The Town of Silver City has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service and partner agencies for the renovation of the historic Waterworks Building on Little Walnut Road. State capital outlay funds will match the grant raising the award to $1 million. According to a news release, “with $24.25 million in Save America’s Treasures grants, awards were given to support 80 projects in 32 states  and the District of Columbia for community-based preservation and conservation work on some of the nation’s most important collections, artifacts, structures, and sites for the benefit of future generations.”

The Silver City Gospel Mission wishes to thank everyone in the community who helped during the holiday season with the regular programs in addition to delivering 25 turkey dinner boxes and serving Christmas dinner to many local people in need. According to Silver City Gospel Mission Randy Salars, with the help of Calvary Chapel of Silver City, The United Methodist Church, Cross Point Church – Silver City, and Harvest Church Silver City, they were able to give turkey dinner boxes and give numerous gifts to 12 different families from the Silver City/Grant County area. The Gospel Mission has many opportunities for people who wish to volunteer that include:

  • Sorting items in the thrift store
  • Cooking, serving, and cleaning up the soup kitchen
  • Help unload food trucks
  • Sort food and make food boxes
  • A group to come in to cook one Friday every month

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The Starmax Entertainment Center in Deming is planning on expanding what it has to offer with expected funding from the state legislature’s Quality of Life grant. The new projects are outdoor additions that include batting cages, relocation of the skate park to the Starmax property, and utilizing the historic train station adjacent to the property for an entertainment venue.