Here’s a look at local news:
Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner presented a proclamation to the members of the Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society marking April 21st as “Bird, Butterfly, and Bee Friendly Silver City Day.” The Audubon group will be offering free native plants to the community at 10:00 A.M during the Earth Day Celebration in Gough Park. In addition to the plants, there will be free packets of sunflower seeds. Native plants benefit pollinator species and provide beauty to the community.
The Silver City Swordfish, a youth swim team, will be competing this year for the first time with USA Swimming, which would allow them to participate in swim meets all over the country. The swordfish are not affiliated with the Silver School District and the season runs from May to August at the Silver City Municipal Pool located at 2700 North Silver Street. This year they plan to compete in meets in Las Cruces and Albuquerque, in addition to some scrimmage meets in Silver City. Dates for tryouts have not been set yet, but kids can sign up by emailing White at email@example.com.
Governor Susana Martinez has announced that a record $28 million will be allocated for New Mexico school districts and charter schools to add elementary school days over the summer. The New Mexico Public Education Department program budget will allow 22,121 students statewide from Kindergarten through third grade to take part in the program, including students from grades four and five.
Silver City Councilor, Guadalupe Cano, and the Town of Silver City invites the public to participate in a Territorial Charter Workday in District 4 on Saturday from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. at Ybarra (Eee-bar-ah) Park on the corner of Corbin and Yankie Streets. Join you neighbors and town staff to upgrade this neighborhood park. For more information, call 575-534-6349 or stop by the Community Development Department at 1203 N. Hudson Street.
The Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 presented colors at the annual Bataan Death March Tribute presented by the Bataan Elementary School’s fifth graders. In addition, the Deming High School Jr. ROTC provided a short presentation. The Bataan 5th grade students recited the poem “Heroes”, and each student took part in the ceremony that included opening the program, introducing guests, and taking turns reading the names of the Death March service members from Luna County.