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Silver City Recycles is holding a “Recycling Drop Off” time this Saturday, January 30th from 12 Noon to 2:00 P.M. at 305 South Bullard Street at the corner of Sonora Street in Silver City. Only clean and sorted material will be accepted and COVID-19 safety rules are in effect that include all individuals wearing a mask and remaining inside their vehicle.  When providing water, soda, and other containers, it is advised to remove the cap and ring, paper/plastic label and crush the container. In addition, all items must be sorted by number (1, 2, and 5) and in separate containers. For more detailed information and instructions, visit the Silver City Recycles page on Facebook.

First New Mexico Bank of Silver City on behalf of their customers donated a total of $2,000 that was awarded to area non-profits. Mary Ybarra, of First New Mexico Bank presented $1,000 to “Single Socks”, a Community run thrift store that focuses on fighting hunger in Grant County. In addition, the bank donated $1,000 to The Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, which provides needed assistance to cancer patients.

A group of 25 volunteers removed the thousands of wreaths which were placed on graves at Fort Bayard National Cemetery before Christmas. The volunteers gathered all the wreaths that were later placed on trucks and trailers and hauled away. This year because of COVID-19 restrictions, only 25 volunteers were permitted to participate in the annual activity. Coordinator and Gold Star Mother, Mary Cowan, coordinated the project and she has done each year.

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