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The Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (YSAPC) will meet on Friday, May 18, 2018, from Noon to 1 p.m. at the HMS Silver City Community Health Center's Community Rooms, located at 1007 N. Pope St. The Coalition will review their current priorities and set goals for the next fiscal year's efforts, which begins in July. The Coalition focuses on prevention of alcohol, tobacco and opioid abuse and misuse by Grant County youth. The public is invited to attend and lunch will be served. For more information contact YSAPC Coordinator, A.J. Sandoval at (575) 597-0025.

The dismissal times for Silver consolidated Schools are below:

 Memorial Day Holiday

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, Silver Consolidated School District Administration Offices will close Monday, May 28, 2018. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

DATED: May 16, 2018, Silver City, New Mexico

/s/ Audie Brown
Silver Consolidated Schools

kid fishing derby rsSilver City, NM — Summer is almost here and so is the 7th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids' Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, June 2 at Lake Roberts, north of Silver City, NM. The event is sponsored by the Wilderness District of the Gila National Forest, as well as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Trout Unlimited, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Morningstar Outdoors, and numerous other local businesses and organizations.

The Silver City Art Association sends an invitation to southwest New Mexico artists to enter the Dias de los Muertos Poster Contest and exhibit! There is no entry fee and the winning entry will be awarded bragging rights and a $100 gift certificate to Leyba and Ingalls Arts. A juried exhibit at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center in Silver City will run from October 22 to November 4, 2018, and will feature the winning entry along with other selected entries. The winning art will also be featured in flyers, posters and advertising for the annual Dia de los Muertos events taking place in Silver City.
Email photos of entries to rebecca@visitsilvercity.org by August 15, 2018. All media are welcome to enter and all sizes of work will be considered. For hanging pieces, artwork must be ready to hang, piece must be framed and wired for hanging. Artists must provide necessary items to exhibit free-standing pieces. Instructions to those entering will be sent by email in regards to delivery and pickup dates of their artwork.

Cleaning out your closet/attic/garage? Rent a table ($15) at the American Legion Auxiliary Rummage Sale or donate your useable items. American Legion Hall, College Ave., May 19, 8 to 3. Call (505)220-8952.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Reserve on Friday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reserve Senior Center. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend.

Constituents who are not able to attend Mobile Office Hours can visit the Helping Yousection of Senator Heinrich's online office at

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