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

Open enrollment for individual, family, and small business health insurance coverage will begin on Monday November 1st and will run through January 15th, 2022. According to a news release, New Mexicans have several reliable sources to obtain accurate important information on health insurance options. These choices include: the consumer portal beWellnm; the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance, health insurance brokers, and personal medical professionals. Individuals not enrolling during the specific period could cause them to lose coverage or not being able to make changes to current coverage until late 2022.

On Friday, the New Mexico Department of Health announced 791 additional COVID-19 cases statewide. Locally, the following cases were reported: Grant County with 7 new cases; Luna County with 7 new cases; and Hidalgo and Catron counties reporting no new cases,

In addition, on Friday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, announced $5.6 million of additional funding to low-income families with children. The one-time $446 payment was issued on October 2nd to nearly 13,000 New Mexican families. The funds were received from an allotment from the Administration of Children and Families “Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program” and is intended to be used  by eligible families for critical needs including: emergency housing; utility payments; food; clothing; and back to school expenses.

In Silver City, the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group has renaming itself “The Dementia Caregiver Support Group.” Individuals caring for someone with one of the many types of dementia are welcome to join them on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 5:00 P.M. in the Education building at the back of the First United Methodist Church in Silver City. There is a parking lot on Santa Rita Street. Call Linda Brake at 575-590-1499 with any questions.

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