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

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation held a memorial weekend throughout the country and locally, Grant County participated by honoring America’s fallen firefighters by holding an event at the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial Business and Conference Center on Saturday evening. At 7:00 P.M., vehicles from local fire departments turned on their red emergency for over 15 minutes in memory of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. This year recognized the 41st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

Gila Regional Medical Center has begun transitioning to in-house oncology services.  Dr. Cherie Hayostek, who has trained and worked at the Mayo Clinic, has joined the GRMC medical provider team as a board-certified Radiation Oncologist. According to a news release, Dr. Hayostek is imminently awaiting completion of licensure from the New Mexico Medical Board. In addition, Nurse Practitioner, Karen deGenevieve, has returned to GRMC after a brief absence for five years where she provided oncology care in Albuquerque. GRMC’s Cancer Center has seen 237 different patients this past year.

Obtained from the Silver City MainStreet & Arts and Cultural District Community Collaboration Meeting, the Murray Ryan Visitor’s Center welcomed 1,324 guests during the month of September. At an average of 44 people per day, the traffic rate has increased 26 percent from September 2021 and is not far behind pre-pandemic levels.

Silver Consolidated Schools has announced their Fall Break schedule. All Silver Schools and Cliff Schools will be closed from Monday, October 17th through Friday, the 21st. Regular class schedules will resume on Monday October 24th. Although classes will not be held, the Administration Office will remain open during the break.

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