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img 0482Grant County Republicans Billy Billings, left, and Frost McGahey, right, hosted CD2 candidate Claire Chase at recent meeting.Claire Chase, a candidate for Congressional District 2, spoke at a Meet and Greet session hosted by Billy Billings and Frost McGahey, on March 16, 2020 at the Silver City Bowling Center.

Chase started off by saying that she and her husband had been politically active for years and were worried about where New Mexico was headed under the current congressional leadership.

clear picAlyssa ClearAlyssa Clear and Elizabeth Sorells have been named as the recipients of this year’s Silver City Rotary Club/Western New Mexico University Foundation scholarships.

Clear is an accounting major from Silver City who expects to graduate from WNMU in 2021. Sorells, who lives in Tyrone, also expects to graduate from WNMU in 2021. She is majoring in Mathematics and in Forest Wildlife. Both women are receiving a $1,000 scholarship for their 2020 to 2021 academic year. 

A spokesperson for the Grant County Republican Party Committee reported that 94 conservatives attended its March 2020 ‘standing room only’ monthly meeting AT GCRPC headquarters where several candidates for local and federal positions spoke and answered questions. Ray Tavizon, chairman of the group stated, “We have seen quite a growth in our active membership during the last year as many people have decided it is time to get more involved. They don’t like the direction they see our state politics going.”

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Silver City -- Managing land use and zoning issues are a key function of local government, and thoughtful use of local zoning and land use regulations help shape and preserve the character of the place that people call home. Zoning also creates a foundation for the health and safety of local residents and visitors alike. 

In New Mexico, municipalities are required by law to develop a comprehensive plan every 10 years, which serves as the guide for land use and other matters, and sets forth the town's goals with regard to where various activities may take place.  This planning document considers local transportation, recreation and open space, economic development, housing and other issues which help shape daily life in Silver City, and serves as a road map for all local development.

dscn0581L-R: Mike Fugagli, Molly, Toby, Kenya, Evan, Darynn, Hawk (Fall 2019 Crew). Not pictured Michelle, IzaiahThe Upper Gila Watershed Alliance (UGWA) received a 2020 grant from the Lineberry Foundation to support its climate justice and youth empowerment program, “Thinking ON a Mountain.” A collaborative effort, Thinking ON a Mountain partners with Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy of New Mexico, Trollworks, the Gila National Forest, and Aldo Leopold Charter School’s (ALCS) Youth Conservation Corps  eco-monitoring program to help students better understand how they can address our global climate and ecological emergencies. With support from the Lineberry Foundation, UGWA’s Thinking ON a Mountain project can now more successfully empower our region’s youth by providing better access to the knowledge, tools, and skills they need to be effective twenty-first century planetary stewards.

danielbeam dsc0997 4Mustang Cross Country Runner Joins Team USA for 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup

Silver City, NM – A Western New Mexico University Mustang cross country runner will represent Team USA at the 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Championships on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

r. eyh checkRotarian Wendy Spurgeon (right) presents a $450 check to Karen Love, one of the coordinators for an Expanding Your Horizons Conference held at Western New Mexico University on February 22.  EYH focuses on providing workshops in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to girls in grades 5 to 8 in Southwest New Mexico. Over 300 girls from a four county area attended the event.

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