Happy Labor Day! The history of Labor Day in the United States can be traced back to the late 19th century, when the labor movement was gaining strength and advocating for better working conditions and fair treatment of workers. The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5th, 1882, in New York, where union leaders organized a parade to showcase the strength and solidarity of the labor movement. Today, it is a day to honor workers’ efforts and to recognize the important role that they play in the economy and society. 

In local news:

The Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign is inviting the public for a special Silver City screening of the new documentary “American Hospitals: Healing a Broken System”. The film takes a look at hospital business models, exploring what is driving health care’s astronomical pricing, consolidation and inequities and explores potential solutions to improve hospitals for patients, providers and payers. The film will be shown on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00 p.m. at the Silco Theatre and is free but donations will be accepted. 

Congratulations to the students from the Teen Academy for Health Sciences who recently graduated the program with medical experience and knowledge from Silver City healthcare professionals. Students from Silver and Cobre High School were given the opportunity to learn CPR, how to intubate a patient and were able to visit the medicine and dental assisting program in Las Cruces. The program is part of a statewide effort to guide rural students into healthcare careers and to introduce them to the vast possibilities of becoming a healthcare professional in New Mexico. 

The Luna County Road Department will be applying one lift of chip seal along both sides of the road on Solana Road Southwest and 8th Street to Highway 11. Chip sealing will begin on September 5th and 6th. The city is asking that all drivers stay out of the construction zone and to please obey all flagging traffic and control direction, watch for workers using equipment and to follow all traffic signs.

Cobre Consolidated Schools is looking for parents/guardians to be part of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). SEPAC is a partnership between parents and the Cobre School District to help improve positive outcomes for students with disabilities. It also provides opportunities for involvement in district programs and policies and procedures that impact students with special needs. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, join the Cobre School District for a SEPAC meeting on September 6th at 6:00 p.m. at the Cobre District Office Conference Room.