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Senior Citizens from Grant County recently brought home a total of 40 medals from the New Mexico Senior Olympics in Roswell. Mario Quintana earned seven medals and three ribbons, and was honored as the Golden Male Athlete of the New Mexico Senior Olympics. Quitana earned two gold medals, two silver medals, and three bronze medals, but was more impressed with the 40 medals his team came back with. The Grant County Senior Olympics have now qualified to compete at the national Senior Olympics next summer in Minnesota.
Residents of Silver City should expect to see some road work beginning in August, according to Town Manager, Alex Brown. Among the roads to be worked on is a bridge on Highway 90 between Broadway and Richard Street. Work on the bridge is expected to last eight months to a year, and will require traffic to be redirected. Other roads include11th and 12 streets near Pope, 16th and 17th Streets between Swan and Silver Heights, 21st, 23rd, and 25th near Juniper, Broadway from Hudson to Gold, Cactus, Corbin, Juniper and Yucca Streets near Silver Heights Boulevard, Main Street starting at 21st, Swan Street from Broadway to 12th Street, and Pope Street beginning at 19th Street.
In cooperation with the Silver City Public Library, the Silver City Museum will be transferring its library of resource materials to the Public Library’s reference section for use by the general public. The move is scheduled to take place through August with an anticipated completion by mid-September for most of the materials. It is anticipated that the reference book collection will be cataloged and fully accessible to the public by December of this year.
The Lordsburg City Council decided to cancel its contract with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency at a council meeting earlier this month. Despite cancelling the contract, the city of Lordsburg will continue its participation in Operation Stone Garden. With the assistance of the Operation Stone Garden Grant, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department has received new body cameras for deputies. The equipment is intended to provide indisputable evidence and will be used at all times when a deputy makes contact with the public.