The Village of Santa Clara is introducing “Text MyGov”, a new way to report an issue or find information on the go. By using Text MyGov, residents will be able to get up to date information on road closures, school alerts, weather warnings and community events and will also be able to report any issues that they may be experiencing. This is a free service and users can opt out at any time. To learn more about how it works, visit the website

In honor of “International Overdose Awareness Day”, The Luna County Health Council, Center for Health Innovation and the Coalition Against Teen Substances will be having a free event to provide awareness on the subject. They will have information regarding substance use prevention, medication safety tips, overdose prevention and resources that are available in the community. This event will take place tomorrow, August 31st from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Peppers Supermarket in Deming and is open to the public. 

The Forest Service is looking for individuals from local communities to provide collaborative input on forest management by serving on the Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (SNM RAC). The SNM RAC works closely with the Forest Service to review and recommend projects that benefit forest and watershed health, fish, wildlife, soils and cultural resources and represents a wide variety of interests and perspectives. The projects will occur on National Forest lands in counties all over the state including Grant County. Those interested must reside in Grant County and must submit an application by September 29th. For more information or to apply, visit the website

As a reminder, The Silver City Police Department is still urging the community to to lock their vehicles and to make sure not to leave any items of value in their cars, especially keys. The department has made several arrests in connection with the stolen vehicles but they continue to see a surge. According to the police department, the MO of these individuals is to check vehicle doors to see if the door is open and keys are inside. Anyone with information is asked to call 575-388-8840.

The Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office recently announced that they awarded financial assistance to New Mexico counties for community wildfire reduction, planning, and outreach. There is more than 1.2 million being awarded through grants and projects for the purposes of improving wildfire resilience efforts. One of the programs includes the New Mexico Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program which offers annual grants for hazardous fuels reduction, community wildfire protection plans, and education/outreach activities. Those eligible include county governments or municipalities, non-profits, statutorily recognized political subdivisions, or a Native American Tribe working on behalf of one or more communities at risk from wildfires.