The Silver City nonprofit thrift store Single Socks, recently awarded seven $4,000 grants to Grant County anti-hunger organizations and projects as part of their Spring 2024 Grant Cycle. The organizations that were awarded $4,000 grants included: The Commons, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, The Silver City Gospel Mission, Supporting People in Need (SPIN), Mimbres Valley Health Action League, Guadalupe Montessori School and the Center for Frontier Communities. All the money from the grants will go to purchase and improve the quality and quantity of food distributed to families in need. 

As a reminder, The Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council, known as RAC, will be having a BLM meeting that will be held in Las Cruces, tomorrow, June 6th. These meetings are incredibly important for public input regarding public land management decisions. There is a 12-member Southern New Mexico RAC board, of which I, Sabrina Pack serve, as an appointment from the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. I invite you to this meeting where we will be hearing from the various BLM Districts and have a discussion of land access issues in Southern New Mexico to public land. There will be a vote on Las Cruces recreation fee increases. Again this RAC meeting, which is open to the public and for public comment, is June 6th, starting at 8am at the BLM office at 1800 Marquess Street in Las Cruces. Attending by Zoom is also an option. Getting involved is a way to be part of solutions. For more information feel free to call this station or go to the BLM website announcements for our region.

Pick It Up-Toss No Mas would like to thank all the volunteers that came out and made the May” Community Cleanup” event such a great success. There were 16 individuals and 3 teams that volunteered their time and efforts to help clean up Grant County. Over 220 pounds of trash and debris were collected from the Big Ditch Park, Highway 180, San Vicente Creek, and 32nd Bypass. The winners of the most trash collected were Loren Poole and team Bridge to Ridge. 

Here are some of the local primary election results: For State Representative District 30, Gabrielle Begay, Democrat, will be advancing to the general election against incumbent, Luis Terrazas, Republican.  For State Representative District 32, Linda Alvarez, Democrat, will be advancing to the general election against incumbent Jennifer Jones, Republican. Matt Runnels will be our next Magistrate Judge, Grant Division 1. Connie Holguin will be the Grant County Clerk and Alyssa Esquivel won the election for Hidalgo County Clerk. Christie Ann Harvey, Republican, will face off against Ariana Jaime Saludares, Democrat for Luna County District 3 Commissioner.  For complete election results go to the New Mexico Secretary of State website.