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The First United Methodist Church of Silver City, founded in 1873, obtained land to build its first church in May, 140 years ago!

140 years ago, in May 1878, the National Methodist Church purchased property on the NW corner of Bayard and Broadway, to be the site of the first Methodist Church structure in Silver City. Five years later, 1883, this property was deeded by the national church to the "Asbury Methodist-Episcopal Church of Silver City", and the church was built on the corner, at 203 North Bayard St.

203 n. bayard st. rs203 North Bayard St.interior rsInterior of church (note pot-belly stove on left!)500 w. broadway rs500 West Broadway

The second church was built on the same location in 1904, but facing south, at 500 West Broadway. It is now a private residence.

300 w. college rs300 W. College Ave.

The current church, at 300 West College Ave., was built in 1950.

atilyn diedrich rsAtilyn DiedrichMimbres, NM — Two classrooms at the Harrison Schmitt Elementary School and the entire student body at San Lorenzo Elementary School participate in the Native Fish in the Classroom program which is sponsored by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). The students are provided with a stewardship and science based curriculum, aquariums and Gila trout, and the fish biologists on the Gila National Forest assist with monitoring and supporting the classrooms. The students also write poems in preparation for the Gila trout to be released. The poet from Harrison Schmitt Elementary School was Joshua Trout's "Goodbye Fish" and for San Lorenzo Elementary School the poet chosen was Atilyn Diedrich's "Goodbye Trout"

img 9991By Frost McGahey

 “I’ve been knee-deep in the Washington, D.C. swamp, and I’ve got the alligator bites on my ankles to prove it,” Gavin Clarkson said, addressing the monthly meeting of the Grant County Republican Women.

“I’ve never run for public office until now. But after seeing how destructive D.C. can be, both from the outside and on the inside, I’m convinced that the best way to help President Trump and protect New Mexico is to run for the Republican nomination to make sure we retain this congressional seat in November.”

Photos (most) by Mary Alice Murphy

Hidalgo Medical Services Chief Executive Officer Dan Otero said handing out scholarships is one of his favorite times of year. He said the board of directors has been going through applications and giving out scholarships for more than 10 years. "I love reading the applications. This year we got 22 applications. I have to convince the board to give out more scholarships."

He said he wished he had had the same passion in high school that these students have. "We were ready to get into the work force. I went to college later. I'm proud of that, too, but this is so awesome to have the passion to go to college and get your education now."

chef sean byrd rsChef Sean ByrdSILVER CITY, NM – Gila Regional Medical Center announced today that Chef Sean Byrd has earned the Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and Certified Culinary Administrator (CCA) designation as set forth by the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the nation's largest organization of professional chefs. Byrd is a member of the New Mexico chapter of ACF.

Members of the Grant County 4-H Shooting Sports teams participated in the State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Raton, NM on May 4-6. Members competed in shooting sports disciplines air rifle, rifle, shotgun, archery, pistol, and hunting. Grant County had the second highest participation this year at state shoot with 41 members. Grant County finished off a great year with individuals and teams placing in the top 10. We would like to congratulate all of the teams and thank all of the coaches for their endless hours of work and dedication. Rifle coaches: Charley and Sue Castillo, Kim Neal, Shotgun and Hunting coach Brian Miller, Archery coaches Shawn Brabson and Jeremy Garcia. Jeremy Garcia was also this year's pistol coach.

Photos are Courtesy of Ken Ladner

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The town of Silver City, including Mayor Ken Ladner, has kicked off its "Pick-It-Up and Toss no Mas" anti-litter program. Today, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, students from Aldo Leopold Charter School and the school's Director Wayne Sherwood headed out to pick up litter near their school on U.S. Highway 180/Silver Heights Boulevard.

phase 1 grant rsFrom left: Sabrina Pack, Grants Committee member, Charmeine Wait, Executive Director, Silver City MainStreet, and Kevin Cook, Manager, Strategic Community Development for Freeport McMoRan.
Photo courtesy of www.grantcountybeat.com.
The Silver City MainStreet Project received a $62,000 grant from the Freeport McMoRan Foundation for implementing Phase I of the Main Street Plaza. The funding will be used to install public restrooms in the Main Street Plaza located in the area between 7th and 8th Streets used by the farmers market.

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