The Gila Regional Medical Center Governing Board will convene in a special meeting to discuss ways to improve the Governing Board Bylaws. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 13 following the Grant County Commission meeting that will be held at 9:00 am. The meeting will take place in the Commission Meeting room located at 1400 Highway 190 East. For more information call 575-538-4098. 

The Gila National Forest Silver City Ranger is planning to continue ignitions on the P.A. Prescribed Fire project that began last week. Today, April 11, the ignition was planned on 12 acres of National Forest System lands in the Bear Creek drainage of P.A. Trail guards will monitor traffic along the Continental Divide National trail allowing hikers to get through. The Bear Creek Road will be temporarily closed to allow firefighters access and to protect public safety. Due to the project location, smoke impacts may be expected by residents in Bear Creek drainage, P.A. and along Hwy 15. For more information, call Maribeth at 575-388-8221.

Silver City Public Library will be hosting a Spanish speaking event this Saturday, April 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This is not a class nor a library sponsored event. This is more of a friendly atmosphere where the community will be able to learn from each other. Native Spanish speakers are very much welcomed.  For more information, call Liz at 575-313-6833.

The Grant County Chamber of Commerce “Membership Spotlight” honored the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Silver City. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of young children through mentorship. If you are interested in donating, becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister or want information on events call 505-376-6805. 

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department will be having a car seat class that will provide information on different types and how to properly use a car seat.  The class will take place on Wednesday, April 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 217 North Country Club Road in Deming, New Mexico. For more information, call 575-549-9254. 

Lordsburg Public Schools is in search of any parents with children ages up to 5 years old who may have concerns with their child’s development. They may be able to have them screened for cognitive, motor or any social issues they may have. For more information, contact Lordsburg Schools at 575-542-9361.