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hms ygomez 2018 nmpca awardYvonne Gomez, HMS Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, at left, receives the prestigious 2018 New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA) Excellence Award from NMPCA Chief Executive Officer, Eileen Goode, RN, BSN, at the annual recognition event in Albuquerque on September 13, 2018.

Silver City, NM (September 19, 2018) Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) is very pleased to announce that Yvonne Gomez, HMS Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, was recently named as the prestigious 2018 New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA) Excellence Award recipient.

20180918 mary jeminGirl Scouts of the Desert Southwest held their Annual Southern New Mexico Women Of Distinction event at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces last week. Honorees from this area are Barrette Brewer from Gila and Mary "Mikki" Jemin of Silver City. Past honorees of the Women of Distinction are Dianne Hamilton, Priscilla Lucero, Adrienne Dare, Mary Alice Murphy, Caroline Baldwin, and Sabrina Pack. Proceeds from the Women Of Distinction event provide scholarships and leadership experiences for girls.

Mary Jemin, better known as "Mikki," of Silver City has assisted women entrepreneurs and women's upward mobility for decades through her jobs in the Army Corps of Engineers. Immediately upon graduating from the University of Nevada in Reno with a degree in chemistry, she joined the American Association of University Women. Decades later, she continues to volunteer with this group with focus on connecting high school students with AAUW and Western New Mexico University mentors.

Congratulations to Tamrah Ortiz for earning a blue belt (1st level intermediate)

20180917 tamrah ortiz earns blue beltPictured left to right: Sensei Chad Petty, Tamrah Ortiz, and Sensei Trent Petty.

sixth street sept 2018Bottom Row from Left: Averir Ahlm; Jubilee Cline; Kody Arsola; Angel Potts; Annaleah Kee;  Middle Row from Left: Mason Palacio; Clara Mae Pierce; Londyn Hanson; Matthew Garcia; Ivy Lou Comyford; Cara Lee Walsmith;  Top Row from Left: Jayla Jordan, Kade Burnham; Constance Grimes; Emery White; Audissey Fierro; Jesse Perry; and Principal Bobby Trujillo. Photo Courtesy of Lori BonomoThe Kiwanis Club of Silver City kicked off the 2018-19 school year by celebrating the September "Kiwanis Terrific Kids" at Sixth Street Elementary School in Silver City. The honored students joined their family members in the cafeteria, to listen to a short presentation about leadership led by Sixth Street School Principal, Bobby Trujillo, and Kiwanis Club of Silver City Member, Lori Bonomo. Each child received an official "Terrific Kid" certificate and a goodie bag filled with Terrific Kid gear. Kiwanis Terrific Kids are recognized by their individual schools for displaying a positive attitude, good character and responsible citizenship. The Kiwanis Club of Silver City sponsors this youth leadership program in 10 schools in Grant County.

WNM Communications teams up with its employees to support 34 Local and National non-profit organizations with charitable donations throughout the communities it serves.

Silver City, NM, 9/14/18 – WNM Communications, “Southwest New Mexico’s Hometown Communications and Broadband Company,” has teamed up with its employees by allowing each employee to designate a non-profit charitable organization they would like a donation to be made directly to. Overall, fifty donations were made and while the majority stayed within our local communities, others designated national organizations. The American Red Cross and the Wounded Warrior Project benefited from the contributions which still impact local community members, along with their friends and family. Local organizations which were chosen include the Elks Disaster Relief Program (Lordsburg Elks), Apache Creek Deaf and Youth Ranch, Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces, Cliff FFA Alumni, Cliff-Gila Fair Association, Clint Benjamin Memorial Team Roping, Cowboys for Cancer Research, El Grito Headstart, El Refugio, Friends of the Public Library, Gila Valley Baptist Church, High Desert Humane Society, Jornada Elementary PTO, Magdalena Old Timers, New Mexico Veteran Integration Center, Project Defending Life, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Rope 4 Hope, Santo Nino de Parada Catholic Church, Silver City Gospel Mission, Silver City Rotary Foundation, Silver Regional Sexual Assault Supportive Services, Tresco, The Lordsburg Wellness Coalition, Trinity Church and Southwest Center for Health Innovation.

mayor ladner and becky smithSilver City Mayor Ken Ladner and his wife, Becky Smith Ladner, pick up trash along Highway 180 at Market Street, hoping to spark an interest in fellow residents to help beautify Silver City. A new campaign, “Pick it Up and Toss No Mas,” encourages Silver City residents to partner with the town and pick up trash wherever and whenever they can, in addition to not tossing it in the first place. The campaign also includes an educational component reminding landfill users to cover their loads to avoid littering.

“Silver City is a beautiful place, and we want to make it even better by taking a renewed pride in our community and helping keep it clean,” said Mayor Ladner. “We only get one chance to make a great first impression on the visitors who are so important to our local economy. I hope everyone will pitch in and help our community, doing their part to keep businesses and neighborhoods litter free.”

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Silver City MainStreet received a grant from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance for a beautification project in downtown Silver City. The funds were used to completely rehab a block of Broadway Street between Arizona and Pinos Altos Streets and across from the Silver City Museum.

boston hill rsSilver City, NM – Tuesday, Silver City public works crews began installing trail signs at key intersections to alert visitors about the many hiking and walking trails available in and around Silver City.

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