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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.

Our first event 2020 Gin Rummy Competition went well on 2/15 (Sat.), with fourteen participants. We saw a few upsets and a few surprises.
I want to thank Orlando Gonzales for taking the role as Event Manager. My hat goes off to Leona Ogas, Fidel Quintana and Ron Reed for organizing the event. We have a total of 5 games to determine the winner. Will keep posted and pictures to come.

Change of schedule: Archery April 4, Location has been moved to SHS Football field instead of Ft Bayard Archery Range.

In keeping with our commitment to enhancing community safety and preparedness, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD), Gila Regional Medical Center (Stop-the-Bleed Program) and Cobre Consolidated School District to provide Active Shooter Training for the District’s entire staff. This training was initially provided by expert staff from LCPD, who trained GCSO staff to conduct the same high-quality training in the future.

This active shooter curriculum focused on the time period prior to the arrival of law enforcement and EMS on-scene when the initial actions taken by school staff would potentially save lives. It is this crucial brief time period prior to the arrival of law enforcement and EMS when quick, decisive practical action(s) taken by school staff are likely to have the most significant positive impact. This training consisted of both classroom instruction and multiple practical scenario-based exercises.

arlene photoPreceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is pleased to announce Arlene Sarkela as their 2020 Valentine Sweetheart. Arlene has been a member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1987 and has held several offices. She has the Torch Bearer degree, which is the final degree for Chapter members.

Arlene is a valued member of Preceptor Tau. She is always behind the scenes of activities helping with her expertise and knowledge. She is our resident artist/seamstress and provided instruction for our “Paint Party Fundraiser” last fall. She has also volunteered to provide instruction for our Spring Paint Party fundraiser which will be held later this spring. Arlene is a member of the Grant County Art Guild.

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