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The Silver City Rotary Club has announced 2 scholarship recipients, each to receive a $1,500 scholarship to help with the costs of their first year of college. Tina Martinez, is a 2021 graduate of Lordsburg High School and plans to attend New Mexico State University and major in Elementary Education. Hawk Fugagli, is a 2021 graduate of Aldo Leopold Charter School and will be attending the University of Denver to major in Mechanical Engineering. According to Peter Falley, Director of the Silver City Rotary Club’s Foundation, “Both students have records of high academic achievements and leadership success.” Rotary, the world’s oldest and largest service club organization, is comprised of business and professional leaders who encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work to build goodwill and peace in the world. It has more than 1.2 million members in 167 countries. Congratulations to Tina Martinez and Hawk Fugagli.
PNM Resources Foundation is offering $215,000 in grant money to New Mexico nonprofits with programs that increase community safety as areas recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a release, the funding will range from $10,000 to $25,000 for each nonprofit recipient, with preference given to organizations focused on mental health or safety education programs for youth. The PNM Resources Foundation community safety grants are for nonprofits to cover program costs, operational costs, and to continue delivering positive services to local communities. Applications for the grant can be submitted through Tuesday, June 1st at PNM.com/grants.
The Gila National Forest has announced that several cases of rabies have been reported in New Mexico with some them being in Catron County. The public is urged to not approach and animal that seems sick or over friendly and if you find a dead animal, do not touch it. Please report all sightings to New Mexico Department of Game & Fish at 505-532-2100. Rabies is mostly found in wild animals like bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes. For more information, visit the Gila National Forest website.
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