Here’s a look at some local news:

The Grant County Commission held a work session meeting yesterday that focused on area medical information and updates regarding COVID-19 from HMS CEO Dan Otero and Dr. Derrrick Nelson. Some of the topics covered were senior services, COVID-19 testing, and that all medical agencies are continuously working together to ensure community safety. Among other reports and discussions, the Grant County Clerk and the Community Development Department explained the procedures in place that will assist the public in being continuously served while protecting the health and safety of everyone. The entire meeting can be viewed by visiting In addition, there is an Emergency Meeting of the Grant County Commissioners scheduled for tomorrow from 1:00 to 1:30 P.M. The agenda includes consideration of a Resolution N. R-20-16; Declaration of a Health Emergency for Grant County. The meeting can be viewed online at

In order to limit face to face contact, the City of Deming is urging the public to utilize the online bill pay option which can be found at city of deming dot org. Individuals can also use the drive-up window or the night drop box for payments. In addition, during the next three weeks, they will be accepting credit card payments by phone. For an issue other than payments, the public can the office at 575-546-8848 and dial 2 for the utilities department or 110 for the operator. The Deming MVD is now offering Deming residents to schedule appointments by emailing This system will be in place through April 5th.

Aldo Leopold Charter School will be distributing breakfast and lunch bags to students in the Silver City area through the Friday at the Lulac Hall located at 100 East Alice Street from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Breakfast and Lunch bags can be taken at the same time. The food was delivered by the National Guard. In addition, Silver Consolidated Schools are delivering Spring Break, non-perishable, “grab and go” meals to assist families during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools until April 6th. Meal distribution is located at the G.W Stout loading dock on Silver Street and at the Tyrone Community Center from 10:00 A.M. to 12 Noon. In addition, several local entities have stepped up in support of the children of Grant County being fed over the next 2 weeks. For information and a list of locations and schedules, visit