During the recent Silver City Town Hall Meeting, Pick It Up-Toss No Mas gave a presentation on the accomplishments they have had over the years. The program, which is founded by the New Mexico Department of Tourism Clean and Beautiful Program and the Town of Silver City, has been having events since 2021 and meets every third Saturday of the month to help clean up areas all over Grant County. Since the program’s beginning, they have had 764 volunteers who have picked up 22,497 pounds of trash all over the community. 

Are you interested in becoming a Big Sister or Brother? The Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Silver City is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping out youth in Grant County. The youth mentoring program is designed to provide children with role models who guide them, support them, and inspire them to achieve their best. For more information and to become a volunteer, visit website or call 575-449-5078. 

The Village of Santa Clara welcomed the AmeriCorps Earth 2 Crew this past weekend as they are set to begin work in Bayard and Santa Clara. Eight young adult volunteers from two separate crews and ten Youth Conservation Corps crew members will be working on restoring Santa Clara’s Bradley Hotel and Bayard’s “Mine Mill” Hall. The project is part of the Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture and Tourism “Five Points Plan” to help revitalize five culturally and historically significant buildings across Grant County. Crew members and volunteers are set to spend six weeks restoring both buildings. 

The nonprofit organization Play Sharity will be having their last Deming food distribution tomorrow, June 7th  at 4:30 p.m. at Duck Downs Park in Deming. This will be a drive-thru distribution, therefore no walk-ups will be allowed. For more information, visit Play Sharity Luna County’s Facebook page.  

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Come celebrate Western New Mexico University’s “Fiesta Latina” this weekend to help recognize, celebrate and assist in the preservation of New Mexico’s connection with Mexican heritage, customs and traditions. This will be a four day celebration filled with music, artisans, food, films and much more. The fiesta starts on June 6th at 5:00 p.m. with a free concert by the Mariachi Plata De WNMU at Regents Square on the WNMU campus. For more information on days and times of all events, visit website