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The New Mexico Human Services Department and the Public Education Department announced yesterday that eligible New Mexico households will receive additional emergency food assistance benefits through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program beginning August 8th. The benefits are available to school-age children who are qualified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2020-21 school year. According to a news release, a one-time, fixed benefit will be available on August 8th in the amount of $375 for each eligible student. The payment was determined using a daily rate of $6.82 for 55 days of summer. For additional information or eligibility questions, individuals are directed to call the P-EBT hotline at 1-833-415-0569.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that there will be a lane closure from Gila Hot Springs to Pinos Altos during the month of August. The lane closure is on NM 15 from milepost 43 to 0. The NMDOT will be performing “Chip Sealing and Brooming” operations. Speed limits will be reduced, there will no center stripe, and loose gravel will be on the roadway. Traffic will encounter lane drops with pilot car and flagging operations. This closure will be in affect Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. daily.

Healthy Kids Grant County has partnered with Hidalgo Medical Services by holding a voluntary vaccination clinic for children 12 years old and up, this Saturday, August 7th, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Silver High School. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must accompany any student receiving a vaccine. For more information, visit the Healthy Kids Grant County page on Facebook.

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