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Members of the Grant County 4-H Shooting Sports teams participated in the State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Raton, NM on May 4-6. Members competed in shooting sports disciplines air rifle, rifle, shotgun, archery, pistol, and hunting. Grant County had the second highest participation this year at state shoot with 41 members. Grant County finished off a great year with individuals and teams placing in the top 10. We would like to congratulate all of the teams and thank all of the coaches for their endless hours of work and dedication. Rifle coaches: Charley and Sue Castillo, Kim Neal, Shotgun and Hunting coach Brian Miller, Archery coaches Shawn Brabson and Jeremy Garcia. Jeremy Garcia was also this year's pistol coach.

Photos are Courtesy of Ken Ladner

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The town of Silver City, including Mayor Ken Ladner, has kicked off its "Pick-It-Up and Toss no Mas" anti-litter program. Today, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, students from Aldo Leopold Charter School and the school's Director Wayne Sherwood headed out to pick up litter near their school on U.S. Highway 180/Silver Heights Boulevard.

phase 1 grant rsFrom left: Sabrina Pack, Grants Committee member, Charmeine Wait, Executive Director, Silver City MainStreet, and Kevin Cook, Manager, Strategic Community Development for Freeport McMoRan.
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The Silver City MainStreet Project received a $62,000 grant from the Freeport McMoRan Foundation for implementing Phase I of the Main Street Plaza. The funding will be used to install public restrooms in the Main Street Plaza located in the area between 7th and 8th Streets used by the farmers market.

GREENVILLE, SC (05/15/2018)-- Emily Stone, a Junior Elementary Education major of Silver City, was among over 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2018 Dean's List.

The Dean's List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Silver City, NM – The Gila National Forest is pleased to welcome Stephanie Schmitz as the new forest Safety and Occupational Health Manager.

Stephanie comes from the Carson National Forest in Taos where she also served as the Safety and Occupational Health Manager. Schmitz began her career with the Forest Service in 2017 on the Carson. She received her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology from University of Montana and her master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Safety and Occupation Health from Montana State University. In the past Schmitz worked in wildlife research and management for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Glacier National Park, National Marine and Fisheries Service and for the U.S. Geological Survey.

hms health center rsSilver City, NM – Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) will be awarding financial scholarships ($500 each) to recipients of its 2018 HMS Scholarship Program.

Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, stated, "HMS is very proud of these successful, young adults. It is our hope that they will continue to develop their leadership skills to serve their communities throughout southwest New Mexico, the United States and the world."

Silver City, NM (May 8, 2018) – As part of this year's recognition of National Nurses Week, taking place during May 6-12, 2018, the HMS Senior Leadership, and the HMS Board of Directors, extends their utmost gratitude to all HMS nurses – past, present, and future – including:

Silver City, NM (May 8, 2018) – As part of this year's recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month (May) and National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 10), the HMS Senior Leadership, and the HMS Board of Directors, extends their utmost gratitude to all HMS mental health providers – past, present, and future – including:

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