Community Notes: Open government, cowboy gathering

Open Government Workshop on Friday
The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is holding a workshop on the Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Act at 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.
The workshop will provide assistance to local governments, members of public boards and commissions and the general public in understanding our open government laws.
 It will be at the Fort Bascom Room Exhibit Hall of the Tucumcari Convention Center. 
 Cowboy Gathering seeks those carrying on traditions
The Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering is taking nominations for the Buck Ramsey Heritage Award to be presented on Sept. 22, at the annual gathering.
The award is given to an individual, family or ranch that reflects the “Spirit of the West”.
Some of the criteria and guidelines are:
l Someone from northeast New Mexico or northwest Texas
l Family homesteaded in the area
l Long-term commitment or active participation in ranching and livestock industry
l Has retained many ‘cowboy’ or ‘western’ traditions and cultures
l Multi-generation involvement in ranching
l Community involvement
l Neighborly
l Agriculture producer
l Responsible in part for rangeland improvement
The Buck Ramsey Heritage Award has been donated by the First National Bank of New Mexico.
Previous award recipients are Melvin Keith of Nara Visa, I.V. Crisp of Clayton, Bill Parman of Amistad, Clyde Shepherd of Channing, Texas, the Bravo Ranch and James and Renee’ Rinestine of Nara Visa.
Nominations should be made in story form, depicting the qualifications for the award.
Previous nominations will be considered and additional information would be beneficial.
Please send biography, by July 1, to the Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering, Box 3 or Drawer 6, Nara Visa, NM 88430.