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

The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District group use sites at the Little Walnut/Gomez Peak area are all open and are now live on This includes the Little Walnut East and West Picnic Areas and the Gomez Peak Pavilion. Visitors will no longer be able to make reservations through the front desk due to the recent transition to the online/telephone system. In order to make online reservations easier, the public is advised to practice the following tips:

  • Make sure to set up a use account on
  • Make sure to have a user ID and password to meet their specifications
  • Have a debit/credit card ready to save the date and make the reservation

In addition, as a reminder, fireworks are always prohibited on public lands.

PNM is helping to fund 10 New Mexico nonprofits with “The PNM Powerkick” at New Mexico United home soccer matches. A lucky fan will be selected at halftime to kick three goals, earning up to $2,500 for each locally selected charity. The first kick will be from the 6-yard line and earns that night’s nonprofit a $500 donation from PNM, the second kick will be from the penalty spot and will earn a $750 donation, and the final kick will be from the 18-yard box and will earn a $1,250 donation. If kicks are missed, that night’s nonprofit will still receive a minimum $1,500 PNM donation. Out of the ten nonprofits chosen, El Refugio in Silver City will be eligible to receive funds from the “PNM Powerkick” event during the Saturday, September 18th game. El Refugio, Inc. is a Domestic Violence agency that assists victims of domestic/family violence in Grant & Hidalgo Counties. All nonprofit donations for the ‘The PNM PowerKick’ come from PNM shareholders. No customers dollars are used in this campaign.

The Luna County DWI Program is sponsoring free rides through “Dignity and Pride” transportation services. Anyone needing a safe ride home whether it be a single ride or roundtrip in Luna County, can call 575-520-1822. Ride services end at 11:00 P.M. and are available through this program until June 30th.

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