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This past Saturday was busy in Silver City. Congressman Steve Pearce held a meet and greet at Wranglers Bar and Grill. Meanwhile, Downtown Silver City was bustling with activity from a number of events, including the weekly Farmer’s Market, the Grant County Extension Service annual Squash Derby, and the Silver City Clay Festival. In Deming, residents and visitors alike took part in the 1st annual Salsa Festival. The festival included competitions for jalapeños and green chile, as well as for Prickly Pear Cactus jelly.
The New Mexico Senior Olympics were held recently in Roswell, and Grant County Seniors brought home a number of medals ranging from first through fifth place in over thirty events, including track and field events, shooting sports, horseshoes, pool, and more. Congratulations to all Grant County seniors who participated in the New Mexico Senior Olympics.
On Saturday, Governor Susana Martinez announced that New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn will step down effective August 12. Secretary Flynn served as Cabinet Secretary since 2013, and as Environment’s General Counsel from 2011 to 2013. Butch Tongate, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, will serve as acting Cabinet Secretary.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez will announce a statewide program to help parents get vaccines for kids at little or no cost before the school year starts.