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

In Gila National Forest news, as of 6:00 A.M. this morning, the Black Fire has covered 264,657 acres with 29% containment. There are 759 personnel working this fire. There is an in-person Black Fire Community Meeting scheduled for 6:00 P.M. tonight at the Black Range Lodge in Kingston. For more specific Black Fire information, maps, list of fire restrictions and closures, visit online at

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City has awarded their 2022 Annual Key Club Senior Achievement Scholarships to three local students. Each scholarship recipient was a member of Key Club in their respective school and was judged according to academic achievements, involvement with Key Club, community involvement, and educational plans. Today’s featured student is Samantha Jones of Cliff High School. Samantha was presented with a $500 scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Silver City Foundation. She served as Cliff High School Key Club Vice-President and President in addition to participating in many other organizations, clubs, and community activities. Samantha has earned an associate degree at WNMU while attending high school and will complete her bachelor’s degree there in three more semesters. After graduation from WNMU, she plans to attend University of New Mexico law school. Congratulations to Samantha Jones of Cliff High School.

The Murray Ryan Visitors Center located at 201 North Hudson Street in Silver City is seeking volunteers with welcoming guests to the community. Volunteers enjoy shifts that span 2 to 3 hours on the days of their choosing. In addition, there are other volunteer opportunities that include planting and maintaining the gardens at the Visitor Center. Individuals that may be interested in volunteering at the Visitor Center should contact David Chapman.

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