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sir charlesThis is “Sir” Charles – a ten-year-old neutered German Shepherd. His human has to leave the country, so Charles needs to be adopted. He is a large dog (85 lbs), and is full of life and loyalty. He enjoys playing, hiking in the forest and most of all, hanging out with his human. Charles is good with people, and other dogs. He isn’t sure about cats, and other animals. He lives inside with constant access to the outdoors and is in perfect health. He is very much at home here in Silver City – absolutely loves his daily walks in the forest and the newly found cool weather. Please email or call me if you are interested in meeting Charles and giving him a new home.

Each year, the Silver City Rotary Club offers two $1,500 college scholarships to qualified graduating seniors from Grant County high schools. The 2020 scholarship application is now available online by going to the Rotary Club website at www.silvercityrotary.org and clicking on the College Scholarship Application link on the home page.

This year’s application deadline is Mach 15, 2020. By that time, not only the online application but also all supporting materials must have been submitted to the club.

Questions about or requests for help with the application process should be directed to Peter Falley at (575) 388-2004.

image001Traditional hand weaver and fiber artist Hosana Eilert cuddles up to some of her naturally dyed yarn. The owner of Wild West Weaving, she will be teaching a workshop for all ages at the Silver City Museum Annex on January 11 from 1-3pm.On Saturday, January 11, from 1-3pm, the Silver City Museum hosts a Winter Weaving Workshop with master fiber artist Hosana Eilert of Wild West Weaving. As winter sets in and we long to hunker beneath blankets and sweaters, it’s the perfect time to explore our rich regional heritage in wool and weaving -- and make a one-of-a-kind piece to take home with you!

This workshop takes place in the Museum Annex at 302 West Broadway. It is free with a $5 suggested donation. All materials are provided and projects are differentiated for all age groups and skill levels.

For the week beginning Monday, December 30, 2019 at 08:00 am and ending Monday December 6, 2020 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 205 calls for service, had 559 self-initiated activity, and made 24 arrest. Of those arrests, 2 was for possession of controlled substance, and 2 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 0 DWI, 2 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 1 shoplifting.   

Mimbres, NM, January 6, 2020—For Immediate Release. The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the winter and spring as weather conditions permit.

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

  • Off NM Hwy 35 near Desert West Auction
  • Lake Roberts off Forest Drive and Forest Service Road (FSR) 4206M
  • Off NM Hwy 35 behind Camp Thunderbird
  • Off NM Hwy 35 near mile marker 16, along FSR 4085Y
  • Off NM Hwy 35 along Lincoln Canyon Road, FSR 4079T
  • Off NM Hwy 35 by the Old GOS Ranch
  • Between Lincoln and Terry Canyon along FSR 4202K and 4202L
  • Administrative sites

January 12, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street  – “I Couldn’t Care Less”

Rev. Dan Lillie of Albuquerque will talk about the thing called apathy that literally means “a lack of care or concern,” his feelings about it, and why apathy can be important to us.

Lillie said, “As I reflect on my quest for a deeper emotional and spiritual life, I realize that I have a complicated relationship with apathy. At different points in my life, apathy has been a goal, it’s been an obstacle, and, most recently, it’s been a useful resource.”

Rev. Lillie is a Unitarian Universalist minister from Albuquerque. He received his Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology in 2017, and has spent the last three years serving the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, first as their Ministerial Intern, and then as their Ministerial Resident.

“Auditions for “Exit Laughing,” an award-winning comedy by Paul Elliott, will take place Sunday, January 19, 2 pm, and Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 pm, at Little Toad Creek Distillery and Brewery, 200 N. Bullard St,” announced Silver City Community Theater (SCCT) Board President Thomas Leeper. 

“It’s a really fun show on a mature topic,” according to Leeper. “What do you do when the highlight of your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," and one of your foursome inconveniently dies? You do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper  and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.”

 ”The cast is four women and one man. Three women are older; one woman and the man are 30ish. A copy of the script is available for review at Silver City Public Library information desk, 515 W College Ave,” Leeper said. 

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Dec. 31

Criminal damage to property
Cobre High School
Caller advised his water truck was vandalized.

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