Pick-It Up-Toss No Mas is inviting the community to help celebrate “World Cleanup Day” with a community-wide cleanup day on Saturday, September 16th. This year, over 15 million people from all around the world are coming together to clean up their communities in over 190 different countries. Those interested in volunteering are to meet at the Grant County Community Foundation parking lot in Silver City at 9:00 a.m. After the cleanup, coffee, donuts and music will be provided. For more information, visit the website

Silver Consolidated Schools recently appointed Sarah Sosa as the new Assistant Principal for La Plata Middle School. Ms. Sosa has 15 years of experience in diverse education teaching general, special and gifted education. In her previous roles, she mentored new special education teachers and worked closely with special education directors to provide the best support for students with specific needs. Over the past three years, she has been focused on educational leadership while continuing to support her gifted students and contributing to the special education program. 

The Silver City Mainstreet Project and the Youth Mural Program will be having a dedication for three Youth Mural Projects on Saturday, September 16th. The first mural to be dedicated is located on the outside walls of the Main Street Plaza bathrooms and the second mural, is located on the back of the Oasis building and both highlight the preciousness and rich riparian areas in Grant County. The last mural is located at Lions Park under the College Street Bridge and is meant to address issues of way-finding and brighten up the San Vicente Trail. The dedication for these murals will start at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Street Plaza and all are welcome to attend.

Cobre High School is honoring Nicholas Zamora for earning academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Program, receiving the National Hispanic Recognition Award and the National Rural and Small Town Award. The National Recognition Program honors the strong academic achievements of underrepresented students and helps showcase students’ hard work in high school. The program also helps students find colleges or universities that are looking to recruit diverse, talented students. Congratulations Nicholas on this awesome achievement!

The City of Lordsburg is set to receive $274,550 from The New Mexico Department of Transportations (NMDOT) Project Fund. The funds will be used to design various streets in northern Lordsburg, including drainage, sidewalk improvements, 4 inches of base course and 2 inches of new asphalt complete with new gutters and curbs. The City of Lordsburg is set to begin these projects sometime in the upcoming year.