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The New Mexico Attorney General has announced the U.S Department of Education will discharge all remaining federal student loans that borrowers received to attend ITT Technical Institute between January 1, 2005 through September 2016 when they shut down. According to a new release, borrower defense findings showed that ITT engaged in misrepresentations related to the ability for students to get a job or transfer credits. Additional findings showed that ITT deceived students about the accreditation of their associate degree in nursing. The result of the ITT findings will give 208,000 borrowers receiving $3.9 billion in full loan charges.

Silver City No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star awarded scholarships to three Grant County students. The recipients of the scholarships are as follows:

  • Gabriella Hughes, a senior attending Northern Arizona University is studying biomedical sciences
  • Kaweah Yarbrough Gardner, a senior attending New Mexico State is studying early childhood education
  • Samantha Jones, will enter WNMU as a junior to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in hopes further study law at UNM in Albuquerque.

According to a news release, each student received $400, with $200 provided by Silver City No. 3 and matched with $200 from the Masonic Charities Foundation of New Mexico.

The Silver City anti-litter program Pick It Up – Toss No Mas will hold its next community trash cleanup this Saturday, August 20 from 8:00 A.M. until noon at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center. Volunteers can meet new coordinator, Candice Baca, and get complimentary coffee and breakfast burritos. Meet at 8:00 A.M. to get trash bags, gloves, trash pickers and snacks. Prizes will also be awarded. For more information, visit online at

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