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WNM Communications teams up with its employees to support 34 Local and National non-profit organizations with charitable donations throughout the communities it serves.

Silver City, NM, 9/14/18 – WNM Communications, “Southwest New Mexico’s Hometown Communications and Broadband Company,” has teamed up with its employees by allowing each employee to designate a non-profit charitable organization they would like a donation to be made directly to. Overall, fifty donations were made and while the majority stayed within our local communities, others designated national organizations. The American Red Cross and the Wounded Warrior Project benefited from the contributions which still impact local community members, along with their friends and family. Local organizations which were chosen include the Elks Disaster Relief Program (Lordsburg Elks), Apache Creek Deaf and Youth Ranch, Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces, Cliff FFA Alumni, Cliff-Gila Fair Association, Clint Benjamin Memorial Team Roping, Cowboys for Cancer Research, El Grito Headstart, El Refugio, Friends of the Public Library, Gila Valley Baptist Church, High Desert Humane Society, Jornada Elementary PTO, Magdalena Old Timers, New Mexico Veteran Integration Center, Project Defending Life, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Rope 4 Hope, Santo Nino de Parada Catholic Church, Silver City Gospel Mission, Silver City Rotary Foundation, Silver Regional Sexual Assault Supportive Services, Tresco, The Lordsburg Wellness Coalition, Trinity Church and Southwest Center for Health Innovation.

mayor ladner and becky smithSilver City Mayor Ken Ladner and his wife, Becky Smith Ladner, pick up trash along Highway 180 at Market Street, hoping to spark an interest in fellow residents to help beautify Silver City. A new campaign, “Pick it Up and Toss No Mas,” encourages Silver City residents to partner with the town and pick up trash wherever and whenever they can, in addition to not tossing it in the first place. The campaign also includes an educational component reminding landfill users to cover their loads to avoid littering.

“Silver City is a beautiful place, and we want to make it even better by taking a renewed pride in our community and helping keep it clean,” said Mayor Ladner. “We only get one chance to make a great first impression on the visitors who are so important to our local economy. I hope everyone will pitch in and help our community, doing their part to keep businesses and neighborhoods litter free.”

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Silver City MainStreet received a grant from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance for a beautification project in downtown Silver City. The funds were used to completely rehab a block of Broadway Street between Arizona and Pinos Altos Streets and across from the Silver City Museum.

boston hill rsSilver City, NM – Tuesday, Silver City public works crews began installing trail signs at key intersections to alert visitors about the many hiking and walking trails available in and around Silver City.

1 rsGirls Scouts of the Desert Southwest had 2 troops that held their Bridging Ceremony. A Bridging Ceremony marks a girl's move from one level to another. In the first photo are girls from troop 54289 from left to right are Azzlyn Davila, Kaylee Ambers, Elena Orosco, Kaitlyn Orosco, Allie Molano, Jadie Apolinaro, Azalia Quintana, Lily Wheatley, and Jessica Suarez. Leaders for this troop are Debbie Silva And Josie Sapien.

img 0068American Legion member Bob Messner shows Sherman Nelson, an Air Force veteran, the box where old American flags can be put to be respectfully destroyed.Photo and article by Frost McGahey

For those wishing to find a respectful, final resting place for their flags after the rigors of monsoon season, the American Legion can help. The Allingham-Golding American Legion Post 18 at 409 W. College Ave. has a drop off box in front of their building.

Legion member Bob Messner said, “We gather together the flags and take them to Terrazas Funeral home where they are incinerated.” With more American flags sprouting in Silver City, the Legion provides a service at the end of a flag’s life.

light art space rsDirector Karen Hymer cuts the ceremonial ribbon during the opening reception of Light Art Space, located at 209 West Broadway in downtown Silver City. Silver City Mayor was on hand to help hold the ribbon for the ceremony. The ribbon cutting and opening reception was held on Saturday – September 1, 2018.

Photos of Copper Country Senior Olympics Softball games and medal awards Courtesy of Mario and Fidel Quintana.

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