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Silver City, NM- Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument welcomes three new National Park Service Park Rangers to park staffing.

Monument Superintendent Kevin Tillman is pleased to announce the addition of two park guides and an education technician to the Gila Cliff Dwellings staff. These permanent positions will allow Gila Cliff Dwellings to offer more educational program, both at the Monument and in regional classrooms. The additional permanent staff will also provide more interpretive programs for the visiting public and increase park presence at regional public outreach events.

trail kiosk rsColleen Morton, Town Manager Alex Brown, and Mayor Ken Ladner.Silver City, NM – The Silver City Arts & Cultural District (SCACD) was pleased to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Silver City Trail Kiosk at the Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson Street on Tuesday, May 1. Mayor Ken Ladner was master of ceremonies and made remarks regarding the evolution of the project and the many partners involved.

backpacks for cyfd rsLoren Nelson, Barbara Nelson, Pastor John CheekFirst Presbyterian Church members and friends donated 28 backpacks to the local Children, Youth and Families Department for their "Pull Together" program on May 2nd. The backpacks are given to children when CYFD has to place them in Foster Care. The colorful backpacks and diaper bags are filled with age-appropriate items including infant bottles, sippy cups, stuffed animals, throw blankets, coloring books with crayons or colored pencils, Nerf balls or stress balls and a personal diary.

freeport mcmoran logo 600wThanks to Freeport McMoRan for $22,000 to support our adult tutoring and classes, especially our Preparing Adults for Local Skilled Jobs series of workshops. In fall 2018, we will offer these workshops at the Silver City Library: Create a Resume; How to Apply Online; Interview Skills.

Tutors will recognize this from Jason's email, but I thought the rest of you readers would enjoy it!

Adynaton (plural adynata) is a figure of speech in the form of hyperbole taken to such extreme lengths as to insinuate a complete impossibility (Source: Wikipedia.org) An example of this is the idiom "When pigs fly" although examples of adynaton can be found in nearly every language. There is such a saying in Russian that translates to "when the crawfish whistles on the mountain"!

"Pull oneself up by one's bootstraps" – Early 19th century US; attested 1834. In original use, often used to refer to pulling oneself over a fence and implying that someone is attempting or has claimed some ludicrously far-fetched or impossible task (Source: Wiktionary.org). The saying appears to have begun as an adynaton, but the meaning has shifted over time from something ridiculous and impossible into something possible if you only try hard enough. I'll let you put on a pair of boots; let me know when the upwards movement begins!

 As previously published in Desert Exposuredyslexia title copy

In 1999, Jake R. sat in the front row of his eighth-grade science class. He listened to everything his teacher, Mrs. Ogilvie said. He was a smart boy who had never demonstrated any behavior problems in the classroom.

So why, thought Ogilvie, is he sitting there with his hoodie pulled over his head and refusing to pick up his pencil and work on the test?

1 rs2 rsGrant County residents again enjoyed our Love Your Library Day, a celebration we throw each year to thank the Silver City Public Library for hosting our organization in exchange for shared outreach. This year, Saturday, April 28 was warm, sunny and windless (also, no snow, which happened last year on April 1).

dolores acosta rsDolores Acosta (holding certificate) with U.S. Magistrate Judge Carmen E. Garza, Dolores' children David and Ruby, and one of the speakers for the ceremony.Dolores Acosta, one of our star students, became a U.S. citizen on March 9, 2018! Dolores met twice per week with Thelma Sordyl, her citizenship tutor, sometimes for two hours at a stretch. Dolores works at our local Albertsons bakery, and has two children, but she pushed hard to prepare for the test. She studied at home and listened to tapes in her car. In fact, her 5-year-old son had begun yelling the answers to US history questions—"CHURCH AND STATE!" by the time she was ready to take the test.

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