The public is encouraged to attend the Luna County Citizen’s College meeting this evening, March 28th at 5:30 p.m. at the Luna County Commission Chambers. The presentation will include an explanation of applicable statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances as well as a description of the day to day operations of the office. Community members will also get the opportunity to ask questions regarding the topics discussed and make comments on county operations. For more information, contact the Luna County Manager’s office. 

Congratulations to the Lordsburg High School Girls Track team who took first place in the Cobre Quad track meet at Cobre High School that took place earlier this month. The girls were able to bring home their 2nd first place trophy this season, out running all of the other schools. Next month, they will travel to Cliff for the Cowboy’s Annual Invitation meet. Good luck ladies!

In Grant County News:

The Frontier Food Hub in Silver City is conducting a survey for residents in the Mining District regarding food access and local foods. The survey will help assist the Frontier Food Hub with getting grants to assist the mining district with classes, farmers markets, community gardens and more. If you live in the mining district and would like to take the survey, visit Cobre Media’s Facebook page.

The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District is planning to conduct two prescribed fire projects in the upcoming weeks as conditions allow. The two projects will include the 320-acre Sapillo project south of New Mexico Highway 35 and the 198-acre Gatton’s 3 project, located within the Gattons Park wildland urban interface project area. Ignitions may occur as early as April 1 and could continue throughout the month as weather, fuel conditions, and resource availability allow.

Thanks to the support and contributions of The Commons, Freeport-McMoRan, The Silver City Rotary Club and other organizations, Cobre Consolidated School has opened a “Parent Center”, which is aimed to offer assistance to families and students in need. The center offers free food, clothing, internet access and a space to relax and talk about any issues students/parents may be dealing with. The Parent Center is located next to Bayard Elementary and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information or to contribute to the center, contact the district office at 575-537-4010.