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Photos by Paul Michaud

[Silver City, NM, April 19, 2018] Tour of the Gila cyclists had a great day on the course. World-class racers and amateurs alike traveled the Inner Loop Road Race on Thursday, April 19. Different classifications left at different times form two different start points, but all concluded at the Historic Fort Bayard National Landmark with a flat sprint finish for most groups. The UCI Men traveled 76.2 miles and UCI Women traveled 74.1 miles. The race course required 5,781 feet of climbing and had beautiful straight aways with sprint bonus opportunities accompanied by critical descents and tough climbs.

Article by Sandra Michaud, who also created the photosand video unless otherwise marked. Thanks also to Barbara Gabioud.

Over 100 people of all ages gathered at Bear Mountain Lodge Saturday to participate in the dedication of The One Million Bones Installation.

Susan McAllister, Executive Director, and Naomi Natale, Artistic Director, of the Art of Revolution, the organization behind the One Million Bones project, spoke about the history and the reasons behind the project.

[Editor's Note: This author and photographer went to the wrong end of downtown, so she got only one Fantasy Festival photograph.]

img 8265Paul Slattery seemed amazed that everyone knew who he was, in spite of this attire. He planned to get rid of the high-heeled boots as soon as he could.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

District Silver City Town Councilor Guadalupe Cano chose as her Territorial Charter Day special project the rehabilitation of Ybarra Park. She and others chipped paint, repainted and dug in rough areas.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

An Autism Awareness Walk took place at Fox Field on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Masters of Social Work student at Western New Mexico University, Amaris Fay, decided to organize and event to bring autism awareness to the community. "After the success of the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome, I thought it was worth a try. I'm absolutely thrilled with the turnout today."

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department  open house at the Cottage San Station on Saturday, April 14, 2018, Lt. Ed Downard of the station showed off bunker gear that would be worn for structure fires. "We're trained for structure fires and wildfires. This gear is too heavy for wildfires." He quickly shed it.

gila stage 1 71Canel’s tops men’s field for stage 1 at the Mogollon Road Race p/b Grant County

Katie Hall continues winning form for opening stage

[Silver City, NM, April 18, 2018] The 32nd annual Tour of the Gila began Wednesday with the return of the hill top finish on Mogollon. Canel’s Specialized Oscar Sanchez shattered the breakaway with a strong solo attack in the final kilometers that only Rob Britton (Rally Cycling) who finished second, could follow. A surprise finish for third place by Alex Evans (Mobius Bridgewaylane) rounded the podium.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark Theater on Friday, April 13, 2018, the village of Santa Clara welcomed another group of Americorps and Youth Conservation Corps members, who will spend time mothballing more of the deteriorating historic buildings at Fort Bayard.

Santa Clara Trustee Harry "Rocky" Hildebrand welcomed the Americorps members, who hail from all over the country. Mayor Richard Bauch also welcomed them.

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The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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