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Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, a newly erected highway monument to the Death of Mangas Coloradas was dedicated and blessed.

Joe Saenz, Chihenne Apache and of Wolfhorse Outfitters, said descendants of the Apache Chief Mangas Coloradas had traveled that day to the spot where the monument had been placed. A truck turnout on the east side of the road just south of the road to the Grant County Airport was chosen for placement of the monument.

Photos and videos by Sandra Michaud

On a brisk and sunny November Saturday, the Silver City Farmers’ Market held its Holiday Market Festival. About 20 vendors of produce and craft items had booths, and scores of people were there, enjoying the ambience and the music. People were stocking up on fall produce and eyeing crafts for gifts. Andrea Warner of Local Food Connects said the Wednesday Market will continue at Mountain Ridge Ace Hardware from 10 am to 1 pm and that shoppers could still use their EBT cards to double their money for purchasing fresh produce.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

A Holiday Market took place at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center featuring 25 or more craft and product booths. 

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

On Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce held its 2018 Awards Banquet to honor those chosen for honors.

Recipient of the 2018 Linda Kay Jones Humanitarian Award was Dorothy "Dotty" Pfeifer. Jeanie Mitchell, chamber board member, made the announcement. John Paul Jones, widower of Linda Kay and their daughter, Janice Worley,  presented the award.

outdoor economics conferenceFront left are Commissioner Gabriel Ramos, unidentified, Councilor Guadalupe Cano, Commissioner Harry Browne, Rep. Jeff Steinborn, WNMU VP Magdaleno Manzanares, Mayor Ken Ladner, Town Manager Alex Brown, Commissioner Alicia Edwards, Skywest Production Manager Sabrina Pack, Silver City MainStreet Director Charmeine Wait and Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce President Scott Terry. (Courtesy PhotoBy Mary Alice Murphy

New Mexico Rep. Jeff Steinborn announced at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center in Silver City, NM, that the New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference would take place Oct. 3 and 4, 2019 in Silver City.

"Last year, we held it in Las Cruces," Steinborn said. "We had speakers from eight western states. Silver City is the perfect frontier community to represent the outdoor space for 2019. Last year, more than 200 people attended. We are partnering for the 2019 conference with Western New Mexico University, the town of Silver City, Grant County, the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Silver City MainStreet Project."

[Editor's Note: This is part three and the final article of the combination work and regular session on Nov. 13, 2018. It covers the remaining business on the agenda.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the combined work and regular sessions meeting on Nov. 13, 2018, Grant County commissioners discussed and approved or disapproved the agenda items, including financial reports and resolutions and agreements. After an executive session, they also took action.

County Financial Officer Linda Vasquez presented the financial reports. Total expenditures since the October meeting were, as of Nov. 9, 2018, $1,691,647.47. The expenditures include three pay periods for a total of $613,826.24, as well as the expenses above $10,000, listed in the following table.

happy thanksgiving 2018

Grant County Commission holds combination work and regular meeting session 111318, part 2

[Editor's Note: This is part two of the combination work and regular sessions on Nov. 13, 2018. It covers public input and a value of agriculture economics in Grant County report.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Following the regular monthly report by Gila Regional Medical Center, the Grant County Commission at its combination work session and regular meeting on Nov. 13, 2018, heard public input from Glenn Griffin.

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