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• Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Arts & Cultural District • Walk to restaurants, art galleries, events, specialty shops, museums and Western New Mexico University

• Guestrooms and suites open now. Ballroom and meeting rooms open summer 2012 • Free Wi-Fi, local and long distance calls

THOUGHTFUL DESIGN COMBINED WITH THE PERFECT LOCATION AN IDEAL OASIS 200 West Broadway Street

Silver City NM 88061

575.956.9400


Bed & Breakfast

Guesthouses & Cottages

Bear Mountain Lodge 60 Bear Mountain Ranch Rd Silver City 575.538.2538 • 877.620.BEAR

Adobe Agave 309 E St • Silver City 575.388.2917 • 575.956.3386

Casitas De Gila Guesthouses 50 Casita Flats Rd • Gila 575.535.4455 • 877.923.4827 Gila House Hotel 400 N. Arizona St • Silver City 575.313.7015 Inn On Broadway 411 W Broadway • Silver City 575.388.5485 Ir y Venir Ranch 9275 Hwy 180 W • Silver City 575.535.2136

Agave Ridge Retreat 918 NM 15 • Pinos Altos 575.313.9843 Bear Mountain Retreat 80 Allen Springs • Silver City 575.313.5534 Carriage House Cottage 603 N Black St • Silver City 575.388.9680 Casa Del Mosaic Boston Hill • Silver City 575.956.5759

Cabins

Casa Serena/Casa Arbol University Area • Silver City 575.388.4426

Bear Creek Motel & Cabins 88 Main St • Pinos Altos 575.388.4501 • 888.388.4515

Cottage of Whispering Canyon 983 NM Hwy 356 • Hanover 575.537.5505

Bearpaw Ranch Turkey Creek Rd • Gila 575.535.2877 The Cabin 2059 Cottage San Rd • Silver City 575.388.1087 Georgetown Cabins 104 Georgetown Rd • Mimbres 575.534.4529 Lake Roberts General Store & Cabins 869 Hwy 35 N • Lake Roberts 575.536.9929

Gila Hideway 66 N Fork Walnut Creek Rd Silver City • 575.313.3208 Gila Hot Springs Ranch Hwy 15 • Gila Hot Springs 575.536.9551 Gila River House 93 River Rd • Gila • 575.535.2383 The Guest House 1012 W 13th St • Silver City 575.538.3203 • 575.313.5133 High Lonesome Guest House 26 High Lonesome Rd • Silver City 575.388.3763

Pinos Altos Cabins 4687 Pinos Altos Rd • Pinos Altos 575.534.0406 • 800.348.2477

Hoot and Howl Hideaway 20 McMillen Rd • Mangas Springs 575.535.HOOT

Wildwood Retreat Jackass Lane • Gila Hot Springs 575.536.3600

Las Palomas Guest House 28 Alope Way • Gila 575.535.4600

West Street Inn University Area • Silver City 575.534.2302

Palace Hotel 106 W Broadway • Silver City 575.388.1811

The White House 501 N Bullard • Silver City 575.313.6707

Rodeway Inn 3420 Hwy 180 E • Silver City 575.538.3711

Wilderness Lodge Jackass Lane • Gila Hot Springs 575.536.9749

Spirit Canyon Lodge 684 Hwy 35 • Lake Roberts 575.536.9459

Hotels, Motels & Lodges

RV Parks

Comfort Inn 1060 Hwy 180 E • Silver City 575.534.1883 • 800.4.CHOICE

Burro Mountain Homestead 665 Tyrone Rd • Tyrone 575.538.2149

Copper Manor Motel 710 Silver Heights Blvd • Silver City 575.538.5392

Continental Divide RV Park 4774 N Hwy 15 • Pinos Altos 575.388.3005

The Drifter Motel 711 Silver Heights Blvd • Silver City 575.538.2916

Faywood Hot Springs Resort 165 Hwy 61 • Faywood 575.536.9663

Econo Lodge 1120 Hwy 180 E • Silver City 575.534.1111 • 800.55.ECONO

Gila Hot Springs Ranch Hwy 15 • Gila Hot Springs 575.536.9551

Gateway Plaza Motel 18000 Hwy 180 E • Hurley 575.537.5001

Manzano’s RV Park 103 Flury Lane • Arenas Valley 575.538.0918

Holiday Inn Express 1103 Superior St • Silver City 575.538.2525 • 800.HOLIDAY

Mountain Spirits RV Park 2743 Hwy 35 N • Mimbres 575.574.7000

Lake Roberts Motel 863 Hwy 35 • Lake Roberts 575.536.9393

Ridge Park RV 2789 Hwy 90 S • Tyrone 575.388.1126

Little Toad Creek Inn and Tavern 1122 Hwy 35 • Mimbres 575-536-9649

Rose Valley RV Ranch 2040 Memory Ln • Silver City 575.534.4277 • 866.RVRANCH

Motel 6 1040 Hwy 180 E • Silver City 575.388.1983

Silver City KOA 11824 Hwy 180 E • Arenas Valley 575.388.3351

Murray Hotel 200 W Broadway • Silver City 575.956.9400

Silver City RV Park 1304 Bennet St • Silver City 575.538.2239


WELCOMEToSilver City and Grant County Silver City is one of the finest rural communities in the Nation. Our rich mining and ranching history, blend of Hispanic and Anglo cultures, blue skies (with 360 days of sunshine), vast landscapes, natural wonderlands, and small town values, create a genuine “Americana”. Embraced by the Continental Divide, five life zones overlap near town ...creating a wonderful basecamp for ecotourism and the greatest diversity of habitats in North America! Silver City is the oldest incorporated town in New Mexico (and the only one still operating under a Territorial Charter). The multi-cultural frontier location continues to be the business center for the area and the Town’s commitment to building a sustainable economy (including curbside recycling and solar energy projects) provides a special quality of life. Honesty and common courtesies prevail. And, the relaxed pace is a custom newcomers are often challenged to adapt. Horns are tooted to say “hi” to friends (not rush traffic), and locals find another route if two vehicles (or grocery carts) are side by side blocking a thoroughfare… as we know that folks are taking the time to talk and catch up with one another. We stop on the side of the road and wait for funeral processions to pass, and also pull over for faster motorists if we are moseying along back roads. It’s all part of the mutual respect, part of enjoying the moment, part of our way of life. Plan a visit and experience our warm hospitality. Consider becoming an active member of our community. If you do…you’ll probably find that “this is the place you’ve been looking for all along”.

above: Volunteer Hosts greet visitors 7 days a week at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center. Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm MST Sunday 10am-2pm MST

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SILVER CITY GRANT COUNTY VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE – 3


CONTENTS

Silver City Grant County

Visitor Guide THE COMPREHENSIVE TOURISM AND RELOCATION GUIDE

Published exclusively for the Silver City Grant County Tourism Consortium by Zia Publishing Corp.

FEATURES

HIGHLIGHTS

2 Welcome to Grant County. A letter from the Visitor Center and an invitation to experience a unique and exciting region. 6 Best Small Towns. Silver City continues to garner attention nationally, ranking among the best in major categories by national magazines and books for livability, historic preservation and the arts. 8 History. The geology and geography of Grant County have had major effects on its economic and community development. 10 Heritage. The makeup of Grant County today has been molded by a thousand years of vibrant cultural influences. 12 Historic District. Silver City’s historic district was constructed with long-term expectations and preserved by a caring community. 14 Grant County Communities. Lifestyle options range from affordable to upscale and locations from river valley spreads to mountain cabins. 18 The Arts. Led by the State’s #1 Arts Council, the region’s strong focus on the arts keeps Grant County on the leading edge of cultural development and opportunity. 20 Festivals & Events. Sanctioned rodeos, big-name cyclists, and the best Blues musicians in the nation draw international audiences. 22 Health. Surrounded by nature’s best and served by patient-centered medical programs, the county is truly one of America’s healthiest locations. 24 Education. With a strong focus on quality programs and university interactions, Grant County provides excellent developmental opportunities. 26 Attractions. Hiking, birding, fishing, tracking historic events, experiencing the sounds of wilderness or photographing unique formations, Grant County is the place.

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A Draw for Visitors and Locals Major Industries Frontier People Preserving the Heritage Its the Presentation A Living History A Lifestyle for Everyone Cultural Experiences The Main Events Gila Regional Medical Center Developing Minds Treasures of the Southern Rockies Recreational Opportunities Diverse Attractions Downtown Area Trails and a Bit of History

DEPARTMENTS 6 Quick Facts 10 Best Small Town Ratings Grant County Profile 14 Financial Institutions Housing Facts Real Estate Companies Community Services 16 Community Map 18 Area Museums Arts Organizations Clubs & Organizations 20 Calendar of Events 22 Health Care Pet Friendly Area Churches 23 Volunteer Organizations 24 Primary & Secondary Education Higher Education Day Care Area Libraries Sports & Recreation 26 Youth Organizations Parks & Monuments Ghost Towns Lakes & Outdoors 29 Silver City Map Area Map Mileage to Scenic Destinations 30 Historic Sites 31 Silver City Business Directory

SILVER CITY ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT Julie Minicucci Silver City Arts & Cultural District & Tourism Director SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Cissy McAndrew Executive Director SILVER CITY MAINSTREET PROJECT Nick Seibel Manager MIMBRES REGION ARTS COUNCIL Faye McCalmont Executive Director SRAM TOUR OF THE GILA Jack Brennan Race Director GRANT COUNTY TOURISM Keith LeMay Chairman ZIA PUBLISHING CORP. Terri Menges President & Managing Director Joseph Burgess Vice President & Photo Journalist Arlyn Cooley Staff Accountant LeAnne Knudsen Advertising Sales Joseph Burgess Writing & Photography except where credited Jackie Blurton LeAnne Knudsen Bob Pelham M. H. “Dutch” Salmon Corey Schwartz Debra Sutton Judy Wuthrich Contributing Photographers Gila Regional Medical Center Mimbres Region Arts Council Courtesy Photographs Terri Menges Debra Sutton Designers Silver City Grant County Visitor & Relocation Guide is published by Zia Publishing Corp. with offices at: P.O. Box 1248 • 116 McKinney Road (deliveries only) Silver City, NM 88062 Phone: 575-388-4444 x19 • Fax: 575-534-3333 e-mail: info@ziapublishing.com www.ziapublishing.com ©Zia Publishing Corp., 2012. This issue of Silver City Grant County Community Guide is copyrighted under the laws of the United States of America. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission of the publisher prohibited. For permission to use any portion of this publication email: info@ziapublishing.com. All submissions of editorial or photography are only accepted without risk to the publisher for loss or damage. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy in the information provided. The publisher assumes no responsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.


BEST SMALL TOWNS A DIVERSE COMMUNITY

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CLIMATE Grant County is a remarkably diverse landscape, ranging from high desert in the south to high mountains across much of the north of the county. At an elevation of 6000 ft. the Semi-arid climate offers mild temperatures, giving us four gentle seasons to enjoy. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun

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LOCATION Silver City is located in Grant County in Southwest New Mexico. It is on the Continental Divide and in the foothills of the Pinos Altos Range, an extension of the Mogollon Mountains. Silver City is centrally located at the junction of US 180 and NM 90 almost equidistant from both El Paso and Tucson and from Denver, Dallas and Los Angeles.

ELEVATION Elevations in Grant County range from 4,000 above sea level in the high desert at the southern end of the county to mountains touching 10,000 feet in the north. Silver City, Bayard, Hurley and the central part of the county are just under 6,000 feet above sea level. Pinos Altos and other nearby communities to the north and east are at 6,000 to 7,000 feet.

