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sleep lab 0051L-R: Steve Garcia, Yolanda Travers, and Rexine Sierra, Cardiopulmonary and Nuero DirectorSilver City, NM, July 1, 2019 – Gila Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the Gila Regional Sleep Lab recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the gold standard for sleep labs. The Gila Regional Sleep Lab offers sleep studies in private rooms, with clinical evaluation and diagnosis of over 80 sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, circadian rhythms, periodic leg movement, parasomnias,  Insomnias, degenerative neurologic, narcolepsy, cardiopulmonary disorders affecting sleep, psychiatrics that affect sleep, shift work disorder, and other medical disorders.

Story by Dr. Wiebke J. Boeing, NMSU

image005Mimbres, NM, June 26, 2019 — Exploring the majestic beauty of the Gila Wilderness on a backpacking/camping adventure while learning science became reality for twelve female high school students from the southern New Mexico and western Texas area. The high school students are participating in a program known as GALS: Girls on Outdoor Adventures for Leadership and Science. Four trip leaders from the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University (NMSU), USDA Jornada Experimental Range, and the University Program in Ecology at Duke University guided students who are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. 

img 0660 1Before the end of the recent school year, Kathryn Woodward, a 6th grade student at Harrison Schmitt elementary participated in an extra-curricular program, the National History Day program. National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit organization that operates an annual project-based contest for students in grades 6-12. Its purpose is to promote the study and appreciation of history among students. The 45th annual national judging event held at the University of Maryland hosted nearly 3000 students with their families and teachers for the week-long event.  

market street garden 2(Right to left) Russ Ledger and his son Evan tend the Market Street Garden which will install raised beds to increase its productivity thanks to the New Mexico Community Foundation Permaculture Fund received by the National Center for Frontier Communities.Monday, June 24, 2019; Silver City, NM: The National Center for Frontier Communities (NCFC) is the proud recipient of a grant from the New Mexico Community Foundation Permaculture Fund 2019. The awarded funds, of nearly $20,000, will help the region towards attaining food sovereignty, a state of producing enough food to equal the needs of southwest New Mexico residents.

Silver City, NM, June 25, 2019 - For Immediate Release. The first phase of the environmental cleanup at the Royal John Mine and Mill located is expected to be completed in late July. The mine site is east of San Lorenzo, New Mexico in Grant County on the western slopes of the Black Range of the Mimbres Mountains on the Silver City Ranger District of the Gila National Forest.

2019 walmart pickup serviceA ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning, June 22, for the new Walmart Curbside Service that will begin on Tuesday, June 25, at the store in Silver City. Speakers included management at Walmart and members of the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

kristin lundgren2 2019Thursday, June 20, 2019; Silver City, NM: There’s a new face behind the wheel of the Southwest New Mexico (SWNM) Food Hub’s delivery van. Local food activist and aspiring farmer, Kristin Lundgren is tooling around in the Hub’s custom refrigerated van, ferrying produce from regional growers to distribute throughout the area to grow the local food economy.

Silver City, NM – Four alumni were recently inducted into the Western New Mexico University School of Education Hall of Fame 2019 for their outstanding career achievements. The inductees Max G. Padilla, Emma V. Saucedo, Barney P. Brienza and Olivia L. Ogas.

“The WNMU School of Education Hall of Fame inductees are WNMU alumni who demonstrated a primary interest in classroom teaching and devoted most of their careers to classroom teaching. They have inspired in students a willingness to learn, imparted knowledge, instilled confidence, and maintained a respect for learning and students,” WNMU School of Education Associate Dean Dr. Debra Dirksen said.

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