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For the week, beginning Monday August 6th, 2018 at 08:00 am and ending Monday August 13th, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 312 calls for service, had 425 self-initiated activity, and made 19 arrest. Of those arrests, 1 was for DWI and 2 for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Included in the above calls for service are 26 alarms, 2 burglaries, 2 fights, 19 domestic disturbances, 3 accidents w/ property damage, 13 followups, 5 larceny, 1 criminal damage to property, 1 criminal trespassing, 4 agency assists, 1 graffiti, 2 loud music, 5 traffic complaints, 1 missing person, 10 utility complaints, 2 assaults, 2 battery, 1 narcotic violation, 14 suspicious vehicles, 6 weapons fired, 1 fraud/embezzlement, 1 littering, 11 shoplifting, 2 game and fish, 1 parking violation, 5 abandoned 911, 11 harassment, 21 welfare checks, 19 animal, 4 civil standby, 6 information complaint, 2 reckless driver, 5 motorist assists, 1 child abuse, 1 abandoned vehicle, 1 gas skip, 10 unwanted subjects, 1 fireworks, 13 suspicious persons, 11 code enforcement, 3 smoke, 1 civil matter, 1 child neglect, 42 requests for public service, 2 open doors, 2 criminal trespass warnings, 2 found property, 13 suspicious activity, 24 citizen assists, 4 child exchanges, 1 negligent use of a firearm, 3 lost property, 4 vehicle burglary, 5 private property accidents, 4 noise complaints, 1 hit and run accident, 2 prisoner transports, 3 vehicle accidents no injury, 1 vehicle accident with injury.

Silver City, NM — Michael Cottingham of Voyage Botanica teams up with The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability to bring essential knowledge to our community. The third Tuesday of each month, Cottingham conducts a Community Herb Workshop from 6-8 pm at The Commons (501 E 13th St.). The $20 charge for the workshop helps to support the free (donation-based) Medicinal Herb Clinic the following Wednesday from 9-noon.

Cottingham presents workshops on a variety of topics related to herbs and their many uses, and conducts the clinics where he consults with individuals and makes recommendations as to which herbal remedies might be helpful for whatever ailments they are experiencing. Cottingham's website, https://www.voyagebotanica.net/, contains a wealth of information on medicinal herbs, as well as educational courses available through Voyage Botanica.

"We're very lucky to have access to Michael Cottingham's knowledge and expertise, and we're happy to be able to present such valuable programming here at The Commons. We endeavor to provide educational events that appeal to wide audiences in our community, and given our down-to-earth citizenry here in Grant County, we think the herbal workshop and clinic really fit the bill," says Kristin Lundgren, spokeswoman for The Commons.

August event dates will be Tuesday, August 21 from 6-8 pm for the workshop and Wednesday, August 22 from 9-noon for the clinic. In September the dates will be Tuesday, September 18, from 6-8 pm for the workshop and Wednesday, September 19 from 9-noon for the clinic.

Silver City, August 15 — Michael Cottingham of Voyage Botanica teams up with The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability to bring essential knowledge to our community. The third Tuesday of each month, Cottingham conducts a Community Herb Workshop from 6-8 pm at The Commons (501 E 13th St.). The $20 charge for the workshop helps to support the free (donation-based) Medicinal Herb Clinic the following Wednesday from 9-noon.

Silver City, August 15 — Michael Cottingham of Voyage Botanica teams up with The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability to bring essential knowledge to our community. The third Tuesday of each month, Cottingham conducts a Community Herb Workshop from 6-8 pm at The Commons (501 E 13th St.). The $20 charge for the workshop helps to support the free (donation-based) Medicinal Herb Clinic the following Wednesday from 9-noon.

cedar mesa kiva rs"Cedar Mesa Kiva" by Jackie Blurton won Best of Show in Photography in the GCAG Members' Opening Show earlier this year.This weekend's Featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild at the historic Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos, just up Highway 15 from Silver City are:  Ruth Hamby (Friday), and Jackie Blurton (Saturday and Sunday).

Silver City, NM – Due to extended drought and poor annual snow pack, the water levels at Quemado Lake have significantly declined leaving critically low dissolved oxygen levels for fish and other aquatic organisms. Anoxia, a combination of warm water temperatures and low water oxygen levels, have caused large numbers of fish mortality in Quemado Lake as well as other popular fishing locations across New Mexico.

billy the kid rsBilly the KidJim Smith is the scheduled speaker for the next Westerners' meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Silver City Cross Point Church Fellowship Hall, located at 11600 Highway 180 East. We cordially invite you to join us for this presentation, which will be both informative and entertaining.

August 18 at the Silver City Food C0-OP, Silver City, NM 10 a.m. - Noon

August 20 and 24 at the Silver City Library, Silver City, NM 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.

August 22 and 23 at the Bayard Community Center, Bayard, NM 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts is for all girls entering Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, we help them learn to be safe, think for themselves, and lead the way for others.

If you have the time, join our 900,000 volunteers. You’ll be amazed at what girls can achieve for themselves and for your community.

For more information call or e-mail Annette Toney 575-538-2481 atoney@gsdsw.org

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