NEW MEXICO FACTS Statehood: January 6, 1912 Capital: Santa Fe Flag: Red Zia on field of gold Ballad: Land of Enchantment Songs: Oh, Fair New Mexico and Asi Es Nuevo Mexico Motto: Crescit Eundo (It Grows As It Goes) Poem: A Nuevo Mexico Cookie: Biscochito Gem: Turquoise Bird: Roadrunner (Chaparral) Flower: Yucca Tree: Piñon Animal: Black Bear Fish: Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

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ational magazines and books continue to recognize Silver City as a culturally diverse community that excels in livability, historic preservation and the arts. Small town values which entice former residents to “come back home” are the foundation supporting a solid arts community, the preservation of historic architecture, a university atmosphere, cultural diversity, endless outdoor activities (in one of the best climates imaginable) and a list of year-round events that just won’t quit. The writers who rank Silver City among the “Best Small Towns” in America base their conclusions on factors that are an integral part of the local lifestyle. Coffee houses and bakeries are where the locals discuss many issues, or the Olive Warbler spotted at Cherry Creek. The dinner menus, wine lists, and desserts are excellent and when a new shop, a play, or an art show opens…expect a crowd. Modern Maturity Magazine’s choice of Silver City as the #3 Small Town in America noted such factors as neighborliness, restaurants, ease of getting around on foot, ethnic diversity, recreational options, and most important, “cultural vitality." A presentation by the New Mexico Symphony, the five-day Tour of the Gila bicycle stage race and the Blues Festival are the types of activities this small mountain community has come to expect. The Southwest and fine art found in galleries along the historic downtown streets has become both an attraction and a significant year-round factor in the local economy. John Villani highlighted Silver City in his book, The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. Histories of the area’s mining and cattle industries are displayed in its museums, as well as the world’s largest permanent display of ancient Mimbres Indian pottery. The Victorian

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A DRAW FOR VISITORS AND LOCALS THEATER The Mimbres Region Arts Council, #1 in New Mexico, supports cultural activities in area venues, both large and small. CLIMATE Silver City’s near perfect climate offers year-round enjoyment of outdoor activities. FESTIVALS & EVENTS Annual events include Tour of the Gila bicycle race, Silver City Blues Festival, Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo and Chocolate Fantasia. SHOPPING Silver City is not only a regional hub for shopping, it is widely recognized for its galleries and quaint one-of-a-kind shops. SCHOOLS Home of Western New Mexico University founded in 1894, the community also touts excellent public and private school systems.


style homes and buildings throughout the Historic District reflect the prosperity of the boom eras and the desire to build an enduring community. Silver City was chosen one of The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The opportunities for both cultural and outdoor activities, in a crisp mountain air environment, no doubt contributed to Norman Ford including Silver City in the top 1% of The Healthiest Places to Live and Retire in America. The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, located in the middle of more than three million acres of national forest, is the area’s biggest attraction. It is, however, only the beginning of the adventures surrounding Silver City. Forts, an opera house, ghost towns, lakes and streams, birding, historic chapels, unique recreational sites and extraordinary Sunday afternoon drives contribute to an unsurpassed outdoor agenda. Silver City is a vibrant community with lots to share with its neighbors, both far and near. One visit will make it your destination of choice. SILVER CITY GRANT COUNTY VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE – 7


QUICK FACTS MILEAGE TO SILVER CITY Lake Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 miles Lordsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 miles Deming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 miles Glenwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 miles Palomas, Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . 88 miles Truth or Consequences . . . . . . 90 miles Las Cruces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 miles White Sands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 miles El Paso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 miles Socorro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 miles Alamogordo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 miles Tucson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 miles Ruidoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 miles Albuquerque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 miles Gallup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 miles Roswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 miles Santa Fe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 miles Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 miles Carlsbad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 miles Taos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 miles Grand Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . 415 miles San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606 miles Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 682 miles Los Angeles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 684 miles Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 787 miles Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901 miles Salt Lake City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 999 miles San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . 1069 miles St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1279 miles Mexico City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1284 miles Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1695 miles Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1837 miles Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2120 miles Washington DC . . . . . . . . . . 2188 miles New York City . . . . . . . . . . . 2254 miles Montreal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2409 miles Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2469 miles

DIRECTIONS TO SILVER CITY

HISTORY RUGGED BEGINNINGS

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ordering a complex terrain and isolated from New Mexico’s primary river systems, Silver City and Grant County attracted a different breed of men, survivors to be sure, accustomed to hard and treacherous work. Intense geologic forces and the ensuing processes of weathering were involved in the creation of the rugged terrain known as the Gila. A key factor for area development was the resulting mineralization, by far the state’s richest deposits. Apaches molded native copper into jewelry and tips for arrows. The first mining of the red metal began around 1800 for the Mexican mint. Later in the 19th century, full-scale mining began in Silver City and Santa Rita and continues around the county today. Pinos Altos had its own lively gold rush era, complete with all the old west tales of boom and bust and serving briefly as the first county seat. Conversely, the Gila, with all its breathtaking vistas, life zones and eco systems, includes a large region that was the first in the United States to be designated by Congress in 1924 as a Wilderness to be preserved for future generations. Huge tracts of pristine forests and streams are protected from modern human development. Silver City, a fiercely independent community and recognizing its future potential, threatened the Territorial Legislature of New Mexico in 1876 with secession to Arizona. As a result, Silver City became the first incorporated town in New Mexico and it continues to operate under a Territorial charter. It has the state’s oldest public school system and one of the earliest institutions of higher learning. Due to fire problems in its early history, town fathers insisted on brick construction, resulting in the survival of numerous Victorian and turn-ofthe-century homes and buildings. The downtown and university districts offer an architectural treat for visitors, revolving around the Silver City Museum housed in the 1881 home of H.B. Ailman.

On US 180, travel 62 miles southeast from Glenwood or 52 miles northwest from Deming. On NM 90 travel 44 miles northeast from Lordsburg.

LODGING Hotels & Motels 13 Bed & Breakfasts 5 Cabins & Cottages 29 RV Parks & Private Campgrounds 12 Public Camping 5

DINING Whether you prefer quick fast food, healthy choices, deli service or leisure coffee houses; family style or gourmet; saloon or bar and grill; Mexican, Chinese or American; Silver City has abundant dining choices. Bakeries & Coffee Shops 21 Bars & Nightlife 5 Catering 9 Fast Food 23 Gelato, Ice Cream & Treats 3 Restaurants & Cafes 58

VISITOR INFORMATION Murray Ryan Visitor Center 201 N. Hudson Street Silver City, NM 88061 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm MST Sunday 10am-4pm MST 575-538-5555 www.SilverCityTourism.org

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THE MAJOR INDUSTRIES RANCHING Westward moving settlers recognized Grant County’s grasslands as good pastures for cattle grazing. The industry took root and continues to hold its own today. Both private property use and permits for grazing on government land are important factors to the rancher, with added emphasis in recent years on environmental issues. MINING The Santa Rita mine celebrated its hundredth anniversary as an open pit operation and mining was recognized by the state legislature for the economic impact it has had over the years on southwest New Mexico. Copper has been the mainstay of the region, but gold, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum and other minerals have been mined commercially.


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D O WNTO WN S I LVE R C IT Y Join us on the first Friday of every month for art openings, family activities, specials, street dances & more. Take an art walk, visit our eclectic shops, enjoy a meal and stay awhile. ANTIQUES & QUALITY SECONDHAND

ART GALLERIES & STUDIOS cont.

LODGING

Dandelion Wish H 109 N. Bullard St. • 575.534.0074 Tues-Sun 11ish-6ish • Upscale selection of eclectic antiques & collectibles

Two Spirit Gallery 311-B N. Bullard St. • 575.956.8397 M, W-Sat 11-4 • Unique collection of ethnic arts, beads & antiques

Carriage House Cottage H 603 N. Black St. • 575.388.9680 www.CarriageHouseCottage.com Vacation Rental • Daily, Weekly, Monthly

Manzanita Ridge 107 N. Bullard St. • 575.388.1158 W-Sat 10:30-5 • New & used home decor from 5-star resorts The Marketplace H 601 N. BullardSt., Unit D 575.388.2897 M-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 • 5000+ sq. ft. of new, used, vintage & antique bargains!

FRONTIER PEOPLE OUTLAWS In typical Old West fashion, Grant County produced its own cast of unsavory characters. Billy the Kid, of Lincoln County Wars fame, was raised in Silver City and his mother is buried in Memory Lane Cemetery. Butch Cassidy and a few of his gang worked on a ranch in the Gila for a spell to avoid capture. MOUNTAIN MEN The rugged terrain rising out of the desert above Silver City attracted Mountain Men in the late 1800s in search of animal pelts and meat. The Gila became home to Ben Lilly, a renowned big game hunter and accomplished houndsman, from 1911 to 1936. He is buried in Memory Lane Cemetery. BUFFALO SOLDIERS So named by Indians because their hair resembled that of the buffalo, soldiers in Company B of the 125th U.S. Colored Infantry established Fort Bayard in August 1866. The unit included Cathay Williams, the only know female Buffalo Soldier. The mission was to protect early settlers, miners and travelers from the Apache. GOLD RUSH Gold was discovered in Pinos Altos above Silver City in 1860 (right), quickly bringing over 700 prospectors to the area. In 1861, Chiricahua Apaches Cochise and Mangas Coloradas joined forces to drive the miners out of their lands, but gold panning and Indian skirmishes continued for the next three decades. CHINESE INFLUENCE Often utilized in the West as labor for mining and the building of railroads, Chinese immigrants began settling in local communities and establishing small businesses. Laundries, grocery stores, restaurants and mercantiles owned by the descendants of these immigrants have also contributed to the history of Silver City.

ART GALLERIES & STUDIOS Anthony Howell Studio 200 W. Market St. • 575.388.2993 AnthonyHowell.com • Large landscape photography of the Southwest Artesanos Studio H 211-B N. Texas St. • 505.717.8364 W-Sun 11-6 (Winter 11-4) • Array of interesting & well-crafted items The Common Thread 107 W. Broadway St. • 575.538.5733 M-Sat 10-5 • A co-operative fiber arts gallery Ginny Wolf Studio & Gallery 108 W. Yankie St. • 575.313.5709 M-Tues 11-4, Thurs-Sat 11-4 Multicultural gallery & exquisite jewelry Leyba & Ingalls ARTS 315 N. Bullard St. • 575.388.5725 M-Sat 10-6 • LeybaIngallsArts.com Fine art, framing, classes & supplies Molly Ramolla Gallery & Custom Framing H 307 N. Texas St. • 575.538.5538 M, W-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3 Unique one-of-a-kind creations & fine art

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Palace Hotel H 106 W. Broadway St. • 575.388.1811 SilverCityPalaceHotel.com • Hotel in the European tradition • Continental breakfast

OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING

Gila Hike & Bike H Millie’s Bake House 103 E. College Ave. • 575.388.3222 215 W. Yankie St. M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4 575.597.BAKE(2253) Bike sales & service • Maps & guides M-Sat 10-6 • Soup, sandwiches & baked goods SPECIALTY SHOPS COFFEE HOUSE & LITE FARE Java the Hut 611-A N. Bullard St. 575.534.4103 M-Sat 8-4 • Espresso drinks, sandwiches & best hot dog in town! Yankie Creek Coffee House 112 W. Yankie St. • Free WiFi Live music 9:30-11:30am Sundays Espresso, tea, chai, pastries & smoothies

DINING Masa y Mas Tortilleria & Restaurant 601 N. Bullard St., Unit C 505.670.8775 M-Sat 8-close • Fresh tortillas, tamales, tacos, burritos, menudo, barbacoa & chips Vicki’s Eatery H 315 Texas St. • 575.388.5430 M-Sat 7-10:30 Breakfast, M-Sat 11-3 Lunch, Sun 8-2 Hearty Breakfast • Live Music

DINING & BEER AND WINE

A Bead Or Two / Off Bead Gallery 703 N. Bullard St. • 575.388.8973 M-F 9-5, Sat 9-4 • Fun full-service bead shop & gallery • Classes Conner Fine Jewelers 401 N. Bullard St. • 575.538.2012 M-F 9:30-5:30, Sat 9:30-2 • Southwest New Mexico’s leading jeweler & gem expert Guadalupe’s 505-B N. Bullard St. • 575.535.2624 Th-Sat 10-4 • Eclectic spiritual art, gifts & books Kris’s & Krafters Kreations 505-A N. Bullard St. • 575.534.9927 M-Sat 9-4ish • Locally crafted ceramics & southwest gifts SYZYGY Tileworks 106 N. Bullard St. • 575.388.5472 M-F 9-5 • Showroom featuring handcrafted tiles • Tours by appointment Thunder Creek Quilt Shop / Western Stationers 703 N. Bullard St. • 575.538.2284 M-F 9-5, Sat 9-4 • Quilt shop, office supplies, gifts & greeting cards Yada Yada Yarn H www.YadaYadaYarn • 575.388.3350 Every Day 11-5 • Colors Galore, Tons of Texture & Fun Fibers

