The Mayor of the Village of Santa Clara recently announced that the village’s next CDBG project has gone out to bid, which will continue the sidewalks on Fort Bayard Street from Alamo to Highway 180. Construction for the sidewalk project is set to start next month. Also, additional funding for the low water crossing project on Caddel Crossing has been received and construction has begun and is set to be completed in May. 

Do you like hiking and exploring the outdoors? The Glenwood Trail Crew and American Hiking Society is looking for volunteers who are interested in re-opening access to America’s first designated wilderness during the Gila Wilderness’ 100-year anniversary in May. Volunteers will work together to log-out, brush and re-establish tread on the long-lost Little Whitewater Trail, providing downtown Glenwood access to the heart of the Wilderness. No experience required, the expert hosts will provide detailed instructions, tool demonstrations, and project oversight. To learn more or to register, visit website.

Silver City was recently named one of the 6 best places to live in New Mexico in 2024 by World Atlas dot com. Silver City was recognized for its great public amenities, the vast wilderness of the Gila National Forest and The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, which offers a glimpse into the lives of the Mogollon people who inhabited the area over 700 years ago. The town was also recognized for its vibrant downtown area, galleries, artwork and murals that celebrate local and regional artists.

The County of Hidalgo will be having a public meeting to report on past CDBG program activities and to receive public input on community development needs. The meeting will take place tomorrow, February 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the County Commission Chambers located at 305 Pyramid Street in Lordsburg. The public is encouraged to attend. 

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PNM is reminding all those who plan on getting Mylar balloons this Valentine’s Day to use extreme caution as they can become a serious hazard if they come in contact with power lines. Mylar balloons are made of metallic materials that conduct electricity and if they touch power lines, that can cause power outages, damage electrical equipment and pose a safety risk to PNM customers, employees and the general public. For tips on how to safely use Mylar balloons, visit website