Thanks for listening to Silver City Radio. Here are some local headlines and other news of interest.

Be Well New Mexico extended health insurance enrollment period for New Mexicans closed December 31, 2021. If you prefer to have coverage that becomes effective February 1, 2022, then you have until January 15, 2022.  Through Be Well New Mexico there are many health care plan options available across multiple carriers, including dental insurance.

New Mexico is looking for applicants for several state boards. If you are interested in serving the public and getting involved in making a difference at the state level, here are some board positions with openings: Adult Parole Board, Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Board of Body Art and Practitioners, Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Board of Directors of the Public School Insurance Authority, Board of Examiners for Architects, Board of Funeral Services, Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Optometry, Board of Podiatry, Board of Pharmacy, and State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Interested persons for any of these board positions should send email to To get this information and email, you can also see our story published on

Western New Mexico University launched an artwork loan program for people who want to lend artwork to the university for display on campus. The first piece taking a turn on campus is an intricate model World War II ship by Silver City artist Jonathan Dodson. It is available to view in the office of his wife Bobbi, who is WNMU Director of Professional Development.

Here is a fun fact: Lordsburg in the birthplace of the official New Mexico State Song—O Fair New Mexico.  Our state song was written by Lordsburg resident Elizabeth Garrett, the blind daughter of famed Sheriff Pat Garrett. In 1917, Governor Washington Ellsworth Lindsey signed the legislation making it the official state song. In 1928, John Phillip Sousa presented Governor Arthur T. Hannett and the people of New Mexico an arrangement of the state song embracing a musical story of the Native American, the Cavalry, the Spanish, and the Mexican.

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