMIT APPLICATION Lordsburg Generating Station announces its intent to apply for a modification of its air quality construction permit. PNM is reposting the application to include the maximum quantities of regulated pollutants listed below. Lordsburg Generating Station is an electrical generation plant consisting of two simple cycle natural gas-fired turbines that currently operates as a peaking facility under NSR Permit 2613-R2. The application was submitted on May 30, 2014. This notice is a requirement according to New Mexico air quality regulations. o The exact location of the Lordsburg Generating Station is at Latitude 32- 21 facility is located in Lordsburg, Hidalgo County, New Mexico on East A Street, intersection of Highway US 70 and Motel Drive. ' 01 ", Longitude 108- 41' 49". This approximately 0.6 miles east of the The proposed permit modification is to correct an error in the calculation used to determine sulfur dioxide emissions resulting from combustion of natural gas. The corrected calculation will change the maximum potential sulfur dioxide emissions from the two units from less than 1 ton per year to 7.06 tons per year. No changes are proposed to emission limits for other.air pollutants. This permit modification will not modify any operations at the facility and will not increase actual sulfur dioxide emissions, facility capacity, or the quantity or quality of the natural gas used by the facility. The current NSR Permit 2613-R2 and proposed maximum annual regulated air contaminants are listed in the following Table for SO2. (The emission estimate could change slightly during the course of the Department's review of the application). No changes to emission limits for other pollutants are proposed. The facility estimates its maximum quantities of any regulated pollutant to be: Pollutant: Pounds per Hour Tons PerYear Particulate Matter (TSP) 21 91 Particulate Matter (PM10) 21 91 Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 21 91 Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 95 490 Carbon Monoxide (CO) 320 490 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) 14 62 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) 2 7 Total Sum of all Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) 1 5 The permitted operating schedule of the plant will be 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year. The owner and operator of the plant is: Public Service Company of New Mexico, 2401 Aztec Road NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87107 If you have any comments about the construction or operation of the above facility, and you want your comments to be made as part of the permit review process, you must submit your comments in writing to the address below: Other comments and Permit Programs Manager New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507-3113 (505) 476-4300 questions may be submitted verbally. Please refer to the company name and site name, as used in this notice or send a copy of this notice along with your comments, since the Department may not have received the permit application at the time of this notice. Please include a legible mailing address with your comments. Once the Department has performed a preliminary review of the application and its air quality impacts, the Departments notice will be published in the legal section of a newspaper circulated near the facility location.