Yesterday morning, university and community leaders broke ground for the Western New Mexico University-Deming Learning Center. According to a news release, the property is within walking distance of Deming High School and Mimbres Memorial Hospital, raising the potential to increase student enrollment especially in healthcare disciplines as well as meeting the needs of high school students who are dual enrolled. WNMU received $2.5 million during the 2020 legislative session and the passage of the General Obligation Bond 3 during the general election is supporting the next phase of the project.

Tomorrow, our nation will recognize Veterans Day, honoring America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Veterans Day continues to be observed on the 11th day of November regardless of what day of the week on which it falls.

Some local Veteran’s Day events include the following:

Allingham-Golding American Legion Post 18 in Silver City is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony tomorrow starting at 11:00 A.M. Veteran’s, their families, and the general public are invited to attend this special ceremony located at 409 West College Street in the American Legion Hall building. In addition, after the ceremony, everyone is invited to a free lunch.

Tomorrow in Deming, American Legion Bataan Post 4 and Auxiliary Unit 4, will be holding a Veterans Day ceremony at 11:00 A.M. at Veterans Park located at 301 South Silver Street. The public is invited to attend this free event and give thanks and appreciation to those men and women who served our country in the armed forces. The Keynote speaker will be Kenneth Teague, a U.S. Navy Veteran.


The Silver City Woman’s Club, located 411 Silver Heights Boulevard, is sponsoring a free Veterans Day Dinner for Grant County Veteran’s and their spouses tomorrow evening at 5:00 P.M. Presentation of Colors will begin at 4:45 P.M.