The New Mexico Department of Health issued a news release encouraging residents to use the NM Notify App and to report positive COVID-19 home tests on the app. As per the news release, “approximately 760,000 New Mexicans are already using the app to be notified if they’ve been exposed, allowing them to reduce the risk for their loved ones, seek timely medical attention, and stay home.” In addition, the uses Bluetooth technology to communicate with other phones that have activated the app. If a user verifies a COVID-19 infection, all the users that have been in Contact with the infected individual within a 14-day period will receive notification of a possible exposure. No personal data is collected through the app and its usage is safe and anonymous. Apple and Google data have reported that every two downloads of the app can prevent one infection of COVID-19. To learn more about the NM Notify Exposure Notification app, go to

Silver City PFLAG will be meeting on Tuesday, November 1st featuring a discussion of trauma and methods to heal the mind, body, and spirit from its effects.  The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3845 North Swan Street.  Packaged refreshments will be served, and participants are asked to wear a mask to protect vulnerable people.


For some news in the Mining District, the Santa Clara action Committee the DARE program has kicked off the 3rd Annual “Coats for Kids” event. Drop off your donations at Santa Clara City Hall, Bayard Police Department, the Bayard Public Library, Hurley Town Hall, NAPA Auto Parts in Silver City, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce.