Silver Consolidated Schools Superintendent will be hosting a presentation this evening, November 1st to discuss the district’s finances and facility needs in preparation for the upcoming 2024 5-Year Facilities Master Plan. The presentation is aimed to educate the community so community members can make decisions about what they would like to see in the district’s Facilities Master Plan and how to go about funding it. The presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Silver High School’s Little Theatre and the public is encouraged to attend. 

The 2023 Grant County “Toys for Tots” campaign has begun and is in need of donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need. Community members are encouraged to drop off a toy in any one of the collection boxes that are located at numerous businesses across Grant County. For more information on the drop off locations and how to request a toy for your child, visit the website.

The Silver City Masonic Lodge recently made donations to the non-profit organizations The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society and The Learning Center for Dyslexia and Academic Success to recognize and honor all their hard work. The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society serves a very important role in seeking to restore and preserve Fort Bayard and every dollar given helps this Grant County project with the many hours the volunteers put into the organization. The Learning Center (TLC), which is sponsored by Grant County Lodges, raises money through donations to support Grant County students, who are struggling readers or need interventions because they have dyslexia or other language-based problems. 

During the recent City of Bayard special meeting, council members announced the one million-gallon water tank rehabilitation project, which will consist of replacing the pressure regulator valve in the well field, has currently been advertised for construction. The funding for this project came from a legislative appropriation and from covid relief funds that the City of Bayard had left over. The bidding for the water tank rehabilitation project has begun and will be awarded by November 27th. The project is set to be complete by April 2024. 

In Lordsburg News:

The Lordsburg-Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce will be having a “Mental Health Awareness Vigil” to recognize the lives that have been lost to suicide and those struggling with mental illness. The vigil will take place Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Lordsburg-Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce and candles will be provided by the County Manager’s office. All community members are encouraged to attend.