Here’s a look at some local news:


The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has obtained a new 4×4 pickup truck that will be fulfilling a dual role as the GSCO “DARE” vehicle and as a patrol vehicle. The new truck features special artwork done by J&J Signs of Silver City that depicts Darren, the DARE lion mascot. According to Grant County Sheriff, Frank Gomez, the D.A.R.E program is a 10-week weekly presentation starting August in Bayard, Central, San Lorenzo, and Hurley Elementary Schools, all in the Cobre School District. Beginning in January, the program will be administered in Cliff, G.W Stout, Harrison Schmitt, and Calvary Christian Elementary schools in the Silver School District. D.A.R.E is a police officer led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Xavier Khera, a resident of Silver City, has been named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least four total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours. Offering bachelor’s degrees in 34 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs, as well as independent majors designed by students to mirror approved majors at other colleges, Berea College awards four-year tuition scholarships to all its students, who because of financial circumstances cannot otherwise afford a high-quality, residential, liberal arts education. All students are required to work at least 10 hours per week in campus and service jobs. Founded upon inclusive Christian principles in 1855, Berea was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Congratulations to   Xavier Khera!

The Grant County Extension Service is now offering a free podcast called the Grant County Extension Connection that can be listen through the computer or phone. Episodes will include NMSU extension specialists, local and state youth, and local and state agricultural organizations. Each episode is approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length. The cooperative extension office offers and conducts programs involving: youth; natural resources; production agriculture and urban horticulture; nutrition; food safety and health; and community and economic development.  For more information, call the Grant County Cooperative Extension Office at 575-388-1559.