Here’s a look at some local news:
As part of National 4-H week held last month, six Grant County 4-H clubs held a food drive and competed against each other to see which club could donate the most food. This is the second year that Grant County 4-H has participated in a county wide community service project. The winning club was the Wrangler 4-H club that voted to use some of their club funds to purchase a large amount of canned goods to donate to the less fortunate in the community. The second place winner was the White Signal 4-H club, followed by: third place, the Spurs 4-H club; fourth place Mangus 4-H club; and fifth place the Lone Mountain 4-H club. All the donations were submitted to the St. Francis Newman Center Parish in Silver City. Congratulations to Grant County 4-H clubs!
Beginning this Wednesday, the road along 32nd Street from Silver Street east to Ridge Crest Street will be under repair to erase the potholed and uneven pavement. Southwest Concrete and Paving has been hired by the Town of Silver City to put down a 1 ½ inch asphalt overlay. Two lanes will be open at all times allowing access to Gila Regional Medical Center, Silver High School and local businesses. Next summer, the road is scheduled to be chip and fog sealed that involves a layer of oil, followed by a layer of aggregate, which is then sealed. The projected slated for this week is scheduled to be completed by Friday.
The new air carrier that will be providing Essential Air Service for the Grant County Airport starting in January, will be holding a public meeting at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Thursday, November 8th at 9:00 A.M. Representatives from Advanced Air will be available to answer questions and provide information about the service they will be providing Grant County residents. Advanced Air was awarded the EAS contract by the United States Department of Transportation over Boutique Air, that had held the contract since 2015. Advanced Air is offering 17 flights per week to Albuquerque and 7 flights a week to Phoenix using the twin engine Air King 350 aircraft.
The New Mexico Public Education Department has launched the state’s first online portal to assist families in accessing their school’s grades. The website. NMschoolgrades .com is user interactive and contains information regarding school rankings and how they are serving the students. Users will be able to view the following information: student population; student performance; detailed information on past performance; and animated videos in English and Spanish to show parents how their child’s school compares to other surrounding schools. In addition, the site will provide a deeper level of information regarding schools that service students with disabilities and the economically disadvantaged.
If you haven’t already participated in early voting for the General Election, Election Day is tomorrow and you can cast your ballot from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.