The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability would like to thank all the neighbors and community members for their donations that helped make their annual “Fall Appeal” campaign a huge success. All donations and volunteer hours were able to generate needed funds to help continue feeding hungry families and support the School Food Partnership and Youth Development programs. This year, the demand for food assistance in the community has increased and fundraisers like these allow The Commons to resource more food so that they are able to navigate the increase for food assistance. 

The Silver City Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers will have a guest speaker from Hospice who will be discussing Hospice Myths and Facts at their next meeting. The meeting will take place tomorrow, March 28th at 5:00 p.m. at Cross Point Church in Silver City. For more information, call 575-590-1449.

The nonprofit organization, Maverick Movement, has established a Legacy Scholarship in honor of lifelong educators, administrators and coaches serving Hidalgo County schools. The organization will be awarding scholarships to two Hidalgo County High School seniors upon acceptance from a college or university of their choice who exhibit outstanding scholastic and leadership ability. A complete application must be submitted by April 30th. For more information and to apply, visit website

In New Mexico News: 

The latest Census of Agriculture reflects the diversity of New Mexico’s agriculture industry, showing that the Land of Enchantment ranks among the top states in the country for production of pecans, Chile peppers, milk, cheese and onions. This data comes from the 2022 Census of Agriculture that was released in February by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Statistics Service. The census provides data that is used by Congress, policymakers, local businesses and many others and may contribute to making more funding and programs available for agriculture.