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575.534.1700 OFFICE LOCATED AT

213 N. BULLARD ST. OR BY APPOINTMENT

Margo’s Bakery Cafe 300 S. Bullard St. 575.597.0012 W-Fri 8-5, Sat 9-3 • Made from scratch pastries & baked goods • Seasonal Patio

Curious Kumquat Restaurant & Int'l Marketplace 111 E. College St. • 575.534.0337 M-Sat 11-2 • Dinner Tue-Sat 5:30-close Award winning modernist foraged cuisine & grocery

Silver Spirit Gallery H 215 W. Broadway St. 575.388.2079 M-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-3 A community of 25+ fine artists

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QUICK FACTS SILVER CITY RATINGS One of 20 Dream Towns... The New Best Places to Live & Play —Outside Magazine One of the 50 Healthiest Places to Live & Retire —Norman Ford One of the 50 Most Alive Places to Live —Modern Maturity One of the Hundred Best Small Towns in America —Norman Crampton One of the Best Small Towns in America —Modern Maturity One of the Top 11 Retirement Spots —Kiplinger Report Making Your Move to One of America’s Best Small Towns —Norman Crampton One of the Nation’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” —National Trust for Historic Preservation Outstanding Community —Searchers One of the 8 Great Towns for Art & Music Lovers —Where to Retire One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America —John Villani One of the Best SMALL TOWNS in America —Norman Crampton One of the Best American Cities You’ve Never Heard of —Cowboys and Indians Best Mining Town—True West Magazine

HERITAGE A MEANINGFUL DIVERSITY Contributing to the diverse cultural experiences of the Silver City Grant County region, the original prehistoric inhabitants, migratory Native American bands and early European and Mexican settlers helped create today’s rich environment. Large-scale mining and agriculture development provided the foundation that has supported an influx of community-minded people not often found in less-populated areas.

GRANT COUNTY DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE POPULATION 2010 City 10,315 2011 County 29,426 2011 Median Age 44.9 2011 Median Household Income $37,675 Median Household Income Growth 2000-2011 29% Percentage of 2011 Population Ages 25-44 19.5% 2011 High School Gradulation Rate 75% County Size 4,356 sq. miles

GRANT COUNTY ECONOMIC PROFILE 2011 Labor Force 11,638 October 2011 Unemployment Rate 7.1% 2001-2011 Job Growth -0.6% 2001-2011 Business Growth 18.9% 2011 Average Annual Wage $32,918 Largest Non-Farm Industry Education & Healthcare Largest Employer Freeport-McMoran

TOP EMPLOYERS Freeport-McMoRan: 1,400 Western NM University: 722 Gila Regional Medical Center: 700 Silver Consolidated Schools: 418 Wal-Mart Super Center: 334 James Hamilton Construction: 294 Cobre Consolidated Schools: 219 Town of Silver City: 157 U.S. Forest Service: 115 Grant County’s top five employers account for 3,459 jobs – 40% of the county’s total employment base and only span three industries: mining, public education and healthcare.

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Mimbres Culture The Mimbres Culture that flourished in Southwest New Mexico from around AD 500 to about AD 1150 produced pottery with fine geometric designs and the figures of humans, animals, birds and insects that were unique for that period. They lived in small villages of pit houses, semi-pit houses and finally in above ground clusters. They farmed near the rivers, hunted, fished and gathered wild foods. Their disappearance from the area is not well defined, leading to much speculation about their departure. The group is a subset of the broader Mogollon Culture that inhabited the area from about AD 150 to about AD 1400, which included the Tularosa Culture that briefly inhabited the Gila Cliff Dwellings north of Silver City. Displays of Mimbres pottery, tools, fetishes and lifestyle can be found at the Silver City Museum, Western New Mexico University Museum and the Gila Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center.

Hispanic Culture Mexican Lieutenant Colonel José Carrasco began mining operations at the Santa Rita deposit around 1800, sending copper ore south for use by the Mexican mint. The village of Santa Rita was established. Mexican miners, farmers and ranchers continued to settle in the region through the 19th century and many of their descendants have continued those vocations and careers through the 20th and into the 21st Century. The Catholic Church played a strong roll for Latinos from the beginning, establishing historic missions along the Mimbres River and serving as cornerstones of the mining communities. Mexican food is a staple in area homes and local restaurants, and the traditional arts of santos, bultos and retablos continue to be revered in local churches and sold in area galleries. Spanish language music follows the gamut from Mariachi to ranchera, modern Mexican pop and typical classical selections.


The Hispanic population today holds key positions throughout the business, education, medical and political fields of the region.

Chiricahua Apache Culture The Chiricahua Apaches roamed the hills of Southwest New Mexico, Southeast Arizona and the northern portions of Chihuahua and Sonora in Mexico. The nomadic bands began encountering early Spanish explorers and later settlers from Mexico and the eastern United States. Confrontations ensued that eventually led to imprisonment of tribal members in Florida in 1886. Remaining members were later relocated to reservations in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Those who returned to New Mexico were integrated with the Mescalero Apache tribe near Ruidoso. Leaders of the Chiricahua bands included household names like Cochise, Mangas Coloradas, Geronimo and Naiche, a son of Cochise and the last chief of the “free” Chiricahuas. Geronimo was reportedly born near the headwaters of the Gila River in 1829. Volunteers erected a monument in his recognition at the Gila Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center. Native blessings of the site were offered by a descendent of Geronimo, Harlyn Geronimo and his wife Karen.

PRESERVING THE HERITAGE A TRADITIONAL CHARRO Carlos Herrera from Hurley is a true horseman who thrills locals at parades and fiestas with the showmanship of his beautiful horses. Representing the traditions of the Mexican Charro, Carlos stands alone in Southern New Mexico for his abilities to train horses and perform in the style of the Charriada. THE MIMBRES CONTRIBUTION The ancient Mimbres people, dating back approximately 900 years, are among Grant County’s cultural treasures. Its black-on-white geometric designs and unique figures preserved on centuries-old pottery have strongly influenced the artwork of today’s Land of Enchantment. THE GERONIMO MONUMENT A monument dedicated to famous Chirichahua Apache chief Geronimo, who was born at the headwaters of the Gila River in 1829 is located at the Gila Cliff Dwellings Naitonal Monument Visitor Center.

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QUICK FACTS WORKERS BY INDUSTRY Education & Healthcare: Retail Trade: Arts, Accommodation & Food Services: Natural Resources & Mining: Public Administration: Construction: Management & Professional: Finance & Insurance: Manufacturing: Wholesale Trade: Transportation & Warehousing: Information: Utilities:

2,873 1,108 996 654 578 485 276 249 208 152 119 112 100

TAXES Residential Property: Levied % of Value) Commercial Property: Levied % of Value) Grant County Sales Tax Rate:

1.83% 2.54% 7.25%

HOUSING 2010 Median Home Value 2010 Median Gross Rent:

$123,300 $593/mo.

HISTORIC DISTRICT A DELIGHTFUL DIFFERENCE Silver City business people are friendly, yes, truly friendly, because they depend equally on local support and that of its visitors. The community has been the center of area activities since its inception in the 1800s, and more recently has accepted accolades as a center for the arts. People choose to visit Silver City for its festivals, its galleries and restaurants, its unique shops, its fabulous weather, its three million-acre forest playground and its small-town atmosphere. But you have to get out of your car and walk around, shake hands and see if you don’t find someone interested in where you are from. You have to wander through the shops to experience the difference between Silver City and whatever region you may have been calling home. And cameras are encouraged.

CRIME RATE 2010 Recordings: 13 violent crimes and 149 property crimes. Grant County has a relatively low crime rate and the lowest rate for both violent crimes and property crimes per 10,000 residents among communities benchmarked.

COST OF LIVING Grant County Index: 85.2, which is nearly 15% lower than the U.S. average of 100.0.

UTILITIES Electric: PNM Natural Gas: PNM Gas Services Water: Town of Silver City (deep wells) Sewage: Town of Silver City Telephone: CenturyLink, WNM Communications

RECYCLING Town of Silver City Sanitation Division USA Can & Nonferrous

DRIVER’S LICENSES REGISTRATION PLATES/TITLES New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division. $18.00/4 years/CDL, permits, provisional, ret. (Need proof of insurance.) 90 days to change to new Driver’s License and Plates. Once you are in the system you can renew by mail. Hours: M-F 8am-4pm.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS Full coverage insurance on vehicles with bank liens on them and liability insurance on vehicles that have no bank liens on them.

DRIVING LAWS S.E. Safety Belt Law. Primary Enforcement Child Restraint Law. (No Gaps) A state is considered not to have gaps in its child restraint laws if all occupants under the age of 16 are covered by either a child restraint law or a safety belt law. Open Container Law. Complies with the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21): .08 BAC Per Se Law. Complies with federal .08 Blood Alcohol Content per se law. A: Learner Stage. Provision 1. Six month holding period. A novice driver must be supervised by an adult licensed driver at all times. If the learner remains conviction free for six months he or she progresses to the intermediate stage. In an optimal provision, there is not a reduction in this amount of time if the driver takes a driver's education course.

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN With the charm of a well-preserved business district built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Silver City’s Historic Downtown showcases the detailed architectures of those intriguing eras. Victorian homes, the county courthouse and city hall and three theater buildings contribute to the historic business, bank and hotel buildings. Many of the curbs are high to allow annual nonsoon runoffs to pass through without damaging buildings. The streets are lighted with antique poles, and rings for tying off your trusty steed can still be spotted at several locations. A lot of brickwork was used in the downtown construction and tile from local kilns graces an occasional storefront. Bullard Street and Broadway form the axis for shopping, with Yankie, Texas and Market streets contributing numerous galleries and eateries. Renovated hotels, Victorian lodging and spa facilities are found downtown. There is also a park downtown, but you may have to ask for directions. It is called, of all things, Big Ditch Park. It was once the city’s main street, but floods in the early 20th century left a sixtyfoot deep crevice in its place.

IT’S THE PRESENTATION… SILVER CITY MAINSTREET PROJECT The longest continuously operating MainStreet program in New Mexico was established in 1985 and has fostered downtown preservation and small business growth. It was the recipient of the 2011 Great American Main Street Award, a national award for revitalization. Much of the historic downtown charm has resulted from efforts by the MainStreet Project in partnership with the community’s public and private sectors. YANKIE/TEXAS STREET JUNCTION The region’s most colorful cluster of galleries, studios and shops is located at the intersection of Yankie and Texas Streets, located in the arts and cultural district. The old red-brick buildings have been brought to life with brilliantly colored doors, window frames and signs. Inside are products of some of the area’s best artists and crafts people. Of course, there is also wonderful coffee, pastries and WiFi!


ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT Arts and cultural functions take place throughout the community with the greatest concentration in the historic downtown area. Art galleries abound downtown, interspersed with coffee shops and restaurants for resting your tired feet and catching up on local gossip. Art walks are common downtown and outdoor art and performance functions occur frequently at Big Ditch and Gough Parks. Other venues include the Silco Theater, the museum annex and the Buffalo Bar Dance Hall downtown, the Wells Fargo Gallery, Western New Mexico University Gallery and the Western New Mexico University Performing Arts Theater. Museums include the Silver City Museum downtown and the Western New Mexico University Museum.

Visit Our Tile & Stone Showroom in Historic Downtown Silver City. Factory Tours are available by appointment.

106 N. Bullard St. • Silver City, NM • 575-388-5472 info@syzygytile.com • www.SyzygyTile.com Commemorative New Mexico State Centennial Tile available at Syzygy Tileworks Showroom.

Celebrating 112 Years

A LIVING HISTORY SILVER CITY MUSEUM Housed in the 1881 home of H.B. Ailman, the museum displays collections related to the peoples and history of southwest New Mexico and its diverse cultural heritage. Lectures, book signings and exhibit openings are included in the museum calendar, as are its July 4th Ice Cream Social and Victorian Christmas Evening. The museum houses a great one-of-a-kind gift shop.

Located in the downtown historic district. • Affordable Rates • 18 Rooms & Suites • Continental Breakfast • Free Wi-Fi • New Special Meeting & Event Room Reminiscent of a small hotel in the European Tradition.

