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The New Mexico Higher Education Department has announced that New Mexico college enrollment has grown 4.1 percent statewide since this time last year. Approximately 4,000 more New Mexicans enrolled in a certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree program at the state’s public colleges and universities this Fall as compared to the prior year. In addition, the number of first time, full time students have also increased by over 9 percent. These results are being attributed to the state’s tuition-free college with the Opportunity Scholarship.

The U.S Forest Service – Gila National Forest has announced that the Wilderness Ranger District office located in Mimbres, will be closed for two weeks for office renovations beginning Tuesday, November 1st. Although the office will be closed, the staff will be working from home or field locations. Phone callers may leave voice messages and the staff will retrieve and respond to them each day. In addition, those visitors in immediate need of maps, permits, or information should contact the Silver City Ranger District at 575-388-8200 or visit the main office at 3005 Camino del Bosque in Silver City. Normal business hours at the Mimbres office are expected to resume on November 14th.

The Grant County Community Health Council will hold their Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, November 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Commission Meeting Room at the Grant County Administration Center located at 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City. All Grant County community members are welcome to attend. For questions, contact Valerie Kling at 575-597-0025.

As a community safety reminder, many children and families will be out and about attending numerous Halloween events this weekend. Be careful driving on local roads and be mindful that pedestrians of all ages will be participating in many outdoor events.

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