Silver City, NM, June 25, 2019 - For Immediate Release. The first phase of the environmental cleanup at the Royal John Mine and Mill located is expected to be completed in late July. The mine site is east of San Lorenzo, New Mexico in Grant County on the western slopes of the Black Range of the Mimbres Mountains on the Silver City Ranger District of the Gila National Forest.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning, June 22, for the new Walmart Curbside Service that will begin on Tuesday, June 25, at the store in Silver City. Speakers included management at Walmart and members of the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, June 20, 2019; Silver City, NM: There’s a new face behind the wheel of the Southwest New Mexico (SWNM) Food Hub’s delivery van. Local food activist and aspiring farmer, Kristin Lundgren is tooling around in the Hub’s custom refrigerated van, ferrying produce from regional growers to distribute throughout the area to grow the local food economy.
Silver City, NM – Four alumni were recently inducted into the Western New Mexico University School of Education Hall of Fame 2019 for their outstanding career achievements. The inductees Max G. Padilla, Emma V. Saucedo, Barney P. Brienza and Olivia L. Ogas.
“The WNMU School of Education Hall of Fame inductees are WNMU alumni who demonstrated a primary interest in classroom teaching and devoted most of their careers to classroom teaching. They have inspired in students a willingness to learn, imparted knowledge, instilled confidence, and maintained a respect for learning and students,” WNMU School of Education Associate Dean Dr. Debra Dirksen said.
Photos, Article and Poem Courtesy of David Morrison
Here at the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Office at 410 West Broadway, where I work as the Disabled Veteran's Outreach Specialist, we have been without a flag for some time- about four years, I think. Well, we have a nice flagpole, and ordered a new flag, halyard and clips; but had no way of getting the flag up through the pulley at the top of the pole. My supervisor, Roberto Montoya at the Deming office suggested that I call on assistance from the Silver City Fire Department since the Deming FD helped with their office.
Mimbres, NM, June 14, 2019 — Did you make it out to Lake Roberts and the Free Fishing Day on June 1? It was a banner year for youth participants and for large Gila trout being caught.
Over 140 fish were checked into the weigh station. The winners of biggest Gila trout were Parker Cox, an eighth-grader from La Plata Middle School, for his catch weighing 2.42 pounds and measuring 18.5”, Khloe Gonzales, a kindergartener at Jornada Elementary, for her catch weighing 2.1 pounds, 18.25”, Zahara Ganzt, a sixth-grader from Stout Elementary, for her catch weighing 2.17 pounds and 18.1”.
Grant County Federated Republican Women were proud to award a $250 scholarship to a very deserving graduating senior at Silver City High School on June 13, 2019. Gabrielle Hughes has been active in multiple school and community organizations, while working part-time at Lotta Burger and still keeping an A- average. Hughes was actively involved in student government - serving as a class officer in her sophomore and junior years. She was Vice-President of Key Club as a junior and senior.
The summer Youth Conservation Crew (YCC) offered by Aldo Leopold Charter School (ALCS) provided paid internship positions for 47 area youths. This summer the YCC crews include the following: trail building and reconstruction, eco-monitoring, and mural design and installation.
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