Here’s a look at today’s local news:

The New Mexico Public Education Department is encouraging high school educators teaching STEM subjects to participate in the first-ever Governor’s STEM  Challenge and Showcase. According to a release from the PED, over the course of the 2019 summer break, the New Mexico principals and superintendents in all 89 school districts and charter school directors across the state to share information about this exciting opportunity for New Mexico’s students. Teachers mentoring student teams will receive a stipend of $500. Mentor teachers will receive support in the form of a two-day weekend workshop in September about the STEM Showcase criteria and how to incorporate the required NM STEM Ready. The Governor’s 2019-20 STEM Challenge and Showcase is the result of collaboration between the New Mexico Public Education Department, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Challenge will recognize student achievement in STEM and help NM’s diverse student population recognize the potential that STEM jobs have to address local, state, and global challenges.

A Silver City Territorial Charter Volunteer Days event hosted by District 4 Councilor, Guadalupe Cano, was held on Saturday at Gough Park featuring local law enforcement and first responders. The “National Night Out” event gave residents a chance to have “an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie”, according to the National Night Out website. The event also featured food, booths representing area organizations, and “Battle of the Badges” dodgeball game between the Silver City Police Department, Silver City Fire Department, and Grant County Regional Dispatch.

The Silver City Farmer’s Market will be moving to a new location starting this Saturday through the rest of the season through October. The new location will be at 907 North Pope Street in Silver City, the former location of LifeQuest and the future home of the Silver City Food Co-op. Due to construction with the Main Street Plaza project, the Farmer’s Market has to move from the usual Big Ditch location.