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jackglatzer desert1The Silver City Public Library will launch its 2019-2020 concert series with violinist Jack Glatzer on Friday, December 6, 6:00pm. 

The evening’s program will focus on Bach and Paganini, the two masters of music for the solo violin from the music of heaven to the devil’s fiddler. The Paganini section will be accompanied by Margaret Hereld’s commentary presenting a new vision of who Paganini was. 

Wednesday, December 4, 4:30-6:00 pm

Aldo Leopold High School is located at 410 West 10th Street, in Ritch Hall on the Western New Mexico University campus.

Attending the Internship Showcase is a great way to learn about this award-winning school and about the educational programs that keep students engaged and learning. Students have worked with the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC): Archaeology, Eco Monitoring, Murals, Gardens, and Trails. Other students have learned skills by working with professionals in careers such as information technology, veterinary medicine, elementary education, U.S. Forest Service, community radio, welding, library science, and permaculture. All interns will give presentations about their internships or YCC experiences.

ALCS is a tuition-free public school with grades 6 through 12 and is open to all residents of New Mexico.

stairsThe Silver City MainStreet Project received $200,000 in state capital outlay funding for the Main Street Plaza. The funding is being used towards Phase II, installing lights, landscaping and a retaining wall in the Main Street Plaza located in the lot between 7th and 8th Streets.

image008Silver City, NM, November 21, 2019 - For Immediate Release. The second and final phase of the environmental cleanup at the Royal John Mine and Mill is expected to be begin in mid-April of 2020 and be completed by June. The mine site is east of San Lorenzo in Grant County, New Mexico on the western slopes of the Black Range of the Mimbres Mountains in the Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest.

scctWho Invited Falstaff?, dinner theater August 2017. Cast: Linda Browning Callendar, Doug Abbott, Wendy Spurgeon, Liz Mikols, Robin Santa Teresa, Melvyn Gelb, Thomas Leeper. Author, Frost McGahey.The idea of forming a community theater in Silver City began in series of acting classes at the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. Several class members with acting and community theater experience worked to create Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT). SCCT formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2014 and our inaugural production was an original 1-act play, A Twilight Christmas, written by three SCCT members, according to Phyllis McQuaide, SCCT founding and current SCCT Board Member.

Silver City, NM, November 20, 2019—For Immediate Release.  All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Thursday, November 28. Regular business hours will resume Friday, November 29.  

Despite the office closure, law enforcement officers will be on-duty on the holiday for the safety of visitors.

Know Before You Go. Check the weather for the specific part of the forest you will be visiting at http://www.weather.gov/epz/. Remember to practice good campfire safety and respect your public lands by packing out your trash.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila.

wnmuscholar christiantopete 1Western New Mexico University and Glendale Community College student Christian Topete (pictured) is a researcher in the first ever cell-based HIV-1 mutant study.Silver City, NM – Christian Topete is conducting research that could lead to a cure for what is classified today as untreatable HIV-1. He is in his senior year under a partnership that allows biotechnology students at Glendale Community College to earn bachelor’s degrees from Western New Mexico University. Since being admitted to the program, Christian has taken at least one WNMU-based class each semester, also starting summer classes through WNMU. “I’m taking immunology now, and what I learned in my previous classes is coming into play,” he says.

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