Here’s a look at some local news:

School counselors at Deming High School have organized a Care Drive to collect donations of personal hygiene items for students in need. The group is requesting personal sized bars of soap, deodorant, shampoos, Kleenex, tooth paste, moist towelettes, female personal hygiene projects that can be placed in a bag to offer students confidentially. According to the Deming Headlight, donations are currently being accepted at the Deming High School Guidance Office. The Care Drive is not limited to Deming High School students. It is intended to be a district-wide drive for all students in the Deming Public Schools.

Silver City Town Manager Alex Brown issued a report during the Town Council Meeting this week regarding management of the town golf course. Recently, Western New Mexico University gave back the University Golf Course at Scott Park to the town. A private management company, OB Sports, will take over management of the course that also includes, the clubhouse, bar and pro shop. According to the Grant County Beat, the town will pay OB Sports $66,000 to manage the course while the company will handle the operational end.

In a release from the Forest Service, Gila National Forest, under a recent court-ordered injunction, the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona have suspended all permit sales for collecting fuelwood. In addition to fuelwood permits, the six national forests have also suspended all timber management activities, including stewardship contracts, timber sales, thinning and prescribed burns, in order to comply with the ruling. Each forest affected by the injunction may be able to provide customers with a potential alternative fuelwood options in their area. The federal court’s ruling is related to the recent court-ordered injunction in the case WildEarth Guardians vs. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al concerning the Mexican spotted owl.

Silver City Fire Chief Milo Lambert received the Carl Joe Standefer Meritorious Service Award this month at an awards ceremony at the New Mexico Fire and EMS Expo at the Fire Academy in Socorro. Congratulations to Silver City Fire Chief Milo Lambert.