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The Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition hosted a Town Hall last week

By Mary Alice Murphy

The theme of the town hall was "The Journey To Fairness: Town Hall on School Policy."

Razanna Robinson-Thomas, Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition coordinator of a grant through Partnerships for Success II, moderated the event.

She explained the coalition is a 30-member group, which aims to create strategies that help to prevent substance abuse in youths.-- Continue reading

Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 12/05/14 at 4:00 PM – 12/08/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, December 8, 2014, at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 58 calls for service and had 1-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 10

Editor's Note: This is part 10 of a multi-part series. This article begins the non-profit organizations' presentations—Silver City MainStreet Project and Bridge Community.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Lucy Whitmarsh, Silver City MainStreet Project Board president, represented the group.

"Our proposal is to make improvements to the Silver City Main Street Plaza," Witmarsh said. "Currently it is an undeveloped dirt lot, used for the Farmers' Market on Saturdays during the season and as a parking lot the rest of the time.-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 9

Editor's Note: This is part 9 of a multi-part series. This article completes the healthcare presentations, with the disability Advisory Council and SASS-SANE.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Patty West of the Disabilities Advisory Council presented the group's request.

"We are a volunteer group," West said. "We strive to promote equal access to the community for those with disabilities.

"We are developing a Disability Resource Center, which will be a safe place to meet for the kids," she continued. "It's just outside the Silver City Recreation Center. It will be a place for therapy, for training, for recreation, and will include a lending library of technology equipment for those who are disabled. If a family could not get to Albuquerque, they couldn't get the equipment."-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 8

Editor's Note: This is part 8 of a multi-part series. This article covers three healthcare presentations—Gila Regional Medical Center, HMS Family Medicine Residency Program and Behavioral Health Local Collaborative 6.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center was represented by Chief Executive Officer Brian Cunningham.

"I want to talk about the great things happening at GRMC and our challenges," Cunningham said. "Our mission and vision are not just words on a page. They are very real to us, and we endeavor to live by them every day.-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 7

Editor's Note: This is part 7 of a multi-part series. This article covers healthcare presentations—Grant County Community Health Council and LifeQuest.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Chris DeBolt, Grant County Community Health Council coordinator, presented for the group.

"The Health Council has 26 members, with a wide variety of expertise," DeBolt said. "Many are in the room. We have leveraged $2.4 million in four years for the community. That's a ratio of $24 to the community for every $1 invested in the council."

She said she served on the Health Council, as the rural representative. "I have been in this job as coordinator for 10 months."-- Continue reading

Lone Mountain 4H Club Holds Awards Program

Lone Mountain 4H Club Holds Awards Program

Photos Courtesy of Kim Crumbley

Photo of Demo Jacket Awards - Front row, left to right: Matthew Garrison, Ketch Bays, Nolan Vermillion, Walter Woodward, Riley Vermillion, Meason Ybarra. Back row, left to right: Lexi Vermillion, Trent Kasten, Paige Marquez, Zoe Kasten, Clell Bays, Ethan Fisher. Not pictured: Lexi, Sandy, and Owen Hooper.

Lone Mountain 4H Club held their annual awards program December 4, 2014. Jackets were given to those members who gave the best demonstrations in their age group.

 

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Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 6

Editor's Note: This is part 6 of a multi-part series. This article covers two education presentations—Cobre Consolidated Schools and Silver Consolidated Schools.

By Mary Alice Murphy

George Peru, director of operations, and Maureen Peru, director of information technology represented the Cobre Consolidated Schools.

"We have two priorities, and we are struggling to keep up," George Peru said.-- Continue reading

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