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ribboncuttingFrom far left, City Council member Jose A Ray Jr, Mayor Ken Ladner, MainStreet Executive Director Charmeine Wait, and GCAG member Ruth Hamby cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of the Grant County Art Guild Annex.The Grant County Art Guild has expanded their footprint with a 670 sq ft Annex. To celebrate the Annex, the Guild held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept 2, which was attended by GCAG members, well wishers and town officials. The first major event to be held in the new space is the GCAG Creatures of the Gila Art Show, which runs from Sept 4-19. 

The Annex, located at 106 E Market Street, has its own ground-level entrance.

annabella”Spirit Guide Coatimundi” with artist Annabella Gomez, photo by Bruce Bloy.The Creatures of the Gila Art Show is in full swing at the Grant County Art Guild Annex! Judge Edmund Brandt, art professor at WNMU, awarded prizes for Best of Show, and Ribbons in two categories—wall hung and freestanding. Best of Show was awarded to Annabella Gomez for her whimsical paper mache sculpture “Spirit Guide Coatimundi.” In the wall-hung category, first place went to Vickie Gadberry for framed mini-quilted “Blue Raven.”

hawkinsOn Tuesday, August 31, Will Hawkins, the new Silver City Consolidated Schools Superintendent, spoke to Rotary members and guests, outlining his views for helping the students get the best possible education for their needs, whether it be going on to college, business, technical or trade school, or into any other occupation.

Hawkins explained how all the schools, both public and charter, have constant needs for upgrades and improvements, whether it is building maintenance, ground maintenance, or computer and communications hardware and software for students. These facilities and technology upgrades are made possible through the Public School Building Act Levy, which is sometimes called 1.5 mill or House Bill 33.

threegenerationsIf there is one thing this family has in common, it is to start a business that they are passionate about. 

Patsy Madrid who owns Vintage Fantasies, started in 2003 with a love of hats that she has been collecting since she was 12. The store has grown into what it is from going to auctions and donations from the amazing people in this town. She loves the styles of the 50’s and 60’s and has since added onto the store. She sells affordable gowns, vests, bowties, and even men’s shoes that are unique and fun!

douglas stoneGREENVILLE, SC (08/25/2021)-- Douglas Stone, a resident of Silver City, has been named to the Bob Jones University Bruins men's cross country team roster for the 2021-22 academic year. Stone is a Junior majoring in Music at BJU.

The Bob Jones University Bruins men's and women's cross country teams are ready for the upcoming season as the teams released their 2021 season schedule. The Bruins come into the season as defending national champions after the women's team captured their first national championship last season while the men won their fifth in a row.

"We're very confident this racing schedule strategically fits us well," Bruins Head Cross Country Coach Ken Roach said. "This schedule offers us quality courses and great competition. I trust our team trained well over the summer offseason which will set us up to have another great season."

Marketing Students Will Earn Double Bachelor’s Degrees After Three-Semester Exchange Program

unisondualdegree rebecaritaivannadsc09448Pictured are (right to left) Rebeca Portillo Parra, Rita Paulina Escalante Alegría and Ivanna María Chavarría Martínez, the students who began the WNMU/University of Sonora dual degree program this fall.Silver City, NM – Three students from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, began an exchange with the Western New Mexico University last week. Undergraduates Rebeca Portillo Parra, Rita Paulina Escalante Alegría and Ivanna María Chavarría Martínez will spend three semesters studying marketing in the WNMU School of Business in order to earn double degrees—one from each institution.

WNMU School of Business offers dual degrees and student exchange programs as a result of signed memorandums of understanding with four partner universities, including:

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Jim McIntosh of Aldo Leopold Charter School in New Mexico has received a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award. 

As a Fulbright recipient, McIntosh will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and abroad. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their classrooms in the United States, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars and educators to their school or campus and encouraging their colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government. 

Silver City, NM, August 17, 2021—PFLAG Silver City is pleased to announce three recipients of the Nancy Kailing Memorial Scholarship at Western New Mexico University.

brennameager1Brenna Meagher is originally from Connecticut, but she has traveled the West in search of bigger mountains to climb. She now lives in Silver City and is majoring in biology. Brenna states, “As a person who has worked with young people extensively, I've always sought to normalize being queer just by being myself and being open. I've found that this openness helps me feel more comfortable and has also opened the door for other LGBTQ+ folks to share their stories with me.”

taliesintaylor1Taliesin Taylor is from Tucson and currently lives in Hurley. Her major is social work. Taliesin writes of being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, “To be an ally is to: Take on the struggle as your own; stand up, even when you feel scared; transfer the benefits of your privilege to those who lack it; acknowledge that while you, too, feel pain, the conversation is not about you.”

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