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

Silver City Mainstreet has been awarded a “Community Challenge Grant” from AARP to improve public spaces with an emphasis on the needs of adults 50 and over. The AARP Community Challenge Grant projects will be funded in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, the funded projects must be completed by November 30th.  According to a news release, the approved project for Silver City consists of “converting a dead-end road into an engaging, interactive, pedestrian space for residents, especially for adults age 50 and over to gather and will connect to the Big Ditch Park. A list of all the grantees and their project descriptions can be found online at /community-challenge/.

According to Randy Villa, Grant County Fire Management Officer, fire restrictions pursuant to Grant County Fire Code Ordinance no. 14-02 will be lifted as of Friday, July 1st. Due to the recent rainfall received in the area the restrictions that were put into place on May 6th will be lifted. Some of the restrictions included open fires, campfires, charcoal grills, and outdoor smoking.

The Southwest Solid Waste Authority Silver City Landfill will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Regular hours are scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd.

The City of Deming is sharing the importance of Natural Gas Public Awareness with residents by offering information and suggestions promoting public safety and environmental protection. A natural gas leak is usually recognized by smell, sight, and sound. If you suspect a s gas leak heed to the following tips:

  • Don’t turn lights on or off
  • Don’t close windows or doors, leave them open while exiting
  • Move to a safe environment, evacuate upwind and advise others to stay away
  • Don’t strike a match, use telephone, or even use a flashlight in the area you smell gas.
  • During business hours call city hall or if it is after hours, call 911.

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