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By Roger Lanse

After several calls were received by Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority with reference to shots fired, officers responded to the Silver Cliff Apartments at 1414 Little Walnut Road at approximately 8:39 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.

By Roger Lanse

At the Silver City Town Council’s Nov, 12, 2019 meeting, Silver City Museum Director Brett Roselli told council that the SCM has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Roselli said the museum’s staff has been working hard, calling it a ‘forced march,’ to get everything re-organized to meet accreditation requirements, reaching that goal in six months as opposed to most museums needing 18 months. The AAM is composed of 5,000 museums across the country. Roselli said, “This is the highest honor a museum could get in the United States. This is recognized as the field’s gold standard for museum excellence and signifies a museum’s quality and credibility.”

silver city museum copySilver City Museum (Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)One of Just 6% of Municipal Museums to Earn Accreditation in the U.S.

The Silver City Museum has been reaccredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, according to an AAM press release.

Rotary Club Octoberfest Fundraiser for Polio

The Silver City Rotary Club held a Octoberfest party Wednesday evening on the patio of Abobe Springs, to raise funds for the continued fight against polio. Event-goers were able to enjoy German appetizers, a glass of wine or a beer, and had the opportunity to bid on items in a silent auction, which included White House Christmas ornaments, jewelry, a Silver City Museum Gift Basket and more.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees members recognized two long-serving employees and the Foundation scholarship winners at their monthly meeting on Oct. 25, 2019.

Employee Rollane Collyge received a certificate of recognition for 25 years of service in the Ultrasound department. Denise McNutt was recognized for 35 years of service in the operating room.

For an article on the scholarship recipients, please visit

Empty Bowls - Grant County Food Pantry Fundraiser

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Empty Bowls Fundraiser on October 26, 2019 was a rousing success as people thronged The Commons to buy a handcrafted ceramic bowl and enjoy a meal of soup, bread and some cookies. The event benefits food pantries throughout Grant County, and also raises awareness of food insecurity in the community. 

Ceramic artists, local restaurants and businesses and churches and other volunteer groups came together to make the event happen. By one o’clock, with an hour to go, over 150 walk-in tickets had been sold, and this was in addition to the 85 pre-sold tickets. 

All proceeds and other donations go to Grant County food pantries.

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By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission, at its regular meeting on Oct. 24, 2019, had no public input. It went straight to elected official's reports.

Undersheriff Jess Watkins:
The Sheriff's Office has hired seven new deputies. Three are certified, with the four uncertified hoping to attend the Police Academy in January.

District 3 Commissioner Alicia Edwards:
Where do you stand in staff with seven new ones hired?

We had 11 vacancies. We have hired seven. We lost a detective to the Attorney General's office, which is great for him to continue his career path. So that leaves us with four vacancies.

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