Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio:
At the time of compiling this report, COVID-19 cases have increased in New Mexico to 686 individuals. There is a total of 12 deaths now in New Mexico from COVID-19. For our area, sadly we have 3 positive cases of COVID-19 in Grant County and one in Catron County. During a press conference the Governor has issued that the Orders to stay at home are officially extended through April 30th. Currently, big box stores are metered to restrict the number of employees and customers in the store during open hours.
The New Mexico Economic Development Department has created a way for New Mexicans to continue to support local small businesses in “Buy for Tomorrow Today.” Individuals are urged to visit https://www.buynmlocal.com/ to purchase gift cards for use in the future and continue to support favorite local businesses. New Mexico businesses can also register to participate on the site.
Area Schools released their Continuous Learning Plan for students to access classroom learning and assignments through the end of the 2019-20 school year.
- Silver Schools have online access and are providing “grab and go” instructional materials can be picked up at the five meal locations.
- Cobre Schools are offering three remote learning options: fully digital remote learning, hybrid remote learning, and instructional materials with minimal or no technology.
- Lordsburg Schools will be using Google Classroom and WNM Communications has provided free Wi-Fi for the community/students if needed that is available from the High School parking lot.
- Reserve Schools have shifted to virtual learning, all classes will be offered through Google Classroom and WNM communications has set up hotspots in the parking lots of the Reserve School, Reserve Village Library, Glenwood Library, and Glenwood Elementary School for anyone who does not have access to internet.
- Deming Schools have created learning packets as part of their student’s continuous educational learning plan. That can be accessed online or picked up the Port of Entry location during meal distribution.
During this time of the COVID-19 health emergency, shopping local is more important than ever and crucial for our community. Please do your part and support our local businesses and make sure to visit silvercityradio.com for a listing of open business during this time.
This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.