106 W. Broadway • Silver City, NM 88061

575-388-1811 • www.silvercitypalacehotel.com Visit Ol West Gallery & Mercantile next door.

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QUICK FACTS

GRANT COUNTY

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

COMMUNITIES

BANKS

Regionally Owned: AmBank, 1st New Mexico Bank, Western Bank National: Wells Fargo, Bank of America First Savings Bank Mortgage Companies: 7 Financial Planning: Edward Jones 2, Raymond James Financial Services Credit Unions: 2 Loan Companies: 8

LIFESTYLES YOU CAN APPRECIATE

HOUSING FACTS

MEDIAN SALE PRICE Inside Silver City $120,000 Outside Silver City $240,000 Mimbres Valley $138,500 Burro Mountains $242,500

REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

Action Realty LLC 535-2286 (Cliff) American West Properties 534-1107 Century 21 Thompson Realty 538-0021 Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty 538-2931 Garland Real Estate SC, LLC 388-1788 Grant County Realty 388-2595 Prudential Silver City Properties 538-0404 Real Living Hacienda Realty 388-1921 Re/Max Silver Advantage 538-3847 Smith Real Estate Inc. 534-0441 Smith RE Mimbres Branch 536-3870 Stinar Realty 574-5451 United Country Mimbres Realty 538-3789 Wagon Wheel Realty Inc. 388-2692 Western Realty 538-3000

COMMUNITY SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION Interstate 10: 44 mi. So. of Silver City Interstate 25: 75 mi. East of Silver City U.S. 180, State Roads 90, 52, 15 Air, Commercial: Great Lakes Airlines service to Albuquerque Air, Charter: Whiskey Creek Airport City Transit: Corre Caminos Transit Shuttle Service: 2 To Deming, Las Cruces and El Paso Airport. Las Cruces Shuttle & Silver Stage Lines COMMUNICATION Telephone: CenturyLink, WNM Communications Cellular: Verizon, Sprint, AT&T Internet Access Providers: AZNEX, Comcast, Cyber Mesa, CenturyLink, Satellite Kings, Satellite Solutions, WildBlue, WNM Communications Television: Community Access Television (CATS), Dish Network, DirectTV, Comcast, CenturyLink NEWSPAPERS Silver City Daily Press Daily Silver City Sun News Daily Desert Exposure Monthly MAGAZINES Silver City Life Bi-annual The Source Bi-annual Old West Trails Annual Scenic Tours Annual New Mexico Traveler Annual RADIO STATIONS: Top 40: KSCQ 92.9 FM, KNUW 95.1 FM Country: KNFT 950 AM, KNFT 102.9 FM

VISITOR INFORMATION Murray Ryan Visitor Center 201 N. Hudson Street Silver City, NM 88061 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 10am-2pm MST 575-538-5555 • www.SilverCityTourism.org

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uality of life issues, all of which are packaged in the warmth of a small-town atmosphere, have led to recognition as the Best in numerous categories for Silver City and Grant County. Great weather, incredible opportunities for outdoor experiences, an intriguing history, a mature and exciting arts community, the full gamut of educational offerings and strong business and industrial opportunities have contributed to the lifestyles of area natives and attracted

A LIFESTYLE FOR EVERYONE SILVER CITY The county seat and largest of area communities, Silver City also serves as the business and medical hub for the region. It is home to Western New Mexico University. Silver City is known for its historic brick Victorian homes, but offers the full gamut of construction and development. THE VALLEYS The Mimbres and Gila River valleys, as well as the Mangas Spring area have experienced a surge in construction in recent years. The Mimbres River, home of the ancient Mimbres Culture, has supported the largest expansion, including a school, restaurants and convenience store. THE MOUNTAINS Properties are available in Pinos Altos (tall pines) and the surrounding area east and just above Silver City. Oak and juniper covered foothills to the north, west and southwest of Silver City exist in several major developments. All are within easy commuting distance to Silver City. HISTORIC DISTRICT The downtown and university districts provide access to well-preserved and carefully restored Victorian homes. In close proximity to galleries, restaurants, shopping, and a wide variety of activities, the area is perfect for those interested in antique décor and the local farmer’s market.


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a diverse array of newcomers from other parts of the nation. The historic areas of the county include tastefully renovated homes from previous eras and lots of opportunities for those willing to make the effort to bring older structures up to current living expectations. Silver City has an inviting collection of Victorian homes from the late 1800s and early 1900s, many of which have been restored to their previous state of elegance and stature. There remain homesteads and sprawling ranch-style homes throughout the county that deliver spacious country living opportunities. Well-cared for homes and small clusters of new construction can be found in Hurley, Bayard, Santa Clara, Mimbres and the Cliff/Gila area. Upscale developments have been carefully laid out in the mountains and foothills surrounding Silver City. Mediterranean and Southwestern-style homes are prevalent in some subdivisions and quite varied in others. Curbside recycling in-town and the 360 days of sunshine has fostered more solar and renewable designs, making Silver City a mecca for sustainable living. Bargains are plentiful on existing homes, developed properties and raw acreage. Many of the major and small independent realty companies are available throughout the county.

GARY EDWARDS

H.G. “LARRY” POLANCO

DANIEL D. COOK

Qualifying Broker

Associate Broker

Associate Broker

575.590.4458

575.313.3821

575.590.7773

garybbedwards@gmail.com

hgpolanco@gmail.com

dcookrealtor@gmail.com

LUCY TULLY

CASSIE CARVER DOMINGUEZ

Associate Broker

Associate Broker, Office Manager

575.654.5546

575.313.0308

lucytully.realtor@gmail.com

cassiedrealtor@gmail.com

HELENE R. HOLGUIN

PAUL CIANO

Associate Broker

Qualifying Broker, Property Manager Realtor of the year 2010

575-313-6799

575.313.5919

hholguin4@gmail.com

pjciano@gmail.com

REAL ESTATE

SC, LLC

Garland

SILVER CITY

575.388.1788 Fx: 575.388.5263

www.garlandrellc.com

1001 Pope St. • Silver City, NM 88061

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES 575.388.1449

TRI-CITY MINING DISTRICT The communities of Bayard, Hurley and Santa Clara make up the county’s historic mining district. In recent years, they have initiated a focus on tourism and local festivals, based primarily on over 200 years of mining activity and historic Fort Bayard. Individual housing is scattered throughout the communities with a small development in Hurley. CLIFF/GILA Located on the Gila River after exiting the vast Gila Wilderness, the rich farming valley is home to the annual Cliff/Gila Grant County Fair. Properties are available with both river and mountain vistas.

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Unless otherwise indicated, prices shown are the low, high and median prices for properties sold based on the most recently available data for the respective areas. Some data may be more than one year old. Numbers in brackets indicate the number of sales reported for each area in the most recent one-year period at press time.

PINE RIDGE Northeast A blend of building styles parallel to Pinos Altos Road south of medical facilities. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $100-$195k Median $150,357 [14]

Offered by United Country Mimbres Realty, Inc.

HISTORIC DISTRICT Downtown Area Elegant older homes, some Victorian style. Close to galleries, shops and restaurants. Homesites: N/A Median N/A [0] Residences: $59-$275k Median $150,000 [19]

55+ flex lease. Rent $900-$1200/mo. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $195k [1] SILVER HEIGHTS North An earlier subdivision just north of the schools. Moderate and higher priced homes. Homesites: N/A [0] Condo: $107-$140.5 Median $135k [3] Residences: $100-$195k Median $153k [10]

LINDA VISTA North An earlier subdivision just north of the schools. Moderate and higher priced homes. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $117.5$195k. Median $118k. [7] SKYVIEW ESTATES North Moderately-priced newer homes in the vicinity of hospital and schools. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $170$172.5k Median $171,250 [2]

Offered by Prudential Silver City Properties

Offered by Prudential Silver City Properties

DOS GRIEGOS Northern Mountains Custom-built homes on wooded lots with views overlooking Silver City. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $475k Median $475k [1] PINOS ALTOS Northern Mountains Homes scattered through the ponderosa forest surrounding a quaint historic village. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $90k Median $90k. [1]

LA GILA ENCANTADA Northwest Foothills MACHETE PEAK Spacious homes in the INDIAN HILLS Northern Mountains grasslands and woods of North Custom-built homes on upper Little Walnut Rd. A large subdivision located in the juniper and forested slopes overlook- Homesites: N/A [0] ing Silver City and the na- Residences: $199Koak-covered hills on the tional forest. $361,250. Offered by Garland Realty & Development LLC north side. Median $267,500. [0] Homesites: $49,500 [1] Homesites: N/A [0] UNIVERSITY DISTRICT Residences: N/A [0] Residences: $121.5University Area COTTAGE SAN $325k. Well-built older homes SANCTUARY RD. Northwest Median $228.5k [17] surrounding WNMU, often Northern Mountains Older homes near St. of brick or adobe with ma- PINON PARK Custom designed homes Mary’s Academy, newer ture yards. on forested lots. Some with custom-built homes above North Homesites: $60,000 vistas, others secluded. Homes designed espeBear Mountain Lodge. Median $60,000 [1] cially for seniors living in- Homesites: N/A [0] Homesites: $49 [1] Residences: $72-$180k dependently. Close to Residences: $335k Residences: $72-$165k Median $102k. [7] Median $335k [1] medical facilities. Median $124,750 [6] Offered by Prudential Silver City Properties

BRANDING IRON Northwest Foothills Great wooded views. 1/2 acre lots. All City utilities. Paved roads and protective covenants. Homesites: $55-$67k. Median 61k [14] SUNRISE ESTATES East Moderately-priced homes in lightly wooded rolling foothills. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $90k Median $90k [1] CANYON COUNTRY ESTATES East 10-acre lots just minutes from town. Wells, electric and phone on property. Homesites: $60k Median $60K [1] Residence: N/A [0] ARENAS VALLEY East, Highway 180 Older and custom-built homes in grasslands bordering an elk preserve to the north. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $58-$325k Median $147k [7]

SANTA CLARA East, Mining District Homes and building sites in Manhattan Park and on Old Race Track Road. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $76.5$130k. Median $100k [5] HURLEY East, Mining District Originally a company town; new development in progress. Near Grant County Airport. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $12-$79k Median $60.5k. [6]

Offered by Prudential Silver City Properties

LAKE ROBERTS Northeast Homes and forested sites below the lake and broad, open vistas above. Homesites: $15,000k Median $15k [1] Residences: $56$140k Median $98k [2]

Offered by Prudential Silver City Properties

XYZ RANCH ESTATES Northeast 5-acre lots, 3 miles from Silver City. Rolling hills, wooded lots, site built homes or new manufactured housing-subject to covenants. Homesites: $65-$75k [45]

SAN LORENZO Northeast A rustic village with a historic mission church in the Mimbres Valley farming region. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $197k Median $197k [1]

Offered by United Country Mimbres Realty, Inc.

Offered by United Country Mimbres Realty, Inc.

