Local News Releases

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Silver City, NM, May 31, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest wishes to remind all visitors on public lands to practice “situational awareness.” Situational awareness is the perception of environmental elements and events – in essence, knowing what going on around you at any given place and time. When visiting the forest you should remember that you are sharing space with a variety of wildlife; including snakes, bears, mountain lions, deer, elk, and many more species. The wildlife on your public lands should be viewed from a distance.

The forest has received a report of a mountain lion near water sources; and a human/bear encounter occurred over the Memorial Day weekend. New Mexico is in a state of severe to extreme drought and that affects the wildlife as well. Prey animals, such as deer and elk, are moving to lower levels searching for forage and water, and this brings large predators down to lower levels looking for food and water as well. Your safety, and the welfare of the wildlife population, are important to the Gila National Forest and to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF)

Friday, May 25

Silver Heights/Hudson
Named male/clear.

Suspicious vehicle
Leslie Road
Officer out with a named male and a named female.

The Silver City Museum is pleased to announce an original exhibit, The Hobarts: A Look at a New Mexican Family. The exhibit will open on Friday, 15 June 2018. The opening of this exhibit will coincide with the opening of Contemporary Casta Portraiture: Nuestra "Calidad," by Delilah Montoya at a special public reception on Friday, 15 June 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Admission is free; donations greatly appreciated.

The Hobart family was the second family to live in the house that is now the Silver City Museum. They were active in the community and made several important changes to the Ailman House. The family owned and operated a hotel on Main Street before it was the Big Ditch. However, for a long time, the Hobarts and their time in Silver City have been somewhat of a mystery.

Come learn all about micro-farming as a business in southwest New Mexico. Micro-farming offers opportunities for the small and backyard grower. The two-day workshop "Micro-Farming 101: Growing Money in your Backyard" covers small business planning, tools and techniques, market opportunities and marketing to grow your own micro-farming business. The two-day workshop is scheduled from Monday, June 11, to Tuesday, June 12, 2018, during the mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at The Commons, 501 E. 13th St.

This workshop is available at no cost to the public by the sponsorship of Southwest New Mexico Food Hub. RSVP required. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/yd9gxfgu or call Ben Rasmussen at (575) 597-0032 or email brasmussen@swchi.org.

Aldo Leopold Charter School offers free and reduced lunches to its qualifying students from Grant County. Children who are members of households receiving SNAP, FDPIR or TANF benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. All meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The meals offered are tasty and nutritious, having been prepared by the dedicated staff at Guadalupe Montessori School (Heidi Pendleton, Food Service Coordinator).

Deming: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Wednesday May 30, 2018.

FNF Construction, Inc. (Contractor) will be continuing roadway rehabilitation. Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the westbound Exit 85 on/off ramp will be closed for paving. From 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the eastbound Exit 85 on/off ramp will be closed due to complete paving on I-10. Detours will be in place at exit 82A/B. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

For the Memorial Holiday weekend, beginning Friday May 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. and ending Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 72 calls for service and had 192 self-initiated activity, and made 20 arrests. No arrests were made for DWI, 4 arrests were made for narcotics possession.

Included in the above calls for service are 6 alarms, 8 domestic disturbances, 1 crash, 1 criminal damage to property, 1 loud music, 2 traffic complaints, 2 batteries, 1 narcotics violation, 4 suspicious vehicles, 2 shoplifting, 1 abandoned 911, 2 harassments, 10 welfare checks, 4 animal complaints, 4 unwanted subjects, 3 suspicious persons, 1 smoke complaint, 1 civil matter, 1 criminal trespass, 2 suspicious activities, 5 citizen assists, 3 child exchanges, 1 noise complaint, 1 vehicle crash/no injuries.

stories from our streets rsSilver City MainStreet invites our community to a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10 am in front of the Silco Theater located at 311 N. Bullard St, Silver City to launch Stories from Our Streets – Discover the Town Built to Last. The ribbon cutting will be followed by a free viewing of Silver City on Parade, a 1940 movie of downtown Silver City.

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