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cwf 2018jpgStudents from Lordsburg enjoy the Gila River as they look for macroinvertebrates at the Children's Water Festival (Photo by Carol Ann Fugagli)Beginning in 2004, the Children’s Water Festival has taken place in Grant County annually, offering elementary students from throughout the region a chance to study and explore our local watersheds. Over the last 14 years, various non-profits, the Forest Service, the New Mexico Environment Department, local school districts, and many volunteers have joined the effort to engage thousands of children in learning about their environment, rivers, and watersheds. The festival was initially held in town, focused on the Silver City watershed of San Vicente Creek. The Mimbres River has also been the site of the event, and currently the festival is held along the banks of the Gila River. The Children’s Water Festival was made possible this year with the help of many generous donations and the efforts of a diversity of instructors and volunteers. Carol Ann Fugagli is the Education and Outreach Director for the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, and has been volunteering or helping to organize the festival for 10 years. “Environmental education is my passion. When I see the students in the river splashing around and shrieking with discovery at catching water insects, it fills me with pure joy. I am proud of our community and all of our supporters who help make this event happen.”

alirezSilver City, NM, October 11, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District welcomes a new law enforcement officer. The Silver City Ranger District is the southernmost district on the Gila National Forest. It is comprised of three areas, the Burro Mountain region, the area surrounding Silver City, and the portion just west of Emory Pass on the Black Range. These areas combine to form just over 400,000 acres on National Forest lands.

Tyrone, New Mexico Dad is One of Three National Winners

 koebelTYRONE, New Mexico, Oct. 8 – Job-Applications.com today announced the winners of the most recent round of the company’s national Working Parent Scholarship, which recognizes the efforts of students across the country who balance the difficult tasks of parenthood, working and excelling in school.  One of the three winners is a father from Tyrone, New Mexico.

Job-Applications.com awarded $1,000 Working Parent Scholarships to: Rachel Kendall, 26, of Oregon City, Oregon; Donny Koebel, 28, of Tyrone, New Mexico; and Mack Taff IV, 33, of Cross Plains, Texas.

Two local businesses have been awarded a US Forest Service Collaborative Forest Restoration grant for a woody biomass utilization pilot project in partnership with Northern New Mexico College. Southwest Energy Integrators, an innovative building energy systems design/build business, and The Trollworks, a biochar equipment manufacturing company, have teamed up to create what they call Biochar+Energy Systems. The project will run three years on a $358,086 budget.

artguild2018octPictured is Laurie Ford, the winner of the ”Best of Show” in the Grant County Art Guild’s 33rd Annual Purchase Prize Show with her entry “The Watering Hole.”  Laurie’s winning entry features wild horses in Sand Wash Basin in Northwest Colorado. 

sep terrific kidsThe Silver City Kiwanis Club celebrated the Terrific Kids at Jose Barrios Elementary School for September 2018. The following students were honored: 

Back row left to right: Gage Aguilera, Dane Konopnicki, Asa Wecks, Justyn Woods, LoriAnn Evans and Ailey Bobo

Front row left to right: Bria Hansen, Bruce Stailey, Zeonee Simeone and Payton Foster

terrific september stoutThe Kiwanis Club of Silver City celebrated students honored as Terrific Kids for September 2018 at GW Stout Elementary School in the cafeteria with invited parents. The program honors elementary school students for demonstrating a positive attitude, good character, and responsible citizenship. In addition to getting a certificate with a summary of why the teacher chose the student, each child is given a packet of Terrific Kids gear for them and their parents. Those honored are: 

terrific september hurleySilver City Kiwanis Club presented the following Hurley Elementary School students with Terrific Kids Awards for the month of September 2018. 

Back row left to right: Jaelyn Pena, Jessemine Woods, Luis Molina, Keira Molina, Isenya Silva and Principal Joyce Barela. 

Front row left to right: Caedyn Dominguez, Danae Rodriguez and Aliana Romo. Not pictured is James Sanchez.

Congratulations students!

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