Here’s a look at some local news brought to by Silver City Radio.

The New Mexico Department of Health has announced today that registrants who are 40 years and older can now schedule their own COVID-19 vaccine appointments. According to a release, users simply log in to using their conformation code and date of birth, choose their location, and then select from available appointments in their area. Event codes for New Mexicans 40 and older are no longer required, though they are required for younger populations. In addition, if the user does not immediately find an available appointment, the NMDOH encourages them to check back again. Providers are continually updating their appointment schedules. Seniors and those with disabilities can also call 1-800-432-2080 for support with registration and scheduling.

Western New Mexico University is holding a virtual Career Fair on April 27th from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Some of the companies that will be represented include:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Peace Corps
  • Ardent Health Services
  • New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department

Students will be able to learn about career opportunities and meet recruiters. For more information and the Zoom meeting link, visit

The U.S. Forest Service Gila Nation Forest is suggesting weekend projects for homeowners in order to prepare for wildfire season. Create a defensible space around structures by removing dead vegetation, trim branches that are overhanging the roof, and remove all combustible materials with a 5-foot zone. Many other helpful tips are available by visiting