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Dias de los Muertos Celebrations began in Silver City on Sunday, October 30

Festivities continue every day through Wednesday, Nov. 2

Photos by George Plant

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, an ebullient crowd enjoyed many Dias de los Muertos related activities centered around Market and Texas Streets in downtown Silver City.

Mariachi music filled the air, family history storytelling brought listeners and Market Street was lined with food and craft vendors. At 3:30pm a parade began on Pope Street, heading down Bullard, featuring large handcrafted Monsoon Puppets created in a program at Hidalgo Medical Services.-- Continue reading

Draft Need-For-Change Document Available for Gila Forest Plan Revision

SILVER CITY, NM; October 26, 2016 – The Gila National Forest has released for public review and feedback a draft need-for-change document as part of the Forest Plan Revision process. The need-for-change document was produced using the information gathered during the assessment phase of Forest Plan Revision. A need-for-change paints a picture of the strategic changes in current management direction necessary to address conditions, trends and risks to sustainability identified by the assessment. These preliminary need-for-change statements serve as a place to begin the conversation about needs-for-change to the current forest plan among the Forest, the public and other stakeholders, and to create a shared vision for future management of the Gila National Forest. The need-for-change statements will provide focus for the second phase of planning – the development of the revised plan – where plan components are created to help ensure management meets desired conditions for each resource.-- Continue reading

SC Museum holds kids' activity on Saturday 20161029

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Museum kicked off Halloween a little early to help trick-or-treaters create their own individual bags for gathering the loot on the spooky evening of Oct. 2-- Continue reading

Last commissioner candidate forum has District 4 candidates answering questions

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the final County Commission forum featuring candidates for District 4, Republican Gerald Wayne "Billy" Billings Jr. and Democrat Marilyn Alcorn answered questions from the audience and from the sponsor of the forum, the Silver City Daily Press. It was held Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Silver Schools Board Room.-- Continue reading

Breaking News: Superintendent for Silver Schools chosen

Breaking News: The Board of the Silver Consolidated Schools, after three committees—a school staff committee, a committee made up of community members and the board itself—spent hours on Saturday, questioning the candidates for superintendent, asked Audie Brown to take the position and he accepted.

Editor's Note: The article that follows is a report on what the public heard at the public forum on Friday evening. (It was only briefly proofed, so if you find errors, please email the editor).

Superintendent search public forum 20161028

By Margaret Hopper and Mary Alice Murphy

On Friday evening, Oct. 28, 2016, five candidates for superintendent of Silver Consolidated Schools had the opportunity to answer questions in front of the public.

Before the forum, the Beat had a chance to ask each one why he wanted to be superintendent of Silver Schools.-- Continue reading

MRAC Community Arts Celebration and annual meeting 20162017

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Mimbres Region Arts Council held its community Celebration of the Arts Thursday evening at The Hub. MRAC plans for it to become an annual event. Art stations were set up f-- Continue reading

New Mexico Pediatric Society Names New President from Silver City, New Mexico

New Mexico Pediatric Society Names New President from Silver City, New Mexico

The New Mexico Pediatric Society (NMPS), a chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), inducted Dr. Brian Etheridge, MD, FAAP, shown at left, as President during its Fall Leadership Meeting in Albuquerque, NM on October 29, 2016. Dr. Etheridge has been involved in the care of children in New Mexico since working as a student intern for the New Mexico Dept of Health as an undergraduate student at New Mexico State University beginning in 1994.

Dr. Etheridge completed his medical training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2004 and completed his pediatric training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine/Kosair Children's Hospital in 2007. Dr. Etheridge is a shareholder MD at Silver Health CARE and is a member of the Gila Regional Medical Center Medical Staff. He sees patients from a large geographic region throughout southwest NM and the Eastern corner of Arizona. He is an-- Continue reading

Forum for County Commissioner candidates for District 5 held Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 2016

By Mary Alice Murphy

Three candidates for Grant County Commissioner District 5 gave statements and answered questions at a forum Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 2016. Hosted by the Silver City Daily Press, Editor Christine Steele served as the moderator

The three candidates are Harry A. Pecotte, Republican; Harry Francis Browne, Democrat; and write-in candidate, DeAnn Bencomo, Democrat.-- Continue reading

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