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The House of Representatives of the State of New Mexico, recognized Patrolman Stephen Laramore, of the Silver City Police Department for his quick thinking and heroic acts on August 1st, 2021. According to a release, Patrolman Laramore conducted a traffic stop in Downtown Silver City. As he approached the vehicle, the driver opened fire. The suspected was apprehended at Mile Marker 4 on US Highway 90 South, after a pursuit from the scene of the traffic stop.  Patrolman Laramore, was presented with the award by New Mexico State Representative Luis Terrazas.

Today, families of approximately 14,250 New Mexico students received benefits to reimburse them for free and reduced-price school meals missed due to COVID-related absences. Previously, allocations were based solely on eligibility for free and reduced lunches, but the return to in-person learning now requires the additional consideration of individual student attendance records to determine that an absence was related to COVID-19. Approximately, $1,083,694 in Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer will be issued to cover meals that K-12 students missed last year in August and September, after schools returned to in-person learning.

The anti-litter program Pick It Up – Toss No Mas will hold its next Community Trash Cleanup this Saturday, March 19th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the parking lot at Gough Park. Participants can Pick up trash bags, gloves, trash pickers and snacks at 9:00 am. Volunteers will spend the morning cleaning up litter at a location of their choice and then return to Gough Park between 12 pm and 1pm to drop off trash and recyclables and record their cleanup results. The New Mexico Department of Transportation will collect the trash and haul it to the landfill and all recyclables will be collected by Silver City Recycles.

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