As a reminder, The Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Gila National Forest, is preparing to begin improvements to New Mexico Highway 174 which provides access to the Catwalk National Recreation Trail starting tomorrow, November 17th. Construction activities will include repaving the Catwalk parking area, replacement of the concrete low water crossing and elevation of the road just before the Catwalk parking lot. Construction is scheduled to continue through July 2024. To learn more about the improvements being made, visit website

Come celebrate the Hispanic culture of New Mexico at The Village of Santa Clara’s 6th Annual “Tamale Fiesta” this Saturday, November 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be live music, dancing, children’s activities, a “chancla toss”, tamales and much more. The fiesta will take place at the old Fort Bayard hospital grounds and all are welcome to come join the festivities. 

The Silver City Food Co-op will be donating the November funds from their “Round Up Program” to “The Bike Works”, a nonprofit organization that promotes creative and active lifestyles, self reliance and sustainability in southwest New Mexico. The “Round Up Program” is a community donation program where customers can contribute the balance of their total purchase to the nearest dollar to donate to a local non-profit organization. For more information about the program or how to become a recipient of “Round-Up” donations, visit the website

During the October Grant County Commission Work Session meeting, the Grant County Sheriff announced that the department has been working on dealing with many repeat calls involving mental health issues, domestic violence and welfare checks. As a result of these types of calls, police officers have been receiving and participating in a number of trainings including threat assessment and management, first line supervisor, selective traffic enforcement, crash report, how to deal with sexual assault and mental illness and executive leadership training. The goal of the training  is to help give police officers a better understanding of what measures should be taken to deal with these types of situations. 

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The New Mexico Recovery Outreach Coalition in collaboration with Supporting People In Need will be having a “Meet and Greet” Saturday, November 18th for individuals and organizations interested in street outreach to homeless or high-risk individuals. This event is an opportunity for outreach workers and others interested to exchange information about current or proposed programs and ideas for outreach and collaboration. The meet and greet will take place at 9:00 a.m. at 212 South Cooper Street in Deming and is open to all community members.