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

The New Mexico Department of Health issued an updated report of the number of new COVID-19 cases statewide that included 1,189 additional cases as of Tuesday, November 23rd with a 7-day positivity rate of 12.1 percent. Locally, the new cases are as follows: Grant County with 26 new cases; Luna County with 10 new cases; Catron County with 1 new case; and Hidalgo reporting no new cases.

Silver Consolidated Schools Superintendent, William Hawkins, has announced that Silver Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening On Monday November 29th and Tuesday November 30th for COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. Mr. Hawkins states that “Silver Schools realizes that during the Thanksgiving Holiday individuals will gather with close family, friends, and possibly people outside the immediate household. To reduce the potential of spreading the virus, on Monday November 29 and Tuesday November 30, classes will have a late 2-hour delay to the start of the school/work day to ensure that your child is not unknowingly positive with Covid-19. Students, parents and staff who are welcome to take advantage of the free Rapid Antigen testing sites at the Central Office or at Cliff Schools from 7:00am – 10:00am.” Silver Schools will close their testing site starting Wednesday Nov. 24 through Sunday Nov. 28 and will resume the “Test to Stay” and Volunteer Surveillance Testing Site on Monday November 29th.

Starting in December, Silver City Public Library card holders will be able to take advantage of free TV, music and movie downloads, e-books and audio books, online magazines, popular comics, language learning and genealogy research tools. Some of the free new online resources include: Hoopla for tv and movie downloads; Flipster, the online magazine platform; Comics Plus; Rocket Languages the language learning app; and Staff have also been working hard to transfer archived materials to a digital format for greater access and ease of use, and the library catalog now includes more information.

This has been a look at some local news. Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday and thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.