Grant County students Lacey Lewis and Adrianna Mondello were both recipients of the $1,500 “2024 Nancy Chaplin P.E.O. Foundation Scholarship”. Lacey, a senior from Calvary Christian Academy, has been on the “A” honor roll and has been very instrumental in worship and mentoring at the academy. After graduation, she plans on attending the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Adrianna, a senior at Silver High School, served as the National Honor Society President and placed third both regionally and at the state level in the National History Day competition. Adrianna plans on attending Ft. Lewis College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Congratulations to both students. 

Interested in starting a new business? The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Western New Mexico University offers a range of free services to those interested in starting a small business in Grant, Luna, Hidalgo or Catron County. The SBDC, is part of a nationwide network that is aimed to encourage and support the development of small businesses by assisting individuals with setting up their business LLC, helping with their tax forms and business registration. Also, once the business is established the center can help with marketing, branding, business planning and loan paperwork. In addition to providing services to the general public, the SBDC is also a resource for faculty, staff and students who are interested in turning a personal interest into a small business. For more information and to seek assistance, call the SBDC Director at 575-538-6851.

The City of Deming is inviting the public to “Movie Night” this evening, May 31st at 8:00 p.m. at Trees Lake. They will be showing the movie “Rookie of the Year” and will be providing free popcorn and water. All those attending are free to bring chairs, blankets and their favorite snacks. 

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The New Mexico Higher Education Department’s Teacher Loan Repayment Program is now accepting applications for the student loan forgiveness program for teachers in New Mexico. Eligible teachers must be a U.S. citizen, New Mexico resident for 12 or more consecutive months, hold a New Mexico teaching license and have taught for at least three years in New Mexico. Priority will be given to teachers who are active in “high-need” areas, including bilingual education, early childhood education, special education, STEM and career technical education. Applications will be accepted until August 1st. For more information and to apply, visit website