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

Local officials, co-workers and friends gathered together last Thursday to celebrate Priscilla Lucero’s continuing 35 years of service to Southwest New Mexico. Following the regular Southwest New Mexico Council of Government meeting, members representing four counties, Grant, Luna, Hidalgo, and Catron honored Lucero, their Executive Director, for her great service to the area. According to their website, SWNMCOG is a “non-profit regional planning commission formed to provide project and grant management, grant writing, and technical assistance in the areas of economic business vitality and community development.” In addition, they provide legislative assistance for member municipalities, Head Start, primary K through 12 schools, university systems, and soils and water conservation districts. Thank you and congratulations to Priscilla Lucero.

Community Invited to AARP Community Challenge Grant Project Celebration. Silver City MainStreet has been awarded an AARP Community Challenge grant with the purpose of creating a public space downtown at the corner of Yankie and Bullard streets. The project is titled “Why are the Sidewalks so High?” The project will take place at 300 N. Bullard Street with large painted interactives, done by local artisans. In addition, Mayor Ken Ladner will welcome the community to use the space this Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 3 at 12 noon.

A program specialist from Big Bothers Big Sisters will be delivering a presentation at the September 6th PFLAG Silver City meeting. Zia Davis, a New Mexico native has a background in areas of education and is happy to return to Silver City to share the positive affects of the Big Brother Big Sister program. The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 3845 North Swan in Silver City.

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