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Silver City, NM — The Gila National Forest Wilderness Ranger Districts is looking for volunteer camp hosts.

The host would be stationed at the Mesa Campground near the Lake Roberts Recreation area. Amenities provided include a pull-through campsite, water, electricity, a Forest Service Radio, sewer and propane. Time commitment would be to arrive as soon as possible and stay through Labor Day and possibly through October 31.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Amy Hartell at 575.388.8201 or email at ahartell@fs.fed.us.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

Grant County residents concerned about protecting unborn children have organized a group that meets once a month and occasionally holds pro-life rallies.  They welcome others to join them in standing up for innocent lives.  The GC Pro-Life Group's Float, 'Uncle Sam Wants You to Save Lives' tied for first place in the Fourth of July Parade.  Their monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at a group member's home.  If you have any questions or wish to attend, please call or text (575) 538-9028 or (575) 313-9708.

Grant County residents concerned about protecting unborn children are holding a Pro-Life Rally on Saturday, July 14, at 11:30 a.m. between the Walmart parking lot and Highway 180 East. They welcome others to join them in standing up for innocent lives. The GC Pro-Life Group's Float, 'Uncle Sam Wants You to Save Lives' tied for first place in the Fourth of July Parade. Their monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at a group member's home. If you have any questions, please call or text (575) 538-9028 or (575) 313-9708.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, July 16, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite C, Silver City, NM. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com. The public is welcome to attend.

SILVER CITY: Silver City Museum announces Hands-On Fun for ClayFest to take place Saturday, July 21st from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the museum's Education Room located at 312 Broadway. Activities for the entire family are free admission; a donation of $5 is suggested to help support the museum.
The Silver City Museum invites families and youth to make their own one-of-a-kind Mimbres style clay plate as souvenir of the 2018 ClayFest. This event is part of the annual celebration of regional ceramic traditions and contemporary artistic expressions in clay. Participants will roll, shape and decorate a clay vessel. Guided by museum staff, children and their families will learn about hand building techniques and graphic design used by the prehistoric inhabitants of southwest New Mexico.

The Silver Consolidated School District is very excited to announce the opening of the Silver PreK School. They are currently accepting applications for children who will be 4 years old before Sept. 1. They are also offering wrap around services. Free child care for these students will be provided before and after school. To register your child, or for more information, please contact the administrative office located at 2810 N. Swan or call 956-2000.

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at Cross Point Assembly of God Church, 11600 Hwy 180 E.

William Perkins will talk about estate planning.

Cost for lunch is $12.

All singles are welcome. For information call 575-537-643.

Learn to inspire and empower others to your cause at a free one-hour training from the Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG) on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m. at College Street Plaza Suite #5, located at 301 W. College Street. NRG Manager Joseph Hill will share practical skills and the knowledge necessary to express yourself clearly, with confidence and power, in a variety of public speaking situations. The brown bag training is designed to aid you to overcome your anxiety, fear and nervousness when making a presentation. RSVP required. For more information call (575) 507-0035 or email: NRG@frontierus.org.

Silver City – The Silver City Town Council on Tuesday will consider notice of intent ordinance 1268, designed to clarify how the town's various advisory groups function, in hopes of improving processes and making it easier and more satisfying for community volunteers to serve. District 2 Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith is sponsoring the proposed ordinance, which if approved opens a two-week public comment period, required before the ordinance comes before the Council for a vote.

"What I hope to accomplish with this ordinance is to improve the structure of our town advisory groups, remove unnecessary meeting requirements, and clarify reporting roles to ensure that we are using valuable volunteer time in the most productive way possible," said Councilor Aiman-Smith. "We really need engaged citizens to be involved, and I'm hoping these changes will improve volunteers' experience so that they will continue to serve, and town leadership and staff will find it easier to recruit volunteers."

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