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Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 13

Editor's Note: This is part 13 of a multi-part series. This article covers Mimbres Region Arts Council and Tour of the Gila presentations.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The three legislators—Sen. Howie Morales, Rep. Dianne Hamilton Representative-elect John Zimmerman—who represent parts of Grant County heard presentations from various groups during the annual Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2.

Mimi Clark and Alexandra Tager represented the Mimbres Region Arts Council.-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 12

Editor's Note: This is part 12 of a multi-part series. This article covers a presentation by the Gila Conservation Coalition and another by Imagination Library.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Prospectors' Legislative Communication Forum each year provides information to the legislators who represent parts of Grant County—Sen. Howie Morales, Rep. Dianne Hamilton and Representative-elect John Zimmerman.

Donna Stevens represented the Gila Conservation Coalition.

"I am the executive director of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, which is one of the three partners of the Gila Conservation Coalition," Stevens said. "I am standing in for Allyson Siwik, GCC executive director, who was unable to attend.-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 11

Editor's Note: This is part 11 of a multi-part series. This article features the Fort Bayard Historic Landmark and a proposed tavern license.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Cecilia Bell represented the Fort Bayard Historic Landmark.

"We need your support," Bell said. "Being a national historic landmark and a New Mexico historic district has its problems. One person says to you, go to the federal government, and the federal government says, go to your state government. Neither does anything.-- Continue reading

Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce hosts member luncheon

By Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce president Scott Terry said, at the Dec. 4 luncheon that the chamber and Sun Valley Do It Best Hardware were holding a Christmas decorations contest. He asked people to nominate a home by sending him an email or calling him. "We must have the homeowner's name, address and phone number, so we can get approval to give the information to the media."

He also announced the next meeting would take place on Jan. 8, not. Jan. 1.-- Continue reading

The Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition hosted a Town Hall last week

By Mary Alice Murphy

The theme of the town hall was "The Journey To Fairness: Town Hall on School Policy."

Razanna Robinson-Thomas, Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition coordinator of a grant through Partnerships for Success II, moderated the event.

She explained the coalition is a 30-member group, which aims to create strategies that help to prevent substance abuse in youths.-- Continue reading

Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 12/05/14 at 4:00 PM – 12/08/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, December 8, 2014, at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 58 calls for service and had 1-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 10

Editor's Note: This is part 10 of a multi-part series. This article begins the non-profit organizations' presentations—Silver City MainStreet Project and Bridge Community.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Lucy Whitmarsh, Silver City MainStreet Project Board president, represented the group.

"Our proposal is to make improvements to the Silver City Main Street Plaza," Witmarsh said. "Currently it is an undeveloped dirt lot, used for the Farmers' Market on Saturdays during the season and as a parking lot the rest of the time.-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 9

Editor's Note: This is part 9 of a multi-part series. This article completes the healthcare presentations, with the disability Advisory Council and SASS-SANE.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Patty West of the Disabilities Advisory Council presented the group's request.

"We are a volunteer group," West said. "We strive to promote equal access to the community for those with disabilities.

"We are developing a Disability Resource Center, which will be a safe place to meet for the kids," she continued. "It's just outside the Silver City Recreation Center. It will be a place for therapy, for training, for recreation, and will include a lending library of technology equipment for those who are disabled. If a family could not get to Albuquerque, they couldn't get the equipment."-- Continue reading

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