By Debbie Leschner
New Mexico State Veterans' Service Officer Reggie Price will hold a Veteran's Session on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 10 a.m. to about noon. The session will be held in the Quemado Veterans Hall located at the corner of Baca and Church Street. All veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Mr. Price will cover such topics as state and federal benefits, burial and survivor benefits. Please bring a copy of your DD214 and any other related paper work you may have. He will also be available on Friday, the 22nd for one on one appointments to help with claims or appeals. To set up an appointment or for more information, please call Mr. Price at 575 538-2377 or Commander Rick Sharp at 575 773-4350.
Quemado Road Project
It has been about 15 years since the roads in Quemado have been redone. A three person county road crew from the Quemado Maintenance Yard and County Commissioner, Allen Lambert spend about 10 days doing the prep work and getting the roads ready to be chip sealed. The project covers the 2.1 miles of paved streets in Quemado. Bids to do the chip seal work were advertized with an October 12 closing date. The last portion of the project will be to fog seal the surface. The fog seal is an emulsion spray that penetrates the chip seal to allow the road to wear longer. The funding for the project came from a portion of monies in the Secure Rural School Act that were for county road maintenance. “There are 950 miles of dirt roads and 2.1 miles of paved county roads in inventory” said Catron County Manager Bill Aymar. The estimated cost of the work is about $150,000. “This is a very cheap cost because the county did the prep work” remarked Mr. Lambert, commissioner for the Quemado area. He also hopes that the work would be completed before October 25 if all goes well.