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Luna County shares in $9.75M for rural infrastructure improvements from state

SANTA FE – Luna County will benefit from the Lujan Grisham administration’s $9.75 million in essential infrastructure projects in rural communities all across New Mexico.



a car parked in a parking lot in front of a building: Testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) is conducted statewide. The Luna County Health Office at 215 S. Silver Avenue is testing once a week by appointment. Call the office at 575-546-2771 (opt. 4) for an appointment.


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Testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) is conducted statewide. The Luna County Health Office at 215 S. Silver Avenue is testing once a week by appointment. Call the office at 575-546-2771 (opt. 4) for an appointment.

“We worked closely with our local Council Of Governments (COG) representative and applied for the Community Development Block Grant or CDBG. We had already applied for and were granted $750,000 through legislative capital outlay funding for the January 2020 session,” Luna County Manager Chris Brice told the Headlight on Tuesday.

“We used that funding as a match to apply for another $750,000 through CDBG. “The committee felt our project and application were exceptional and approved our CDBG project and funding in the amount of

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A farm-fresh take on rural design

It’s harvest time and farmers are busy. Meanwhile, all this talk of people quitting the city for country life may create another potential harvest for rural dwellers and home hunters with a sense of adventure. The Irish countryside is awash with barns and sheds that may no longer be in use but which could deliver cool country homes for those willing to think outside the box.

While such conversions are big business in London’s leafy commuter belt, very few of our indigenous agricultural buildings are being reimagined. It’s true we don’t have the same stock of cut-stone buildings, but take a less sniffy approach and huge potential could be unlocked in simple farm structures located in the middle of gloriously scenic spots.

Grand Designs Farmhouse
Grand Designs Farmhouse

Take Ulster man Kieran McGonigle of architectural practice McGonigle McGrath, whose tractor shed is one such property. Its elegance and sense of place so impressed

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Unique architect design for this rural home in Derbyshire

A rural detached home surrounded by stunning surrounding countryside is on the market in Derbyshire.

The five-bedroom house is said to have an impressive architect design as it goes up for sale in Breach Lane, Foston, with a pricetag of £440,000.

It is being sold by Newton Fallowell and comes with extensive parking and large, but easy-to-maintain gardens.

The estate agent said: “Newton Fallowell is pleased to be able to offer for sale this individual rural detached home situated in a rural, yet convenient position.

“With both oil-fired central heating and double glazing, it must be viewed in order to appreciate the volume and quality of accommodation in offer.

“Quite simply a stunning competitively priced rural home.”

The home starts with an open canopied entrance and entrance hall, with a staircase rising to first floor with turned newel post and spindles.

The main reception room has double-glazed French doors opening

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