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Silver City, NM – During their meeting in Albuquerque on Friday, April 27, 2018, the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents voted to grant New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez an Honorary Doctorate degree at this spring’s commencement ceremony. They also unanimously approved the 2018-2019 Budget, the Final Budget Adjustment Request and the Quarter 3 Financial Actions Report and revised both the 2018-19 Tuition document and the Capital Projects Transmittal for Underground Utilities that were presented at the last meeting.

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Silver City, NM (April 30, 2018) – The HMS Senior Leadership, and the HMS Board of Directors, extends their utmost gratitude to all HMS dentists:
• Adrian Fletcher, DMD
• Lesley Hauser, DDS
• J. Wyatt Lines, DMD - HMS Chief Dental Officer
• Taylor Leeper, DDS

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Preceptor Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently celebrated Founder’s Day at the Buckhorn Saloon. The night’s festivities began with the Pledge of Allegiance, Opening Ritual, the Beta Sigma Phi Grace. Members welcomed visiting sister Jayme Schwantes who moved to Illinois last year.

Among a list of authors and their books, in Spanish, considered "very good," "clever and humorous" for children, are Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's The Little Vampire series, which is also now a movie. More familiar authors and their book titles are featured among the six in this article.


img 4012Tyrone Postmaster Stevan Padilla and Joy Schuhmann. Courtesy of photographer Dave SchuhmannStevan Padilla, Postmaster at Tyrone Post Office, has worked for the US Postal Service for 35 years. He has served in many places in New Mexico including Silver City, Lordsburg, T or C, Las Cruces, Bayard, Santa Clara and Taos. After 15 years at Tyrone, Stevan has retired effective April 30. He will truly be missed by all of his customers at Zip Code 88065. "Good Luck, Stevan, in your retirement. You have earned it," said photographer Dave Schuhmann.

2018 04 26 02.19.21 1 edit loresRosa Maria Cruz Castruita, Ph.D, and WNMU's Takahiro Sato, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Researcher From Mexico Collaborates With Western New Mexico University’s Dr. Takahiro Sato

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University was recently host to a post-doctoral researcher from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. Rosa Maria Cruz Castruita, Ph.D., wrapped up her first of three short residencies in Silver City on Thursday.

Silver City, NM (April 26, 2018) – Out of more than 900 initial program applicants, the Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP) recently was matched with two, new resident family medicine physicians who will begin their training with HMS in July 2018. Those doctors are Mason Heywood, MD, and James T. Shen, MD.

The HMS FMRP is a 1+2 residency program, in which 1st year resident physicians complete their first year in a larger academic medical center, and then complete their 2nd and 3rd years of residency on-site with HMS. Both Doctors Heywood and Shen will complete their first year of residency at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, and they will then complete their final, two years of residency training at the HMS Silver City Community Health Center. The ongoing success of the HMS FMRP depends directly on the collaborative partnerships with HMS and its clinical preceptors. HMS FMRP resident physicians complete a diverse curriculum that includes anesthesia, behavioral health, cardiology, community health orientation, dermatology, emergency medicine, electives/selectives, evidence-based medicine, family medicine inpatient and outpatient, geriatrics, gynecology outpatient and women’s health, newborn nursery, obstetrics inpatient, orthopedics and sports medicine, pediatric inpatient and outpatient, podiatry, practice management, pulmonology, radiology, and surgery services.

Silver City MainStreet has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.

“We are thrilled to honor this year’s 829 nationally accredited Main Street America programs for their commitment to preservation-based economic development and the revitalization of their commercial districts,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “The power of Main Street shines across the country through these vibrant communities, who have all worked to generate impressive economic returns, preserve community character, and celebrate local history.”

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