To support Gila Regional Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to improve the health of the communities they serve, GRMC will be conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. Within the next week, community members will be contacted to complete a brief online survey to provide their thoughts, ideas and individual comments on a variety of health issues, which may be included in a report of the survey. Participation in the survey is highly recommended as the public’s input is essential in the community health improvement planning and to help prioritize community health needs. For any questions or concerns regarding the survey, call Julissa at 575-956-2296.

Silver Consolidated Schools will be offering elementary music this upcoming school year. Staff have spent the last two weeks studying and practicing the “Orff Approach”, which combines music, movement, drama and speech into daily instruction. The goal is to help provide the students a way to express themselves through music. 

The Gila National Forest is letting the community know that recent thunderstorms have resulted in numerous lightning strikes and single tree fires on the Forest. The Willow and Aspen fires have been contained but new ignitions from Wednesday and Thursday’s storm include Rocky, Steel, Manzanita, Loco and Kemp occurring on the Quemado, Wilderness, Black Range and Reserve Ranger Districts. Crews are prioritizing and responding appropriately based on values at risk, potential for spread and resource availability. 

The Luna County Road Department recently participated in the annual New Mexico Association of Counties (NMC) Public Works Rodeo earlier this month. Heavy Equipment Operators Jose Prieto, Arturo Dominguez and first year Truck Driver Jasmin Ramirez each competed in seven different activities that involved operating a piece of heavy machinery such as a loader, backhoe and motor grader navigation over a range of obstacles and terrain. The NMC rodeo gave each team member a chance to highlight each of their respective skills and talents. 

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Looking for a way to beat the heat? The Lordsburg Elks Lodge #1813 will be hosting its 10th annual “Splash Out Drugs” event on Monday, July 1st at the Lordsburg Municipal Swimming Pool from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00p.m. There will be free swimming, food, music, prizes and much more for ages 0 to 18. All attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the RMC Emergency Food Bank.