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

Two Cobre High School Students were chosen to attend a free intensive program held at the University of New Mexico in June called the Dionisio “Dennis” Chavez New Mexico LDZ Youth Legislative camp. Keana Huerta and Matthew Chavez were both selected, in addition to being the first two students chosen from Grant County. Over 100 selected students from around the state ages 16-17 were immersed in the challenging program by having debates and passing laws in mock legislative sessions held in the state capital. Keana (Kee-ah-nah) Huerta was elected as Lieutenant Governor and Matthew Chavez received an award as the best debater in the house. According to a news release, Keana and Matthew will be instrumental in recruiting more Grant County students to attend this program. For more information, please contact High School Counselor, Judy Cruz. Congratulations to Keana and Matthew!

Next Monday, August 29th, VFW Post 12212 Grant County is hosting an event by “Paws and Stripes” from Albuquerque. Open to veterans and their families, the one-hour presentation will feature how to provide animal assisted therapy and other mental health services to military veterans and their loved ones living with service-oriented trauma. The event is from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Conference Room.

The Town of Silver City Utility Department is requesting that residents refrain from flushing the popular disinfecting and antibacterial handwipes down the toilet. Many of these wipes are not paper based and do not break down after flushing, thus causing backups in sewer lines. The backups can even cause sewer lift stations to fail inflicting pump damage. The recommendation is when using wipes, dispose of them in a trash can.

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