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aaahc rsDan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, alongside Garrett Olin, HMS Director of Quality Improvement and Information Technology, congratulates some of HMS' approximately 230 employees, including Nellie Padilla, Pat Nesbitt, Marisol Delgado, Jessica Ortega, and Evelyn Montes, on HMS' recently announced AAAHC accreditation.Silver City, NM – Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) recently achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation through the AAAHC distinguishes this Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

emma bailey rsWestern New Mexico University's Dr. Emma Bailey and her dog Scotia explore a park in Xalapa, Mexico, where Dr. Bailey is a Fulbright Scholar.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University professor of sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Gender Equity and Social Justice, Dr. Emma Bailey, is currently a Fulbright Scholar and worked in Xalapa Veracruz, Mexico, for the spring 2018 semester.

jesse james michael dominguez rsJesse James & Michael DominguezMimbres, NM — If you missed the Free Fishing Day at Lake Roberts this year, you missed out on some great fishing and a general good time!

Dustin Myers, fish biologist for the Gila National Forest claims "it went off without a hitch and was a banner year for number of fish caught!" In total, over 80 fish were checked in at the weigh station, with the majority being Gila trout, with the many of them over 18". The winner of the Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Derby was Jesse James Dominguez, from Mimbres, NM, with his fish length of 18.6". It was the biggest fish and the biggest Gila trout.

Western Bank recognizes its 2018 scholarship recipients.

Hannah Ruth Streams of Mimbres, NM, who graduated from Silver High School has been recognized as on the Dean's Honor Roll by Oklahoma State University. She is studying Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and has a grade point average above 3.5.

Grant County received from the Public Education Department's Attendance Success Initiative four Attendance Success Coaches for Silver and Cobre Schools totaling $558,000 ($279,000 per year) in funding over the next two school years.

Congratulations to Oni Ken Karate's new yellow belts (2nd level beginner) and new green belts (2nd level intermediate) Pictured left to right: Sensei Chad Petty, Elyaah Holguin Cordova, Ruth Perkins, Hyrum Perkins, Trayd Peterson, Milton Perkins, Trip Peterson and Sensei Trent Petty.

silver city paint out rsShown are "Silver City Paint Out" winners Melinda McIntosh, Louise Sackett, Jodi Murphy and Meredith Milstead.Silver City Art Association and Mimbres Region Arts Council came together to make a 2nd Annual Silver City Paint Out a big success. Plein air paintings included the Blues Fest location at Gough Park as well as the picturesque downtown, plus scenes from outlying areas. There were 32 entries submitted by 14 different artists and six winners announced. Best of Show was awarded to Meredith Milstead and People's Choice to Louise Sackett. Awards of Distinction were given to Jodi Murphy and Melinda McIntosh. MRAC Purchase Prize awards were given to Louise Sackett and Jodi Murphy.

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