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j wyatt linesSilver City, NM (February 2, 2018) - Upon completing an extensive recruitment process, Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) is pleased to announce that J. Wyatt Lines, DMD, has been selected as the organization's Chief Dental Officer.

HMS Chief Executive Officer, Dan Otero, said: "We received a number of Chief Dental Officer applicants from across the country. However, Dr. Lines is a proven leader and HMS dental provider who is committed to providing excellent patient care. I am very proud to welcome him into the Chief Dental Officer role at HMS." Darrick Nelson, MD, HMS Chief Medical Officer and Family Medicine Residency Program Director added, "During the past few months as HMS' Interim Chief Dental Officer, and during his tenure with HMS as a Dentist, I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Lines. Wyatt has a true passion for providing comprehensive, integrated, and affordable care, while engaging other clinical professionals."

1b powerlightpress kyle 300Silver City, NM, Jan. 31, 2018 – During the 2018 Legislative Session, Power & Light Press of Silver City will be recognized as a Star Client of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network at La Fonda in Santa Fe. The annual reception recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their businesses.

Kyle Durrie has been designing, producing and marketing a unique line of often-edgy greeting cards and paper gifts at Power & Light Press since 2009. The company was founded in Portland, Ore., and five years ago she relocated to Silver City, New Mexico, seeking sunshine and blue skies. Every item produced at Power & Light is created on letterpress printing presses using a technique invented in the mid-15th century. The result is a unique look that is the hallmark of the trade.

vol kfVolunteer of the Year 2017 Kathleen Froese receiving commemorative dish from GCCF Chair Barrett Brewer. Photo courtesy of Silver City Daily Press and photographer C.P. ThompsonFifth annual Give Grandly set to raise $500,000 by end of day on May 5, 2018

January 24, 2018, Silver City - The dining room of Bear Mountain Lodge buzzed as more than 90 representatives from nonprofit service agencies across four counties mingled on Wednesday, January 17; the annual Give Grandly Kick Off Continental Breakfast has become a highly anticipated event for all nonprofit agencies, and this year's fifth breakfast was no exception. The event, which is hosted by the Grant County Community Foundation, is the first step on the road to Give Grandly, a 24-hour period of charitable giving and celebration of nonprofits who serve southwest New Mexico.

hms health center rsSilver City, NM – As Hidalgo and Grant Counties' only Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) provides comprehensive primary medical, dental, mental health, and family support services to more than 16,000 individuals, who receive more than 80,000 health care visits, every year. In a rural service area where there are approximately 25,000 – 30,000 residents, HMS' existence and leadership is vital to the well-being of this growing community. A long-standing and recognizable community health care organization since 1995, HMS actively collaborates with many other health care and community-oriented organizations and associations, contributes to local community outreach events and sponsorships throughout the year, and is becoming one of the area's largest health care employers.

20180126 185301From left are: Sensei Trent Petty, Brianna Huntington, Eva Foster, Dylan Porterfield, Xander Powell, Xacceus Porterfield, Hailey Peterson, and Sensei Chad Petty.

We are pleased to present our latest promotions at Oni Ken Karate.

img 3693A photo of Chino Mine by Lynn Springer, a visitor to Silver City, from Caroline Baldwin's airplane

donor signs pledge rsSilver City, NM – Anonymous donors recently contributed funds to the Western New Mexico University Foundation, establishing an endowed named scholarship to support Native American students. In addition to the scholarship, the donors created an immediate use fund to supplement the endowment while it grows.

Silver City, NM, January 16, 2018—The Gila National Forest successfully hosted the 4th Annual Gila Firefighters Line Spike Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, January 13.

For the fourth year in a row, the Gila National Forest sponsored a volleyball tournament to raise money for the Wildland Firefighters Foundation. The main focus of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families.

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