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Hidalgo County Happenings

This column will feature articles and events taking place in Hidalgo County, New Mexico


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The Confinement in the Land of Enchantment - Japanese Americans in New Mexico during World War II (CLOE) Project invites you to the Community Forum (1:30pm) and Reception (3:30pm) on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League is presenting the events under a National Park Service grant. The Lordsburg Hidalgo County Museum is hosting the free events. The museum is located at 710 E. 2nd Street, one block south of Motel Drive.

Please come to hear historians, local experts, and past prisoners talk about the Lordsburg Confinement Site. And come to see the large exhibit with photos, discussion, and artifacts related to the Lordsburg Site. The attachments provide more detail on the upcoming events.


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The New Mexico Racing Commission will be meeting in Lordsburg on Friday, September 28, at the Lordsburg High School Gymnasium at 501 W. 4th Street. The meeting is slated for 1:00 pm. Some time ago, The Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce polled its members on how they felt about the Racino coming to Lordsburg. The majority of the responses were in favor, a few not so much. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and the chamber respects that.

"However, as your Chamber of Commerce Director, I feel it is my responsibility to inform our membership of opportunities that have potential for economic development and growth in our community," Marsha Hill, Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce director, said. "Therefore, I would like to invite everyone that is interested to attend this meeting with the Racing Commission."

If you are unable to attend, but would like to keep informed, the City of Lordsburg is planning on livestreaming the meeting on its website at cityoflordsburg.org