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Audition for The War of the Worlds Radio Show

On the 84th Anniversary, SCCT Willl Recreate the Famous Radio Show, "The War of the Worlds"

12  Voice Actors--Many Men; Saturday, August 13, 2-4 pm atOasis Coffee and Tea, 714 N Bullard St

“When Orson Welles broadcast “The War of the World” on Halloween Eve in 1938 it was so realistic many people panicked and some even fled their homes,” according to Wendy Spurgeon, Artistic Director of Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT.)  “We’re going to recreate the show for its 84th Anniversary …hopefully with a lot of excitement but less panic on KURU on October 30 for our regularly scheduled 5 p.m. SCCT Radio hour.

“Auditions for “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast will be Saturday, August 13, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at The Oasis Coffee and Tea House, 714 N. Bullard St. Voice acting requires no memorization, and is a good way to tryout acting,” according to Spurgeon. “It’s a big cast, with many roles for men. There are actually 26 characters; however, 12 voice actors are needed to perform those parts. The show will be recorded over three days before a live audience, and air on KURU/GMCR 98.1 FM on Sunday, October 30, with a listening party for cast and community.“

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Auditions For "The Giver" - Youth and Adult Roles

“Kids and adults are invited to audition for ‘The Giver’ Saturday, August 20, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at The Oasis Coffee and Tea House, 714 N. Bullard St.,” according to Wendy Spurgeon, Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT) Artistic Director. “The cast is large—6 youth roles and 4 adult roles—and many extras of all ages. This is a memorable, exciting play about a boy discovering what it means to grow up, grow wise, and take control of his own destiny, and we are excited to bring it to Silver City and Grant County.”

“A 2-act play adapted by Eric Coble from Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel, ‘The Giver’ tells the story of  a boy, Jonas, about to turn 12 who lives in a dystopian world, a society free of crime, sadness, and choices,” Spurgeon says. “At the age of 12 children are assigned their jobs, which they will train for and do for the rest of their lives. Everything is chosen, including your parents and life partners. Jonas, who is about to turn 12, is assigned the job to receive and keep the memories of the community, the ONLY person who holds the memories of real pain and joy.

“For more information contact Wendy Spurgeon, SCCT Artistic Director, 575-287-7851,

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Monday Meeting With Mayor Ladner August 8, 2022

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner would like to invite your input, ideas and inspirations toward making our town even better. 

This month's "Monday Meeting With The Mayor" will be at  the Grinder Mill, located at 403 West College Avenue, next to the American Legion Hall, on Monday, August 8, 2022, from  8:00am to 11:00am.

All are invited to stop by anytime between 8:00am and 11:00am, and share your insights and ideas with Mayor Ladner.

And, enjoy a soda or cup of coffee, compliments of the mayor.

Grant County Sheriff's Office blotter – July 29 through July 31, 2022

Friday, July 29

Breaking and entering
Monte Street – Arenas Valley
Advised there is a gold Jeep Cherokee that doesn't belong to her. Deputy has contact with (redacted).

Antelope Run
Caller is continuing to be harassed by her neighbor/wants the CTW re-issued to her neighbor and to file harassment charges on her.

Welfare check
Little Walnut Road and Wagon Wheel Lane
Caller believes a white sedan may have wrecked into a tree/does not see anyone around the vehicle/she kept driving. Deputy advised negative on anything in the area/will ATL on Wagon Wheel.

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Silver City Police Department blotter – July 29 through July 31, 2022

Friday, July 29

Unwanted subject
S. Highway 90
Caller advised he is having a problem with his son. When asked further questions, caller stated does it matter/then disconnected the line. Officers advised will be clear/negative on a CTW for a named male.

2950 Leslie Road
Advised that a male is very belligerent/he is yelling at staff/no direct threats. Officer out with the named male/subject left property/officer back out at clinic.

La Plata Middle School
Advised a power washer was taken from the property/male driving a silver Chevy Avalanche.

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Next Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City

August 7 at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street - "Building Climate Resilient Greenways in Silver City”

Gila Resources Information Project Executive Director Allyson Siwik will discuss how our community is coming together in the face of climate change to build resilient and climate-adapted greenways.

Climate change is bringing about a hotter, drier climate in our area, along with more frequent extreme precipitation events, reduced streamflow and increased fire risk. These conditions are impacting our riparian areas, local parks, and trail systems. In partnership with the Town of Silver City and a broad group of local organizations, youth, businesses and volunteers, GRIP is implementing projects in San Vicente Creek and Big Ditch Park to stop erosion on steep slopes, access roads, and streambanks to prevent soil loss and improve water quality; remove non-native, invasive trees to reduce fire risk and benefit riparian habitat; and re-establish drought tolerant, native vegetation that are beneficial to wildlife and pollinators.

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Grant County Sheriff's Office blotter – July 25 through July 28, 2022

Monday, July 25

Broken Arrow Drive – Silver Acres
Caller advised a part off the gate opener has been stolen/this has been ongoing. Deputy advised clear/a report has already been taken and this will be added to it.

Aggravated burglary
Georgetown Road – Upper Mimbres
Caller advised his home has been broken into/his entire safe is missing/the safe contained several firearms and a large amount of money/he has a security camera that he will review once a deputy arrives. Deputies on scene/possible suspect 38-year-old male.

DVO served x 6
2 – unknown address; 1 each at Huff Street in Silver City, Oak Street and Bellm Street in Santa Clara, and Fahey Street in Bayard.
No reports.

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Tri-City police department blotters – July 25 through July 28, 2022

Bayard Police Department

Monday, July 25

Suicide threat
Watson Street
No narrative.

Tuesday, July 26

Fahey Street and Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller can hear multiple females yelling. Officer advised named female and her sister arguing/verbal only.

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