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

The Silver City Ranger District employees have been busy removing garbage from the Bear Mountain and Little Walnut areas of the Gila National Forest. Over the past two weeks, employees have removed more than two tons of household appliances, shooting targets and debris, household trash and food. The public is reminded that dumping is illegal and harmful to public land resources. Dumping incidents may be reported to the Gila National Forest.

Representatives from Public Land Solutions met in Lordsburg last week to discuss options for outdoor recreation in Hidalgo County. PLS has been contracted by the NM State Outdoor Recreation Division to explore what is going in regions around the state and make recommendations about how the state can make the best investments in communities statewide. Over the year they will be collecting input to be synthesized into a proposal to enhance outdoor recreation and help row and diversify the economy. Many individuals from the City of Lordsburg, the Chamber of Commerce, Hidalgo County Herald, and other community representatives contributed to the conversation.

Silver City Firefighters were gifted with cookies from the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. The girls are working on their “Celebrating Community Badge” and chose to give back to the community by honoring local heroes. According to a news release, “character, conduct, and community service are core qualities of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouting is an asset to the community. Through leadership and service, its members enrich the lives of those around them.” Girl Scouts is for all Girls in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information on Girl Scouts go to their website or call Annette Toney, local Community Engagement Specialist.

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