The completion of improvements to 32nd Street in Silver City have been delayed due to an underground utility cable being damaged during construction. The cable, located at the intersection of Fowler Avenue and Leslie Road along with a new city sewer line east of Silver High School is currently being replaced and Fowler Avenue is expected to be open by December 8th while the improvements on 32nd Street are set to resume on January 4th. For more information, contact the Silver City Public Works Director.

As a reminder, The Center for Health Innovation-Public Health Institute’s “Southwest New Mexico Community Wellness and Health Fair” is taking place tomorrow, December 7th from 4:00 to 6:30 to discuss and provide information regarding Behavioral Health issues, how to access Behavioral Health services and much more. Come share your voice and ideas with behavioral health providers, elected officials, and community leaders to clarify community needs through interactive sessions and provide input into real policy change agendas. This event will take place at the Grant County Business and Conference Center with food and children’s activities provided. If you cannot attend in person, there will be a watch live link available at time of event found at website.

Western New Mexico University was recently ranked as having one of the best online education programs in the state by Intelligent dot com. WNMU received top marks across the board for the cost of tuition, student retention, graduation rates as well as for the institution’s reputation and online resources available to students.

Due to precipitation falling well below average this year, the Gila National Forest is reminding visitors to be careful when building and extinguishing campfires. Some fire safety tips recommended by the Gila National Forest, is to clear all flammable material away from the fire for a minimum of 5 feet in all directions, do not make a campfire in windy conditions, drown your campfire with water and stir with dirt making sure all burned materials are extinguished and never leave your campfire unattended. For more information on fire safety tips, visit the website

In Deming News: The Luna County JJS/Adult Treatment Center will be having a community presentation on Fentanyl awareness tomorrow, December 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Luna County Courthouse Basement. Community members are encouraged to attend. 

Play Sharity Children’s Museum will be having their 4th Annual “Joy for the Holidays” event where Santa Clause will be giving out toys to children. This event will take place this Saturday, December 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 301 South Tin Street in Deming and is open to children ages 0 to 18 years old.