Scott Summers Named to SNHU President's List

MANCHESTER, NH (05/17/2022)-- Scott Summers of Silver City has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's Winter 2022 President's List.

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to the President's List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in the fall or spring semester, and online students must earn 12 credits over two consecutive terms (EW1 & EW2, EW3 & EW4, or EW5 & EW6).

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 165,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the "Most Innovative" regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at

Reception to take place for Lucinda Maddox the day before the funeral 051822

The  Silver City Woman's Club will host on Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m., a reception for friends and family of Lucinda Maddox, who recently passed away,  Her funeral will take place the following day.

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Aldo Leopold Charter School’s 2022 Ella, Michael and Ella Memorial Scholarship Recipient Named

Silver City, NM: Sylvia Rain Myers been named by the New Mexico Foundation as the 2022 recipient of the Aldo Leopold Charter School’s Ella, Michael and Ella Memorial Scholarship. She has been awarded $2,000.

The Ella, Michael, Ella Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 in loving honor and memory of the Aldo Leopold Charter School students Ella Kirk, Michael Mahl and Ella Myers who lost their lives in an airplane accident in May of 2014. Their dedication to environmental studies, music and the arts, and their level of community involvement and civic engagement, serves as an inspiration to all.

Sylvia was born in the village of Pinos Altos, and has loved the forest ever since. Growing up in and around Silver City, she learned to love the rivers, creeks, and wild spaces of southwest New Mexico, while also gaining a love of travel and adventure as she road tripped with her family across the country, visiting friends and family in Colorado, California, and New England. As a student at Aldo Leopold Charter School, Sylvia found a strong community of friends and kindred spirits who shared her love of adventure and the outdoors. In her time at Aldo, she strove for academic excellence, participated in the Ecomonitoring YCC crew, Envirothon, and took a variety of classes under the dual enrollment program at WNMU. After COVID hit during her sophmore year and everything went online, Sylvia was able to attend the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, DC for the spring semester of her junior year. This fall, Sylvia will be attending Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA where she hopes to double major in Peace and Conflict Studies and Environmental Science.

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Sheriff Frank Gomez meets with citizens at Arby’s.

By Frost McGahey

gomezBack row: Ela Johnson, Charles Hubbard, Pilar Killough, Front row: Frank Gomez, Becky SpannOn Monday, May 9, Sheriff Frank Gomez met with citizens at Arby’s to update them about what’s happening in his department. 

“How have you strengthened your unit since you were elected in 2018?” Becky Spann asked. He replied, “When I became sheriff, we had 11 deputy vacancies. We are now down to three, and I hope to fill them from the graduating class at the police academy at Western."

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Give Grandly Update 051622

Almost $200,000 reached so far.
You can still donate to your favorite Nonprofits (and don't forget your favorite Community Foundation)

If you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself, something to repair tears in your community, something to make life a little better for people less fortunate than you. That’s what I think a meaningful life is – living for one’s community.
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Our community is pretty amazing. Even in an economy where many are struggling at the moment, our donors are stepping up and supporting local area nonprofits. You have given almost $200,000 already to nonprofits participating in Give Grandly this year, and we are all extremely grateful. Almost all the participating organizations have met their $500 match. But we are not done yet! There are still a few days left in the campaign.

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Western New Mexico University Students Selected for Research-Intensive Summer Program 

Four Psychology Majors Accepted to BUILDing SCHOLARS

dsc04764Pictured are Jazmin Castillo and Andrea Chavez, two of the Western New Mexico University students selected for this summer’s research-intensive BUILDing SCHOLARS training program.Silver City, NM – All four of the Western New Mexico University students who were accepted to this summer’s BUILDing SCHOLARS program are women and psychology majors. 

The research-intensive training program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and reserved for undergraduates motivated to become biomedical, social, behavioral or health science researchers. In addition to coursework and mentoring activities, students will conduct research at one of the program’s 10 partner institutions, which reserve positions for BUILDing SCHOLARS graduates to later pursue their Ph.D. degrees.

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Sixth Judicial District Attorney Employees Receive State-wide Excellence Awards

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Michael R. Renteria announced today that the New Mexico Association of District Attorneys selected three of his employees for statewide honors for their work in the Sixth Judicial District.

Deputy District Attorney Anne Swank was named New Mexico's Junior Prosecutor of the Year. The award, given to prosecutors with less than five years experience, recognized Swank for her work with victims of violent crimes and her prosecution skills. "Anne has the skills of a seasoned prosecutor although she is relatively new to the profession. She genuinely cares about victims of crime and her work shows it," said Renteria. "Her ability to analyze a legal case is top-notch." Swank is an attorney in Renteria's Grant County office and primarily handles cases involving violence and child sexual abuse.

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Silver City MainStreet and Arts and Cultural District Community Collaboration Meeting Minutes 050522

Silver City MainStreet & Arts and Cultural District 

Community Collaboration Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2022

Attendees:  Lucy Whitmarsh, Allyson Siwik, Peter Fishburn, Patty Reed, Tony Thompson, Bryan Hyde, Lillian Galloway, Marcus Hanson, Karen Beckenbach, Bernadette Smyth Kristen Warnack, Eric Ockerhansen, Marcus Hanson, Kenneth Ladner, Ted Presler, David Chapman, Brenda Tozier, and Charmeine Wait.

Guest Presenter:  Bernadette Smyth Grant County Community Foundation

We received three grants in April and another closed May 1 from the 30Something. 

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