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Early voting for the 2022 Primary Election began this week. In Grant County, voters can vote early for the June 7th primaries at the Grant County Clerk’s office in the Grant County Administration Center, located at 1400 Highway 180 East in Silver City Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. In addition, beginning on Saturday, May 21st, early voting will be offered at an alternate location in the Bayard Community Center from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. For more voting information and locations, visit the New Mexico Secretary of State website at

The New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance has issued an Emergency Order to assure that affected individuals living in counties affected by current wildfires to continue to have access to needed health care services and the ability to maintain their insurance coverage. According to a news release, “the Emergency Order requires health insurers to refill prescriptions early, cover out-of-network services, waive cost-sharing requirements, and cover replacements of essential medical supplies and equipment that had to be left behind due to evacuations.” The order also places a moratorium on health and property insurance cancellations in the affected counties for 90 days. Only counties the Governor has declared an emergency are covered by the Emergency Order.

The Silver City Public Library will present a reading by Sister Rita Plante of her poetry collection titled “The Donkey Who Shall Remain Nameless” on Tuesday, May 17th at 3:00 P.M. The book is a compilation of her original poetry published by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. The poetry collection has been in the making since Plante was very young and is divided into sections showing her progression as a poet from the 1960s up through the 2020s. The Silver City Public Library is located at 515 West College Avenue and can also be accessed online at

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