Here’s some local news:
There were 2 fatalities on Tuesday caused by a head-on collision on State Road 26 near mile post 12 between Hatch and Deming in Luna County. An investigation has indicated that a 2016 Toyota passenger car, driven by Roy Edwards of Silver City, passed a flatbed truck carrying a Jeep while heading eastbound. While passing on the two-lane road, Edwards collided head-on with a Dodge Charger driven by Alexis Chavez, of Deming. Both men died of fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased by the office of the Medical Investigator.
During a recent meeting, Assistant Town of Silver City Manager, James Marshall, recommended the town council approve a bid for an overlay-resurfacing of 32nd Street between Silver Street and Ridgecrest Drive. The bid amount of $160,131.60 from Southwest Concrete and Paving of Silver City is already in the budget for the project that is scheduled for November 15th through 17th. It has been reported that two lanes will be open at all times during the project.
The Silver High School Kiwanis Key Club is collaborating “Together we Rise”, a non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. The service project was chosen as the Southwest District Key Club Governor’s project for the 2018-19 year. “Together We Rise” works with hundreds of foster agencies, social workers, CASA advocates, and other partners, including Key Club. In addition, they help provide thousands of foster youth across the country with new bicycles, college supplies, and “sweet cases” so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag. The Silver High Key Club will be holding a Halloween Haunted House on Wednesday, October 31st from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Silver High School to benefit “Together We Rise”. A portion of the proceeds will go towards purchasing “sweet cases” for foster youth. Admission to the Haunted House is $5.00 per person.
There are many activities taking place this week that include:
Tonight, the Silver City Police Department and G.W. Stout Elementary School are hosting a community Halloween Trunk or Treat and Haunted house at the school’s Swan Street parking lot from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. There will be plenty of fun candy, and free hotdogs and drinks supplied by the police department.
On Saturday, the P.E.O.’s (Philanthropic Educational Organization) 7th annual “Purses for Every Occasion” and silent auction will take place this Saturday, at First Presbyterian Church, 1915 Swan Street in Silver City starting at 12 noon. All proceeds will benefit the Nancy Champlin P.E.O. Foundation Scholarship.
Local residents are invited to downtown Silver City on Sunday, to enjoy the downtown “Love Local Celebration.” The promotion is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet to encourage more local shopping. Businesses will be offering special deals and discounts. In addition, this Sunday, enjoy the Dia de los Muertos Street Festival celebration and activities on Texas Market Streets from 12 noon to 6:00 P.M.
Don’t forget the Silver City Historic the Stories from Our Streets walking tour is a fun family activity and booklets can be picked up at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center or many of the downtown merchants.
Have a fun and safe weekend!