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The Western New Mexico University School of Nursing is expanding its programs with the assistance of a nearly $1.1 million award from the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Part of the funding will be designated for technology in the simulation labs at the main campus and WNMU-Deming, faculty and staff compensation and professional development, and a more concentrated approach to prepare pre-nursing students for a successful completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and entry into the workforce.

One hundred residents of Catron County will be able to get free water well tests at the Pie Town Pie Festival on Saturday, September 10th. The New Mexico Environment Department partnered with the New Mexico Department of Health are hosting the free event to give Catron county residents an opportunity to test their private wells and ensure their drinking water is clean and safe. According to a news release, “well water tests typically cost about $150 but will be free to the first 100 participants or while supplies last. Test results will be mailed to the households following the event.” Along with the water sample, residents should bring basic information known about the well such as well depth, depth to water, well casing material (i.e., steel, PVC), well latitude and longitude and distance from the well to the nearest septic tank or leach field system. For more detailed information, visit the NMED website at

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City will be resuming their Terrific Kid program this Fall throughout elementary schools in Grant County. Each month, one child per class is chosen to be honored as a Kiwanis “Terrific Kid.” Kiwanis Terrific Kids is a student recognition program, created by the Kiwanis Club, that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork.

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