Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in Silver City, also know as PFLAG, will be having Silver Consolidated Schools Superintendent, William Hawkins and Associate Superintendent for Instruction, Cindy Barris as guest speakers at their next meeting. Mr. Hawkins and Mrs. Barris will be sharing the school district’s current policies regarding LGBTQ + students’ rights and responsibilities. The meeting will take place tomorrow, February 6th at 6:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, located at 3845 North Swan Street. 

Congratulations to Christina Wilkinson, Michael Shaw and Ben Brown who were selected as the winners of the “Gila Wilderness Centennial Anniversary” art contest. All three winners’ artwork was selected for its creativity and inclusion of representative features, flora and fauna of the Gila Wilderness. The winners will receive $100 and their artwork will be featured on posters, flyers, handouts, social media posts and other outreach materials for Gila Wilderness Centennial celebrations.

Grant County, with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, has partnered with Santa Fe Community College to conduct online workforce development training classes. These classes are free and will give participants the opportunity to earn badges in Weatherization and Energy Efficient courses that are recognized throughout the country. Classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about weatherization and energy efficiency for their home or business. Participants must register by March 15th. For more information and to register, visit website

The Deming Literacy Center provides free reading, writing and English as a Second Language classes to adults in need. The Deming Literacy Program focuses on tutoring adults to help improve their lives, education and job opportunities. For more information on days and times of classes or to become a volunteer, call 575-546-7571.

Last in Our News: As a reminder, The Lordsburg Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce is still accepting nominations for their “Best of Hidalgo 2023” Awards Ceremony. These nominations allow individuals, businesses and organizations to be recognized for their hard work and dedication over the past year. Some of the categories up for nominations include Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Chamber Member Award, and the new category, “Beating Heart”. The deadline to submit a nomination application is February 22nd. For more information and to submit a nomination application, go to website.