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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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The event took place at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center, with more than 210 taking part.

"This is a special occasion we are celebrating," Mario Quintana, Copper Country Senior Olympics organizer, said. "I'd like to thank the board, committee members event mangers, participants, volunteers, guests, and sponsors that made the year successful.Thanks to the great food prepared by the Q'S, Vietnam Veterans Post 358, Entertainment, Music, Keynote Speakers and Dignitaries. "

This year was a qualifying year for Nationals, in Albuquerque. NM, and 45 athletes qualified.

The Rotary Club of Silver City has installed new officers for the 2018-19 year. They are: Peter Herzberg, President; Francisca Reyes, President-Elect; Linda Telaak, Secretary/Treasurer, and Jim Tindall, Sergeant-at-Arms.

Silvery City Rotary Club BoardThe new Rotary Board of Directors and Committee Chairs are pictured above: Jim Tindall, Sergeant-at-Arms; Leslie Bush, Senior Advisor; Tom Bates, International Service Chair; Linda Telaak, Secretary//Treasurer; Suzanne Kavanagh, Club Service Chair and Immediate Past President; Francisca Reyes, President-Elect; Peter Herzberg, Club President 2018-19; Wendy Spurgeon, New Generations Service Chair.

The Rotary Club of Silver City selects projects and programs annually to benefit our local and global communities. In the past year, Rotary community projects have included providing books to kindergarten students in Grant County, planting trees and supporting the installation of a water catchment system at the Commons, home of the Volunteer Center of Grant County as well as providing scholarships to local students. The Club is also raising funds to help Rotary International's PolioPlus Program to eradicate polio around the world, and collaborating with other clubs in New Mexico on various projects to provide health care and clean water in the central highlands region of Guatemala.

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