BAYARD East, Mining District Moderately-priced homes in a progressive community with its own school district. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $12-$195k Median $60,500 [12]

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MIMBRES VALLEY Northeast Homes, building sites and an airstrip. Farming valley becomes forested near the Continental Divide. Homesites: $15-$19k Median $17k [2] Residences: $30K$185k. Median $127k [8]


Visit our Office and Visitor Center in Historic Downtown Silver City and learn all that Scenic Southwest New Mexico has to offer. 414 North Bullard Street 575-538-3789 • 800-827-9198

Offered by RE/MAX Silver Advantage

OAKWOOD ESTATES West Affordable housing in a grassland development five minutes from downtown. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $80-165k Median $145,750 [6]

Offered by Garland Realty & Development LLC

Property Management: 575-313-3208

SILVER ACRES South Higher-end homes near the country club and golf course, affordable housing along the ridges. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $149.9$245.5k Median $179 [5]

Open: Mon.-Fri. 9 to 5 • Sat.-Sun. 10 to 4 • Open 7 Days A Week!

www.MimbresRealty.com Georgia Bearup, Qualifying Broker • www.unitedcountry.com/silvercitynm

Offered by RE/MAX Silver Advantage

WIND CANYON ESTATES West A spacious development with wooded areas. Westward views of the Burro Mountains. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $323.5k Median $323.5k [1]

Offered by RE/MAX Silver Advantage

TYRONE South Affordable housing, picturesque townsite with parks. Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $45-$160k Median $05.5k [13] OAK COUNTRY South 10-acre lots, 7 miles from Silver City. Rolling hills, many oak trees. Homesites: $100k [1] Residences: N/A [0]

Top Selling #1 Office in Silver City and Grant County for 2011 Exceptional Service available at 2 Locations to meet your Real Estate needs. Patrick Conlin, Broker/Owner 120 E. 11th St. • Silver City, NM 88061 2991 Hwy. 35 • Mimbres, NM 88049 Office

Offered by Garland Realty & Development LLC

CLIFF, GILA Northwest Homes and sites along the Gila River and Turkey Creek. Schools and a county fair. Homesites: $35-$95k Median $80k. [3] Residences: $86$126k. Median $106k [2] BUCKHORN Northwest Rolling grasslands, cottonwood trees and views of the Mogollon Mountains. Homesites: $55k [1] Residences: $87-$90k Median $88.5k [2] MOGOLLON VISTA Northwest A development near Cliff. Views of the Mogollon mountain range. Homesites: $40k [1] Residences: N/A [0]

Toll Free

575-538-0404 866-538-0404

REPRESENTING

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info@prudentialsilvercity.com www.prudentialsilvercity.com Offered by United Country Mimbres Realty, Inc.

WHITE SIGNAL Southwest Homesites: N/A [0] Residences: $40-$265k Median $200k [6]

AGGRESSIVELY REDUCED PRICING!

BURRO MOUNTAINS Southwest Homes and sites also located in bear grass and lightly wooded foothills of the Burro Mountains. Homesites: $34k [1] Homes: $130-$250k Median: $190k [2]

Silver City, New Mexico ©2012. Stats provided by the Silver City Regional Multiple Listing Service. www.silvercityrealtors.org

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QUICK FACTS AREA MUSEUMS MUSEUMS: 3 Silver City Museum. Founded in 1967. A restored Mansard/Italianate home built by H.B. Ailman House with 20,000 objects relating to the peoples and history of southwest New Mexico. Free Admission. WNMU Museum. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary November 6, 2004. Home of Pottery and Artifacts of Prehistoric Southwestern Cultures. Available for viewing are historic photographs of Silver City and surrounding areas. Free Admission. Pinos Altos Historical Museum: circa 1860’s. Located in a log cabin that once served as the first school house in Grant County the musuem houses a great collection of mining artifacts and historic memorabilia. Free Admission.

THE ARTS A HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL ARTS COMMUMITY

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS GALLERIES: 28+ Mimbres Region Arts Council 538-2505 Silver City Arts & Cultural Dist. 538-5560 San Vicente Artists 590-8633 Grant County Art Guild 574-2831 Grant Co. Community Concert Assn. 538-5862 Silver City Gallery Assn. 313-9631 WNMU Expressive Arts 538-6614 International Film Society scfilmsoc@gmail.com

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS American Legion American Red Cross Audubon Society Back Country Horsemen Big Brothers Big Sisters Business & Professional Women Casa Mia Ranch Copper Country Cruizers Copper Cowbelles Elks Club Evergreen Garden Club Family Community Education Clubs Ft. Bayard Historic Preservation Society Friends of the Fire & Rescue Volunteers Friends of the Library Gila Conservation Education Center Gila Native Plant Society Gila Rangers Grant County Archaeological Society Grant County Art Guild Grant County Community Consert Assn. Habitat for Humanity High Desert Humane Society Hurley Pride Committee International Film Society Kennel Club Silver City Kiwanis Knights of Columbus Silver City Lions Club LULAC Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8 Silver City Moose Lodge Newcomers Club Optimists Red Hat Society Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society Silver City Rotary Silver City Aglow Silver City Film Festival Silver City Grant County Home Builders Silver City MainStreet Project Silver City Women’s Club Southwest Horesman’s Assn. Southwestern NM Audubon Society Town and Country Garden Club VFW

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uring travelers off the interstate highways and away from nearby cities to this highly functional arts community has been no accident. A beautiful setting and a lot of hard work by artists, support organizations and marketing media have caused the arts to flourish. Recognition as one of the 100 Best Art Towns in America continues to push Silver City toward the degree of quality workmanship envied across the country.

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MIMBRES REGION ARTS COUNCIL (MRAC) Someone has to locate and coordinate the performers who are willing to venture into rural Southwest New Mexico and someone has to serve as a resource for local visual and performing arts. In Grant County, that someone is the Mimbres Region Arts Council, the #1 arts council in the State of New Mexico as ranked by a division of the state Department of Cultural Affairs. The Arts Council has an outstanding track record for enriching the quality of life in the region. It sponsors its own signature events that include the Silver City Blues Festival, Pickamania, Weekend at the Galleries and Chocolate Fantasia and it hosts performers and folk groups from around the country. The Arts Council partners with Western Institute for Lifelong Learning and Western New Mexico University to host an artist lecture series and hosts various visual arts events throughout the county. It co-sponsors the PNM Fine Arts Friday Program that brings artists into classrooms of Kindergarten through grade five and with funding from local, state and national sources, young people participate in the acclaimed Youth Mural Program.


Photo courtesy MRAC

ENTERTAINMENT Grant County abounds with talent including local bands and individuals that perform here and throughout the Southwest, local and traveling theater and performing arts groups scheduled for various venues in Silver City, Bayard and Pinos Altos, and of course, organizations from the university, public schools and churches. The county is never at a loss for lively and meaningful entertainment.

Faywood Hot Springs is a unique geothermal oasis well-known for its healing waters. Relax and rejuvenate in one of our outdoor public or private mineral soaking pools. Overnight accommodations include: • Tent sites for camping • Pull-through RV sites with full hook-ups • Private furnished cabins Located midway between Silver City and Deming near City of Rocks State Park.

575.536.9663 165 Hwy 61 Faywood, NM

An ideal base for exploring southwestern New Mexico. Visit our website for resort information

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CULTURAL EXPERIENCES PERFORMANCE SERIES The Grant County Concert Association brings national and international groups to Silver City performing at the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater. The 2012 season includes Dallas Brass in May, Chris Burton Jacome Flamenco Ensemble in October and Jim Curry and Band playing music of John Denver in November. www.gcconcerts.org MRAC MURAL PROJECT With local and national funding, artists, local businesses and Grant County youth team up to plan, design and produce appropriate and meaningful murals throughout the region. Over 30 projects have been completed using various media and a myriad of subject matter. www.mimbresarts.org

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CALENDAR ofEVENTS GRANT COUNTY, NM Jan Red Paint PowWow & Indian Market 575-534-1379 MRAC Folk Series 575-538-2505 Feb Chocolate Fantasia 575-538-2505 Mar WNMU Theatre Events 575-538-2505 Vintage Gun show 575-544-4937 Apr Bird Migrations swnmaudubon.org Celebration of Spring Expo 575-534-1700 NM Southwest Food Fest 575-534-1700 May SRAM Tour of the Gila 575-538-3222 www.tourofthegila.com Hurley Pride Festival & Car Show 575-537-2124 Cowboy Poetry 575-534-1700 Silver City Blues Festival 575-538-2505 www.mimbresarts.org Mr. & Mrs. Golf Tourn 575-538-5041 Jun Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo 575-534-5030 Santa Clara Fiesta 575-485-7335 Jul Independence Day Parade & Festivities 575-538-3785 info@silvercity.org Fire Cracker Golf Tournament 575-538-5041 SC Museum Ice Cream Social 575-538-5921 Big Ditch Day 575-534-1700 Aug The Silver City Clay Festival 575-538-5560 info@clayfestival.com Bash on Broadway 575-534-1700 Signal Peak Challenge Mountain Bike Race 575-388-3222 Men’s & Women’s Senior Softball 575-538-5041 Copper Country Cruizer’s Car Show 575-388-3468 Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament 575-538-5041 Salsa Tasting Contest 575-388-2343 WNMU Festivities 575-538-6011 Sep San Vicente Art Fair 575-534-4269 artfair@silvercityartists.org Gem and Mineral Show 575-538-3785 Gila Classic Golf Tournament 575-538-5041 Taste Of Downtown 575-534-1700 www.mainstreet@gilanet.com Pickamania! 575-538-2505 Fort Bayard Days 575-538-4477 Grant County Fair 575-538-3785 Gila River Festival 575-538-8078 Hurley Finer Limitz Car Show & Festival 575-590-0928 Fiesta de la Luna Music Festival 575-534-1544 Oct Day of the Dead 575-388-8973 Red Dot Studio & Gallery Walk 575 313-9631 www.silvercitygalleries.com Silver City Short Film Festival info@silvercityfilmfest.org Gial Monster Challenge Fun Ride 575-388-3222 Pinos Altos October Fiesta 575-538-5560 Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival 575-536-9935 Nov Annual Lighted Christmas Parade 575-534-1700 Dec NM Tamale Fiesta 575-538-1337 Victorian Christmas Evening 575-538-5921 Black Tie Ball 575-538-2505

Visit www.SilverCityTourism.org for complete events schedule.

VISITOR INFORMATION Murray Ryan Visitor Center 201 N. Hudson Street Silver City, NM 88061 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 10am-2pm MST 575-538-5555 • www.SilverCityTourism.org

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FESTIVALS EVENTS A YEAR-ROUND CALENDAR

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ajor events draw regional and national crowds – a five-day stage race for cyclists, the annual blues festival and a sanctioned rodeo. Gallery openings, art walks, art-related festivals and concerts fill the remaining calendar gaps. There are always functions sponsored by car clubs, social and service clubs, health and fitness groups, church groups – the list grows long even before including the infectious excitement of university and public school sporting events.

THE MAIN EVENTS SILVER CITY BLUES FESTIVAL Bringing together some of the best Blues musicians in the nation for a three-day event on Memorial Day weekend, Silver City outshines the surrounding Southwest region. Pointed lyrics and fiery rhythms resonate in the cool mountain air and along the quaint streets of the historic district. The free daytime performances are in Gough Park with late night shows at local clubs. TOUR OF THE GILA A five-day stage race that attracts big-name cyclists from across the nation and throughout the world, it is billed as one of the toughest in the nation. Tackling the winding roads of the Gila high country and the downtown streets of Silver City, the race is an experience for racers and spectators alike. Enjoy the Saturday Criterium races and the Downtown EXPO in the Historic District. The community opens its doors for the sanctioned race as it does year round for local enthusiasts.


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WILD WILD WEST PRO RODEO The PRCA sanctioned rodeo pits some of the nation’s toughest cowboys against some of the country’s toughest bulls and there is lots of riding and roping. There are queens and princesses, rodeo clowns and plenty of excitement. It is scheduled for the first week of June at the Southwest Horseman’s Association rodeo grounds just off Highway 180 east. RED DOT STUDIO & GALLERY FESTIVAL "Connect the Dots" is a celebration of art connecting Silver City's RED DOT Studios and Galleries. Spend Columbus Day Weekend exploring the fabulous studios and galleries that Silver City has to offer. Connect yourself to art being created and featured in exciting new ways with demonstrations, workshops, lectures, video events and Gala Gallery Openings.

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CHOCOLATE FANTASIA A unique event just prior to Valentine’s Day, Chocolate Fantasia provides a great opportunity to visit the downtown galleries while sampling gourmet chocolate creations from local chocolatiers. This day is officially set aside for the arts, music, friendly conversation and chocolate decadence. You may also stumble across the perfect piece to fill that empty wall space. THE SILVER CITY CLAY FESTIVAL Get down to earth at The Silver City CLAY Festival, August 2012. Enjoy CLAY workshops, demos, lectures, tours and more. www. clayfestival.com INDEPENDENCE DAY Parades, fireworks and an old-time Ice Cream Social (at the Silver City Museum) are highlights during Silver City's annual Independence Day festivities. RED PAINT POWWOW The Red Paint Powwow has become an annual tradition in Silver City, helping to provide stability to the area’s Native American population and contributing to local tourism efforts. The powwow is promoted by the The Red Paint Intertribal Council and includes competitions among the visiting tribes for ceremonial dancing and Native American crafts.

