The BPO Elks Silver City Lodge 413 will be having a free “Pizza Dinner” and music for all veterans and active duty personnel tomorrow, February 10th. Dinner will be served from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 5:00 p.m. at 4051 Highway 90 South. For more information, call Connie at 575-777-2494.

The Grant County Commissioners recently approved a proclamation declaring 2024 “The Year of the Gila Wilderness”, which marks 100 years since the Gila Wilderness was designated. The Grant County proclamation celebrates the ecological and cultural importance of the Gila. It also celebrates its significance as a living cultural landscape, a celebrated hunting ground, a wildlife sanctuary, a place of refuge for wild nature, and an important part of both Tribal and non-Tribal community values for New Mexicans all across the state. Events and celebrations will be taking place throughout the year to honor the Gila Centennial. For information on the activities that will be taking place, visit website.

Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner is inviting the public to join him at the next “Monday Meeting with the Mayor” on Monday, February 12th. There will be two meetings that day, the first one will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Javalina Coffee House and the second will take place at Wranglers Bar and Grill from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All community members are invited to stop by anytime between those hours to share their ideas and insights on how to make the Town of Silver City more successful.

The City of Deming Public Relations office is conducting a communications survey designed to collect insights to help better connect with community members and residents. All Deming residents are encouraged to take the survey to help the city develop ideas for future Town Hall meetings and discussions. For more information and to take the survey, visit the City of Deming’s Facebook page.

In New Mexico News: New Mexico WIC is offering a “Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program”  for seniors 55 and older. The program will provide income-eligible seniors and elders with a one-time benefit of $50 to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at participating farmer’s markets and roadside stands statewide. Enrollment for the program will begin on Thursday, February 15th. Applications are available online by going to New Mexico WIC’s Facebook page or by visiting your local New Mexico Department of Health Public Health office.