The Board of Grant County Commissioners will be having three public meetings and is looking for public input on projects that can be included in the local Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) for Fiscal Year 2026-2030. The plan will establish priority projects and help the County identify and focus on critical need projects, will increase funding opportunities and will allow for proper planning and development of capital improvements. The first meeting  will take place tomorrow, June 12th at 11:30 a.m. at the Mimbres Valley Senior Center. The second and third meeting will take place on June 13th at the Grant County Administration Center at 1:00 p.m. and the Grant County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building at 5:00 p.m.   

Silver Consolidated Schools has created a “Family Survival Kit” for Summer to help support children’s mental well-being and to offer tips and guidelines for a smooth transition out of school. The kit includes a guided activity for setting positive summer intentions, advice on balancing activities, screen time and relaxation, steps on how to notice the need for therapy and how to connect with a mental health professional and helpful ideas on how to set a routine over the summer that prioritizes family, fun and responsibility. To view the kit, visit website

As a reminder, The Santa Clara Action Committee is having their “Beautiful Yard of the Month” contest. The committee will be cruising the Village of Santa Clara to look for the yard with the best landscaping from rock gardens to container gardens and everything in between. The contest will start on May 12th and will run until August. This month’s winner was Katy Romero, who won for her beautiful yard and blooming roses. Mrs. Romero received a gift certificate and the winners sign to display in her yard. Congratulations to Mrs. Romero. 

In Hidalgo County News: 

Animas 5th and 6th grade students recently traveled to San Diego, California as part of their “Learning Outside the Classroom” programs for learning experiences at Sea Camp and Sea World. The kids were able to experience the ocean, along with water boarding and had the opportunity to learn about Science, the sea and gained some real life experiences on what it is like to live in California. This trip ended the 2023-2024 school year, providing the “Learning Outside the Classroom” programs to nearly 85% of the Animas Public Schools population.