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

Beginning on Monday, November 2nd, the Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) will start accepting applications for the new COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program. The program allows qualifying New Mexicans with as much as $1,500 per month for up to three months to pay back rent or mortgage payments and other housing costs. Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. Monday, November 2 through 5 p.m. Friday, November 13 only. The link to the electronic application will be live at on November 2nd.

There will be two drive-thru medication disposal sites in the rural communities of Cliff and Mimbres tomorrow, October 24th in accordance with National Drug Take Back Day. According to a release, The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will host an opportunity for these rural communities to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. The two drive-through medication disposal sites will be available at the Mimbres Fire Department located at 3027 Hwy-35 and the Cliff Fire Department located at 621 NM Hwy 211.

As of October 21st, all detainees at the Luna County Detention center have recovered from the COVID-19 virus and currently there are no detainees positive for COVID-19 per CDC guidelines. According to a release from Chris Bice, Luna County Manager, the detainees that have recovered will continue to be monitored by the medical staff on a daily basis for a period of 10 days prior to moving them into the general population.

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