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

Western New Mexico University participated in “Grant County Day” this past week at the State Legislature.  WNMU is asking the state for funding to accomplish these items: Develop a workforce training facility in the mining district, move the university toward becoming carbon neutral, realize an Early Childhood Center of Excellence, completion of the next phase of the Deming Learning Center and for improvements to both historic Graham Gym and Kentucky Street.

The New Mexico Community Development Council awarded over $10.5 million to 15 local governments statewide. The funding is to be used for water, wastewater, streets & drainage, public facilities, economic development, and planning projects. Locally, the Village of Santa Clara received $750,000 for improvements to streets, drainage, and sidewalks.

Future Forge community makerspace has obtained a permanent home located from one block from Bullard Street and 3 blocks from College Avenue in Silver City. The new location is considered a prime spot and will enable collaboration with the community, youth, and college level projects. In addition, the move will provide better space flexibility, cost efficiency, and long-term sustainability. Future Forge is a community run space that allows access for individuals to learn and create 3D Printing, jewelry, wood working, metal working, and more.

Luna County is offering free home COVID-19 tests kits to the public. The kits are available for pick up from the security desk at the Luna County Courthouse located at 700 South Silver Street in Deming. Residents can also call for more information at 575-694-0383.

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