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pergola at main street plazaThe long awaited Main Street Plaza has been completed and is one of the "key ideas" of the Town of Silver City's Downtown Action Plan. Ten years in the making, it took support and funding from the Town of Silver City, state capital outlay funds from legislators Rudy Martinez, Rebecca Dow and Gabe Ramos, Freeport McMoRan Community Foundation funds, and NM MainStreet capital outlay funds to complete the project located between 7th and 8th Streets just off of Bullard Street. Silver City MainStreet is grateful to all of these organizations and the many people who worked hard over the years to make the Plaza a reality.

April 29, 2020 - We had a nice response to last week's mailing of writing tips. Here's another batch. Lots of writers think they should be getting more writing accomplished during this lockdown, especially those who have more time. But many report that they’re finding it hard to concentrate on writing. Perhaps there’s simply too much reality in our lives now.

To help us all write more, we’re offering writing tips from some Southwestern authors. Writers helping writers. This is the second of two mailings. We hope these tips spark an idea or two and extra excitement for your own writing project:

Memoir Writing: 

rotaryPlease see attached picture. Caption: Rotarian Cynthia Bettison distributes free face masks to seniors at Albertsons supermarket on Thursday, April 23. Rotarians will distribute free face masks again at Albertsons at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5.

emtEMT personnel at hospital location were all smiles with unexpected treat.

A local Silver City restaurant Los Victor's located on 901 Hudson St recognized our local first responders early last week, by distributing tasty breakfast burritos to the police, fire departments and the EMTs. The police dispatch office also got a surprise visit.

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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