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

Tonight, the Forest Service, Gila National Forest is holding a public meeting at 6:00 P.M. for local residents at the Black Range Amphitheater located at 50 Main Street in Kingston. The topic of the meeting concerns the Drummond and Trujillo Fires located one mile south of Emory Pass on the Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District in Sierra County. According to a release, the fires were ignited by lightning on May 19th within the 2013 Silver Fire burn scar. On June 1st, the Drummond Fire received .9 inches of rain and the since that time, fire fighters have improved holding features along State Highway 152 and Kingston. In addition, the current structure protection assessment will be updated this week by surveying the community around Kingston for new structures that may have not been present during the previous survey. The update will include information to add to the community fire plan with the local fire department.

The New Mexico Department of Health released COVID-19 case data from Saturday, Sunday and Monday that showed statewide there was a total of 262 additional new cases and 6 COVID deaths. Locally, the most recent cases were listed as one in Catron County and one in Luna County. New Mexico has now had a total of 203,686 cases and locally as follows:

  • Grant County at 1,735 cases
  • Luna County at 3,362 cases
  • Hidalgo County at 364 cases
  • Catron at 96 cases

The Silver City Grant County Commerce and PNM are hosting an Independence Day Parade and Street Festival in Downtown Silver City on Saturday, July 3rd. This year’s parade will begin at 10:00 A.M., travel on new route, with use the theme “Honoring Our Heroes.” The Street Festival will take place in various locations in Downtown Silver City and feature vendors, live music, food booths, beer gardens, and an ice-cream social. Parade entries, food vendors, and bands are needed to participate. More information and applications are available at Chamber website,

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