Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.

The Freeport McMoRan Foundation has awarded nearly $2.8 million in funding to 39 projects in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado through their Community Investment Fund process. Local leaders representing diverse fields and organizations along with Freeport McMoRan representatives meet and decide how funds will be awarded to benefit the community. Locally, the following grant recipients are as follows:

  • The City of Bayard Fire Rescue Unit
  • The National Center for Frontier Communities
  • Future Forge
  • New Mexico State University Silver City Business Sprint
  • Silver City Mainstreet
  • Silver City Recreation Center
  • Village of Santa Clara MainStreet Development

Grant County’s AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are looking for a few friendly people who would like to join the group.  Volunteers do not need a history in accounting or tax preparation. Volunteers are also needed to help answer phone calls, setting appointments, or serve as an on-site greeter.  Training and equipment are supplied by the group, AARP. and the IRS.  For more information, please call  (575) 519-9463.

The Village of Santa Clara is presenting their Annual Tamale Festival this Saturday, November 20th from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. in front of Santa Clara City Hall. Visitors will celebrate local Hispanic culture through food and music and other activities. In addition to lots of tamales, some  of the special events include Folklorico Dancers Corazon de Luna y Rayitos de Luna, the Siempre Band, Mariachi Luna Yena de Las Cruces, cornhole tournament, First Annual Chancla Throw, and plenty of children’s activities.

This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.