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

At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 21,016 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area are as follows: Grant County increased to 67 total cases with 21 recovered; Luna County increasing to 226 total cases and 52 recovered; Hidalgo County remaining at 88 total cases with 25 recovered; and Catron County remaining at 4 total cases and zero totally recovered. Statewide, there are 127 individuals currently hospitalized and 8,343 individuals designated as totally recovered.

Governor Michell Lujan Grisham has announced the members of the new Governor’s Council for Racial Justice. According to a release, “the advisory group is tasked with counseling the administration and monitoring state institutions in regard to holding them accountable for taking action to end systemic racism and ensure that all persons receive fair and equal treatment and opportunities.” The selected members were chosen from throughout the state and represent individuals varying in age, race, ethnicity in addition to a variety of expertise and focuses. Locally, Arsenio Romero, of Deming, was chosen to serve as a member on the central committee. Romero, is the Superintendent of Deming Public Schools and serves on the Board of Regents at New Mexico State University.

The public is reminded that it is never too early to make sure your voter registration is up to date for the upcoming November 3rd general election. Individuals can visit online at N M vote dot org to:

  • Check on personal voter registration
  • Register to vote
  • Update your personal voter registration.

In addition, residents can call their local county clerk’s office.

This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.