The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District recently resumed thinning in the Feeley Subdivision last week and work is expected to continue until the end of November. The project includes units adjacent to the Feeley Subdivision where horizontal and vertical continuity of fuels will be broken up increasing the space between the trees which will reduce the opportunity for wildfire to spread from one tree to the next. Signs will be posted during project implementation and visitors should watch and listen for sawyers, allowing plenty of room for them to work. 

New Mexico State University and Silver High School ESports teams will be at the Silver City Public Library tomorrow, October 24th at 4:00 p.m. They will be discussing life as an E-Athlete, the type of games that they play for competitions, what it is like to practice and play competitively as part of a team and what it takes to become part of an ESports team. There will be an opportunity to play some video games and show off your skills. This event is geared towards teens, but all ages are welcome. For more information, contact the Silver City Public Library. 

Congratulations to Janie Epperson who was selected “Volunteer of the Month” by the Silver City non-profit organization The Commons. This past month, she has been helping with box packs and distributing food at the food pantries and assisting in any other work that needs to be done. Janie was recognized for her hard work and support and for always being available to help, whether rain or shine.

The Grant County Cooperative Extension office is announcing that open enrollment for 4-H is going on now until November 15th. 4-H offers age appropriate programming for members 5-8 years old and 9 to 19 years old, membership in positive peer groups, scholarship opportunities, youth service opportunities and travel opportunities. It also teaches members responsibility, decision making, social skills, project subject matter and how to hold leadership positions. In 4H, they believe in the power of young people and see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to help improve the world around them. For more information about 4-H and becoming a member, visit the website or call 575-388-1559.

In Deming News:

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Healing House, La Casa in Deming, will be having a “Candlelight Vigil” in honor of all the victims who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. The vigil will take place on October 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the Luna County Courthouse and candles and additional resources will be provided.