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

According to the 4pm Governor’s press conference, COVID-19 cases have increased in New Mexico to 315 individuals, with 2 additional hospitalizations. There is a total of five deaths now in New Mexico from COVID-19. For our area, sadly we now have a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Grant County. The individual has been asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is providing small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can give vital economic support to small businesses in overcoming the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid. Seek more information online at

The Guadalupe Montessori School in Silver City is offering free Grab and Go lunches for students under age 18 for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency. The lunches will be available Monday through Thursday from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. with Friday’s lunch being given out on Thursday. The school is located at 1731 North Alabama Street in Silver City and can be reached at 575-388-3343.

During this time of the COVID-19 health emergency, shopping local is more important than ever and crucial to the community. Skywest Media/Silver City Radio has created a “Business on Grant County” list of local businesses that are serving the public during the COVID-19 health emergency. You will find listings containing contact information and special accommodations offered from local restaurants, food & beverage operations, grocery and convenience stores, hardware stores, automotive stores and service centers, lodging and travel, pets and veterinary, utilities, plumbing and electric services, furniture stores, and financial institutions. This list is composed of those we could reach. Other businesses wishing to be included should please give us a call at 575-538-3396. Check out the list by visiting

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