By Roger Lanse
Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019, marks the seventh anniversary of the death of 22-year-old Roberto Armando Benavides Garcia. Roberto was brutally beaten to death by an assailant(s) and left lying in the middle of the street in the 300 block of Hurley’s Aztec Avenue. The case remains unsolved.
Roberto was a Western New Mexico University student, an aspiring artist, and a joy to his mother, Kathy Benavides, and father, Peter Garcia.
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Sabrina Pack, who was elected as chairman of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, introduced the speaker for the monthly luncheon on April 4, 2019.
Curtis Clough, Silver Consolidated Schools associate superintendent, said he has been in the job for about nine months. "I began working on a project almost as soon as I arrived. We could not have done it without chamber support and the hosting of our Community Dialogue groups at the (Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and) Conference Center."
SILVER CITY-Each year New Mexico State University’s College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science along with several organizations puts on the New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp. This camp is an intensive five-day hands-on camp all about cattle ranching. Youth from around the state of New Mexico and the nation compete for limited positions at the camp. The camp is held on CS Ranch in Cimarron, NM June 9-14, 2019.
Grant County 4-H Council President, Justin Billings is among the top youth that will be attending this year’s camp. Youth will be learning everything about the cattle industry and cattle ranching from standard cuts of beef, to cattle reproduction, genetics, nutrition, animal welfare as well as get practice on preparing and presenting a loan proposal to a panel of judges as if they were submitting the proposal to a banker.
Spirit Awardees to be recognized at June “First Forum.”
Albuquerque, NM – The nonpartisan, public-policy organization New Mexico First will recognize public officials, journalists, and civic leaders who make a positive impact on New Mexico.
The ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.
Awardees were selected for addressing serious problems, advancing critical programs, or raising awareness around major issues facing New Mexicans.
The Spirit Awards will be presented as part of the 2019 First Forum Lecture Series in Albuquerque.
“New Mexico First is proud to recognize lawmakers, journalists and community leaders who put the people of New Mexico first and work to find good solutions to the challenges we face,” said former state senator Cynthia Nava, selection committee chair. “This award shines the spotlight on hard-working role models who put good policy or fair coverage above partisan politics.”
By Mary Alice Murphy
Silver Schools Associate Superintendent Curtis Clough led off the final Community Dialogue session for this school year.
He thanked Scott Terry and the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce that manages the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center for hosting the several sessions held this year.
"Today is our action planning meeting," Clough said. "We have partners from outside the region who are willing to help us."
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