The Silver City Rotary Club recently received a Mayoral Proclamation for their 100 years of service to the Silver City and Grant County community. The organization was first chartered in Silver City in 1923 where they developed their motto “Service above Self” and have provided fellowship, community leadership and civic commitment over the years. Today, the Silver City Rotary Club continues to show a commitment to the community by supporting youth, quality of life programs and by promoting the international understanding of goodwill and peace.

The High Desert Humane Society in Silver City will be having their monthly reduced rate rabies vaccination clinic this coming Saturday, December 9th. They will be offering a wide variety of vaccines including one and two year rabies vaccines for cats and dogs. This will be a drive through clinic and will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon. at 3050 South Cougar Way. 

The Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Gila National Forest, is reminding the public that construction of improvements to New Mexico Highway 174, the road that provides public access to Catwalk National Recreation Trail, are currently taking place. Construction activities include repaving to the Catwalk parking area with minor widening segments, replacement of the concrete low water crossing and elevation of the road grade just before the Catwalk parking area. During construction, the road will remain open with one lane and traffic delays of up to 30 minutes. Construction is set to continue through July 2024. 

During the recent Village of Santa Clara meeting, the mayor stated that construction on Bellm Street is going according to schedule and is set to be completed in the upcoming months. New water lines, paving, drainage and sidewalks are being replaced and should be finished by the end of February. The Village is also completing work on Caddel Crossing by adding a new low water crossing with a culvert and grates and is fixing the paving from the creek up to Highway 180. The work on Caddell Crossing is set to be completed by March. 

Last in our News: 2023 has been a busy year for the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDT) field operations team, with a total of 11 volunteer trail projects, 3 adopter trainings and 8 community stewardship events along the Divide. The coalition continued trail condition surveys through National Forest sections to understand the on-the-ground conditions and worked with US Forest Service partners to finalize a master list of deferred maintenance projects along the entire CDT. They also finalized the New Mexico State Land Easement Acquisition with the Bureau of Land Management, which eliminated the need for hikers to obtain permits to hike through State lands and moved 100% of the CDT in New Mexico onto permanently protected land.