• 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • 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.

            • Wallow Fire Overlook, 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 Wallow Fire overlook to discuss wildfire prevention and restoration treatment programs. They went over the history of wildfires in the Gila National Forests and viewed the Wallow Fire burn scar. They also discussed the role treatments to restore forest health in the wild land urban interface play in keeping communities safe during fires. The senators were joined by U.S. Forest Service staff and members from The Nature Conservancy. The visit was part of a day-long tour in Arizona and New Mexico focused on the senators' bipartisan efforts to address catastrophic wildfire prevention and recovery needs along the states' neighboring border and across the country.

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