Here’s a look at some local news:

The Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education has elected Eddie Flores, as President of the board in a unanimous vote during their most recent regular meeting. Further nominations were made for Vice-President but failed in a 2-2 deadlock. The board will be holding off elections for Vice-President and Secretary until the next meeting when Secretary Michelle Diaz can be present.

The Gila National Forest announced June 1st for the deadline to submit outfitter and guide proposals. Outfitting and guiding services include but are not limited to hunts, backpacking, kayaking, guiding, packing, biking and hiking tours. A permit is required when the outfitting/guiding operation is conducted on National Forest System lands or waters. All permitted outfitters and their guides on the Gila National Forest must carry a copy of their special use permit and their operating plan when operating on National Forest System Lands.  This ensures that permit holders are recognized by Forest Service personnel and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish personnel as permitted and licensed outfitter/guides in the field. For more information, visit the forest website at

Deming will be hosting a job fair and business expo on Wednesday, March 27th in the Mimbres Valley Learning and Special Events Center. The free event is being sponsored by Deming Luna County Economic Development, New Mexico Workforce Connection, and Deming Mainstreet, Deming Luna County Chamber of Commerce, and other local entities. The event will allow residents to learn about job and volunteer opportunities in addition to networking and submitting applications. The fair will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Coinciding with International Down Syndrome Day, the 7th Annual “Hoops for Hope” will take place tomorrow night from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the intramural gymnasium in the Physical Education Complex on the campus of Western New Mexico University. WNMU students are inviting community members of all ages with learning and physical disabilities to come out for an evening of fun, pizza, and music. The event will also feature a performance a new dance troupe called the “Silver City Sunshine Ambassadors.” According to a release, “World Down Syndrome Day allows people with Down Syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world to organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome.”