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CLAYfest Market Fills Bullard Street 073016

Photos by Shirin McArthur, unless otherwise marked

Vendors and entertainers set up booths on Bullard Street on Saturday, July 30, as part of the fifth annual Silver City CLAY Festival. In addition to-- Continue reading

Old Fort Bayard Hospital has no debris left 072816

Old Fort Bayard Hospital has no debris left  072816

Photographer Dave Schuhman said no debris was left Friday. Not much was going on, some heavy equipment still waiting to be moved out. The only activity was dump trucks bringing in fill to be smoothed and leveled out. He remarked on how green it was, with sprinklers being repaired, and that the fort was looking good.

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Seedboat Gallery Hosts CLAY Festival Gala Fundraiser 072816

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Over 80 people filled the courtyard and exhibit space of Seedboat Gallery for Thursday evening’s CLAY Gala. Nancy Spencer spoke about the Memory Jugs exhibition opening in the -- Continue reading

Silver City Museum dedicates plaque to Harry Benjamin

Silver City Museum dedicates plaque to Harry Benjamin

Harry Benjamin PlaqueSilver City Museum Director Carmen Vendelin, standing in the museum courtyard by The Learning Tree, talks about Harry Benjamin's legacy as the founder of the museum.By Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Museum on Thursday, July 28, 2016, dedicated a plaque to the founder of the museum, Harry Benjamin.

Museum Director Carmen Vendelin thanked Syzygy Tile for creating the plaque.

Vendelin stood under The Learning Tree mural at the back of the museum courtyard. She said the previous museum educator had developed the idea for The Learning Tree. The tile leaves were made by younger children and installed by older children.

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First United Methodist Church shows appreciation to local first responders

First United Methodist Church shows appreciation to local first responders

From left are Sgt. James Cruzan, Brake handing a bag of cookies to Sgt. Joseph Arredondo, Betsy Evatt and Pastor Mike Brunk.(Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)

Representatives of the First United Methodist C-- Continue reading

Old Fort Bayard Hospital just a tiny pile of debris 072716

Old Fort Bayard Hospital just a tiny pile of debris 072716

Photographer Dave Schuhmann said the pile of debris on Thursday was getting smaller.

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Downtown Silver City CLAY Festival Gallery Night 072616

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Silver City’s fifth annual CLAY Festival held its Gallery Night on Tuesday, July 26. Over a dozen galleries in the historic district participated in this opportunity for locals-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission holds special meeting to approve final budget

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission held a special meeting Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016, to make final adjustments to the fiscal year 2016 budget. According to Financial Officer Linda Vasquez the adjustments included a $153,000 increase in property tax receipts and a $390,200 increase in the federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

In the financial report ending June 30, the county Road Fund had a cash balance of $305,000.

The General Fund had a cash balance of $3.291,797.-- Continue reading

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