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The Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce named Lordsburg Mayor, Glenda Greene, as “Citizen of the Year” during the Best of Hidalgo County 2021 awards ceremony. The event was again held virtually this year to comply with COVID-19 safety precautions. In addition, other awards were presented as follows: Outstanding Business of the Year to Dollar General; Outstanding Organization to Hidalgo County DWI; Outstanding Innovator of the Year to Tyler Defoor; Outstanding Volunteer of the Year to Tracy Chavez; and Outstanding Youth of the Year to Aric Conover. The online event also featured door prizes and a silent auction.

In Silver City, the historic Waterworks Building, also known as the “Rock House”, located on Little Walnut Road, just south of Jose Barrios Elementary, is receiving new landscaping and other improvement projects on the property. According to a news release, Lee Gruber, entrepreneur and founder/executive director of Southwest New Mexico ACT, is head of this Waterworks project created to support countywide economic development through outdoor recreation. In addition, ‘the communal kitchen is now finished, thanks to the help of an AmeriCorps crew, new landscaping continues in cooperation with the Gila Native Plant Society and other volunteers. The design process is nearly complete for a large outdoor pavilion – the next major phase of the project.

On Friday, January 28th, Dan Otero, HMS CEO, appointed Oliver Hayes, DO, as the Hidalgo Medical Services Sponsoring Institution’s Designated Institutional Official who is responsible for oversight of the HMS’ educational programs which includes the HMS Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition, The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) approved John Andazola, MD, as the HMS Family Medicine Residency Program Director.

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