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Students from Deming High School were elected to the state officer’s team for New Mexico Skills USA during a leadership conference earlier this month in Albuquerque. Student member, Brianna Duran, won the pin design contest and will represent New Mexico on the national level. Additional team members, Sophomore Kassandra Nieto, junior Galilea Alvarado, and junior Yulissa Mendez became members of the SkillsUSA NM House of Delegates. In addition, Kasandra Nieto, and Ashleen Lopez, earned gold medals in their respective competitions. The Deming High School group also earned the “Chapter of Excellence” designation, earning them qualifications for the national competition this June in Atlanta, Georgia. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working in collaboration to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

The Annual Tour of the Gila Bicycle Race begins next Wednesday, April 27th, running through Sunday, May 1st. Law enforcement agencies will provide traffic control as racers travel through various routes in Grant County that include: NM 90; US 180; NM 152; NM 15; and NM 35. Motorists may encounter intermittent closures and should expect delays. For more race information, visit the Tour of the Gila website at Stay tuned to Silver City Radio for dates and times of the intermittent road closures next week. Some important driving safety tips from the NMDOT include:

  • Allow three feet of passing space between the right side of your vehicle and a bicyclist.
  • Before opening your car door, look for bicyclists who may be approaching.
  • Do NOT pass bicyclists if oncoming traffic is near.
  • Reduce your speed when passing bicyclists, especially if the roadway is narrow.
  • Don’t blast your horn when approaching bicyclists — you could startle them and cause a crash.
  • Give bicyclists adequate space to maneuver.

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