Here’s a look at some of today’s news:

The Western Bank Bootheel Foundation made donations to five organizations in Grant County on November 29th. Overall, $25,000 was awarded to 20 nonprofit organizations across the four-branch area that includes Lordsburg, Silver City, Wilcox Arizona and Bisbee Arizona. In Grant County, the following non-profit organizations received a donation: Mimbres Region Arts Council Inspire/Aspire program; Imagination Library; Spay/Neuter Awareness Program (SNAP); Rope 4 Hope; and Wreaths Across America. According to a release, “every employee, director, and officer of Western Bank contributes to the Bootheel Foundation to support the mission in providing funding to community projects in the areas served by Western Bank.”

Precinct workers are needed for the Town of Silver City Municipal Election to be held on March 5th. These are paid positions to work at the polls on Election Day from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. or later. To be eligible to work as a precinct worker, residents must complete a qualifying application and insure the following: be a registered voter that resides in the Town of Silver City; be able to read and write; have the necessary capacity to carry out the functions of the office with acceptable skill and dispatch; execute the precinct board member’s oath of office; and cannot be related to any of the candidates running for office. Anyone interested in applying as a precinct worker can find the application on the Town’s website at or may contact Ann Mackie, Town Clerk, at City Hall, located at 101 W. Broadway, or by phone at 534-6346.

Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has named the Deming Public Schools Superintendent as part of her agency transition team for the New Mexico’s Public Education Department. On November 30th, Grisham designated 31 team members to the Public Education Department, including Deming’s Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Arsenio Romero. Team members will aid in the transition to strategically guide and recommend the governor-elect with improvements in relation with the Public Education Department, Higher Education Department and Indian Affairs Department. Congratulations, Dr. Romero!

The Grant County Community Concert Association received a $1000 grant from the Albertsons, Safeway and Vons – Southwest Division Foundation.  This grant helps fund GCCCA’s Educational Outreach Programs for area children, by helping pay the performers’ fees in addition to providing transportation for the children to the performance venues. The generous grant allows GCCCA to keep these programs free to the children, schools and teachers.