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1st NM Bank challenges other businesses to adopt a school or classroom

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

"For at least 10 years, 1st New Mexico Bank has done Christmas Santa for the students at Sixth Street School," Lisa Serna, 1st New Mexico Bank vice president said.

"We give every student a toy," Mary Ybarra of marketing said. "The employees who wear jeans on Fridays pay into a fund for the purpose. And later in the year, we do it on Thursdays, too. We also sell piggy banks to raise money every year.

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'Tis the Season...Gila Winterfest 2014

Article and Photos by Dale Marcy

The warm weather on Saturday afternoon set the stage for the Gila Winterfest celebration at the Gila Community Center. A variety of area artisans, crafters, bakers, and community groups gathered to offer holiday and seasonal gift items.

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 11/26/14 at 4:00 PM – 12/01/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Wednesday, November 26th , 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, December 1st , 2014, at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 83 calls for service-- Continue reading

2014 Lighted Christmas Parade photo essay

Photos by Alaina Dunivan

Tamal y Más Fiesta 2014 held on Saturday

The Tamal y Más Fiesta was held on Saturday on Broadway in downtown Silver City. People lined up for tamales and other Mexican dishes, such as burritos. Vendors and non-profits also lined the street to-- Continue reading

MainStreet Announces Lighted Christmas Parade Winners

Silver City MainStreet Project is pleased to announce that the 24th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade was a big success and was well attended again this year. At the Awards Reception at Q's Southern Bistro, MainStreet announced this year's winners.

Parade winners are as follows:

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Silver City MainStreet Project announces line-up for the 24th annual Lighted Christmas Parade.

The word on the street is that Santa Claus is making a special stop in Downtown Silver City on Saturday, November 29th at 7:00pm for the 24th annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Participants from all over Grant County have been working on their entries in hopes of taking home a prize in Silver City's key kickoff event for the holiday season.

"The number of groups and individuals who come together to make this parade happen each year is inspiring," said parade coordinator Mike Madigan. "It's going to be a great event, filled with music, prizes, floats, horses, and fun. With the number of calls we've been receiving, I imagine it will be a real good time, and a great way to get the holiday spirit flowing."-- Continue reading

The Festival of Trees is Coming Soon

Photos and Article by Shirin McArthur

On Monday, November 24, a variety of people from Grant County gathered at 614 North Bullard Street, the Silver City Food Coop's event space, to decorate live Colorado Spruce, Austrian Pine and Ponderosa Pine trees for this year's Festival of Trees. The trees will go on sale, beginning Black Friday, as a fundraiser for the Guadalupe Montessori School.-- Continue reading

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