November 4th the Lincoln County Solid Waste will be sponsoring a free
day to get rid of computers and electronic components. We will
either have a container or truck at our waste facility on Tiger Drive
during the week of Oct. 30th through Nov. 3rd. Please contact
Village Hall at 354-2247 to arrange for the drop off of any items.
We still have approximately $2500 to go in order to match the Hubbard
Foundation Grant for the playground equipment. The planning
company was here and is formulating a plan to build the equipment with
On October 19th, we had an informational meeting with Mary Ann Burr of
S.E.R.P.O., a division of Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development
District. We were given information as to what grants are
available to develop alternative transportation trails, restore
historic buildings, and many other programs that are available.
The one that struck us the most was alternative transportation which
would include bike riding, jogging, equestrian, and carts. We
would like to develop these on Highway 48 and 380 to drain the
subdivisions and encourage children to ride their bikes, walk, and jog
to and from school, which is going to be the most promoted alternative
in the near future. Also there is a possibility for some of our
We are hoping to get final approval for the new well site from
B.L.M. As soon as this happens, we have the approbation to drill
the new well which will put us out of any danger if either of the other
wells were to fail.
Our loop line is in the engineering stage and should be developed
soon. This puts us out of any danger should the line under Magodo
Creek break again. We will be able to by-pass the break and still
keep our city water system in operation.
If you haven’t seen the Capitan High School football team, you are
missing seeing some well executed football. Although there are a
couple of players leading state in statistics, they couldn’t be there
without the executions from line and defense. They are very well
coached and evidently a well schooled ball team or they couldn’t
execute the way they do. They have a tough road to state.
There are at least 3 other undefeated teams to go through to win
state. They have a “bye” this week, but will be back in action
week after next. We wish them the best and hope they can go all
the way! I have every confidence they can!
We have another police officer on board, Steven Dobbs, who comes to
Capitan from another Lincoln County Village. Steven is well
qualified and has many impressive credentials. WELCOME STEVEN!
The Capitan area community invites everyone to an old fashion
Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, November 23rd from 12:00 PM until
3:30 PM at the Capitan School Cafeteria. Arrangements will be
made for delivery of food or transportation for shut-ins.
Donations of any kind as well as volunteers are gladly accepted.
Sign up sheets are located at the Capitan Public Library and the
Capitan Village Hall. Please call 354-1033 between 9:00 AM and
5:00 PM for more information.
Despite the negative publicity we are receiving, we have very many good
and positive things happening in the Village of Capitan.