Mr. and Mrs. Randy Salars cut the official ribbon Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, for the opening of The Potala Palace at 808 North Bullard Street in Silver City, New Mexico. The Potala Palace clothing, jewelry, art, books and more. They will be celebrating their opening throughout Saturday during Silver City's Chocolate Fantasia celebration. Stop by and check out the newest retail shop in downtown Silver City. Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner and Chamber of Commerce Board Chairperson, Sabrina Pack, spoke briefly during the event.
Silver City, NM (February 4, 2019) Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) received a multi-million, multi-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA). HMS, in collaboration with the New Mexico Human Services Departments and the University of New Mexico, has launched a program called “Bridges 2 Wellness” that assists in improving care coordination and patient access to care. This program significantly increases collaboration between behavioral health and primary care providers through increasing health promotion, coordination of care and integration services. These services are focused on improving the overall health and wellness of adults with mental illness and substance use disorders who also have chronic physical health conditions.
The “Bridges 2 Wellness” program is one of two new programs introduced recently by HMS. The “HMS CareLink NM” program is funded by the State of New Mexico Human Services Department and whose aim is to enhance integration and coordination of primary, acute, behavioral health, and long-term care services and support for persons with chronic medical and behavioral health conditions across their lifespan. Between the two programs, most patients will be able to access this collaborative system of health care led by HMS with the aim of improving quality of life for individuals with mental illness and/or emotional disturbance.
In a statement by Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, “There are only two healthcare organizations across the state of New Mexico, HMS and another entity in Lea County, that were selected for the ‘Bridges 2 Wellness’ health initiative. HMS is very pleased to be a part of this person-centered system of care that addresses an individual’s holistic health and wellness, that will help serve the residents of southwestern New Mexico.”
Silver City, NM – Mitchel’s Auto Service and Repair, LLC was honored at a reception on February 4 at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. The business was named 2018 Star Client by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Western New Mexico University. New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales presented the award. The following day, Representative Candie Sweetser (Dist. 32) introduced owner Mitchel Baumgaarn on the House floor.
Susie Trujillo received an award presented by Rep. Rebecca Dow on Tuesday at the Round House in Santa Fe, during the current New Mexico Legislative Session.
The 2019 award, Behavioral Heath Services Director Award, from the New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative, recognizes Trujillo's long service, more than 30 years, in support of Community Health Councils, her past service as government liaison with Gila Regional Medical Center and her most recent advocacy and determination to see through the development of Tu Casa behavioral health services facility.
Photo of Award below
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City honored the Kiwanis Students of the Month at a luncheon prepared by the Silver City Masonic Lodge on Tuesday, February 5. School educators and family members joined the Kiwanians in listening to a short presentation from each student, who was then awarded a special certificate and other Student of the Month program items. This Kiwanis youth leadership presentation honors students that strive to earn the best grades and demonstrate superior leadership and good character roles in their respective schools. The students honored are as follows:
From Left: Abriana Cameron of La Plata Middle School; Danielle Esqueda of Cobre High School; Brye Baptiste of Cliff High School; Seth Neal of Calvary Christian Academy for February; Samuel Medina of Aldo Leopold High School; Hattie Dobrinski of Calvary Christian Academy for January; and Cedar Markham of Aldo Leopold Middle School.
Last night the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, Annette Toney local Membership Manager, and troop 54370 from the mining district worked on badges for financial literacy. The Daisys (Kindergarten and 1st grade) worked on “Money Counts.” They had to guess how much money was in a small paper cup then actually sort and count and realized they did some pretty good guessing. Brownies (2nd and 3rd graders) worked on “Meet My Customers,” and had to practice handling money. Juniors (4th and 5th graders) worked on “Savvy Shopper,” where they had to do some shopping with the help of local sale flyers. Cadettes (6th-8th graders) worked on a badge called “Business Plan”. They also helped younger girls with a group project, planning a meal for their families using the sale papers to see what they might pay for a meal. Two weeks ago the Cadettes also worked on steps towards their “Public Speaking Badge”. At the end of the meeting girls were all given new t-shirts provided with funding from PNM’s Innovation Grant.
For more information on Girl Scouts Call Annette Toney at 538-2481
Silver City, NM, January 30, 2019 — The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently announced two additional nonprofit organizations will receive grants totaling of $75,200 from the 2018 Community Investment Fund.
The Grant County Community Investment Fund (CIF) was established in 2011 as part of Freeport-McMoRan’s objective to support sustainable benefits for the communities in the areas where we operate and to assist them in appropriate ways to ensure their self-sufficiency beyond the presence of our operations. The CIF is governed by a committee consisting of seven community leaders from diverse organizations and two Freeport-McMoRan representatives from Grant County. The community representatives were selected by the Grant County Community Partnership Panel, a stakeholder engagement process established 10 years ago to foster open and ongoing dialogue with the community that creates opportunities for the company and the community to work together to develop thoughtful solutions that address priority issues.
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City honored students at Sixth Street Elementary School on January 29 for being Kiwanis “Terrific Kids”. Family members, honored students and Principal, Bobby Trujillo celebrated in the school cafeteria complete with a presentation of certificates to each Kiwanis Terrific Kid” for the month of January. The Terrific Kid program is student leadership incentive provided by the Kiwanis Club of Silver City. The January Terrific Kids are as follows:
Back row from left: Isaiah Gonzalez; Juliette Eady; Ivan Davis; Caralee Walsmith; Emma Benavidez; Mia Rivas-Young; Rylee Reyes and Principal, Bobby Trujillo.
Middle Row from left: Kahlea Anderson; Landon Burnsed; Natalia Teran; Logan Wendt; Zayden Vigil; Zoe Anderson-Amaro; Harley Miller; Addison Miller
Botton Row from left: Malik Mata; Xavier Arroyo; Armando Arizaga; Alice Dominguez-Cordova; Alexandria Arroyos; Ayla Madrid; Harmony Rascon
Not Present: Isidro Madrid
Mary Alice tried out a different format for reporting the lengthy County Commission preliminary budget hearing. Instead of traditional narrative sentences, to do it more quickly and efficiently, she put the name of each speaker before a paraphrased version of their comments. Questions were not necessarily asked by the speaker, but they were answered by the one replying. Please let email@example.com know if you love, hate or are indifferent about the format. It may lead to how some reports are written henceforth in order to get them out in a more timely manner.
Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave. And doing everything that happened after she got back! Working on it
Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.
Classifieds: Check periodically to see if any news ones have popped up. Welcome to our new version of classified ads. We invite you our readers to post your own classifieds, which are available for viewing 24/7 and are very reasonable in price, because you do all the work yourselves. A recent classified for a van brought a sale within two days. It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat. Post YOURS for quick results!
Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It's a software problem, not easily fixable, other than showing fewer articles per summary page. If you are a frequent visitor, you might not mind fewer articles per page, but if you only come once in a while, you likely want to see more articles to browse. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know your feelings on this issue.
Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.
New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions include one about end of life options, Compassionate Care.
The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.
The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!
All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.
NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat
Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.
Newsletter: If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.
Feel free to notify email@example.com, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.
Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com