The Grant County Community Foundation has awarded grants to four local non-profits. The foundation was formed in 2012 with a mission to build a culture of philanthropy, to advance local nonprofit organizations, and to steward donor funds ensuring sustainability. The groups receiving grants included the Future Forge in Silver City, the Gila Valley Library in Gila, Deming Silver Linings, and Deming Animal Guardians in Luna County. Approximately $30,000 in grants have been awarded through the foundation in this 2022 grant cycle.

The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District, plans to begin the Pine Cienega Wildland Urban Interface Thinning Project. The project work is expected to begin in the next few weeks and continue through winter. According to a news release, “the initial phase of this multi-year project will reduce hazardous fuels in the Wildland Urban Interface by hand thinning with gas powered chainsaws and piling the cut materials on Forest Service land away from private property.” The first phase of the project includes nearly 300 acres of land around the boundary between private and National Forest System lands adjacent to the Pine Cienega area.

On this Veterans Day, SkyWest Media wishes to thank all military Veterans for their service to this great nation. In addition, the week of November 11th through 17th has been deemed as National Veterans Awareness Week. U.S Senate Resolution 143, passed in 2001, designated this awareness week to encourage educational efforts directed at elementary and secondary school students concerning the contributions and sacrifices of veterans.