Events Lifestyle

International Border Event 2023 5K Run/Walk

Village of Columbus along with U.S Customs and Border Protection, cordially invites you to participate in our first year event, 5K Run/Walk. The event will be held on October 21st, 2023, from 8:30a.m to 11:30a.m.. This event will be to raise food and funds for The Spirit of Columbus Senior Lunch Program. Please come and support us, feeding not just seniors but all who may need or desire a nutritious well balanced meal.


Meet the Candidates

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an event on Thursday, Sept. 7 to introduce all local candidates who will be on the ballot for the Nov. 7, 2023 election.

The “Meet the Candidate” forum will be held 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Tumbleweed Dinner Theater on Broadway Ave. in the Village of Columbus.

Candidates for the November election include:
Mayor: Esequiel Salas (incumbent); Philip Skinner; Nicole Steffen
Board of Trustees: Isabel Gomez; Jerad Loesch; Wilson Edward Moore; Juan Padilla; Rocio Sierra; William Johnson
Municipal Judge: Rachel Gomez; Raymond William Perron Jr

Also on the Nov. ballot, will be local Columbus resident Dan Martin, running for the Deming Soil and Water Conservation Board. Refreshments will be served at this Thursday’s meeting and Tumbleweed will open its doors at 5 p.m.

Other ways to join the meeting:

Meet the Candidates
Thursday, September 7 · 5:30 – 7:30pm
Time zone: America/Denver
Google Meet joining info
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 513-816-0735‬ PIN: ‪607 851 398‬#
More phone numbers:

Please feel free to email any anonymous questions to and they will be forwarded to the moderator.

Public Notices School News

PSA: Bus Transportation Announcement 

Deming Public Schools Transportation Department would like to inform parents and students who ride the bus  of the following: 

• Due to high temperatures, bus riders have been permitted to take water bottles on the bus until Friday,  September 15, 2023. 

• Only water is allowed on the bus. 

• Bus drivers will have windows down to help air circulate and keep temperatures in the bus as low as  possible.  If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at (575) 543-1009 or  .

Public Notices School News

PSA: Safety Drills and Exercise Planning

Deming Public Schools would like to remind the community that safety drills are a key component of keeping  our students and staff safe. Safety drills provide schools, district, and stakeholders across the community with  the opportunity to assess and validate capabilities, shape planning, and address areas for improvement. Through  the practice of drills, schools take corrective actions needed to maintain safety readiness. 

During the first four weeks of school, several safety drills will be conducted at each school site with additional  practice occurring in the spring semester. Drills will include the following: fire, evacuation, active shooter,  shelter in place, and lockdown. Per NM State law, each school site must conduct a minimum of 17 drills, 11 of  which must be fire drills. More drills may happen at a school site if administration determines more safety  practice is needed.  

In an event of a safety drill, first responders and local law enforcement may be involved to assist the school in  planning and assessing preparedness. When drills occur, all stakeholders will act as if it is not a drill. This  assists all stakeholders in maintaining safety readiness.  

Parents and guardians will only be informed of a shelter in place, lockdown, and/or evacuation if there is a  threat to the school population. Parents and guardians will be informed through our student information system, Infinite Campus, by either an email, text, and/or phone call. As a courtesy, the district will also inform local  media and post this information on our website and social media pages.  

The district strongly encourages parents and guardians to check that your information is correct in Infinite  Campus and that you have not blocked emails from the district and/or the district phone number.  

If you have any questions about the districts safety procedures please contact your school site or the district at  (575) 546-8841. 

Public Notices

Consumer Confidence Report for the Village of Columbus 2022

School News

FREE Summer Camp

Deming Public Schools will be offering a free summer camp the week of July 17-21. The summer camp is open to K-12 students and will be offered at two locations Deming High School(K-12) and Columbus Elementary(K-5). Registration is open in the Infinite Campus parent portal and will close Wednesday, June 14


Motorcycle Safety Celebration

Friday, June 30th, ride on over to celebrate The Village of Columbus’s first annual Motorcycle gathering in pre-celebration of the 4th of July. We invite all riders from around town to come join us in this celebration. Also come hear the sounds of New Mexico’s Own 44th Army Band, Breaking Brass.


2023 Jump Into Summer Health Fair

On June 30th, 2023, the Historic Village of Columbus’s Health and Wellness Center will be hosting a Health Fair. The event is open to the public and will be at the Village Plaza from 9 am to 2 pm. If your organization is interested in participating, please fill out this form

Public Notices School News

Seamless Summer Meals For Kids

Seamless Summer Meals For Kids begins May 30th and will run through July 21 this year(no service on July 4th). Grab ‘N Go service will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. View the flyer below for more information.

Events News

Columbus Fiber Internet Grant Award Celebration

Valley TeleCom Group was notified this week that they will be receiving a Connect NM Pilot Grant to bring fiber internet to Columbus, NM and the surrounding areas.

Valley TeleCom would like to invite the public to join them at a Celebration event, Thursday, March 30th at 11 am at the Health and Wellness Community Complex, 100 E North Boundary. Columbus, NM 88029

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