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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.

1 rsBest of Show in Fine Art:
Gila Cliff Dwelling by Eric Sarkela
Arlene Sarkela, coordinator for The 2018 Grant County Art Guild's Members' Opening Show, announced that Judge Rita Sherwood selected this year's winners in Fine Art, Photography, and Craft categories and subcategories, as well as Best of Show recipients at the May 4 Reception.

Since September 2017, the Rotary Club of Silver City has given five books to each of the 298 children in kindergarten in Grant County. The Rotary club has also donated more than 150 additional age-appropriate books to the library of 6th Street School, where 158 kindergarten students and 30 children in pre-school are currently enrolled. The impetus for the project was the realization that not all children in Grant County were recipients of The Imagination Library's donations of books to youngsters aged one month to five years. Moreover, book donations from The Imagination Library end at age five.

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