The Silver City Rotary Club will be having guest speaker William Hawkins, Superintendent of Silver City Schools, during their next meeting tomorrow, June 4th. Mr. Hawkins will be giving a presentation to inform community leaders and the community about the current state of the school facilities and the urgent need for improvements by providing insights into the specific maintenance needs such as new roofs and HVAC systems. The presentation will take place at noon at the WNMU Student Memorial Building Sunset Room. 

Major upgrades and improvements on 32nd Street and Swan Street near Gila Regional Medical Center have now been completed. Improvements include new curbs and gutters, significant drainage improvements, new sidewalks, drive pads, ADA-accessible intersections and new signage. The project was funded by two grants including $2.176 million from the Colonias Infrastructure Fund and $2.183 million from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Road construction workers are now in their final stages of completing work east of Pinos Altos Street and are set to be done by mid-June. 

The Silver City Food Co-op will be donating their June funds from their “Round Up” program to the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance. The alliance is a non-profit watershed and conservation organization that works to promote the long-term health of the Upper Gila Watershed and its communities of life through advocacy, education, research projects. The Upper Gila Watershed Alliance strives to build communities of stewards in more locally based economies. 

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Lordsburg High School students Isaiah Holguin, Natali Caldera and Stephanie Montez were recognized at last week’s Hidalgo County Commission meeting for attending “Hidalgo Day ” at the New Mexico Legislature earlier this year. All three students received certificates of appreciation for their hard work and dedication to their community. Congratulations to all three students.