A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out and made the Pick It Up-Toss No Mas October “Cleanup Day” in Silver City such a huge success. There were 14 individuals and 5 teams that volunteered their time and efforts to help beautify the town. Over 600 pounds of trash and debris were collected from the Big Ditch Park, Highway 180 near Walmart, San Vicente Creek, Market Street and Highway 90. The winners of the most trash collected were Loren Poole and team Bridge to Ridge. For the time and date of the next cleanup, visit the website.

Ballet Folklorico group “Baile Encanto” will be having a Halloween “Block Fiesta” tomorrow, October 31st starting at 5:00 p.m. There will be a Halloween performance by the Baile Encanto kids, dancing, food, trick or treats and more! The fiesta will take place in Downtown Silver City at 401 Bullard Street and is open to all community members. 

The Gila National Forest is on the long road to recovery of a landscape that was burned during the Black Fire, which blackened 325,136 acres of state, private, and Gila National Forest lands in 2022. A variety of partners have come to the table to help increase the pace and scale of restoration work that will be accomplished over the next few years, especially on those lands not expected to restore on their own. In addition to the beginning of vegetative recovery, the forest and partners are working to rebuild and repair range fencing that was damaged or destroyed during the fire and have purchased 60 miles worth of wire, posts, and stays to repair fences. These efforts are ongoing and recovery of the Black Fire area will continue to be one of the Gila National Forest’s major concerns over the next few years.

The Grant County Chamber of Commerce is inviting all community members to join them at their November 2023 Luncheon this Wednesday, November 1st. The Southwest Council of Governments, Freeport McMoran, United Way and the Grant County Community Foundation will be presenting the “Grant County Resilience Action Plan”, which provides a proactive approach to identify and address potential risks, shocks and disruptions that could have adverse effects on the residents and various public and private operations in the community. The luncheon will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. For more information and to register, visit the website

In Deming News:

Amplified Therapy will be presenting a “Community Trunk or Treat” tomorrow, October 31st from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. They will be having activities, games, candy and those who dress up in a costume will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. This event will take place at 901 South Gold Avenue in Deming and is open to children of all ages.