Here’s a look at some local news:

The Deming-Luna County Humane Society is hosting their annual “Blessing of the Animals” and general business meeting this Sunday, September 22nd at 2:00 P.M. in observance of National Pet Memorial Day. The event will be held at the Rainbow Bridge, located in the Louise Coffman Memorial Park, the shelter’s public cemetery in which nearly 6,000 animals lay at rest. Wade Worrell, of Windmill Cowboy Church, will lead the blessings. The Deming-Luna County Humane Society is a non-profit organization which contracts with the city of Deming, Luna County, and the village of Columbus to operate the animal shelter and perform animal control duties in the county.

Gila Regional Medical Center honored over 50 members of the GRMC Auxiliary at an annual luncheon to recognize thousands of hours of service that volunteers contribute throughout the hospital. According to a release, in 2019, volunteer hours person ranged from 100 to over 9,000 hours. In addition, this year marked the 50th anniversary as a nonprofit service organization affiliated with Gila Regional Medical Center.

During a work session of the Grant County Commission heard a proposal from the Silver City Cycling Group to create trails near Bataan Park. The plans include using 60-acres to make a trail system to hike or ride to connect the existing system at Fort Bayard.

The U.S. Forest Service Gila National Forest Quemado Ranger District will be closing the Pinyon Campground, located In the Quemado Lake Recreation Area for the season tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. The Juniper Campground, also located In the Quemado Lake Recreation Area, will be open through September 30th before closing for the season. In addition, as a reminder, potable and non-potable water is not available at the Juniper Campground, so campers are encouraged to come prepared. A campground host will remain onsite to answer questions until the end of the season.