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QUICK FACTS HEALTH CARE MEDICAL

Gila Regional Medical Center: 68 Beds, 650 Staff, 65 Physicians Optometrists: 3 Dentists: 13 Clinics: 12 Chiropractors: 7 Fort Bayard Medical Center: A licensed and certified, 200-bed, long-term Intermediate and skilled care facility. FBMC also offers chemical dependency treatment at Yucca Lodge Chemical Dependency Treatment Center. Fort Bayard State Veterans Home: A licensed and certified, 40-bed neighborhood specific for honorably discharged veterans with 90 days or more of service and their spouses as well as Gold Star Parents, who have lost children in the service of their country. Pharmacies: 5 Acupuncturists: 2 EMERGENCY SERVICES Ambulance, Air Ambulance, Search and Rescue MEDICAL SUPPLIERS Arroyo Medical Supply Melinda’s Medical Supply Silver City Medical Supply Silver Rexall Drug SENIOR SERVICES Assisted Living Facilities: 4 Senior Programs: 2 Case Management: 1 Nursing Homes: 2 Home Health Services: 4 Hospice Services: 2

PET FRIENDLY City Limit: 3 animals before a Kennel License is required. County Limit: Up to 10 dogs before a Kennel License is required. License Fees: City: Intact animal M/F dog $10 Spayed/Neutered dog $2.50 Cats $1.00 County: Intact animal M/F dog $20 Spayed/Neutered dog $2.50 Cats N/A Leash Laws: When a dog is off of its premises, it must be on leash no more than eight feet long and shall not run at large in populated areas of Grant County, or create a nuisance on another’s property, including entering onto lawns, driveways, walkways. In rural, sparsely populated areas of Grant County, dogs may be off leash; however, these dogs must be trained by a responsible person to respond to commands. Vaccination Clinics: 2nd Sat. of each month from 9am-12 noon at Grant County Humane Society Humane Society: Volunteers welcomed to help at the shelter with walking the dogs to general care of the animals anytime between 8:30 am–5:30 pm Tues.-Fri. with the exception of Wed. and Fri. mornings or on Sat. from 8:30am-5 pm. Services offered: Vaccinations, Spay/Neuter and adoptions. SNAP: Spay / Neuter Awareness Program is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization supported by generous donations and a few grants to help low income Grant County residents spay /neuter their pets for a small co-pay. Pet Boarding: 6 Pet Sitters: 4 Pet Supplies & Food: 4 Pet Grooming: 4 Veterinarians: 4 Kennel Club: 1

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HEALTH LOCATION, LIFESTYLE & SUPPORT GROUPS

t was over a decade ago that Norman Crampton began listing Silver City and Grant County in the 50 Healthiest Places to Live and Retire in the United States. Climate is among the many reasons he chose Silver City. The 6000-foot elevation (7,000 in Pinos Altos) and the usually dry southwest air translate to plenty of sunshine and temperatures that are not too cold and not too hot – most people consider it just right. Silver City’s attributes, like its mild, year-round climate, its outdoor opportunities and low-stress atmosphere are also attractions for excellent medical professionals, both general practitioners and specialists. Cancer treatment, obstetrics and gynecology care, options for bariatric patients, a variety of delivery options and even the level of hospice care exceed the quality care opportunities usually reserved for much larger communities. The best of care for every age group in a four-county region is centrally located in Silver City. The other major stress beater is the opportunity for outdoor exercise. There are over 3 million acres of forest in Silver City’s backyard, crisscrossed by 1500 miles of hiking trails and 310 species of birds to attract your attention. Silver City even has its own set of trails and open spaces in case you don’t want to venture too far from a hot meal and soft bed. The Boston Hill views overlooking Silver City are spectacular. For those preferring to avoid the abundant sunshine, there are a host of gyms; classes for exercise, dance, yoga and water aerobics; health food stores and menus; and don’t forget the healthy art of shopping in the historic district. Finally, should the need arise, Silver City has excellent medical facilities to care for every age group in a 4-county region.

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AREA CHURCHES Anglican Episcopal: 1 Apostolic: 1 Assembly of God: 2 Independent Baptist: 2 Southern Baptist: 5 Buddhist: 1 Charismatic: 2 Christian: 2 Church of Christ: 2

Church of God: 2 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: 4 Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd: 1 Foursquare Gospel: 1 Ginzan-Ji Temple: 1 Jehovah’s Witnesses: 2 Lutheran: 2

GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER A PLANETREE AFFILIATE As a Planetree Affiliate, Gila Regional is committed to patientcentered programs. That translates into patient gowns that provide more dignity, design, color and comfort, a Pet Therapy Program, restaurant-style menus, a courtyard labyrinth and redecorated rooms – everything focused on providing a more positive healing environment… even a more patient-friendly billing system.

Church of the Nazarene: 1 Non-Denominational: 3 Presbyterian: 1 Quaker-Religous Society of Friends: 1 Roman Catholic: 7 Seventh Day Adventist: 1 United Church of Christ: 1 United Methodist: 1


GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER A Grant County owned facility, the medical center was dedicated in 1983 and serves Grant, Hidalgo, Luna and Catron Counties. It is licensed for 68 beds and 12 basinets. It employs 700 people. With brightly lit hallways and artwork on loan from Silver City artists, Gila Regional embarked on a new era in 2003. It was accepted as a Planetree affiliate, the first in New Mexico, and initiated certain patient-centered programs not usually found in hospitals, making hospital care in Silver City a much more personal and effective experience. Medical care at Gila Regional includes a behavioral health unit, a fullyequipped wellness center, cancer center, infusion therapy, lithotripsy, sleep lab and much more.

Hidalgo Medical Services is building a new state-of-the-art 29,000 sq. ft. facility. The HMS Community Health Center will provide increased access to affordable, high quality health care in Southwest New Mexico. Our new facility will offer a full range of medical, dental, mental health and family support services.

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OPPORTUNITIES AND SERVICES FOR SENIORS In additional to the excellent medical services just described, Silver City has a very active senior community that participates in a variety of activities, from exercise programs to knitting, beads and art classes. Volunteerism for seniors is a key ingredient locally and extremely important for arts and performance openings and celebrations, the hospital, museum and visitor center, to mention only a few. When the time comes for requiring help, there are several levels of senior care facilities available.

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VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS EF Foundation for Foreign Study Friends of the Library Gila Regional Medical Center Habitat for Humanity - Gila Region Homebound Library Program (Leamos) Silver City MainStreet Project Mimbres Region Arts Council Multiple Sclerosis Assn. of America Potential Tutor Training Session (Leamos) Silver City Museum Silver City Green Chamber of Commerce Silver City Library The Volunteer Center of Grant County

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QUICK FACTS PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION

EDUCATION STRENGTH IN OPPORTUNITY

PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY Cliff K-6, 117 Students G.W. Stout PK-5, 398 Students Harrison Schmitt PK-5, 535 Students Jose Barrios K-5, 274 Students Sixth Street K-5, 135 Students Bayard K-6, 232 Students Hurley K-6,131 Students San Lorenzo K-6, 74 Students Central PK-6, 379 Students MIDDLE La Plata 6-8, 643 Students Cliff High 7-12, 123 Students Homebound/Hospital 7-11, 6 Students C.C. Snell 6-8, 198 Students HIGH SCHOOL Silver High 9-12, 754 Students Cobre High School 9-12, 367 Students Cliff High 7-12, 123 Students Silver City Opportunity 9-12, 84 Students Homebound/Hospital 7-11, 6 Students Aldo Leopold Charter 9-12, 92 Students PRIVATE SCHOOLS Agape Academy: K-12, 35 Students Down to Earth: K-11, 24 Students Guadalupe Montessori: PK-6, 62 Students Calvary Christian Academy: PK-11, 47 Students

HIGHER EDUCATION WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY Total Students 3200 Associate Degrees 27 Graduate Degrees10 Bachelor Degrees 41

DAY CARE Fulltime Child Care Centers 8 Specialized Programs 8 Family/Group Child Care Homes 7

AREA LIBRARIES SILVER CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY Book and Serial Volumes: 43,963 Subscriptions: 99 Video Materials: 1,536 Audio Materials: 1,805 Total Circulation: 124,300 Childrens Mat. Circulation: 26,686 Library Visits: 62,000 Childrens Program Attendance: 7,704 Turnover Rate: 2.22 Access to Electronic Services: yes Access to Internet: yes WNMU LIBRARY Book Volumes: 112,860 Magazines: 900 Microforms: 44,000 Variety of audio-visual equipment and media

SPORTS & RECREATION City Parks: 11 Bowling Alley: 1 Movie Theatre: 1 Golf Course: 1 Ball Fields: 6 Swimming Pools: 3 Tennis Courts: 5 City Intramural Sports Program: 1 Country Club: 1 Historic Walking Tours: 3 Adult Softball Mens & Womens: 2 Leagues

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rant County communities place strong emphasis and commitment on education. Silver City garnered the first public school system established in New Mexico and one of the state’s first institutions of higher learning, The Silver City and Cliff schools were originally governed by Western New Mexico University and became an independent system in 1960. Additional school options in Silver City include Opportunity High School, governed by the Silver Consolidated School District, a charter school – Aldo Leopold High School and five private schools including Agape Academy, Calvary Christian Academy, Down to Earth School, Guadalupe Montessori School and Meadowhawk Erdkinder. Mining district schools are part of the Cobre Consolidated School District with offices in Bayard.

WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY Western New Mexico University in Silver City was established in 1893 as New Mexico Normal School. Over the years, its name was changed to New Mexico Western State Teachers College and New Mexico Western College. It became Western New Mexico University in 1963. Today, WNMU offers more than 70 fields of study and provides 10 graduate degrees, 41 baccalaureate degrees, and 18 associate degree and certificate programs. Accounting, criminal justice, education, nursing, occupational therapy and zoology are the school’s fields of study. The 2010


enrollment included 2568 students at the Silver City campus, 422 at Deming, 126 at Gallup, 57 at Lordsburg and 55 at Truth or Consequences. An additional 109 students were enrolled online. Online students anywhere in the world can earn degrees, including Master of Arts in Interdiciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation Services. Over 100 courses are offered online each semester. Mustang athletics include football, basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, golf and cross country. The school is a member of NCAA Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS The Silver Consolidated School District provides educational opportunities for 3100 students and employees 259 teachers and 224 support personnel. The district includes three high schools: Silver High School and Opportunity High School located in Silver City and Cliff High School serving the communities of Cliff and Gila; La Plata Middle School; and five elementary schools: G.W. Stout, Harrison Schmitt, Jose Barrios, Sixth Street and Cliff. The Cobre Consolidated School District includes Cobre High School in Bayard, C.C. Snell Middle School, also located in Bayard, and elementary schools in Bayard, Hurley, Santa Clara and San Lorenzo.

DEVELOPING MINDS SILVER SCHOOLS Providing quality educational opportunities is the goal and the achievement of the Silver Consolidated School District. Excellent mental and physical training facilities contribute to well-rounded development for area youth. The region’s focus on cultural and outdoor activities also provides growth potential. UNIVERSITY Silver City is fortunate to have local options for higher education. Western New Mexico University provides full-degree programs that allow local youth to remain at home and students from other locations to study in a small-town, supportive atmosphere. Obvious benefits for the adult population include specialty classes and cultural and athletic activities.

