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jeff goin of the lotus centerJeff Goin from the Lotus CenterSilver City MainStreet is acknowledging downtown businesses that have persevered during the COVID pandemic with Downtown Silver City Strong awards. The awards are a way to say thank you to businesses that have worked hard to stay open and find new and creative ways to operate. Silver City MainStreet is grateful that they are located downtown. 

Thanks to a generous donor, Silver City MainStreet is able to give each business owner an award plaque. The latest recipients are The Lotus Center, a non-profit, and the Silver City Food Co-op. 

In response to the pandemic, in June of 2020, the Lotus Center began live streaming their yoga, movement, and meditation classes.  

samantha aliban of javalinasSamantha Aliban of JavalinaSilver City MainStreet is acknowledging downtown businesses that have persevered during the COVID pandemic with Downtown Silver City Strong awards. The awards are a way to say thank you to businesses that have worked hard to stay open and find new and creative ways to operate. Silver City MainStreet is grateful that they are located downtown. 

Thanks to a generous donor, Silver City MainStreet is able to give each business owner an award plaque. The latest recipients are The Future Forge, a non-profit, and Javalina Coffee House. Both businesses have faced challenges and have risen to them with perseverance and creativity. 

On Campus Oral PCR Testing Begins at 8 a.m.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University employees who are working on campus through the end of the year will all have the opportunity to receive a free PCR test on campus tomorrow morning. From Graham Gym, university staff members will be providing the oral PCR tests between 8 a.m. and noon.

While the university had closed campus to the public two weeks ago, some employees have maintained a physical presence and plan to be work from their on-campus offices through the end of the semester.

“I am committed to making our work environment as safe as possible. While I recognize that we cannot eliminate risk, I wish to assist in reducing it,” said WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard, in a letter to employees about the required testing. 

PCR Test Will Soon Be Available for Mustang Community

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University purchased 1,500 Curative Labs, Inc. COVID-19 PCR tests to offer its faculty, staff, students and Mustang athletes for collection under trained supervision on the WNMU campus.

On the leading edge of keeping its community safe, WNMU now has more testing options and will be able catch the COVID-19 virus more quickly, thereby minimizing the spread of the virus. In addition to making PCR tests and on-site antigen testing available, the university’s health partnerships with Hidalgo Medical Services, Gila Regional Medical Center, and Walgreens ensures a variety of options to help the university maintain the health of the entire WNMU community.

“One of the key objectives for our university is to identify an infected person as quickly as possible so we can isolate the virus and prevent spread in the community,” said Dr. Joseph Shepard, President of WNMU.

GREENVILLE, SC (11/17/2020)-- The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has named seven Bob Jones University Bruins men's cross country runners to the DII South All-Region teams. Regional recognition is earned based on how runners finish at the regional championship. Runners who finish in the top seven receive 1st Team All-Region honors while 2nd Team is awarded to those who finish 8th to 14th.

Douglas Stone, a resident of Silver City, was recognized for All-Region team honors.

This season, the Bruins hosted the regional championship on October 31 at Bob Jones University where the Bruins turned in a dominant performance to capture their third-straight region championship.

"Our team had an excellent showing at the region meet," Bruins Head Coach Landon Bright said.

the silver clipperPictured from left are: Leroy Black, Cruz Sanchez, Tom Perez, and Omar PerezSilver City MainStreet is acknowledging downtown businesses that have persevered during the COVID pandemic with Downtown Silver City Strong awards. The awards are a way to say thank you to businesses that have worked hard to stay open and find new and creative ways to operate. Silver City MainStreet is grateful that they are located downtown. 

Thanks to a generous donor, Silver City MainStreet is able to give each business owner an award plaque. The first recipient is the Silver Clipper, a downtown barber shop. 

banners and downtown signsPictured from left are Suzi Calhoun - Funder, Ann Lowe - graphic designer, Janey Katz – Funder, and Charmeine Wait, executive director of Silver City MainStreet.New street signs and banners are being installed thanks to a grant from Janey and Suzi to Silver City MainStreet. New Mexico MainStreet revitalization specialists worked with Silver City MainStreet, the State Historic Preservation Department, the Town of Silver City and stakeholders to develop a downtown Silver City signage plan. The plan includes directional highway signs, wayfinding signs, welcome signs, and the street signs.

The street signs will be installed in the entire Silver City Historic District and match the four wayfinding signs that were installed last year as part of the same signage plan. 

Silver City, NM – Monday marked the 60th day without a positive case of COVID-19 in the Western New Mexico University Mustang Athletics program.

“Along with adhering to the university’s stringent protocols and operating in accordance with the NCAA’s guidelines, we in Mustang Athletics have developed a culture of care and diligence that has successfully prevented the virus from spreading among our student athletes and staff,” said WNMU Mustang Director of Athletics Scott Noble.

The WNMU Athletics Department is one of the few statewide that has in-house testing capabilities, which — combined with the campus’ partnership with Hidalgo Medical Services — provide student athletes with reliable access to testing. Regular surveillance testing is done on between 25% and 50% of Mustang student athletes and staff, and members of in-season teams are tested according to the NCAA’s schedule.

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