Here’s a look at today’s news:
The Santa Clara Housing Authority hosted a “Strong Family Initiatives Fun Day” that connected public housing residents to local resources. Participants were able to visit with vendors that included WNMU, HMS, Wells Fargo, and the New Mexico Department of Health. The kids were treated with a visit from D.A.R.E.’s Darren and Dora the lion. Kids also enjoyed face painting and a jumping balloon. It is estimated that over 200 people attended the first- time event.
PNM is highlighting programs that can help identify ways to be more energy efficient and save money during the hot summer months. PNM offers the Cooling Rebate Program that reduces the cost for residential customers when purchasing evaporative (swamp) coolers, refrigerated air conditioners, room air conditioners, and window units. In addition, consumers can complete a PNM Home Energy Checkup, that may qualify participants for rebates on several appliances in the home. Having efficient lighting in the home can help save up to $65 a year on electric bills. For more information and energy saving tips, visit PNM.com
In celebration of Independence Day tomorrow, here are some area festivities suitable for the entire family:
The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to Gough Park beginning at 7:00 A.M. with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and a host of vendor booths. The parade begins at 10:00 A.M. starting at Wells Fargo Bank, traveling south on Pope and Bullard Street, turning east on Broadway, passing over the Big Ditch Bridge, turning back to the north on Hudson Street and then left on 11th Street, ending at Gough Park. The celebration will continue in Gough Park with the Kiwanis BBQ Lunch, live entertainment, food, and kids activities. At dark, fireworks will be shot from behind the Grant County Administration Building.
Deming, is celebrating July 4th with a community parade starting from the Cedar Street extension located behind the Dollar Tree Store at 10:00 A.M. The parade route turns south on Gold and will travel to the Luna County Courthouse Park where a fun day of games, activities, food, and music is planned until 5:00 P.M, followed by a city-wide fireworks display at dark.
Lordsburg will be hosting their annual July 4th festivities with a volleyball and cornhole tournament, homerun derby, watermelon eating contest, and many other family activities including food vendors, all starting at 4:30 P.M. at Short Park, located at West 2nd Street in Lordsburg. A fireworks display will begin at dusk.
The Town of Glenwood is having July 4th festivities at Glenwood Community Park , with a street market in the morning, and dunk tank, food and games, horseshoe tournament at 3:00 P.M. and a parade to 6:00 P.M., followed by a dance featuring the Gila River Band from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., followed by fireworks after dark.
The Town of Silver City’s Sanitation Division will be running on regular schedule tomorrow, July 4th, for both commercial and residential garbage and recycling pickups. As a reminder, place garbage and recycling carts at curbside by 7:30 A.M.