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QUICK FACTS YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS YWCA Children Program Before/After School Program Summer Baseball Summer Softball Soccer League Summer Free Lunch Program Swimming Lessons Camp Thunderbird Recreation Center Program Big Brothers/Big Sisters Pop Warner

ATTRACTIONS PHOTO ALBUM ADVENTURES

PARKS & MONUMENTS City of Rocks State Park Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument The Catwalk National Recreation Trail: 65 miles NE US180,Glenwood

GHOST TOWNS Mogollon: 75 miles NE US180 Old Hachita: 81 miles SE at NM81 & NM9 Shakespeare: 46 miles SE NM90 Steins: 63 miles SE NM90/I-10

LAKES & OUTDOORS Nearby Lakes: 9 Bill Evans Lake, Lake Roberts, Ben Lilly, Elephant Butte, Quemado Lake, Caballo Lake, Bear Canyon Reservoir, Snow Lake U.S. Forest Service & Park Campgrounds: 25 Juniper, Pinon, El Caso, Armijo Spring, Valle Tio Vences & Public Corrals, Head of the Ditch, Pueblo Park, Cottonwood, Whitewater Picnic Area and Catwalk National Recreation Trail, Bighorn, Bursum, Ben Lilly, Willow Creek, Gilita, Dripping Vat, Scorpion, Upper Black Canyon, Lower Black Canyon, Rocky Canyon, Mesa, Upper End, Sapillo Group Area, McMillan, Cherry Creek, Iron Creek, Kingston FEDERAL & STATE DESIGNATIONS: Aldo Leopold Wilderness: 202,016 acres Gila Nat’l. Forest: 3.3 million acres Gila Wilderness Area: 557,873 acres Continental Divide Trail: 210 miles in Gila National Forest. Good segments for Dayhikes include Sapillo Group Campground from NM Hwy. 35 south to Forest Development Road 154 at Signal Peak. Twin Sisters Segment from FDR 154 south to NM Hwy. 15 at the Arrastra Interpretive Site. Rocky Point Segment from State Road 150 to Aspen Mountain, and Bear Mountain Segment from Bear Mountain Road to Forest Development Road 506 at the end of Little Walnut. Outer Loop: A 235 mile route known as the Outer Loop from Silver City through Glenwood, Reserve and Beaverhead to a junction with the Inner Loop near the village of Mimbres. You may enjoy the tall timber around Reserve or Willow Creek, the famous Catwalk National Recreation Trail in Whitewater Canyon near Glenwood, the historic Fort Bayard area, or the fabled gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. Trail of the Mountain Spirit Scenic Byway: A110-mile Inner Loop Scenic Byway; from Silver City to Mimbres Valley, down Sapillo Creek, across the Pinos Altos Mountains and back to Silver City, with a side trip to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Glenwood Fish Hatchery: Open year round, seven days a week, 8am-5pm. Allows fishing at the pond with valid NM Fishing License. Kids under 12 fish free and the limit per person is 5. Type of fish available at the hatchery is rainbow trout.

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ountain lakes and intriguing rock formations, the cliff dwellings of an ancient culture, a well-preserved fort manned by the buffalo soldiers and a breath-taking open pit mine that has produced millions of pounds of copper over the last 200 years are among the sights that only begin to scratch the surface. Grant County and the surrounding area has an amazing array of attractions for those who just want to drive from point A to point B to snap a picture and for those who want to rough it for days on end through pristine wilderness. Silver City has its own attractions from hiking trails and parks to a reconstructed chapel with a colorful story. Just driving through the historic downtown district is an experience in itself, with the secrets of 125 years clinging to every brick and lamppost. Silver City is a hub for adventure and the visitor center has the information to get you rolling. Of course, if you just want to sip your coffee and enjoy a good book in the fresh mountain air, people do that in Silver City.

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TREASURES OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS NATIONAL MONUMENT Surrounded by rugged wilderness, except for a narrow strip of land with a paved road to the monument, a visitor center, museum and short hike to the cliff dwellings reveal the living standards of an ancient culture. The dwellings were only occupied for about 20 years, but the inhabitants were protected from both animals and enemies. CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK A collection of huge boulders scattered across a knoll provides hide-and-seek trails and rock-climbing thrills. Formed by the erosion of an old lava flow, the free-standing rocks provide a great setting for a family outing or picnic. The park includes a visitor center, desert garden and camping sites. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL The footpath stretching from Mexico to Canada winds along the mountain ridges of the Gila, passing through Pinos Altos and just beyond the outskirts of Silver City. The high country trail provides opportunities for locals and visitors to take day hikes above rugged canyons and through dense ponderosa forests. PINOS ALTOS Located on the Continental Divide just north of Silver City, Pinos Altos was the location of a mini-gold rush era and plenty of Apache skirmishes. At 7000 feet in elevation, the ponderosa pine grows tall and area artists keep their palettes handy. The hamlet hosts the Hearst Church gallery, a replica of Fort Cobre, an opera house, museum, restaurant and cabins. LAKE ROBERTS Bordering the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway, the 75-acre lake offers fishing for trout, crappie, catfish and even a few bass. There are two campgrounds, boat ramps and picnic spots, some good bird watching opportunities (as many as 10 species of hummingbirds), hiking trails and a small Indian pit house site.

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QUICK FACTS OUTDOOR OPTIONS: Fishing: (8 species) rainbow, brown and brook trout, catfish, crappie, largemouth bass and tiger muskie. Big Game Hunting: elk, deer, antelope, bighorn & Barbary sheep, bear and cougar. Birdwatching: Approximately 339 bird species have been sighted. Of these, 166 species are known to breed on the forest, 114 are more-orless regular non-breeders, and 57 are considered to be casual or accidental. GUIDES & OUTFITTERS Wilderness Guides: 9, Jeep Trips: 1 MOUNTAIN BIKING: All within 4 mile radius. Beginners Trails: Old CCC Trail, Outer Loop, C.D. Trail (North to Pinos Altos, South to Bear Mountain), Juniper Loop, Ponderosa Loop and Inner Loop. Advanced Trails: Mountain Loop, Dragon Trail, Pinon Loop, Corkscrew Loop, Angel Loop and Gomez Trail. OUTDOOR GEAR Hunting/Gunsmiths: 2, Biking: 2, Archery: 1

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Mining and ranching continue as the major industries of the region, with more recent upswings in economies related to

Photo by Jackie Blurton

FOOTPRINTS IN TIME

RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

HIKING There are hiking opportunities with over 1,510 miles of trails. Elevations range from around 6,000 to over 11,000 feet. With numerous trailheads all around the perimeter of the forest you are never too far from a great hike. BIKING The mild climate makes it possible to enjoy year-round biking. For Road Bikes, good pavement offers good riding on all highways and scenic byways. For Mountain Bikes there are great mountain bike trails in the Gila National Forest. BIRDING Grant County offers outstanding birding, where each year approximately 339 (85 percent) of the bird species found in New Mexico can be spotted. The Gila River Bird Habitat offers great birding with easy access along the Gila River. STARGAZING The area’s high elevation, dry climate and rural communities creates some of the clearest and darkest night skies in the nation. Both amateur and professional astronomers appreciate the Milky Way, seasonal meteor showers and other cosmic events that can often be observed with the naked eye.

Photo by Judy Wuthrich

MILEAGE FROM SILVER CITY TO SCENIC DESTINATIONS Catwalk of Whitewater Canyon 68 miles. Travel time one way: 1 hr. 15 min. Estimated time to hike the Catwalk: 2 hrs. Gila River Bird Habitat Mgmt. Unit 68 miles. Travel time one way: 1 hr. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument 48 miles to Cliff Dwellings via NM 15. 64 miles to Cliff Dwellings via NM 152 & 35. Travel time either way: 1 hr. 45 min. to 2 hrs. Estimated time to see the Dwellings: 1 hr. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark 15 miles. Travel time one way: 15 min. City of Rocks State Park 35 miles. Travel time one way: 40 min. Catwalk of Whitewater Canyon 68 miles. Travel time one way: 1 hr. 15 min. Estimated time to hike the Catwalk: 2 hrs. Gila River Bird Habitat Mgmt. Unit 68 miles. Travel time one way: 1 hr. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument 48 miles to Cliff Dwellings via NM 15. 64 miles to Cliff Dwellings via NM 152 & 35. Travel time either way: 1 hr. 45 min. to 2 hrs. Estimated time to see the Dwellings: 1 hr. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark 15 miles. Travel time one way: 15 min. City of Rocks State Park 35 miles. Travel time one way: 40 min.

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he Mimbres culture left their village ruins and unique pottery art and the nomadic Apache left a few intriguing pictoglyphs on canyon walls. It was the arrival of European influences through Mexico and the eastern United States in 1800, however, that initiated an upheaval in human relations and land-use development. Indians utilized the area for hunting and raising their families and the white man wanted the land for its deposits of copper, gold and silver as well as the grasslands for feeding cattle. That inevitably led to clashes between Native Americans and the new arrivals. Nineteenth and twentieth century man has definitely left his footprint in southwest New Mexico in the form of cavalry forts and large-scale mining operations. Conversely, he also managed to set aside huge tracts of land designated as wilderness, where his tracks are few and far between. From small-scale gold panning to the moving of mountains for copper, man sought the riches of southwest New Mexico while clamoring for protection from native groups and striving to preserve forests for future generations.

Photo by Bob Bryant

Fishing (annual): $25.00, $56.00 non-resident Hunting: Non-Resident Elk $490, Mule Deer $270, Antelope $285, Bear $260, Turkey $100. Residents of New Mexico: Elk and Antelope. You must be drawn and up to 4 names per application. Mule Deer $39, Bear $47, Turkey $28, Quail and Dove $20. Adults: A valid Drivers License required. Children from the age of 9 to 17: Hunters Safety Course card required. Offered throughout the year, only $5 per person, one week or a two day (weekend) intensive training available. Social Security card required.

Photo by Bob Pelham

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tourism and the arts. The results today are a land-use balance that provides great diversity in both economic development and recreational opportunities. For the visitor, Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark and adjacent National cemetery offer a glimpse into military life in the 1800s. The Santa Rita open pit copper mine and headframes of previous underground mining operations relate to the area’s wealth of minerals. The 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest offers lakes, streams, campgrounds, mountain vistas, hiking trails, birding opportunities, wilderness, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. To the north of Silver City near Glenwood is the gold-mining ghost town of Mogollon. In a canyon below is the Catwalk National Recreation Trail with picnic grounds and a metal walkway clinging to the bluffs of a narrow canyon that originally carried water to a mineral processing mill. Photo by Debra Sutton

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Silver City Map GILA NATIONAL FOREST & WILDERNESS AREAS Provide opportunities for numerous recreational activities. Paved roads provide scenic access to lakes, streams and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The region is crisscrossed by 1500 miles of hiking and horseback trails and includes the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness areas. FORT BAYARD A National Historic Landmark and National Cemetery includes well-maintained officers quarters and clubhouse and a parade ground with a bronze buffalo soldier statue. In the late 1800s, the fort was manned by the black cavalry group that reportedly included the only female black soldier serving with the buffalo soldiers. THE CATWALK NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL Located near Glenwood, the trail follows Whitewater Creek deep into the Gila Wilderness. The lower origin of the trail includes picnic grounds under a canopy of sycamore trees and a steel walkway or catwalk clinging to walls of a narrow, 250-feet deep canyon. MOGOLLON GHOST TOWN Historic remnants of the old Little Fanney Mine, among the richest in the region. Just 9 miles from Glewood, historic buildings are still predominant on main street. A seasonal B & B, restaurant and museum are open at times. SANTA RITA MINE A huge open pit copper operation has been the source of millions of pounds of copper. Originally mined for the Mexican mint in 1800 using underground methods, a transition to open pit mining took place in the early 1900s. The original town of Santa Rita was eventually consumed by the pit.

