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We are sad to say we are cancelling the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic taking place on April 4, 2020 in Glenwood, NM.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic we feel it is the responsible action to take. We do not want to put anyone at risk.

With guidance from New Mexico Department of Health, Catron County requires that events of more than 100 people not be held and that people avoid non-essential travel. For the last eight years the Kite Picnic has drawn more than 100 visitors including those from out of state.  

We look forward instead to our next Kite Picnic whenever that will be, Cordelia

Original post below:

- Sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association -

Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the 16th Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. Last year 163 people joined us so there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all six of the labyrinths and a maze across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. For the third time we are sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association so have joined the international world of kitefliers.

TIME:  12 noon – 5pm on Saturday April 4, 2020. 

PLACE: Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths is at 355 Bursum Road. Second house on the left after mile marker 3 on NM 159 off Hwy 180, between Glenwood and Alma, NM 88039.  NB: Using MapQuest, Google Maps or Apple Maps be sure to enter Glenwood NM not Datil after 355 Bursum Road or you will end up 35 miles away on a trail up the mountain in the Gila Wilderness!  

Family-friendly festival offers a weekend full of events celebrating Latin culture

Silver City, NM – February 13, 2020 – Western New Mexico University (WNMU) will once again host ¡Fiesta Latina!, the university’s signature event offering people the chance to explore Latin culture, rhythms, flavors and artisan crafts. Held on the campus of WNMU, this three-day festival features the Artisan Mercado where attendees can view the creations of 40 traditional master artisans who travel to Silver City from Mexico. The 2020 event will highlight artists from Michoacán. The headline show Saturday night features a tequila tasting and Elida and Lucky Joe live in concert.

Artists for the Mercado are chosen through a juried selection process.

The events will take place at the Silver City Museum Annes

For more information see PDF below:

image001 2Learn to drive a haul truck in a virtual reality simulator at Freeport McMoran’s activity center at the Silver City Museum Annex on Saturday from 10am-2pm. Other activities include a 3-D drone flyover experience of the mine pit.On Saturday, February 15, as part of the Territorial Charter Day celebrations, the Silver City Museum will be hosting two fun programs for children (and kids-at-heart): mining and geology activities in the Museum Annex from 10am-2pm, courtesy of Freeport-McMoRan, and Storytelling in the Museum Education Room at noon and 2pm.

image003 1It’s the most anticipated event of the year! Join the Western New Mexico University Foundation Board of Directors and President Shepard for WNMU Foundation’s signature event, the Eighth Annual Scholarship Gala held on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Attendees will include top philanthropists, influencers, business leaders, elected officials, and local representatives. The “Secret Garden” themed Scholarship Gala raises funds to support scholarships at Western New Mexico University. Your participation furthers the mission of direct support to WNMU while helping us reach our million dollar fundraising goal in 2020.

New Registration process at the bottom.

New Mexico‘s future depends on a well-skilled workforce. Great opportunity for all of our students lies in connecting education to employment.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) aligned to the needs of local business, industry, and economic development opens the greatest doors of opportunity for all of our students. CTE connects the real-world learning our students need for future career success:

danny cordova play tcdImage Caption: At Territorial Charter Day 2018, Danny Cordova plays while charter re-enactors Raul Turrietta, Mike Morones, and Mayor Ken Ladner look on at the Silver City Museum. In 2020, Mr. Cordova will be playing traditional music at El Sol and The Mayor’s Official Charter Re-enactment Skit will precede the Territorial Charter Day Ball in the Murray Ballroom. On Saturday, February 15, Silver City will celebrate the Territorial Charter that founded our fair city in 1878, well before New Mexico became a state in 1912. Uniquely, Silver City’s Territorial Charter is still in operation to this day. 

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