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Silver City Ranger District fire personnel have been working on woody debris piles this week, weather permitting. The debris piles slated for burning are located on Signal Peak Road north of Silver city, and are the product of work done during the Black Fire suppression efforts.
The Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded eight scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. To qualify for an Auxiliary Scholarship, the student must be a resident of New Mexico, be currently enrolled in an accredited Nursing Program or in an accredited health-related program and maintain a 2.5 GPA average. Preference is given to residents of the four county area (Grant, Luna, Hidalgo and Catron) and GRMC caregivers; however, other New Mexico students are not excluded and are encouraged to apply. The scholarship recipients are: Dolores Escudero, Star Ann Moon, Jessica Moore, Pamela Marquez, Jasmine Romero, Edwin Johnson, Elizabeth Even and Joseph Kellerman. Congratulations to the scholarship recipients.
US Senator Martin Heinrich’s staff will hold mobile office hours at the Luna County Senior Center tomorrow, December 14th, from 10:30 to noon. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veteran’s benefits, student loans, and other federal programs. Those who are not able to attend the Mobile Office Hours can visit the Helping You section of Senator Heinrich’s online office at www.Heinrich.Senate.Gov.
As a reminder, the Silver City Public Library will have a special Holiday ornament WildWorks on Thursday. Participants ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to make three different book-themed ornaments while supplies last. The ornaments will include a Mockingjay pin from the Hunger Games series, a Pokeball from Pokemon, and a golden snitch from the Harry Potter Series. All supplies will be free of charge and provided by funding from the Friends of the Library.
The Back Country Horsemen, Gila Chapter members have cleared over 100 miles of trail and put in 1,100 accident-free volunteer hours cutting or removing over 400 trees from the trails. Trails cleared included Little Cherry Creek Trail, parts of the Continental Divide trail, the Railroad Canyon Trail and the Tadpole Ridge Trail.