• Silver City Gateway Community Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Designation, April 23, 2014 »

    U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) spoke at the Silver City Gateway Community Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Designation at the Silver City Tourism & Visitor Information Center. The region will be the first community gateway designated for the entire 3,100-mile long trail. The senator celebrated this occasion with veterans participating in the Warrior Hike.

    • The Wellness Coalition, April 23, 2014 »

      U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) lead a discussion with members from The Wellness Coalition, a non-profit coalition dedicated to improving the quality of life of the people of southwest New Mexico. The coalition serves Grant, Luna, Hidalgo, and Catron Counties where they assess youth needs and identify service gaps in the community. The organization also connects youth to New Mexico's AmeriCorps Program and helps run the Youth Conservation Corps for three counties. As a member of the National Service Congressional Caucus and the only sitting senator to have served in AmeriCorps, Senator Heinrich is a staunch supporter of the coalition's Youth Corps program.

      • Breakfast With Grant County Community Leaders, April 23, 2014 »

        U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) meets with Grant County community leaders over breakfast at Millie's Bake House in Silver City to discuss how best to expend opportunities for small businesses and strengthen the local economy.

        • New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce Southwest Chapter, April 23, 2014 »

          U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) leads a discussion on green energy investments with members from the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce’s Southwest Chapter in Silver City. The senator also received briefings on the chapter’s programs, including the Local Investment Opportunity Network and the Southwest New Mexico Energy and Green Jobs Taskforce. Senator Heinrich is a lead advocate for New Mexico’s green energy economy, and serves on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

          • The Volunteer Center, April 23, 2014  »

            U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) toured the Volunteer Center in Silver City. The organization, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, provides educational programs and nutritious food for children and seniors in need. The center also runs the Kid’s Café Program where kids and teens learn healthy eating habits from local volunteers.

            • Catwalk National Recreation Area, April 22, 2014 »

              U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who both serve on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, toured the Catwalk National Recreation Area to discuss the damage caused by severe flooding last year and the work the Gila and U.S. Department of Transportation are doing to restore the trail to ensure it is safe for visitors to use again. Senator Heinrich stressed the need to repair the trail so it can help boost tourism and grow the region’s economy. The senators were joined by U.S. Forest Service staff and local business owners. The visit was part of Senators Heinrich and Flake's day-long tour in Arizona and New Mexico focused on their bipartisan efforts to address catastrophic wildfire prevention and recovery needs along the states' neighboring border and across the country.

              UPDATE: On May 1, 2014, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the Federal Highway Administration will provide $4.4 million in funding from the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) program to restore the Catwalk Trail in the Gila National Forest. Read more.

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