The Town of Silver City will be working on fixing the light pole issue at the intersection of Silver Heights Boulevard and Durango Street. The light pole was knocked down at the beginning of the year and was replaced four months later, then it was knocked down again in late May. The City will be starting work this week and attempt to put overhead traffic signals to replace the light pole. 

The Luna County Road Department in partnership with the City of Deming has begun road resurfacing on East 4th Street. The project will consist of filling cracks and potholes on East 4th Street from San Luis Drive East to the Luna County Detention Center. The resurfacing is expected to continue until June 16th. For more information call 575-543-6561. 

CrossPoint Assembly of God Church in Silver City will be having a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon to honor all local veterans. This event is free but prior registration is required by June 9th. The luncheon will take place on June 11th and will start at 11:30 a.m. To register or for more information, call 575-388-1584.

Congratulations to Mr. Albert Morales who was awarded Employee of the Year Award at 6th Street Elementary. Mr. Morales has been a dedicated custodian at 6th Street Elementary in Silver City for many years and has demonstrated exceptional work ethic and attention to detail in keeping the school clean.  

At last week’s Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, PNM served as the guest speaker. Tony Apodaca, PNM Energy Efficiency Project Manager, spoke on PNM’s continued efforts on energy efficiency.  Since 2007, PNM’s energy efficiency programs have given customers almost $121 million back in rebates, saved almost 5.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, which is enough energy to power approximately 703,000 homes a year, and kept an estimated 3.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air and saved 1.8 billion gallons of water.

During the luncheon PNM recognized area businesses with Business Energy Star Awards. These awards are presented to businesses who have participated in PNM Energy Efficiency programs. 

Recognized were The City of Lordsburg as last year they upgraded their electrical system at the museum and water plant, which saved the museum 28,770 kilowatts. These savings were approximately equivalent to removing 14 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air or saving 7,480 gallons of water.  The City of Lordsburg received the 2022 Star Award as Most Overall Savings in the Quick Saver Program.

WNMU was recognized for retrofitting 15 different buildings and saving 651,679 kilowatts. WNMU was presented the 2022 Star Award as Most Overall Savings in the Retrofit Rebate Program.