Local Briefs — July 10

Lesser prairie chicken commission meeting

Curry and Roosevelt County Commissioners, along with U.S. Fish Wildlife Services officials and official from other regional counties are gathering for a special meeting to discuss the lesser prairie chicken at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Eastern New Mexico University ballroom. Agenda items include:

  • A welcome from Roosevelt County commissioner Kendall Buzard.
  • An update on the listing process of the lesser prairie chicken by Benjamin N. Tuggle, southwest regional director of USFWS.
  • Update on conservation plans in New Mexico.
  • A session for questions and comments.

Eastern Plains Council of Governments

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments meets 10 a.m. Wednesday at 418 Main Street to discuss the following:

  • Executive Director Sandy Chancey will give a report to include Ute Water Commission, NeMARC, EDA, transportation, and property management.
  • Financial reports will be discussed as well as the 2012 audit.
  • Discussion of the accounting services project.

— Staff reports

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