The NMDOT will be closing the gates to NM 159, the Bursum Road for the winter months as of yesterday. Winter weather conditions make the roadway impassable. The road is closed from milepost 12.3, just past Mogollon and the upper milepost 22.6 by Willow Creek Campground. Travelers are asked to use US 180 to NM 12 by Reserve to NM 435 by Reserve Beaverhead Road for access into Willow Creek, Snow Lake and the Gila National Forest. The New Mexico Department of Transportation will monitor the area and is expected to reopen this roadway sometime late April to mid-May.  

Over $500,000 in funding is available through the United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is holding virtual workshops in January in preparation for the February 14th grant proposal deadline. Potential applicants have the opportunity to learn more and to gain a better understanding of the program by participating in one of the outreach virtual workshops. Dates for the workshops are: January 10th, January 13th, and  January 17th. Individuals must register online. If interested in participating, visit silver city radio dot com for links to register for a workshop.

Outreach workshops for potential applicants to learn more and to gain a better understanding of the program will be held as follows:

 Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m.

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 Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 a.m.

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Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Noon

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 After registering, individuals will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 If someone is unable to attend any of the workshops, he or she may schedule a one-on-one meeting by emailing  by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Emails must include the preferred date and time.

PNM makes a donation to food banks across New Mexico just in time for the holidays. A donation of $150,000 will make a positive impact to food banks and will help New Mexico families who live in a food-insecure household. No customer funds were used for this generous PNM donation. 14 food banks received funding from PNM yesterday. Along with many food banks across the state, the Gospel Mission and El Refugio in Silver City were among the recipients. This donation will in no way erase the need for support.  If you or your family live in a food-insecure household, reach out to your local food bank for help.