Tractor Supply Company Honors San Lorenzo Veteran Farmer With Grant for Small Business

In partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition, the rural lifestyle retailer supports veteran farmers nationwide with a gift card and certificate

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., JULY 10, 2023 – Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, and the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), has awarded veteran Tim Zamora in San Lorenzo $5,000 for his business, Zamora Farms.

Tim's business is a small farm that specializes in fruit trees and beef cattle. He served in the Army, with six total deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali.

This award is part of a nationwide campaign with Tractor Supply donating $100,000 to the FVC, including a grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans in their beginning years of farming or ranching, either through grants of equipment or awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to purchase items that will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm businesses. Tractor Supply's contribution will benefit 60 farmer veterans.

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Silver City Public Library continues activities this summer 2023

Photos Courtesy of Abigail Kipp of the Silver City Public Library 

On Friday, June 30, 2023, the Silver City Public Library presented a program given by Melissa Amarillo, co-founder of Advocates for Snake Preservation. 

On July 6, the library held an activity titled Chalk the Block, which let kids create artwork on the sidewalks around the library.

Whitewater Creek Trail gets a facelift

Conservation Corps New Mexico joins Gila National Forest trail crews in heroic effort

GLENWOOD, NM, July 7, 2023 – Whitewater Creek Trail #207 has been largely impassable since it was severely damaged by post-fire flooding after the 2012 Whitewater Baldy Fire. Now that the watershed has mostly stabilized, an emphasis is being made on reinforcing and rebuilding the trail foundation to restore reasonable public access through Whitewater Canyon. 

The project is made possible by a partnership between the Gila National Forest and Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM). A combination of CCNM and Forest Service trail crews have been working the past several weeks and making impressive progress.

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Silver City Parade of the Past

ParadeHistoricPhoto courtesy of Cecilia Bell

Silver City Ranger District protects at-risk communities

Joint Chiefs' project aims to reduce fuels and restore forests on public and private lands

SILVER CITY, NM, June 26, 2023, 2023 – As part of the Forest Service's 10-year Wildfire Crisis Strategy, the Gila National Forest is engaged in a whole-of-forest effort to protect communities and infrastructure threatened by catastrophic wildfire. "Never before have the efforts of the entire forest, region, and agency been harnessed to achieve one common goal," said Gila National Forest Supervisor, Camille Howes. "Our major emphases over the next 5 to 10 years will be reducing fuels, restoring watersheds, and increasing resiliency of forest lands near communities."

One of three emphasis areas on the forest where this critical work is focused is in the Bear Creek to Signal Peak Joint Chiefs' Collaborative Restoration (Joint Chiefs') Project. In 2021 the collaborative project was awarded about $1.7 million in funding over a 3-year period. It is a partnership of the Gila National Forest and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to reduce fuels and restore forests and watersheds on federal and private lands. The Bureau of Land Management; New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (NM EMNRD) Forestry Division; Grant County; New Mexico Game and Fish; the Gila Landscape Collaborative; Grant Soil and Water Conservation District; the Nature Conservancy, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery also signed on as supporters of the project.

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Silver City Public Library Summer Reading program - Explora - 062323

Photos Courtesy of Silver City Public Library Youth Librarian Abigail Kipp

Friday, June 23, 2023, the Silver City Public Library, as part of its Summer Reading Program, offered activities for kids, ages 0-18, to take part in activities based on the Explora facility in Albuquerque.

Silver City Public Library hosted Germ Detective 061923

Photos Courtesy of the Silver City Public Library of the Germ Detective activity



Theater Grottesco coming to El Sol Theater

TheaterGrottescoThis coming weekend June 23 and 24, 2023 Theater Grottesco will perform at the El Sol Theater. The Virus Theater will present the performance “Consider This.”
The show presents the prehistory of American theater, through Greek tragedy to Commedia dell’Arte, clown, buffoon, masks and more. The Grottesco artists create their own plays. They use a combination of styles using a broad range of historical and modern styles. They use imaginary movement and stillness to capture the audience. In a promotional description of the performance, they describe the performance as closer to dance, music and the fine arts than it is to conventional theater.

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