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On Friday, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine booster scheduling is now available for 16-17-year-olds following federal approvals by the FDA and CDC and reviews by the New Mexico Medical Advisory Team. Parents and guardians can register and schedule their children for vaccine boosters at or schedule directly with their health care provider.

The Silver City non-profit thrift store, Single Socks, has awarded $49,000 in grants to six Grant County anti-hunger organizations and projects as a part of their Fall 2021 Grant Cycle. According to a news release issued by Single Socks, this current grant award is the largest amount in the store’s history. Since its inception in 2009, Single Socks has given away over $489,000 to local food pantries, prepared meals, schools, and other food distribution organizations that serve families in need. The following local organizations were awarded grants by Single Socks:

  • The Grant County Community Food Pantry, coordinated by The Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability
  • Vincente de Paul Catholic Parish of Silver City
  • The Silver City Gospel Mission
  • Supporting People in Need “SPIN”
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League
  • National Center for Frontier Communities
  • Gila Valley Community Partners

The public can learn more about Single Socks and their funding criteria by visiting

The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest gathered together to make homemade treats for Shelter dogs as a community service project. Members used a three- ingredient recipe using flour, oil, and broth. The treats were delivered to the High Desert Humane Society in Silver City. For more information on becoming a Girl Scout email or check out our website

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