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

The New Mexico Department of Health issued a COVID-19 update for Friday December 3rd consisting of 2,388 additional cases statewide with an increased 7-day positivity rate of 14.1%, up from 13.6%. Locally, new COVID cases were reported as follows: Grant County with 47 new cases; Luna County with 13 new cases; Catron County with 3 new cases; and Hidalgo County reporting no additional cases.

Silver City Mainstreet awarded the annual “Ward A. Rudick Spirit of Christmas Award” to Kris Lowry, owner of “Kris’s Unique Boutique”, located in the historic J.C. Penny building at 405 North Bullard Street in downtown Silver City. Kris’s shop recently reopened from another location on Bullard Street and has been fully decorated for holiday shoppers. Congratulations to Kris Lowry of Kris’s Unique Boutique.

The New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Services is requesting members of the public to participate in “Operation Holiday Cheer”, a way to being season’s greetings to residents and staff of the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth of Consequences. Operation Holiday Cheer asks people throughout the state to send holiday cards to the home. Many residents have little contact with family—or no family at all. Many staff members work through the holidays, as the home provides year-round, round-the-clock care for residents. The cards need only be addressed with “Dear Veteran” or “Dear Hero,” and contain a short message of appreciation for the veteran’s military service. Cards to staff members can be addressed with, “Dear Frontline Hero”, or other terms of endearment, along with a brief message of appreciation for providing care for the home’s residents. For address information and more, visit online at

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