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mainstreet gift certs rsFirst American Bank employees Melanie Reese, Assistant Vice President (L), and Joel Schram, Market President (R).The Silver City MainStreet Project and First American Bank are promoting the Holiday Season Downtown Gift Certificate Program.

It's that time of year again! The Hurley Pride Committee just heard from one of Santa's elves that he will be stopping by The Patio Restaurant in Hurley, to see the Hurley children on December 16 at 11:00 a.m. He will have to leave for his next stop by 2:00 p.m. So make sure not to miss the jolly ol' elf!

That evening, The Old Hurley Store will remain open late, welcoming the gathering crowd to share in hot chocolate while awaiting the departure of the annual Hayride through Hurley at 6:00 p.m. A mystery judge will be amongst the crowd choosing the first, second, and third place winners as well as best fence among the decorated homes. He or she will also be choosing the best decorated street. Make sure your lights are on the 16th of December, Hurley!

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner would like to invite your input, ideas and inspirations toward making our town even better.

This month's "Monday Meeting With The Mayor" will be at the Jumping Cactus located at 503 North Bullard Street in Downtown Silver City on Monday, December 11, 2017, from 8:00am to 11:00am.

All are invited to stop by and share your insights and ideas with Mayor Ladner.

Dr. Clara Farah will be speaking at the Gila Senior Center on Tuesday, December 12th. Please come for a meet and greet at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and presentation and exchange of information between noon and 2 p.m.

Dr. Farah is an advocate for older adults in Lincoln County. She spearheaded the organization Creative Aging of New Mexico that addresses health, housing, transportation, and opportunities for older adults http://creativeagingnm.org/WhoWeAre.htm.

Silver City, NM, December 5, 2017 — The offices of the Gila National Forest, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and Gila Visitor Center will be closed Christmas Day, December 25, 2017 and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018.

Superintendent Kevin Tillman announced that the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will be formally closed to the public. Persons entering the monument during closure periods are subject to ticketing and fines.

mike carillo rsMike Carrillo, director of the Grant County Detention Center, accepts Western New Mexico University's Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award during a past Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on campus.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University will again honor community members during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event hosted by Student Affairs. Nominations for the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award are open now, and this year's event will be held on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, December 9 – 9 am to 3 pm – Mimbres Roundup Lodge, Acklin Hill Road, San Lorenzo (go left at "T" before the Elementary School). Handmade items from local artists.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping low-income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has announced that it is expanding from nine to ten the number of New Mexico counties eligible to receive assistance for drilling a new water well or rehabilitate an existing well.

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded a $200,000 matching grant to the Water Well Trust (WWT) for a project to increase potable water availability to households in nine rural New Mexico counties, including Catron, Chaves, Dona Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro counties. The WWT has now expanded eligibility to another county: Curry.

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