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HMS is honored to receive top National Quality Leader recognitions in three award areas from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HMS is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving residents in Hidalgo and Grant Counties. 

HMS has earned the significant “Health Center Quality Leader (HCQL) award.” National Quality Leaders are ranked in the top 10% of all health centers in one or more of the clinical quality measures. HMS achieved this top overall clinical performance rating among all health centers, being recognized in the top tier, known as the Gold Tier, for clinical quality measures. 

Another recognition received by HMS is the “Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality award.” This award recognizes health centers that optimized HIT services, for advancing telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health, to increase access to care and advance quality of care. 

GREENVILLE, SC (09/16/2020)-- Douglas Stone, a resident of Silver City, has been named to the Bob Jones University Bruins men's cross country team roster for the 2020-2021 academic year. Stone is a Sophomore majoring in Orchestral Instrument Performance at BJU.

The Bruins cross country teams are ready for the upcoming season as the teams released their 2020 schedule. Last season, the men's team won their fourth-straight NCCAA DII National Championship while the women's team finished 2nd over all at nationals. This season, the Bruins will look to once again contend for the national title.

"We are looking forward to getting back to racing this fall," Bruins Head Cross Country Coach Landon Bright said. "This group we have coming in is going to be competitive in every meet we go to, so I am excited to see how we progress throughout the year. There is a chance that we add some meets or take some off, but the great thing about cross country is that it's all about adapting to your circumstances."

Plaque Honors the Life and Accomplishments of Elizabeth C.T. Warren, 19th Century Business Woman, General Contractor

Silver City -- A plaque will be unveiled Wednesday by Mayor Ken Ladner at the Mrs. O.S. Warren house, the only home to survive the many floods to scour what was then Silver City's Main Street, now known as the Big Ditch. Not only will the steel-cast marker commemorate this historic 1886 Victorian structure, but will also honor the life and accomplishments of Elizabeth C.T. Warren, a highly successful Silver City entrepreneur who took over her husband's insurance business after he died in 1885. 

She had been working with her husband, so knew most everything about insurance, and represented dozens of companies. Included on the plaque is a photo taken from Mrs. Warren's business stationery to which she added a rooftop sign advertising her insurance company. The elegant front door at the corner of the house marked the entrance to her office.

austin harshAustin HarshThis year’s recipients of the 4th Annual Baking Contest held last September at the Cliff-Gila Grant County Fair are Austin Harsh, Cliff High School and Parker McMillan, Silver City School.  

These senior 4-H members applied for the scholarship and were awarded early in 2020. COVID restrictions and busy schedules prevented a group photo opportunity with the sponsors, State Representative District 38 Rebecca Dow, (the brainchild this scholarship), County Commissioner District 4, Billy Billings and Candidate for State Representative District 39, Luis Terrazas anteed up so two awards of $500 each could be given.

bernadettesmythThe Grant County Community Foundation proudly announces the hiring of Bernadette Smyth as its new full-time Executive Director. Ms. Smyth has extensive and varied experience as a community development specialist, grant writer, project manager, consultant, and creative writer, editor and professor. She has worked for educational institutions, governmental entities, and non-profits around the world, including NMSU in Las Cruces, Suffolk University in Boston, Gemini Ink in San Antonio, Texas, various organizations in Ireland, and most recently in Washington State. She is a native of Ireland but considers New Mexico her natural U.S. home. 

“We are extremely happy to welcome Bernadette,” stated Fred Barraza, Chairman of the Grant County Community Foundation.

Virus Theater Receives Grant Silver City’s nonprofit performing arts group, Virus Theater, announced this week that a $7,500 grant that it received from the New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) in July will help meet the groups’ operating costs through the end of this year. Five years ago, the theater group purchased the historic El Sol Theater in downtown Silver City, where it has held performances and community events since opening its doors in 2016, relying on ticket sales and theater rental fees to cover its operating costs. The NMHC grant relieves some of the financial pressures of having to keep the space closed for the past six months, according to Co-Executive Directors Jessa Tumposky and Kristen Warnack.

“While theaters are struggling and even closing for good across the country, our community can rest assured that when this is all over, El Sol Theater will still be there, and so will Virus Theater,” Warnack said.

chw students at grmc emsCommunity Health workers students visited Gila Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services to donate COVID Care Packs.Tuesday, September 1, 2020; Silver City, NM:  Recently High School students enrolled in the Community Health Workers (CHW) certification program delivered COVID Care Packs to first responders at Gila Regional Medical Center’s (GRMC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Silver High School Senior, Jamie Flores said creating the COVID Care Packs was a “simple and fun community service project.”

brenda on kelly stBrenda Tozier on Kelly StreetIn a partnership between the Southwest NM’s Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), Freeport McMoRan, the Silver City Fire Department and Silver City MainStreet, the Big Ditch Park and Bullard and Broadway Streets were cleaned up this past Saturday. More than twenty volunteers headed out to pick up trash, pull weeds and generally clean up these areas.

Tyler Johnson, an engineer with Freeport McMoRan reached out to Silver City MainStreet and offered to help do cleanups downtown.

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