Here’s a look at some local news.

Local residents are being urged to share their ideas and opinions regarding a new $8 million community recreation center that is planned for Silver City. The requested local input includes the types of activities to be made available, how youth, seniors, veterans, and local families can best be served, and how it will all connect to existing resources. The new center was made possible by $4 million in state funding, secured by Lieutenant Governor, Howie Morales, along with matched funds for $4 million from the Town of Silver City. In addition, a steering committee will be overseeing the planning process that includes elected officials from surrounding communities and other local civic, arts and cultural, educational and health care organizations.

The New Mexico Department of Health has announced a new option on the Department of Health hotline by providing call center support for COVID-19 vaccine registration. According to a release, nearly 300,000 New Mexicans have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine at the state’s website, The registration process directs users to create a profile, enter health and other information, and then wait to receive notification from the DOH when the vaccine is available to them. Users so who have questions or would like support with the registration process, including individuals that do not have internet access can call 1-855-600-3453 and press option 0 for vaccine questions, then option 4 for tech support.

A road crew from the Gila National Forest will begin work on the Little Walnut Continental Divide National Scenic Trailhead construction on Monday, January 11th. The improvements include removing several trees, reshaping the parking area for proper drainage, placing gravel and boulders, and a new trailhead kiosk. The trailhead will be closed to vehicles during the construction activity and visitors are requested to use alternate parking to access the Little Walnut/Gomez Peak Trail System.

This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.