Here’s a look at today’s news:
The Silver City MainStreet Project received a grant from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance to beautify downtown Silver City. The funds were used to replant the medians at the intersection of Bullard and College Streets and to completely rehab a block of Spring Street between Bullard and Texas Streets. Plants that had become overgrown have been replaced with native plants that are drought tolerant and will not grow higher than three feet. The plantings were done with the help of the Youth Conservation Corp students from Aldo Leopold Charter High School. The Spring Street portion of the project incorporated the Town of Silver City replacing old and crumbling sidewalk with a new ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act) sidewalk. The Resilient Communities Fund provides financial support for locally-driven, community-based economic development projects statewide. Awards are made in the areas of design and planning, organizational capacity building, marketing and promotions, business development, civic/youth engagement, and environmental stewardship.
New Mexico State Police was called to investigate a fatal ATV accident on Saturday on Forest Road 819 in Grant County. Scott Jarette, of Villa Park, Illinois, was traveling north on a Kawasaki All -Terrain Vehicle when for unexplained reasons the ATV drove off the roadway and crashed. Mr. Jarette was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso, but sadly did not survive his injuries.
The Silver City Public Library would like to inform the community that access to their College Avenue (handicapped) entrance will be closed temporarily during the rebuilding of the access ramp to that door. Construction is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, December 20th and visitors are requested to use the Cooper Street entrance which is the main front door. There is a lift to the lower level as an alternative to the stairs and library staff will assist anyone who needs it.
In Deming last week, law enforcement officers and first responders hosted a “Shop with a Cop” day at Walmart. Over 300 students were given a $40 dollar gift card to purchase anything they wished in the store. Luna County’s “Shop With A Cop” is a yearly event that was established in the 1980’s, where law enforcement agencies are able to treat kids to an early Christmas present. Several fundraisers were completed this year to enrich the original program that now accommodates hundreds of area children at Christmas time.