Here’s some of today’s news:

The State of New Mexico has hired local military veteran, David Morrison, to serve the federally mandated position of Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Representative at the Workforce Solutions Office in Silver City. According to a release, “the program allows local veterans who have a significant barrier to gainful employment including low income, disabilities, or homelessness; the services of a fellow disabled veteran to assist them in securing a better quality of living.” The New Mexico Workforce Solutions Office, located at 410 West Broadway in Silver City has several partnered programs for veterans that include: GED classes at no cost; Young Adult Career and Senior Citizens Goodwill Training; and an Adult Dislocated Workers program. David Morrison is a Retired USAF Master Sergeant from the 210th Red Horse Squadron at Kirtland Air National Guard Base in Albuquerque and currently lives in Hurley.

The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2018 Grant County Awards. The banquet that will be honoring local individuals and businesses is taking place tomorrow night at 6:00 P.M. in the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center located at 3031 Highway 180 East in Silver City. This year’s honorees include: Grant County Citizen of the Year, to Gary Stailey; Grant County Volunteer of the Year, to Kim Clark; Grant County Small Business of the Year to Western Bank-Silver City; Grant County Large Business of the Year to Mountain Ridge Ace Hardware; and the Linda K. Jones Humanitarian of the Year Award to Dotty Pfeifer. Congratulation to all!

The City of Bayard is accepting applications to fill the Bayard City Council seat following the death of Councilor Zeke SantaMaria. Interested individuals need to be a resident of Bayard and provide a letter of interest and a current affidavit of voter registration to Mayor Chin Fierro by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 21st. Application will be reviewed and a recommendation will be made during the December 10th city council meeting.

Jorge Madrid, a senior at Deming High School and an amateur boxer, will be competing in Palomas Mexico tomorrow night as part of a World Boxing Council event. Madrid is an “A” student at Deming High School and has already won two Golden Glove titles in 2016 and 2017 in El Paso, Texas. He works out 3 hours a day, seven days a week and has hopes to become a professional boxer.