Here’s a look at some local news:
A test project created to slow down traffic at a busy intersection in Silver City was completed volunteers and hosted by District 1 Councilor, Cynthia Bettison. The group painted a “traffic calming” area at the corner of Yucca and 23rd Streets as a final “Territorial Charter Days” inspired work project of the year. The crosswalk design used in the project will be replicated at other sites if it proves to slow traffic. Silver City Town Council and staff organize several community projects throughout the year to bring residents together and improve the quality of life in the community.
The Deming Roadrunners Bowling League competed in the state tournament for the New Mexico Special Olympics earlier this month and earned five gold medals and three silver medals. In order to qualify for the state competition, the athletes took part in a regional tournament that was held in Deming at the Starmax Bowling Center. The gold medal winners are as follows: Sean Beginski chartering a 332 series in his division; and Julian Salinas totalling 184 series in his division. Silver medalists included: Brian Chadborn with a 279; Raven Carter with a 296; and Eric Kimball with a 135 series in his division.
A local Silver resident, Ilo Louck, celebrated her 105th birthday with family and friends at the American Legion Hall earlier this month. According to a news release in the Grant County Beat, Ilo lives with her son and daughter-in-law in Silver City and was born in Ohio On November 5th, 1914. During the party, Ilo was presented Ilo with a special certificate honoring her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, because her husband was a member of the American Legion. The certificate honored her for 64 years as a member.