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

The Western New Mexico Museum has named Danielle Romero as the new Director following the retirement of past Director, Dr. Cynthia Ann Bettison. According to a news release, Danielle was born and raised in Southern California, and has spent the last 11 years in Nevada managing archaeological collections and working for the State Historic Preservation Office.  A PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, focusing on Mimbres pottery and how it informs prehistoric interaction, she has spent most of her summers for the past 9 years in the Mimbres Valley/Silver City working on various field projects.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation that will expand the state’s “Buy New Mexico” initiative that aims to broaden procurement preference for local businesses and keeping state dollars in New Mexico. Senate Bill 39 increases the bidding preference New Mexico businesses receive when seeking state contracts, extends in-state preference to local Native-owned businesses operating on tribal land, and expands the bidding preference for veteran-owned businesses. The legislation passed both chambers of the Legislature with unanimous support.

The Youth Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition & the Hidalgo County Health Council are teaming up to provide Narcan Trainings to the community on Thursday, March 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Narcan is a lifesaving medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose. The Youth Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition (YSAPC) works to curb youth access to alcohol, opioids and tobacco through initiating social projects and guiding public and school for greatest impact. The Hidalgo County Health Council is facilitated by the Center for Health Innovation and serves as the leading organization for health planning at the county level.  The free online training has a limited class size and registration required. For more details, contact Valerie Kling at or call 575-597-0025.

This has been a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.