Here’s a look at what’s happening in our community:
Western New Mexico University will soon be the location of an Einstein Brothers Bagels this January, located next to the P.E Complex. The WNMU Board of Regents had approved for a “World of Wings Cafe” to open at that location, but after discovering the high cost of installing upgrades and a ventilation system for the fryer, the Einstein Brothers Bagels project was more affordable. Students and members of the public will be able to purchase breakfast and lunch items Monday through Friday.
New Mexico voters approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that will enable the creation of an independent ethics commission. The panel when formed, would address complaints involving public officials, elected employees and others. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, New Mexico was one of the last 6 states in the county that had not formed an ethics commission.
Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner, is inviting the public to share their input, ideas and inspirations toward making the town even better. This month’s “Monday With the Mayor” will be at the Drifter Pancake House and Restaurant located at 711 Silver Heights Blvd, on Monday, November 12th, from 8:00 to 11:00 A.M. All are welcome.
The Gila National Forest Silver City Ranger District will be implementing seasonal closures from November 16th to March 31st. According to the District Ranger, certain campgrounds are closed due to safety concerns during inclement weather. Visitors are always encouraged to check weather and road conditions prior to heading out on the Forest. Visitors should also be mindful of hazards that can be present during the colder months, such as sudden weather and temperature changes and falling trees due to windy and/or snowy conditions. The following campgrounds will be closed starting November 16th: Iron Creek Campground, the Upper Gallinas Campground, and Railroad Canyon Campground, all located in the Black Range Mountains off NM State Highway 152; and Cherry Creek Campground and McMillan Campground, both located off NM State Highway 15.
There is a Veteran’s Day ceremony at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Sunday starting at 10:00 A.M. The key note speaker will be Colonel Susan Mundy Beck USAF (retired). This event is open to the public and all veterans. A flyover by the U.S. Air Force is expected.
Veteran’s Day started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11th because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars. Silver Radio would like to thank all Veterans for their service and ensuring we live in a free nation.