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

Beginning Monday, August 2nd, the NMDOH will again be eligible for a $100 incentive for receiving a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a news release, any dose will qualify whether it be a first or second dose of Moderna or Pfizer, or a dose of the single-shot J&J vaccine. No more than one $100 incentive will be distributed per person. To be eligible for the incentive, New Mexicans will have to register with an email, phone number, or home address at New Mexicans can also call 1-855-600-3453 for assistance with registering.

The annual New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday is soon approaching to coincide with the beginning of the new school year. Starting next Friday, August 6th and concluding on Saturday, August 8th, the state suspends collection of gross receipts tax on sales of qualifying items so customers can buy the items “tax free.” Some of the permissible items that can be purchased tax free during the holiday are: clothing or shoes sold less than $100 with the exception of clothing or footwear used specifically for athletic activity only; desktop, laptop, notebook, or tablet computers sold for more than $1000; and school supplies students normally use in a standard classroom for educational purposes. For a complete list of non-taxable items, visit

Local schools will be opening for students soon and the New Mexico Department of Transportation wishes to remind the traveling public and pedestrians about paying special attention to traffic laws when entering a school zones. Some general reminders include:

  • Don’t exceed 15 miles per hour while driving through a school zone unless otherwise posted
  • Traveling vehicles must yield to a pedestrian crossing the roadway in designated walkways
  • Every pedestrian crossing the roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway

This has been a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.