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

In Gila National Forest news, at the time of this report today, the Black Fire has covered 246,648 acres with 28% containment.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Forest Road 150 is closed due to active fire behavior. There is a recent area closure in effect encompassing a large portion of the forest, for your safety and the safety of the firefighters, the public is asked to please respect the closures. For the most current information about the Black Fire, search for inciweb and Black Fire in your favorite search engine.

PNM is offering a Refrigerator Recycling Program whereby customers can earn $75 when recycling their old working refrigerator or freezer. The recycling of old units can have a positive impact on the environment by providing the following benefits:

  • Each Fridge recycled keeps over 150 lbs. of material out of the waste stream.
  • Every ton of plastic recycled (approximately 80 fridges) saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • 95% of the material in fridges and freezers processed in a recycling facility is recycled or disposed of in a safe manner.

According to a news release, residents can schedule a free inside ot outside pickup and can choose the date and time online. A $75 check will be sent in the mail about 4-weeks after the pickup date. To learn more about the program, visit

The Silver City Public Library located at 515 W. College Avenue welcomes all levels of fluency to practice Spanish in a friendly atmosphere.  The first meeting is this Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 A.M. This is not a formal class, but an opportunity to practice speaking and listening to Spanish. For more information contact the library at 575-538-3672.

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