Grant funded MainStreet Projects are in progress. Work is in progress on the Lion’s Park project funded by NM Outdoor Recreation Divisions Trails plus grant. A new wayfinding sign can be seen from Bullard Street directing pedestrians to the Parks and trails and interpretive signage of our native plants have been installed.

 Silver City Recycles is having a recycling drop-off day, this Saturday, September 24th, from 10am to noon at 305 South Bullard Street. For plastics, only numbers 1, 2, and 5 will be accepted.  For more information:

The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability is working with Bayard Elementary in a pilot program. The Commons is implementing an innovative approach to addressing families dealing with food insecurity. The goal is to have a free neighborhood farm stand at every elementary school in the county by next year.  This project has been made possible by Silver City Rotary and the United Way.

 In Hurley, construction of a third well will begin September 26 and it should be completed by the end of October.  This is only an exploratory well, though. This project is being funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The well is intended to reach a depth of 300 feet and if all goes well, the exploratory well could be moved to a production well.

 A reminder…

The Grant County Fair is this week, Wednesday through Sunday, September 21st through 25th in Cliff. Visit the Fair to enjoy a rodeo, exhibits, livestock shows, carnival, live music and dancing, and food!

 Also, this weekend there is the Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival and Health Fair at the San Lorenzo School in the Mimbres. Get fresh valley produce, locally prepared foods, arts and crafts, and more.