DWI checkpoints

New Mexico State Police will be conducting DWI sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of April.

In conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Transportation and Safer New Mexico Now, the Los Lunas Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols, enforcement checkpoints, and seat belt enforcement operations during the month of April.

Friends of Whitfield silent auction

The Friends of Whitfield will be holding an online silent auction of several hand carved, hand painted Aldo Leopold benches, as well as several other items for nature lovers. The online auction starts on Thursday, April 1, and runs through Tuesday, May 3. Items up for bid can be found at charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/friends-of-whitfield-online-auction-21519.

Memorial scholarship

The Jay Torrez Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Jay Torrez, of Tomé, who had a career as a Hollywood stuntman, is available to graduating seniors at Valencia, Los Lunas, Belen high schools and the Schools of Dreams Academy, and pursuing a degree in the film industry. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Provide an essay (no more than one page) describing why you are interested in film, and your educational and career goals. Applications are available at respective schools, and at The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, 251 Main St., Los Lunas. The deadline is Monday, May 31. For information, call Regina at 227-6986.

Valencia County Master Gardener scholarships

The Valencia County Extension Master Gardener Program, will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to two Valencia County residents who are 2021 graduating high school seniors. The scholarships will be awarded to students who, this fall 2021, enroll into one of the NMSU campuses and into one of the following fields of study: agricultural science, horticulture, food and nutrition, environmental science, landscape architecture and/or design. The deadline for the students’ applications and recommendations is Friday, April 30. The applications are available through the Valencia County Extension website’s section “Upcoming Programs” at aces.nmsu.edu/county/valencia/. Contact Lynda Garvin, agricultural agent, at 565-3002 for more information.

Rio Communities Library Board volunteers

The city of Rio Communities is still seeking volunteers to serve on the library board, which appoints a director and works on fundraising for the library.

The library ordinance says the board will consist of at least five members, who are appointed by the mayor and approved by the council with terms of four years.

Board duties include receiving donations and gifts, advising the council about creating library rules and regulations, recommending nominees for the library director position and board members, assisting and aiding the library director and recommending any action to maintain or administer the library.

The library director is a volunteer and is responsible for the operation of the library.

Anyone interested in serving on the library board should call City Hall at 505 861-6803 or email admin@riocommunities.net to request an application.

Spring clean up in Bosque Farms

The village of Bosque Farms spring clean up will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, and Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18.

The rolloff containers will be at the village maintenance yard next to the wastewater treatment plant on DeSmet Road. There is a limited number of containers, so residents will be allowed one load per household and must bring a water or utility bill to prove residency.

For more information, call the village office at 869-2358.

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