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The Governing Council of Aldo Leopold Charter School will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the school, which is located at 1422 Hwy 180 East in Silver City, next to the Burger King. If you have a disability requiring special assistance, notify the school at 575-538-2547 as soon as possible and arrangements will be made.

Silver City, NM, September 7, 2017—The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District personnel have reopened two campgrounds. The Iron Creek Campground had been closed since July 31 due to flooding and the Railroad Canyon CG was being used to store road materials. NMDOT completed all road repairs and all flood debris has been cleared from the Iron Creek CG.

The campgrounds are:

The Silver City Rotary Auction and Benefit Gala to be held on October 7th in partnership with First American Bank will have as one of its beneficiaries the children's programs at the Gila Valley Library.

The Gila Valley Library is a small, rural library housed in a converted trailer on New Mexico 211 in Gila. It houses about 4,500 books and 1,500 DVDs and audio media. It is visited by more than 4,000 local residents annually.

Square Dance lessons will again be offered by the Silver Squares Square Dance Club, beginning Monday, September 11, at 6;00 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan Street. Enter through the 19th Street entrance. The first three lessons are free so get a partner and come start learning the basics of Square Dancing. Having a regular partner for the lessons will work best for you but there will be "Angels" (experienced dancers) there to help if necessary. Lessons begin promptly at six o'clock. There is a fee of $3 per student per lesson after the first three

Silver City, NM — The Gila National Forest is hosting a Forest Plan Revision Open House on September 11, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at 3005 E Camino del Bosque, Silver City, NM.

The open house format is a casual opportunity to engage with Forest Service specialists about Forest Plan Revision. Stakeholders can arrive any time (not just at the starting time), stay for as little or long as they like, and can circulate among Forest Service specialists discussing various resources. There will not be a presentation or an agenda at the Open Houses. Open Houses are not necessarily part of a comment period so we will not be recording public comments, but stakeholders are welcome to fill out comment forms or drop off comment letters for consideration. No RSVP is necessary for the open houses.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila

For the Labor Day holiday weekend beginning Friday September 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm and ending Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 85 calls for service and had 168 self-initiated activity, and made 14 arrests. Including 1 for DWI.

wilger and jimenez rsGrant writing workshop facilitators, Susan Wilger and Lisa Jimenez, together have more than 50 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and have written hundreds of local, state and federal grants resulting in millions of dollars in awards.Silver City, NM: Rural communities, which accounted for 19 percent of U.S. population, received only about seven percent of foundation grants awarded from 2005 to 2010, according to a recent study by the USDA Economic Research Service.

To turn that statistic around, The Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG) is offering a three-session "Grant Writing Workshop for Nonprofit Professionals," specifically tailored to the challenges facing rural and frontier organizations.

Silver City mayor Ken Ladner would like to invite your input, ideas and inspirations toward making our town even better.

This month's "Monday With The Mayor" will be at the Drifter Pan Cake House, 711 Silver Heights Blvd, on Monday, September 11 from 8:00-11:00AM.

Please stop by and share your insights and ideas with Mayor Ladner. All are welcome!

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