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Stephen Fox, mostly-retired historian, and Arthur Martinez, Western New Mexico University emeritus professor of political science, will present a join event from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at WNMU’s Light Hall, under the title of "Two Perspectives on Segregation and Discrimination in Grant County: Developing a Dynamic Cultural Diversity."

Fox will present a 30-minute slide lecture as a historian and outsider, and Martinez will speak as a participant and political scientist, and then they will have conversation with the audience.

The following article will be published in the spring issue of "New Mexico Historical Review" in early May. This is a preview of the article:

The Kickoff Party for the 2019 RED DOT Artists’ Studios Tour will be Friday May 3 from 5 pm until 8pm at the Tour Headquarters, Light  Art Space Gallery, 209 W. Broadway.

The Kickoff party will offer a chance to see examples of art from all 22 studios on the RED DOT Tour. This free event will feature fabulous food by the Duckstop and music by Aaron Manning, guitarist.  Back by popular demand will be the 49.99 Art Auction and the Wall of Wonder continuous digital display of works by participating artists. Art at the Light Art Space Gallery may be viewed all weekend. Tour Headquarters at Light Art Space Gallery will have brochures with art images typical of each artist along with a map to the studios.  Brochures may also be picked up at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center and at most downtown galleries.

Sponsored by the Silver City Art Association, the RED DOT Artists’ Studio Tour is a welcoming event by artists who open their workspace for the public to experience the many ways art is produced. Oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, fiber, clay modeling and wheelwork, metalwork, creating with found objects, photography, layering  hot beeswax, printmaking with plates and a press or transferring ink from plate to paper with hand pressure, as well as blowing molten glass are some of the art media and techniques to be seen at the studios. In some studios visitors will be able to personally experience working with the media. Studios will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.  Most studios will have work for sale.

This year’s Gila Earth Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Gough Park in Silver City.  More than 30 organizations and businesses will showcase their mission, services, or green products for your yard, home, and person. The event will feature live entertainment and educational presentations throughout the day, as well as food and activities for children.  

This year’s theme, Protect Our Species, focuses on the rapid extinction of animals around the world.  The number of land-dwelling animals has fallen by 40% since 1970, and animal populations in freshwater ecosystems have plummeted by 75% since 1970. “In recent news, approximately 41% of insect species have been determined to be in decline, which could have far-reaching and catastrophic effects,” said event organizer Doyne Wrealli, Program Associate for Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP). “What can we do, individually and as a community, to Protect Our Species both locally and globally? We’ll get some answers from our local experts.”

SILVER CITY- In the 2012 agricultural census Grant County had 407 farms and reported the primary agricultural product produced as being cattle with some small sheep herds. Of the 407 farms, 317 were reported as having cattle and calves in Grant County. The total amount of cattle produced in the county was 27,000 head. Total cattle price receipts from cattle production equal $29.4 million dollars. Thus, cattle production in the county is of significance to the local economy.

NMSU Grant County Cooperative Extension Service will host a Cattle Producer Workshop on April 30, 2019 from 6-8pm at the Grant County Cooperative Extension Office located at 2610 N. Silver St. in Silver City, NM

bus tapesSILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in conjunction with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/United County Mimbres Realty, lodging sponsor Holiday Inn Express, and Gila Mimbres Community Radio, announces the fourth and final concert for the 2018-19 Indie Folk Series. The Bus Tapes take the stage Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 pm at the Buckhorn Opera House, in the scenic mountain town of Pinos Altos- just a 10-minute drive from Silver City.

Hailing from Santa Fe, N.M., The Bus Tapes are a “fresh and funky” band comprised of husband and wife duo Heather Tanner on vocals and guitar, Case Tanner on bass. Playing together for over a decade, they combine original songs and covers of fan favorites to create eclectic folk rock sets with a blues and jazz-inspired twist. The Bus Tapes have won two New Mexico Music Awards—the first in 2012 for “Best Novelty/ Humorous Song” and the second in 2013 for “Best Pop Song.”

WNMU Career Fair will have interest assessments at 9:00, resume overview at 10:00 and interview skills at 11:00 in the conference room.

We also have our academic symposium where students can showcase their research projects and do presentations in the library.

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Literacy Link - Leamos and the Silver City Public Library invite Grant County residents to attend Love Your Library Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 AM to 1 PM. This year, Cooper St. will be closed again between College Avenue and 8th St. Live music will be provided by Angelica Padilla and Brandon Perrault and a firetruck will be parked on Cooper Street. The event offers free books, free replacement library cards, cookies and healthy snacks, free door prizes and two $50 grand prizes, donated by Western Bank. Activities for children will include lawn fun, crafts, robots, the popular photo booth, a bilingual story time, and a piñata. For more information contact Mary Beth or Ruth at (575) 388-0892.

190328 prime r 148 hrPhoto by Bruce BloySILVER CITY, NM—Virus Theater is proud to announce the New Mexico premiere of Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Marjorie Prime. This is the first production in Virus’ “New Directors Series,” with Hallie Harris leading the way and several actors making their first appearance with the company.

Artificial intelligence surrounds us, and Marjorie, seemingly a victim of dementia, now has the assistance of a companion trained to interact with her concerning the story of her life. The question is: Does she really want to remember everything? Forget only parts? In an exciting and multimedia rendition of Jordan Harrison’s award-winning play, the Virus cast goes delves into what it means to be human—and how much we want technology to play a role.

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