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CANCELLED: Missing Person-Endangered-notice from Grant County Sheriff's Dept.

Cliff, NM - The following is a Missing Person Advisory from the Grant County Sheriff's Department. Please contact the Grant County Sheriff's Department for all inquiries.

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Silver City students visit Washington D.C. for the 2017 inauguration

Article compiled by Margaret Hopper

All photos are Courtesy Photos from Katrina Bustillos

La Plata teachers Katrina Bustillos and Tammy Cross and elementary teacher Karyn Little turned the federal inauguration event of January 20 into an assignment and more. Seven students from La Plata and seven high school students, with the three teacher/chaperones and four parents, made the trip to Washington D. C., taking a week to complete the adventure.-- Continue reading

Grant County Community Foundation holds Give Grandly organizational meeting 012517

 Grant County Community Foundation holds Give Grandly organizational meeting 012517

One of the copper plates awarded to co-chairs and volunteers of the year for 2016 Give Grandly! (Courtesy photos, more in the article)By Mary Alice Murphy

At a breakfast at Bear Mountain Lodge on Wednesday morning, Jan. 25, 2017, about 50 people gathered for an organizational meeting for the Grant County Community Foundation's 2017 Give Grandly! 

The event, which is a 24-hour effort to raise local money for area non-profit organizations, will take place this year on May 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on the Internet starting at midnight. May 6 is the same day as the opening of the Farmers' Market and the booths will be set up along the street leading to the market. This venue was used last year and helped Give Grandly! raise more than $100,000 for area groups.-- Continue reading

Silver City Municipal Election absentee and early voting, and last day to register notice


Absentee Voting for the March 7, 2017 Regular Municipal Election for the Town of Silver City will begin on January 31, 2017 and will end March 7, 2017. Voters in Council District 1 and 3 that wish to vote by Absentee may request an application by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 534-6346. The application will be mailed to your address. You may also request an application at the Town Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 101 W. Broadway. An absentee ballot may not be taken out of the Town Clerk’s Office. You may vote the ballot in the office, or have it mailed to your address.-- Continue reading

Silver City Town Council hears public input on trails and the SCPD annual report

By Mary Alice Murphy

During public input at the Jan. 24, 2017 Silver City Town Council meeting, the members heard from four people supporting trails efforts and seeking a Trails Coordinator.

Nancy Cliff, long involved with trails efforts, said: "We ask you to find funding for a trails and open space coordinator. The position has been unfilled for more than a decade."

She pointed out that trails in Silver City provide free and easy access to healthy activities. "It's unusual for a small town like Silver City to have a trails system, but Boston Hill and San Vicente Creek offer aspects of our history. When companies look at places to relocate, they look for amenities."-- Continue reading

SCACD announces visitor numbers on the rise in Silver City

Silver City, NM (January 24, 2017) – The Silver City Arts & Cultural District is pleased to announce that visitor numbers are on the rise for Silver City.

“When comparing the visitor center numbers from October 1st through December 31st of 2015 to the 2016 second quarter numbers, our statistics show a 14.9% increase. That’s a fantastic percentage of growth, and it reaffirms that our marketing efforts are indeed working,” said Callie Kennington, Executive Director of the Silver City Arts & Cultural District.

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Cobre School board members hear about truancy improvements

From left are truancy officer Tony Sosa, JPO Officer Bianca Padilla, and truancy officer Sarita Reyes.

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre school board met January 23, 2017 at the administrative office in Bayard, with all five members present. The closed session began at 6:03, according to Toy Sepulveda, president, where they discussed student identifiable information and limited personnel issues. The open, public session was called to order at 7:33.


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WNMU photographer to feature work in Colorado exhibit

WNMU photographer to feature work in Colorado exhibit

Silver City, NM – The changing cultures and myths of the American Southwest is the theme for a new juried art exhibit that will feature photography by Jay Hemphill, Western New Mexico University photographer.

The exhibit, Representing the West: A New Frontier, will open January 28 at the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Hemphill will exhibit a collection of three black and white photographs in a piece titled A New West.-- Continue reading

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