Here’s a look at some local news:

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced yesterday that she has appointed the first secretary of the new Early Childhood Education and Care Department. Elizabeth Groginsky, comes from Washington, D.C., where she has been assistant superintendent of early learning for the District of Columbia since 2014. According to a news release, she administered a $160 million annual budget that funded programs to ensure equal access to quality services for the District’s most vulnerable children and their families. The District of Columbia was first in the nation in 2009 to pursue universal pre-K. The new Cabinet-level department will bring programs for children from prenatal to age 5 all under one roof to maximize resources and develop a comprehensive plan for early childhood education.

The unofficial election results in Deming were announced yesterday showing that one incumbent candidate retained their position and the other three races elected newcomers. In the District One School Board position, Daniel Krowl, won over incumbent, Tris McSherry. In the District Four school board seat, incumbent, William Bayne Anderson retained his position against write-in candidate, Lorraine Dominguez. The other races included Amy Delaney-Hernandez for Deming School Board District Three, and Kenneth William Teague for District 5. In addition, incumbents for the Deming Soil and Water Conservation District that included Rick Holdridge, Dianna Peterson, and Seth Hyatt, ran unopposed and were all reelected. Tuesday’s election also approved a two-mil levy for a Public School Capital Improvements Tax.

Silver City Mainstreet is hosting a ribbon cutting next Wednesday, November 13th to celebrate the finishing of the Kelly Street Project in Downtown Silver City. The ribbon cutting will introduce and celebrate the project that activates the Kelly Street dead-end into an entrance to the Big Ditch Park. Silver City MainStreet received an AARP Community Challenge Grant and a Wells Fargo grant to complete the project. The celebration will take place at the corner of Kelly Street and Bullard at 11:00 A.M.