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

The PNM Resources Foundation has announced recipients of $230,000 in grant money to 19 New Mexico nonprofits with programs increasing community safety. The funding amounted up to $15,000 for each selected nonprofit to help combat crime in New Mexico. According to a release by PNM, “New Mexico has the second-highest violent crime rate in the United States according to recent FBI crime statistics.  There’s been a lot of focus on this crisis in New Mexico, but through these grants, the PNM Resources Foundation is helping support the organizations that are preventing what leads to crime in our communities in the first place.” Locally, the Deming Luna County Economic Development Corp. was named one of the 19 statewide recipients of the PNM 2022 Community Safety Grant.

New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will be able to continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size during the month of June. In addition, SNAP recipients are able to purchase hot food prepared for immediate consumption with their EBT card from deli departments at EBT authorized retailers through July 12th due to wildfires.  The USDA approved the New Mexico Human Services Department’s request to ensure that families impacted by federally declared disaster wildfires have access to hot meals.

Silver City’s anti-litter program, “Pick it Up-Toss No Mas”, is holding a community-wide trash cleanup this Saturday, June 18th from 8:00 A.M. to 12 noon. Meet at the south side of Gough Park at 8:00 A.M. and receive trash bags, gloves, trash pickers, and snacks. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and bring a hat, water bottle, and sunscreen. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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