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HMS announced today that the HMS Family Medicine Residency Program will need to close, at least temporarily. This is the third family medicine residency in New Mexico to close in recent months. HMS, though they have been looking to hire permanent Family Medicine Board Certified physicians, the nationwide search has not been successful at this time due to the significant healthcare shortages nationwide. However, HMS intends to keep its accreditation and status as an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Sponsoring Institution. This continued accreditation will provide HMS the opportunity to reestablish the residency program in the future, if the organization is able to recruit the needed faculty.

In area July 4th celebration news, the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2022 Independence Day Parade and Patriotic Freedom Festival on Monday July 4th in Gough Park. The parade themed “America the Beautiful” will travel through downtown Silver City, starting at 10:00 A.M. There will be a festival in Gough Park where you can enjoy food, visit various vendors, and jam to live music sponsored by W N M Enterprises.  P N M and Freeport are also thanked for their contributions to make this 4th of July event a success.

Glenwood is having a huge country Independence Day celebration on July 2nd through the 4th! Events include The Brush Poppers Ranch Rodeo, Frisco Cowbelles BBQ, and an art auction. There’s also live music, cowboy church, a pancake breakfast, and of course fireworks in the 4th. For more information visit the Glenwood New Mexico Facebook page.

The City of Lordsburg and the Lordsburg Volunteer Fire Department invites the public to “Mom & Pops July 4th Pyrotechnic Show” beginning at dusk on Monday July 4th. This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Ben Erikson, a longtime volunteer firefighter, pyrotechnic expert, and local business owner.

And in Deming, Celebrate Independence Day on Monday July 4th with the annual Parade starting at 10:00 A.M. on Pine Street by Walmart. The route will travel West on Pine to Gold Avenue then south on Gold to Courthouse Park. Fireworks will follow at dusk.

This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.