The New Mexico Recovery Outreach Coalition in collaboration with Supporting People In Need will be having a “Meet and Greet” tomorrow, November 10th for individuals and organizations interested in street outreach to homeless or high-risk individuals. This event is an opportunity for outreach workers and others who are 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 Gough Park in Silver City and is open to all community members.

In recognition of “National Application Month”, The New Mexico Higher Education Department is partnering with the Public Education Department, the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation and the state’s public colleges and universities to offer waived application fees to all New Mexicans. Public colleges and universities in New Mexico that typically charge application fees will waive the cost throughout November as part of the initiative to help encourage New Mexicans to attend college. There are a total of 11 colleges and universities waiving their application fees, including Western New Mexico University in Silver City. The state is hopeful that this trend will continue as more New Mexicans of all ages seize the chance to attend college and further their education. For more information and a list of the universities waiving application fees, visit website

The City of Deming will be having a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th to discuss the “Plastic Bag Ordinance”. The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 1275 East Pine Street and community members are encouraged to attend. 

As a reminder, open enrollment for 4-H is going on now until  Wednesday, November 15th. 4-H offers age appropriate programming for members 5-8 years old and 9 to 19 years old, as well as membership in positive peer groups, scholarship opportunities, youth service opportunities and travel opportunities. Studies have shown that 4-H members do better in school, are more motivated to help others, achieve a sense of self-esteem and develop lasting friendships.  For more information about 4-H and becoming a member, visit website or call 575-388-1559.

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In honor of those who have served in the armed forces, The Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Office will be waiving entrance fees at all recreation sites on Saturday, November 11th. Fee sites affected within the district include: Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Aguirre Spring Recreation Area and Campground and Dripping Springs Natural Area. Site standard amenity and individual day-use fees at these recreation sites and areas will be waived. Other fees, such as overnight camping and group day use will remain in effect.