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Photos by Sandra Michaud

A block of Bullard Street was cordoned off Saturday afternoon and evening so CDT Trail Days celebrants could enjoy a variety of craft brews, music and dancing. Quite a few har-- Continue reading

2016 CDT Trail Days Seminar at the Seedboat Gallery

Photos by Sandra Michaud

SVA Possibilities Times 3 closed Sunday afternoon

SVA Possibilities Times 3 closed Sunday afternoon

The San Vicente Artists of Silver City closed the exhibit, Possibilities Times 3, Sunday afternoon at 4. The exhibit included Body Beautiful, a member show and an open show, as well as some 3-D work.

When this photographer visited the exhibit at the Old Elk's Lodge on Saturday afternoon, Camille Painter Davis was the only artist in the place.

Painter Davis' work, Water Sport, took first place in oil on canvas.











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Continental Divide Trail Days at Big Ditch Park brought steady stream of visitors

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, unless otherwise noted.


Continental Divide Trail Days Friday evening at Little Toad

2016 CDT Trail Days Happy Hour at Little Toad Creek

An enthusiastic crowd of mostly hikers and backpackers filled the room at Little Toad Creek’s Happy Hour. Various local officials welcomed the group, -- Continue reading

Grant County Senior Olympics opening ceremony held Saturday, April 16, 2016

Although some events for Grant County Senior Olynpics have already happened, many others continue to take place. Saturday featured the Opening Ceremony at a blustery and chilly Fox Field

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Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire scheduled to begin

SILVER CITY, NM; April 17, 2016 – Silver City Ranger District fire managers plan to begin the Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire on the Gila National Forest Tuesday, April 19. The 2,100-acre project is approximately six miles north and east of Silver City within the Fort Bayard Wildlife Refuge.

A temporary area closure will go into effect Monday, April 18. The closure order and map are posted on the Gila National Forest website http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/gila/alerts-notices/?aid=33176 .

Smoke will be noticeable during days of ignitions and may impact the surrounding areas. All necessary steps will be taken in order to minimize smoke impacts to the public, firefighters and surrounding communities. These steps include monitoring air quality and maintaining contact with the New Mexico Air Quality Board.-- Continue reading

Silver City Museum holds opening for Stories of Southwestern NM Women

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

Tracy Spikes, museum director, introduced the Beat to Louise Stiver, who served as the main curator of the exhibit. "She is a consultant of historical narratives," Spikes said of Stiver. "She sought out writers and historians for the exhibit."

"When I was approached to do the exhibit, I thought it was an interesting project," Stiver said. "When I agreed to do it, I went looking for writers. I've known Susan Berry and Toni Laumbach for a while. Then I did a cold call to Joan Jensen and Sherry Robinson to also write for the exhibit and they both said yes. It was great to collaborate with all of them by phone and online. Each writer had the freedom to seek out what they wanted to write about. Joan divided into census records, related to mining. Toni did the prehistoric period with her research into the Mimbres culture. Sherry wrote about the Apache and Berry about the American history of Silver City.-- Continue reading

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