Here’s a look at today’s local news:

The American legion Allingham-Golding Post/Unit 18 hosted a potluck dinner that honored individuals in the Boys and Girls State program. A 2018 Boys State delegate from Aldo Leopold High School, Zachary Donnelly, spoke to the audience about his valued experiences at the Boys State session held in Portales earlier this year. In addition, Adan Rivera, a 1951 New Mexico Boys State delegate shared his personal highlights of being involved in Boys State and the many benefits of how the involvement effected his life. Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors, respectively. Boys and Girls are usually nominated by their high school during their junior year.

The Silver Consolidate School Board met in a special meeting this week to extend Superintendent Audie Brown’s contract through 2020-21 school year. Last month, a vote was taken and passed in a closed session that violated the Open Meetings Act. The vote was taken again and passed unanimously. In addition, during this week’s meeting, the board approved the hiring of an unarmed security guard to be stationed at the Cliff School.

The Silver City Museum will host a panel of experts discussing the history and recreation of the little chapel on the top of Chihuahua Hill called La Capilla.  The presentation entitled “The True Story of La Capilla, the Team that Recreated it and the Virgin that Inspired It” begins at noon Thursday December 6th at the Museum’s Annex at 302 West Broadway in Silver City. Local residents, Tom Hester, Town Councilor Jose Ray, and Larry Godfrey will discuss the construction of the original building and an informative discussion about La Capilla’s reconstruction. The presentation is free to the public and more information can be obtained by visting

Out of twenty-two contestants from around the state, Truett Shafer, Luna County 4-H member and Deming High School FFA student, won the New Mexico Farms & Livestock Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet held in Albuquerque earlier this month. Contestants debated questions about farming market trends, business plans, and the use of technology in the advancement of agriculture. Truett was awarded $1,000 from the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau.