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code enforce h1Got a complaint about noise, barking dogs, abandoned vehicles or any other "nuisance?" Officers Manny Jaure (left) and Vickie Toney are here to help. In Silver City, they should be residents' first call.Silver City -- Having a problem with a neighbor's barking dog, an abandoned vehicle in the street or any other quality of life issue in Silver City?  Rather than complaining to town councilors who volunteer their time or calling city hall, code enforcement officers Manny Jaure and Vickie Toney should be residents' first contact.

"I love working with people," says the affable Jaure, who always seems to smiling. "I love working with the community."  Toney, animal control officer, is "all about the animals and public safety." Together, Officers Toney and Jaure form the Silver City Police Department's code enforcement team. 

 dsc2723 6Western New Mexico University biology student Nicolas Farley, who interned with the NASA Earth Science Division this summer, models an exo-suit he is inventing. Experience Boosts Nicolas Farley’s Optimism Regarding Becoming an Astronaut

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University biology student Nicolas Farley interned with the NASA Earth Science Division this summer. 

“I definitely didn’t realize how prestigious the program was when I applied. There were 28 students from across the U.S., most of which came from Ivy League schools,” he said. 

bh 2019Pictured from left to right: Michael Koury & Vivian Myers (San Lorenzo Elementary), Susanne Kee (KISS), Martha Egnal (Montessori), Barbara and Loren Nelson (Imagination Library), Mary Cowan (Wreathes Across America), Chelsea Cooper (SASS), William & DaLue Mize (Indian Springs Ranch), Denice Baird (Rope 4 Hope)The Bootheel Foundation is a charitable foundation created 12 years ago in November 2007. The mission is to provide funding to community projects in the areas serviced by Western Bank. The original, main office is located in Lordsburg. Other branches are located in Silver City, Willcox, AZ, and Bisbee, AZ. On Tuesday, December 3, over 25 non-profit organizations across the 4 branches received donations from the Bootheel Foundation and a total of $29,000 was awarded, an increase of 16% from last year’s donations. “Western Bank’s ‘Bootheel’ Foundation is proud to contribute to these organizations. Each one of our employees, officers, and directors donate to the foundation to enable us to do this.

image0162020 Grant County 4-H Council Officer Team (R-L): Kurstyn Johnson, Sarah Gardner, Cooper Miller, Carson Billings, Madison Miller, Rylee EvansSILVER CITY - Each year a new rotation of youth is elected to county 4-H council leadership positions. These youths are the leaders of their peers and guide the 4-H program throughout the year. The new slate of officers will serve a one-year term. Throughout the year youths are responsible for conducting county 4-H business, learning parliamentary procedure, organizational skills, budgeting, planning as well as complete community service and increase their public speaking skills. 

coat driveMembers of the Silver City Police Department earlier this week delivered Thanksgiving food baskets and new winter coats to families in need at each of the schools in the Silver Consolidated School District. The annual food and coat drive is made possible by the Silver City Police Officers Association, the Town of Silver City, and Wal Mart. Pictured from left to right: Police Chief Freddie Portillo, Code Enforcement Officer Manny Jaure, Tessie Valenzuela, Andrea Martin, Patrol Officer Avery Crump, and Amy Laughlin.

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1 ofGrant County/Ft Bayard held a drawing for the .223 Savage Axis Bolt Action Rifle as a fundraising effort during its Monthly Meeting held on November 13.

After the SouthWest Quilts of Valor ladies presented a quilt to Marine Veteran Jose Parra, the Chapter asked Carl Pickering of the Quilters to draw the winning tickets from the ticket box.

1st Prize, a .223 Savage Axis bolt Action rifle with a 3x9 Scope and a carrying case, went to Valerie Nash, a retired EMT.

2nd Prize, a $200.00 Walmart Gift Card, went to Ryan Oglevie/ McCormack, an area Rancher.

3rd Prize, a $100.00 Walmart Gift Card, went to Manuel Maldonado, a Grant County Sheriff Deputy.

img 2668WWII veteran Dan McBride, featured guest, with Maria Perkins and three of her children, who are students at the Harrison Schmitt Elementary School. (Photo Courtesy of Rhonda Billings)

World War II veteran Dan McBride was the guest speaker for the event commemorating Veterans' Day at Harrison Schmitt Elementary School on Nov. 7, 2019, a few days before the official Veterans' Day of Nov. 11.

On Nov. 9, 2019, the Masons held an ice cream social at their venue on Ridge Road. The first ones to show up to partake of the ice cream and cookies were several volunteer firefighters.

img 7558Tyrone VFD members Benny Ollivier, Alisa Lewis, and Brennan and Maria Ollivier

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