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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy and Sandra Michaud

On a chilly, windy day with intermittent bursts of sunshine, the Tamal Fiesta, which did not take place last year, was transferred from Silver City to Santa Clara with the passing of the tamal and its fiesta from Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner to Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Talented artisans gathered for a holiday market at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. About 30 booths offered everything from baked goods to woven and knitted wearables, jewelry to decorations and artwork, all in one place. From the number of people browsing the wares and carrying bags, the event, organized by Lynnae McConaha and others, made everyone happy.

NM 15 Pinos Altos Rd, Public Information Meeting, Silver City, NM

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with TLC Company (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of NM 15 Pinos Altos Road Reconstruction Project.

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 12, 2018
  • Where: Silver City Chamber of Commerce, 3031 US-180, Silver City, New Mexico 88061
  • Purpose: To provide project information regarding construction, detailing project specifications, and will answer questions regarding the timeline of the project. The public is encouraged to ask questions and provide comments and to address any concerns they may have as it relates to this project in Silver City, NM.

ADA: To request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related accommodations for this meeting, contact Ami Evans, Public Information Officer, NMDOT – District One at (575) 640-5981 at least two days before the meeting. 

Photos by Sandra Michaud

Junior and Senior students from Aldo Leopold Charter School welcomed guests to their Fall Internship Showcase, where each student displayed a poster of what he or she had done and learned during the internship, and explained to their guests what was involved in the program.

[Editor's Note: This is part two and the final of a two-part series of articles on the GRMC Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 30, 2018.]

At the monthly regular meeting of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 30, 2018, the board members heard reports and updates from staff and leadership.

Eileen Smith, representing the GRMC Auxiliary, said the report was in the packet. Board Vice Chairman Dr. Victor Nwachuku asked what events the auxiliary would be holding in December.

dsc 7381Mary Alice Murphy signs a copy of her bookLocal author and editor of the Grant County Beat, Mary Alice Murphy, signed copies of her new book, “God’s Umbrella, Southwest New Mexico World War II Survivors” at the Silver City Museum Saturday afternoon. Murphy gathered the stories of these men and women over a period of years and incorporated them into the book.

Candidate packets are ready for the Town of Silver City Regular Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Candidate packets for the following elective offices are available at City Hall, 101 W. Broadway or on the Town’s website here.

  • Councilor District 1      2-yr. term
  • Councilor District 3      2-yr. term

DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY is Tuesday, January 8, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. only, in the office of the Municipal Clerk, City Hall, 101 W. Broadway. Write-In Candidate filing day is Tuesday, January 15, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding this process, call the Municipal Clerk at 534-6346.


Precinct workers are needed for the Town of Silver City Municipal Election to be held on March 5, 2019. These are paid positions to work at the polls on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or later on Election Day.

By Mary Alice Murphy

For the safety moment, which usually begins the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees regular meetings, at the Nov. 30, 2018 session Chief Quality Officer Tanya Caroccio said the hospital is "really keeping an eye out for icy, slippery spots. Let us know about safety issues. We are asking employees and visitors to let us know when they find things that need to be taken care of."

Recognized at this month's meeting was Robert Holguin, who has served 25 years in the imaging department.

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