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chris teran rsChris TeranSANTA CLARA, NM – The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) has hired Chris Teran as its Veterans Service Officer for the agency's Santa Clara/Grant County field office.

unique boutique rsAudrie and Avel Rios cut the ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening of Unique Boutique. Unique Boutique, a ladies apparel and accessories shop, is located at 3130 Highway 180 East Suite A in Silver City, New Mexico. Their phone number is (575) 654-8329. Holding the ribbon during the event is Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner and First Savings Bank President Jack Herndon.

municipal pool rsA young swimmer demonstrates perfect form on opening day of the municipal swimming pool. The pool is now open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 388-4165.Silver City – The Municipal Pool is now open daily, and is just one of many summer activities available to Silver City youth, challenging the idea that there is nothing for children to do in the summer.

sandoval and lock boxes rsYouth Substance Abuse Coalition coordinator, A.J. Sandoval sits at the HMS Silver City Senior Center with the complimentary lock boxes distributed to seniors who took a pledge to secure their medications.Silver City, NM – Grant County is a little bit safer than it was last week thanks to the effort of area seniors who took a pledge to better secure their prescription medications. To aid in their endeavor, the seniors received a complimentary medication lock box from the Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAPC).

2018 peo scholarship rsFrom left are P.E.O. Chapter AG member Kris Heck, scholarship recipient Marley Williams, and P.E.O. Chapter AG member Julia Miller.The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year was presented to Marley Williams, graduating senior at Cliff High School. The $2500 scholarship was presented at the school awards ceremony by Kris Heck and Julia Miller, members of Chapter AG. Marley is the daughter of Cody Williams and Riley Olsen and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter AG of Silver City. Williams has been accepted and will attend the University of Arizona where she has plans to study pre-med beginning this fall.

tenuous state rsSilver City writer William Charland has a new novel out, from his alter life in higher education. He entered the field in 1961, while still in graduate school, and left when he retired from a part-time position at Western New Mexico University in 2011.

bluesfest 2018 rsTown of Silver City Streets Department Employees Demecio Torrez (left) and Perry Childs work to block off Pope Street at College Avenue Friday morning in preparation for the 23nd Annual Silver City Blues Festival, which runs through Sunday.Town services, including streets and sanitation, parks and recreation, and police and fire total more than $50K for this signature musical event, which brings thousands of blues music fans to town each year.

Girl Scouts and family members helping with setting out the more than 4000 flags at Ft Bayard for Memorial day.

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