(Deming) -- Deming and Luna County residents will have a chance to chime in on a proposed high-voltage power line that would run through New Mexico and Arizona.
The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a series of open house meetings in both states on an electrical transmission line that could provide up to 25-hundred megawatts of electricity.
The first meeting is scheduled for May 8th in Las Cruces... and the second meeting will be the
following day here in Deming.
Southline Transmission is proposing building the line in two segments. The first segment would stretch 225 miles from a substation in Afton, New Mexico -- south of Las Cruces, to one in
Apache, Arizona -- south of Willcox.
The second would be an upgrade of 130 miles of an existing line between Apache and a substation
outside of Tucson.
The line would cross federal, state and private lands.
The Deming meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9th, from 5:30 to 8 p-m in the Mimbres Valley Learning and Special Events Center, 2300 East Pine Street.
The format will be an open house with project specialists available for questions. A presentation on the project begins at 6 p-m.
The meeting is open to anyone interested.