The Grant County Community Concert Association, Western New Mexico University and the American Legion Post 18 will host a celebration for Armed Forces Day. The event is to honor active military personnel, Gold Star families and Veteran organizations in Grant County. It will be Sunday, May 21st at 1:00 p.m. at Bataan Memorial Park in Santa Clara. There will be a limited number of chairs so it is recommended attendees bring their own. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 575-538-5862.

The Dugan-Tarango Middle School in Lordsburg will be having a career fair on Monday, May 22nd. There will be a variety of different employers with information on job opportunities for students who are looking for career ideas. It will take place from 12:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. at 1352 Hardin Street. For more information contact the middle school at 575-542-9806.

Congratulations to Firefighter Lewis Espinosa of the Animas Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Lewis has been with the department for four years and was recently spotlighted for his commitment and excellent service to the community. 

The Silco Theatre in Silver City celebrated its 100th year anniversary this past Wednesday. Local actors, musicians and comics were in attendance to help support and celebrate this special event. The Silco was first built as a Library Theatre in 1923 and was renamed the Silco a few years later for the silver and copper mining that drove the economy. Over the years it was converted into El Sol Theatre, Gila Theatre, Skyvue Drive-In and now the Silco Theatre. The Silco continues to make improvements on the theater to make it a better place for the community. 

A BIG Congratulations to Deming High School who recently won first place in the Film Prize Junior New Mexico 2023 Film Festival. The festival took place in Albuquerque and was presented by the Film Prize Foundation. The festival featured 93 student short films that were created by middle and high school students from over 50 schools in 20 New Mexico counties. The Deming student’s film “Holy Cross” won in the categories of Best Thriller and Audience’s Choice.