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Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture and Tourism has announced that they are accepting applications for a second round of programming for entrepreneurs known as the Grant County CO.STARTERS program. The nine-week cohort-based program equips entrepreneurs of all levels with valuable insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. The weekly three-hour sessions will cover various topics that include:

  • Team Building – Working Styles
  • Customer Problems & Solutions
  • Marketing- Message and Getting Customers
  • Accounting for Growth-Sales Projections
  • Raising Capital- Growth Plans

The program is hosted by local community leaders and entrepreneurs, Lee Gruber and Bridgette Johns. The program begins on October 1st and interested parties may apply online at

The Glenwood Ranger District has announced that the Cosmic Campground and International Dark Sky Sanctuary is open as of today. There are seven dedicated sites with picnic tables, campfire rings and a parking spot. In addition, all Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, September 7th in commemoration of Labor Day with regular business hours will resuming on Tuesday, September 8th. Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on-duty on the holiday for the safety of visitors.

We, at Silver City Radio, hope that everyone will have a beautiful and safe Labor Day Weekend. Remember to take extra precautions this Labor Day, because the coronovirus has spread widely at gatherings of family members who don’t live together. It feels safe to spend time with family members we love, especially when no one seems to be sick. And it’s really hard not to hug those who stop by, share the tongs, or reach into the same cooler for a cold drink. But the effects can be deadly. Get-togethers with the best of intentions can end up with sad outcomes. A party earlier this summer in Lordsburg led to a large outbreak in Hidalgo County, which now has more cases than Grant County (and about 1/4 of the population).

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