Local News Releases

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

alexa roseSILVER 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 first concert for the 2018-19 Indie Folk Series. Alexa Rose takes the stage Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Buckhorn Opera House, in the scenic mountain town of Pinos Altos- just a 10-minute drive from Silver City.

Carolina songstress Alexa Rose crafts clever lyrics and boot-tapping mountain magic in her own brand of modern folk. She has spent her formative years curating original music in the Blue Ridge, releasing two albums in her early twenties. You can often catch her sporting her dusty Frye boots in some southern lagoon, or on the regional radio stations that spin her latest full-length release, "Low and Lonesome." Written on a hand me down guitar from her mother, the title track is a toast to Rose's heritage, and its anthem-like chorus haunts the listener with a somberness evocative of Gillian Welch.

When asked which aspects of her music she hoped listeners would take away, Rose answered: "A sense of place of which they are a part. Once, after a show, an audience member said, ‘I felt like I was sitting on my grandparents’ porch listening to June Carter!’” We are mountain people curating art that is inseparable from our upbringing in the regional music and tradition of Appalachia and of the American South. This informs not only our playing style, but also the way we tell the stories within the songs — from homegrown tomatoes to heartbreaks. We want people to feel as good listening to our stuff as we feel when we play it."

Don’t miss out on the chance to hear Alexa Rose at the historic and intimate Buckhorn Opera House. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Alexa Rose and to listen to her music please visit: here. MRAC members can purchase tickets for $20, guest tickets are $25. Tickets are available online at here and at the MRAC office in the Wells Fargo Bank building. 575-538-2505. 

cursten foodCursten Blanton Grant County 4-H Council President helps deliver food to St. Francis Newman CenterAs part of National 4-H week which was October 7-13, Grant County 4-H held a food drive. The six 4-H clubs in Grant County competed against each other to see which club could donate the most food. This is the second year that Grant County 4-H has participated in a county wide community service. The winning club was the Wrangler 4-H Club led by Ann Pavlakovich. The club voted to use some of their club funds and buy a large amount of canned goods to donate. In second place was the White Signal 4-H club, third was the Spurs 4-H club, fourth Mangus 4-H club and fifth was the Lone Mountain 4-H club. All of the food that was collected was donated to the St. Francis Newman Center Parish in Silver City for those who are less fortunate.

Mimbres, NM, November 2, 2018—The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the remainder of the fall and winter as weather conditions permit.

The plans for the Wilderness RD pile burns include the following locations:

  • Off Hwy 35, and Elkhorn Road, behind Desert West Auction
  • Lake Roberts off Forest Drive and FSR 4206M
  • Off Hwy 35 behind Camp Thunderbird
  • Off Hwy 35 near Mile Marker 16, along FSR 4085Y
  • Off Hwy 35 along Lincoln Canyon Road
  • Off Hwy 35 adjacent to the Old GOS Ranch
  • Administrative sitesFlames and smoke will be visible from NM Hwy 35. Do not stop to investigate or take pictures unless you can do so safely. Smoke will be monitored to ensure that the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau regulations are being met.  Smoke-sensitive individuals and those with respiratory or heart disease should take precautionary measures.  Air quality information and health protection measures are posted online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website here.

Silver City, NM, November 1, 2018—For Immediate Release.  Personal fuelwood cutting permits will have a new price point beginning January 1, 2019. Currently, the price for personal fuelwood permits is $10/cord with a two (2) cord minimum. As of January 1, 2019, the price will be $5/cord with a four (4) cord minimum. In addition, the 2019 Fuelwood Cutting Guide will indicate all of the fuelwood cutting areas.

Personal use permits are available to acquire a wide variety of forest products such as permits for latillas and vigas, as well as various live species transplants sold under “wilding permits.” Permits are available with current identification at any of our six USDA Forest Service offices, Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays.

For more information on the availability of permits, cost, and office hours, contact the USDA Forest Service office nearest to your location.


For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website here.

unnamedTextile Sculptor Jen Pack

Edwina Milner Women in the Arts Lecture/Exhibit Opening

Thursday November 4, 2018

6:30 p.m. Lecture in Parotti Hall, 7:30 p.m. Exhibit Opening in McCray Gallery

Pack said, “I have always been profoundly responsive to color and the sensations color can provoke. My work has been described as an artistic oxymoron: both loud and quiet, solid and transparent, hand-made and precise, delicate and aggressive, exuberant and restrained, formal and emotional. It is a reflection of me, an artist of blended culture who is both loud and quiet, urban and rural, delicate and aggressive, masculine and feminine, adventurous and routine.

Silver City, NM, November 1, 2018—For Immediate Release. Permits for cutting Christmas trees on the Gila National Forest will again be available at all ranger district offices starting Monday, November 19. Families can obtain their permit and cut the family Christmas tree during the Thanksgiving holiday along with any visiting family or friends and avoid the after Thanksgiving Day rush. 

Permits sell for $5.00 each (for any species) with a limit of one permit per household; or free permits are available for the aromatic piñon trees. Any tree species up to 10’ high may be cut. Permits can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card. Note that exact change is preferred. 

A Christmas tree tag, an information sheet on cutting regulations, and maps of designated cutting sites are included with the permits. To protect forest resources, tree cutting activities are not allowed within wilderness areas, riparian (river and stream) areas, and areas within 200 feet of paved roads and developed recreation sites.

Silver City, NM, November 1, 2018—Because election day is November 6 and many people will be watching the returns, the PFLAG Silver City monthly meeting has been cancelled.  The next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

People in need of support can always call PFLAG Silver City at 575-590-8797, visit our website www.pflagsilver.org or Facebook page. 

This Saturday evening, Nov. 3, 2018, at 7 p.m. the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will host Suzanne Heske, who will be speaking on "Lest We Forget: World War I," in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, that ended the bloodbath known as the First World War. The talk will be held at the Santa Clara Armory, in the same room where FBHPS shows its weekly films. A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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