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

Taking effect tomorrow, April 1st, legislation passed in 2021 will make trapping on public lands illegal with few exceptions. According to a news release, the statute, titled the “Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act” makes the use of a trap, snare, or wildlife poison for the purposes of capturing , injuring or killing an animal on public land unlawful. Violators of the statute are deemed guilty of a misdemeanor for each trap, snare, or poison application. The complete Act can be found by going to NM One Source dot com under Chapter 17 Game, Fish, and Outdoor Recreation Article 11.

In Hidalgo County, the new Hidalgo Hope Haven Recovery Center will be celebrated with a public ribbon cutting ceremony on April 7th. Hope Haven, a regional recovery center for drug and alcohol abuse is located inside the former Sunshine Haven Nursing Home facility with funding provided by the New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Finance Authority. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 7th at 12 noon and feature several state dignitaries.

Literacy Link Leamos, the local non-profit group helping to raise literacy levels in Grant County is looking for volunteers to assist in tutoring. Free training is provided, and volunteers may choose their own schedule and subject to tutor one student for an hour a week. In addition, volunteers can label and transport books or help give out books at schools and community events. Free tutoring is available to adults for one hours a week at the Silver City Public Library. In addition, individuals can learn English, study for citizenship, and prepare for the GED. For more information, visit the Literacy Link Leamos page on Facebook.

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