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

Western New Mexico University, along with KRWG Public Media and NMSU, is joining Jumpstart and Simon & Schuster to Read for the Record in support of early literacy. Tomorrow, October 28th, WNMU is offering both live in-person and online readings of “Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon,” a Simon & Schuster book written by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua. WNMU first lady Valerie Plame is doing a reading from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on campus at the J. Cloyd Miller Library. WNMU faculty and students will share video readings available through their website all day.

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Supports Division presented a proposed expansion of services to the state’s Legislative Health and Human Services Committee. Based and dependent on federal funding, the proposal requests the elimination of a waiting list by placing developmentally disabled New Mexicans into Home and Community based services. According to a news release, New Mexico would be able to provide additional home and community-based services for residents on the state’s DD Waiver Wait List that tracks applications for the DD, Mi Via, Medically Fragile, and Supports waivers.” These waivers currently have a waiting list of more than 4,100 residents, most of whom have been waiting years for services.

The Ability Center in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Silver City will be distributing FREE electric Space Heaters to the disabled and elderly tomorrow, starting at 10:00 A.M. as long as supplies last at the Kiwanis building located at 900 Silver Heights Boulevard in Silver City. Please bring a photo I.D and proof of residence. For more information, visit online at or the Kiwanis Club of Silver City Facebook Page.

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