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The “Keep Luna County Beautiful” program is accepting letters of interest from community organizations for illegal dumping and trash pick-up events in Luna County. According to a news release, organizations can earn funs for their group by committing to participate at one illegal dump site pick-up and the Great American Cleanup or Toss No Mas clean-up events. Depending on the event, the group can earn $500 or $1,000. Groups are urged to submit a letter of interest that includes a brief description of their organization and what the funds will be used for along with who will benefit from the funds. Letters should be sent to Mary Mackey, Luna County Community Development Liaison.

Growing Up New Mexico, an organization that focuses on early childhood education and care, participated in a discussion group along with providers from Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo counties. The topic of discussion revolved around home-based childcare and the barriers they have faced through the pandemic. Home-based childcare is defined as care for smaller groups of children in a residential setting. In addition, providers who offer this care range from informal to those licensed by the state and caring for up to 12 children in their homes. Growing Up New Mexico is currently working to support networks of home-based providers throughout the state.

The Grant County Art Guild in Silver City is offering a free teen workshop titled, “Spring into Art,” on April 16-18 during the high school spring break. This three- session afternoon workshop will be held in the GCAG Annex located at 106 East Market Street in Downtown Silver City. The workshop is designed to cover the basics of three art mediums and the last day will be a paint party where the students will put together everything they have learned. The workshop is free, space is limited, and registration is required. Email

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