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

The Grant County Commission presented two proclamations during a combined work session and regular meeting earlier this month. The first was presented to WNMU’s Veteran Affairs Officer, Jason Quimby, that proclaimed September 11, 2021 as Patriot Day and National day of Service. The second was presented to Rachel Sierra, Director of El Refugio, proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Month. According to a post on the El Refugio, Inc. Carmel Facebook page, there will be a Candelight Vigil held at the Silver City Women’s Club at 9:00 A.M. on Friday October 1st. There will be music, lighting of the candle, survivor stories and acknowledgments. El Refugio, Inc. is a Domestic Violence agency that assists victims of domestic/family violence, serving Grant & Hidalgo Counties.

New Mexico Department of Health officials issued an announcement yesterday that the state is reporting 412 additional COVID-19 cases and 11 additional COVID-19 deaths. Locally, the new cases are as follows: Grant County with 9 new cases; Hidalgo County with one new case; and no news cases reported in Luna and Catron counties. Sadly, in Grant County, a female in her 60’s is among the recent COVID-19 deaths. According to the report was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The Town of Silver City issued a media release announcing that beginning January 1st, all uncovered landfill loads will cost $5. In an effort to clean up local roadways, the Southwest Solid Waste Authority will begin charging residents $5 who show up at the landfill or the SWSWA Tri-City transfer station with an uncovered load. Presently and until the January 1st date, landfill staff will be educating users about the new fee, which is already being enacted by other landfill operators around the state. The release further explains that the fees collected will be used by SWSWA to offset costs associated with litter control such as wages for workers who are responsible for keeping the landfill and surrounding roadways clean and letter free.

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