Here’s a look at some local news:

Last Saturday, Boy Scout Troop 100 from Deming and Troop 114 from Silver City participated in their annual event partnering with the U.S Forest Service. The scout members volunteered to assist in with the maintenance that benefits the land and the people using it. This year, the scouts built check dams with rocks collected by the Forest Service that will serve as erosion control near Dragonfly Trailhead in Arenas Valley and earned prizes donated by Mountain Ridge Ace Hardware.

This year the Town of Silver City is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of acquiring Boston Hill. According to a release from the Town, the public is invited by town staff and members of the Trails and Open Space Committee to attend a celebration on Saturday, October 5th. The festivities begin at 9:45 am with a guided, intermediate-level bike ride from the Cooper Street Trailhead.  The ride is sponsored by the Silver City Cycling Club, and will be led by Tonya Sotelo.  At 10:00 am, students from Aldo Leopold High School will lead hikers from the Spring Street Trailhead on a new trail they constructed earlier this year. At 11:30, everyone is invited to enjoy music and snacks in the large lot at the west end of Spring Street, followed at noon by welcoming remarks from Mayor Ken Ladner. The land for Boston Hill was purchased in 1999 by the Town of Silver City, thanks to a generous gift from the estate of Lennie Merle Forward. In 2001, the town began developing the non-motorized Boston Hill Trail System, which is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike for hiking, cycling, rock and mineral hounding, outstanding views, and general appreciation of the area’s history and natural beauty. For more information about the anniversary celebration, call Jaime Embick, community development director, at (575) 534-6349.

Dorothy Escudero, a second-grade teacher from Bell Elementary in Deming, has received the honor of being named Deming Public Schools “Teacher of the Year.” The announcement was made during a school board meeting last Thursday evening. According to the Deming Headlight, “Escudero is a level III instructor, who attained her master’s degree in Elementary Education with a bilingual endorsement from Western New Mexico University in 2005.”