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PORTALES, NM (01/16/2020)-- The following area students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on Dec. 14, 2019:

Lloyd Henderson of Gila, NM (88038)

Raechel Roberts of Silver City, NM (88061)

ENMU is a state institution offering associate, bachelor's and master's degree options.

For more information, contact the Office of Communication Services at 575-562-2154.

Gross Receipts and Lodgers' Tax Revenues Up Significantly

Silver City -- It appears that Silver City is realizing a strong return on its investment with the Albuquerque advertising and marketing firm, Sunny 505, as revenues from lodgers' tax are up a whopping 24% since 2017, total gross receipts tax (GRT) revenues have increased 8%, and GRT from food and lodging specifically are also up 6%. Lodgers' taxes are up in Grant County as well, given that the two governments are working together to promote tourism.  

"I'm very pleased with the increase in gross receipts taxes," said Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner. "Silver City's budget, and the funds that we have to provide services to residents without raising property taxes, is largely dependent on these taxes. Although there are many factors that contribute to tourism and the money that visitors spend in our community, the bottom line is that the more tourism we're able to generate, the more stable our local revenues are, and that's good for Silver City."

PORTALES, NM (01/15/2020)-- The following area students were named to the ENMU Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester:

Analysia Salcido of Hurley, NM (88043)

Brandon Chavez of Silver City, NM (88061)

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 or greater.

ENMU offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree options. Courses are offered on campus and online.

service2019Kathy Terry and Rosalie Saiz- Delivering Christmas presents to residents of El RefugioPreceptor Tau, a local Beta Sigma Phi Chapter, recently finished up the first half of their 2019-2020 year with many service projects. The chapter has collected pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque, donated school supplies to area schools, distributed clothing to the migrants in Deming and donated food to two local food pantry projects.

GREENVILLE, SC (01/13/2020)-- The following students are among over 900 Bob Jones University students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2019 semester.

The Dean's List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Douglas Stone, a Freshman Orchestral Instrument Performance major from Silver City, was named to the Dean's List.

Emily Stone, a Senior Elementary Education major from Silver City, was named to the Dean's List.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

r. scholarshipJose-Miguel Ruiz (left), a Silver High School graduate, was presented with a letter from the Silver City Rotary Club confirming his Rotary scholarship for the Spring semester.  Pictured with Ruiz are Peter Falley, Rotary's Scholarship Coordinator, Rosie Higgs, President of the Silver City Rotary Club and Gary King, District Governor for Rotary District 5520.  Ruiz is enrolled as a Computer Science major at New Mexico State University.

img 6389"Getting to know UU”, Jan. 19, 11:30 am at 3845 N. Swan St.

"Getting to know UU” will be a series of three one-hour sessions led by Barbara Gabioud at 11:30 on Sundays January 19th, January 26th and February 3 in the fellowship room of the UUFSC (3845 N Swan St). We will explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, the history of the denomination and how to participate in our fellowship. The first session will be a loose discussion of people’s backgrounds and what everyone is most interested in finding out. 

rotary polioGary King, Rotary District 5520 Governor, is shown presenting a polio recognition plaque to Rosie Higgs, president of the Silver City Rotary Club. The local club was honored for contributing more than twice as much as the average Rotary club to Rotary International's effort to end polio world wide. Over $50 million dollars was given to this effort by Rotary International in 2019.

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