Hidalgo County, NM

Give Grandly benefits local nonprofits

SILVER CITY - The Give Grandly Coalition, with the support of the Grant County Community Foundation, is ready to launch the ninth annual Give Grandly fundraiser for area nonprofits on Saturday, May 7. The 2022 Give Grandly event will be live and in-person at the Makers’ Market in downtown Silver City. This 24-hour...
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Sheriff's office reports driver's ignoring road closures

DEMING – Luna County has seen an increase in dust storms this spring over recent years.   Many of us remember the deadly dust storm that blew across I-10 in southwestern New Mexico in the summer of 2017. Eight people lost their lives in two separate traffic crashes in Hidalgo County caused by the blinding conditions.  Luna County Sheriff Kelly Gannaway says his deputies have had to shut down New Mexico State Road 11 (Columbus Highway) several times...
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Hidalgo Hope Haven and Recovery Center celebrates grand opening

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) welcomes a new cutting edge facility this week. The Hidalgo Hope Haven and Recovery Center, located in Lordsburg, will celebrate the momentous occasion with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and luncheon today, with several state dignitaries expected to be in attendance.

Local News: April 5th, 2022

Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio. Hidalgo Medical Services has announced that have welcomed back seniors for in-person dining congregate meals in Grant and Hidalgo County. To be eligible, seniors must be 60 years of age or older or a spouse of a 60-year old senior. In addition, a registration form must be completed by all participants who come to lunch for the first time, temperatures will be taken at the door prior to entrance and masks will be required. Locations of the senior centers are the Ena Mitchell Senior Center in Lordsburg, the Silver City Senior Center, and the Santa Clara Senior Center. Lunch is served on weekdays and reservations are required. All schedules and information are available online by visiting and clicking on the Senior Services tab. According to a news release, HMS Senior Services has provided over 160,000 meals to approximately 1,000 seniors in Grant and Hidalgo County during the pandemic.

Local News: December 15th, 2021

Here’s a look at some local News brought to you by Silver City Radio. The New Mexico Department of Health issued a COVID-19 update for Tuesday, December 14th consisting of 788 new cases statewide with an unchanged 7-day positivity rate of 10.6%. Locally, new COVID cases were reported as follows: Grant County with 2 new cases; Luna County with 5 new cases; and Hidalgo County and Catron County with no newly reported cases.

Lordsburg Tejano Fiesta postponed amid rising COVID-19 concerns

The annual Lordsburg Tejano Fiesta was postponed by organizers on Monday (Aug 23) over rising COVID-19 concerns in Hidalgo County, New Mexico. The announcement was made in a post on the official Facebook page for the event that said: “Due to rise in COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County, Lordsburg Tejano Fiesta will be postponed for a later date. Stay safe!”

- Shakespeare is likely more than you remember

LORDSBURG — Now that school’s out and the state is finally putting the pandemic behind us, it’s time to get out of the house and see the sights. If you’re looking for ideas for a day trip that won’t break the bank, it’s time to revisit Shakespeare Ghost Town. All...
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Weather-related crashes on I-10 hospitalize two

LAS CRUCES - Two separate crashes along Interstate 10, both involving semi-trucks, sent an adult and a child to the hospital. New Mexico State Police said the crashes, which occurred late Sunday night in Hidalgo County, were due to the storm that rolled through southern New Mexico over the weekend.

Smokejumper dies from injuries incurred battling NM wildfire

HIDALGO COUNTY, N.M. — A smokejumper died yesterday following injuries he incurred while battling a wildfire, the U.S. Forest Service reported. Smokejumper Tim Hart was injured on May 24 while working the Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, and was transported to a local hospital where he remained until his death on June 2, KBZK 7 reported.

Wyoming smokejumper dies of injuries suffered in New Mexico

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming smokejumper has died of injuries suffered last month while fighting a wildfire in New Mexico. The U.S. Forest Service says Tim Hart of Cody suffered a hard fall on May 24 while responding to a fire in Hidalgo County, New Mexico. Hart was flown via air ambulance to a hospital in El Paso, Texas where he died Wednesday evening.

FBI Raids Lordsburg Police

The FBI is investigating Lordsburg Police. The Hidalgo County Herald reports a search warrant was executed yesterday. The report says the case stems from police handling of funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden border protection program. The program is a joint federal, state and local effort intended to keep border communities involved in keeping the area secure. For the time being, Lordsburg policing is shared by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police. No other details about the ongoing investigation have been released.

Ranchers See Victory After Seven-Year Jaguar Case

Designation of critical habitat first appeared in 2014 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), who published a final rule, which designated 764,207 acres of land in New Mexico and Arizona as critical jaguar habitat under the Endangered Species Act. Litigation was brought forth by plaintiffs: New Mexico...
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Congresswoman Yvette Herrell staff holds office hours in Deming, NM

Las Cruces, N.M. — An aide to Congresswoman Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) will be available in Luna County, Hidalgo County, Grant County, and Sierra County next week to assist area constituents with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies. Constituents may contact Brandon Hall by phone at (575)...