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 The Silver City Kiwanis Club will sponsor an Easter egg hunt in Penny Park from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19. One thousand plastic eggs will be filled with candy, plus there will be special prize eggs. The hunt will be staged by ages, with 4 and younger going at 9:30 a.m.; 5- and 6-year-olds at 10 a.m.; 7- and 8-year-olds at 10:30 a.m.; 9- to 11-year-olds at 11 a.m.; and 12 and older at 11:30 a.m. Children are asked to bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. The Easter bunny, above, will be on hand for photos with the children or entire families at a cost of $5. Ace Hardware and Walmart contributed to the event.

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By JIM OWEN

Daily Press Staff

The Silver City area received less than 50 percent of the typical amount of precipitation during the winter, resulting in nearly nonexistent stream runoff this spring.

According to the New Mexico office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, rain and snow from Oct. 1 to April 1 provided just 44 percent of normal moisture

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