Are you a small business who has been impacted by COVID-19? You may be eligible for a State of New Mexico Small Business Continuity Grant. These grants cover expenses associated with rent, non-owner payroll, mortgage payments, insurance, utilities, and marketing. Also, covered are costs associated with reconfiguring physical space, installing plexi-glass barriers, PPE and more. For information regarding these grants and other help for your small business please call the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce at 575-538-3785. Application and corresponding documentation must be submitted to the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce for consideration between 9am - 5pm Monday thru Friday or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are limited grants available, so complete your application for consideration today.
Baracutanga Voter Registration/Drive In Dance Party Livestream
Register to vote with Baracutanga! Albuquerque-based Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern darbuka or mixing Afro-Cuban bata and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among several other rhythmic combinations. Mariachi Plata will play outside the Fine Arts Center Theatre around 7 p.m. Baracutanga will perform a live streamed concert in the Fine Art Center Theatre from 8 to 10 p.m. The event will be available in real time on YouTube AND projected onto the south wall of the Fine Arts Center Theatre for those who would like to drive in and dance immediately outside their vehicles while physical distancing. Emceed by WNMU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Isaac Brundage, the evening includes videos about the history of voting in America, a message from New Mexico State Auditor Brian S. Colón, and information on how to vote this fall. Come dance to the music whether on campus or in your living room, and if you’re in town, then stop by and register to vote with Rawhide as your witness. The parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m., and voter registration will be available from 6:30 to 10 p.m. outside Fine Art Center Theatre (masks and social distancing required)