Here’s a look at some local news:

Early voting continues in Grant County in the Regular Election that consolidates School Districts, Municipalities who opt-in, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Watershed Districts into one election. This election is held every November of the odd-numbered years. In Hidalgo County the races include: Lordsburg City Council, Animas and Lordsburg Boards of Education, and the Hidalgo Soil and Water Conservation District. In Grant County the races include: Town of Hurley Councilor and Judge; Cobre School Board Member 4, 5; Silver School Board Member 3, 4, 5; Grant Soil & Water Supervisor 1, 2, 5; and Upper Gila Valley Watershed Supervisor 1, 2. In Luna County the races are as follows: Deming Public School District No. 1 for four school board members; Caballo Soil and Water Conservation District, three district supervisors; and Grant Soil and Water Conservation District, three district supervisors. Early voting ends this Saturday and Election Day is next Tuesday, November 5th.

This week, the Hidalgo County Commission voted to work on plans to create a substance abuse center and assisted living quarters for senior citizens. According to the Hidalgo Herald, County Manager, Tisha Green will begin negotiations with Omega, the owner of the 25-acre Sunshine Haven Nursing Home property that closed over the summer. To date this project will include collaborations with the City of Lordsburg, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments, HMS Hidalgo Medical Services, and the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site, located in southwest New Mexico on Highway 35, would like to remind everyone that as of November 1st, they open only Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the first of April. Special school tours can be arranged by calling 575.536.9337. They will be open on Veterans Day, but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

There are many scheduled local events for families to attend tonight for Halloween. Please remember to always walk on sidewalks and paths, make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them, and put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across streets. Silver City Radio wishes you all a Happy and Safe Halloween!