Maps courtesy Jackie Blurton

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QUICK FACTS HISTORIC SITES SILVER CITY HISTORIC BUSINESS DISTRICT H. B. Ailman House built in 1881 presently houses the Silver City Museum. Bell Block constructed in 1897 and 1906 originally housed a saloon where straight drinks were sold for 12.5 cents Meredith and Ailman Bank built in 1882, renamed the Palace Hotel in 1900. Silver City National Bank built in 1923, presently used as the City Hall. O.S. Warren house built in 1885 is the only building on Main Street to survive the floods at the turn of the century. Mrs. O.S. Warren Building built in 1900 was the former Colby’s. El Sol Theatre building built in 1934 to show Spanish-language films. W. H. White house built in 1901 was built of brick in the Hipped Box style for one of Silver City’s first dentists. Dr. W. H. White dental office built in 1887. Isaac N. Cohen house built in 1882 has the only remaining example of double-hung pocket shutters. Big Ditch Park was Silver City’s Main Street before the floods at the turn of the century transformed it into an arroyo. Bennett Block on W. Yankie built in 1882 of adobe construction with brick facades. Max Schutz sample room on N. Texas built to provide a meeting room for traveling salesmen. Goodell’s Feed Store on Yankie built in 1905 and 1911 remained a farmer’s supply outlet until the late 1970s. Victorian Homes. This architectural era spans the period of roughly 1825-1900. There are 31 homes still existing in the Silver City area. Walking Tours (3). Offered by the Silver City Museum: Business District, Gospel Hill and La Capilla. Billy the Kid Cabin. Located near the origin of his real home, this 1800’s style cabin was donated by Ron Howard’s movie The Missing. La Capilla Chapel Replica. The chapel was a local landmark and served as a gathering place for the residents of a neighborhood built on a hill on the south side of Silver City. PINOS ALTOS Fort Cobre Replica. A 3/4 scale replica of the Santa Rita Del Cobre Fort (circa 1804) which originally was located at the Santa Rita open pit copper mine site east of Silver City. Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House. (circa 1860’s) This fine restaurant and saloon is authentically decorated with 1800’s memorabilia and photographs. Hearst Church. (circa 1898) built by the Hearst newspaper family and serves as the current home to the Grant County Art Guild. The gold used in decorating the Hearst Castle in California came from the Hearst Mine in Pinos Altos. FORT BAYARD Buffalo Soldiers: In 1866 Congress authorized the organization of four black regiments to help with the “pacification” of the West. The Indians christened these men with their short curly hair, the Buffalo Soldiers, a name which the Tenth Calvary proudly bore on its military crest. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark/ National Cemetery. Established as a territorial post dating back to 1863, the fort has served as a military center of operations, army and VA hospital and continues today as a State Medical Center. The first cemetery burial was in 1866.

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DOWNTOWN AREA o meet the challenge of wandering through the historic downtown area of Silver City, it helps to be in decent physical condition. Browsing through all the quaint little downtown shops can be taxing, so you should at least plan ahead for a relaxing lunch and a park bench to catch one’s breath throughout the day. The trail systems developed by the city with help from businesses and volunteers definitely provides the opportunity to be in tip-top shopping shape. The shaded benches and gurgling creek in Big Ditch Park provide solutions to tired feet and a great place to munch on those fresh pastries you just purchased from local bakeries and coffee shops. The city’s trail systems are invigorating for the exercise, the views and for clearing the cobwebs out of your brain prior to choosing the perfect work of art for your living room wall. There are excellent gyms and workout rooms for those who might have concerns about experiencing too much fresh air and sunshine all at once, but at least give the outdoor option a try.

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Silver City

ART GALLERIES BLUE DOME GALLERY 60 Bear Mountain Ranch Rd., Silver City, NM 575.538.2538 • 9-5 Daily www.bearmountainlodge.com/gallery.html

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ART GALLERY

JW ART GALLERY 99 Cortez Ave., Hurley, NM 575.537.0300 • gallery@jwartgallery.com www.jwartgallery.com • W-F 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 LOIS DUFFY ART 211C N.Texas St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.313.9631 www.loisduffy.com Paintings • Furniture • Fabric • Jewelry SEEDBOAT CENTER FOR THE ARTS 214 W. Yankie St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.534.1136 • www.seedboatgallery.com Gallery • Performance • Theater • Recording Studio

ART

SILVER CITY GALLERY ASSOCIATION 575.313.9631 • info@silvercitygalleries.com Visit www.silvercitygalleries.com for 2nd Annual Fall Red Dot Studio Tour dates

BANKS AMBANK 1609 N. Swan St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.534.0550 Silver City • 575.537.2481 Bayard 575.537.2111 Hurley • www.ambanksc.com WELLS FARGO BANK 1201 N. Pope St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.956.1500 • 1.800.TO.WELLS www.wellsfargo.com • “Together we’ll go far.”

TRAILS AND A BIT OF HISTORY BIG DITCH PARK Paralleling Bullard Street, San Vicente creek under the shade of large cottonwood trees includes park benches, antique street lights and a wide section used for arts and crafts shows. Initially the main street of Silver City, floods in the 1890s and early 1900s gouged out a crevice 55 feet below the original street level. BILLY THE KID CABIN The site marks the homestead where the outlaw spent part of his childhood with his mother, brother, and stepfather, William Antrim. The cabin is true to the 1870's era and was donated by Ron Howard from his 2003 movie The Missing. LA CAPILLA Originally constructed in 1885, the little chapel overlooking Silver City was built to house a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The chapel fell into disrepair and was taken down in 1914. A replica was completed in 2004, anchoring the north end of a 23-acre park in progress with trails joining the Boston Hill and Big Ditch trail systems. SAN VICENTE TRAIL The shady northern end of the trail follows San Vicente Creek for a half mile under a canopy of cottonwood trees. The trail then climbs into piñon-juniper woodlands. The path was constructed by the Youth Conservation Corps with outdoor classroom signage placed by the Grant County Environmental Center. O.S. WARREN HOUSE Constructed in 1885, the house faced what was then Main Street. It was the only structure in that section of Main Street to survive the 1895 flood that created San Vicente Arroyo - The Big Ditch. The twostory, red-brick building can be found next to the foot bridge that now crosses Big Ditch Park. BOSTON HILL Consisting of 550 acres of open space and 12 miles of trails within Silver City, the complex offers magnificent views across the city toward the surrounding mountains. Formerly a site for manganese mining, the trails are used for both hiking and biking. Trailheads are on Cooper, Spring, Market and Cheyenne Streets.

CHURCHES APOSTALIC

SINAI TEMPLE 1152 N. Main St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.2827 Sunday Worship 1pm

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LORDSBURG HIDALGO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 206 Main St., Lordsburg • 575.542.9864 lordsburgcoc@aznex.net www.LordsburgHidalgoCounty.net

CONTRACTORS MG DOMINGUEZ CONSTRUCTION Residential • Commercial • Remodel 575.388.3878 • www.mgdominguez.com “Building your dreams from the ground up!”

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Silver City

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

DINING INN ON BROADWAY in Historic Downtown 411 W. Broadway St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.5485 • info@InnOnBroadwayWeb.com www.InnOnBroadwayWeb.com

BAKERY, PASTRY & LITE LUNCH

DIANE’S BAKERY & DELI 601-A N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.534.9229 • Mon.-Sat. 7-6, Sun. 8-3. Deli sandwiches & meats. Pastries, cakes & artisan bread.

CABINS

SILVER CITY KOA 11824 Hwy 180 E., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.3351 • Toll Free: 800.562.7623 sckoa@campsilvercity.com • www.campsilvercity.com

ENTERTAINMENT MIMBRES REGION ARTS COUNCIL

1201 Pope St., Silver City, NM 575.538.2505 Ticket info: www.mimbresarts.org

THE CABIN 2059 Cottage San Rd., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.1087 • Just minutes from town www.janandlew.webs.com • huartson@signalpeak.net

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

BEAR CREEK MOTEL & CABINS 88 Main St., Pinos Altos, NM 575.388.4501 • Toll Free: 888.388.4515 www.BearCreekCabins.com

SILVER CITY ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT

PO Box 2383, Silver City, NM 88062 575.538.5560 • info@silvercityacd.org www.silvercityacd.org

HOTELS & MOTELS

SILVER CITY MAINSTREET PROJECT

213 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 575.534.1700 • 1:30pm-5pm Mon.-Fri. www.SilverCityMainStreet.com

HOLIDAY INN EXRESS - Silver City 1103 Superior St., Silver City • US Hwy. 180 E. behind Wendy’s 575-538-2525 • www.hiexpress.com/silvercitynm 800-HOLIDAY • HolidayInnExpres@SignalPeak.net

SRAM TOUR OF THE GILA

103 E. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.3222 • 575.590.2612 www.tourofthegila.com

MURRAY HOTEL 200 W. Broadway St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.956.9400 Historic Downtown Arts & Cultural District

FINANCIAL SERVICE

THE PALACE HOTEL 106 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.1811 • info@silvercitypalacehotel.com www.silvercitypalacehotel.com • Historic District

EDWARD JONES - James Edd Hughs 210 Hwy 180 W. Suite 100, Silver City, NM 88061 575.534.1221 • 877.534.1221 www.edwardjones.com

RODEWAY INN by Choice Hotels 3420 Hwy 180 E., Silver City, NM 88061 575.538.3711 • Fax: 575.538.0696 www.rodewayinn.com/hotel-silver_city-new_mexico-NM183

GROCER NATURAL FOODS

SILVER CITY FOOD CO-OP 520 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.2343 • www.silvercityfoodcoop.com Natural Food • Organic & Local Produce

LODGES & INNS

LITTLE TOAD CREEK INN AND TAVERN 1122 Hwy. 35, Mimbres, NM 88049 575.536.9649 www.LittleToadCreek.com

HOME PRODUCTS

WEST STREET INN University & Historic Area, Silver City, NM 575.534.2302 • www.weststreetinn-nm.com Inn Comfort • Inn Style • Inn Town

TILE

SYZYGY TILEWORKS 106 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.5472 • info@syzygytile.com Handmade Tile Showroom • syzygytile.com

LODGING BED & BREAKFAST

CASITAS DE GILA GUESTHOUSES 50 Casita Flats Rd., Gila, NM 575.535.4455 • Toll Free: 877.923.4827 www.casitasdegila.com

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RV PARKS

FAYWOOD HOT SPRINGS RESORT 165 Hwy 61 • 575.536.9663 HC 71 Box 1240 • Faywood, NM 88034 www.faywood.com MANZANO’S RV PARK 103 Flury Ln., Silver City, NM 88061 575.538.0918 • Just 5 minutes to town www.manzanosrvpark.com


ROSE VALLEY RV RANCH 2040 Memory Lane, Silver City, NM 88061 575.534.4277 • Toll Free: 866.RVRANCH stay@rosevalleyrv.com • www.RoseValleyRV.com

WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

PO Box 680, Silver City, NM 88062 575.538.6386 • M-F 9-4:30, Sat-Sun 10-4 www.wnmumuseum.org

REAL ESTATE & BROKERS GARLAND REAL ESTATE SC, LLC 1001 Pope St., Silver City, NM 88061

Garland 575.388.1788 • www.garlandrellc.com REAL ESTATE SC, LLC

SILVER CITY KOA 11824 Hwy 180 E., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.3351 • Toll Free: 800.562.7623 sckoa@campsilvercity.com • www.campsilvercity.com

575.388.1449 • Property Management

SILVER CITY RV PARK

SILVER CITY RV PARK • In Town 1304 N. Bennett, Silver City, NM 88061 575.866.2239 • www.silvercityrv.com Cabins, Tent Sites & Self Storage Units

PRUDENTIAL SILVER CITY PROPERTIES 120 E. 11th St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.538.0404 • Toll Free: 866.538.0404 www.PrudentialSilverCity.com

MEDICAL

RE/MAX SILVER ADVANTAGE 314 E. 14th St., Silver City, NM 575.538.3847 • 800.716.3847 www.realestatesilvercitynm.com

HOSPICE

Joint Commission Accredited

HORIZON HOSPICE 1260 E. 32nd St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.534.1800 • Toll Free: 877.534.1801 Fax: 575.388.2742 • www.horizonhospice.net

UNITED COUNTRY MIMBRES REALTY, INC.

CISSY MCANDREW • Associate & Ecobroker 414 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.538.1337 • Cissy@MimbresRealty.com www.SilverCityTour.com

HOSPITAL

GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.538.4000 www.grmc.org

GEORGIA BEARUP • Qualifying Broker/Owner 414 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.8556 • GeorgiaBearup17@msn.com www.mimbresrealty.com

MEDICAL CLINICS

HMS MED SQUARE Medical, Dental & Family Support 114 W. 11th St., Silver City, NM 88061 575-388-1511 • 866-633-7773 • www.hmsnm.org

PAT BEARUP • Associate Broker 414 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.534.5030 • Pat.Bearup@hotmail.com www.mimbresrealty.com

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

RODGER KOEST • Associate Broker 414 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.654.4370 • Rodger@RodgerKoest.com www.MoveToSilverCity.com

MELINDA’S MEDICAL SUPPLY 910 E. 32nd St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.534.4013 • 866.534.4013 Full Line Medical Supply

SATELLITE EQUIPMENT, SALES & SERVICE PHARMACIES

SATELLITE KINGS 1610 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.3274 • Toll Free: 888.388.3274 www.satellitekings.getdish.com

SILVER REXALL DRUG, INC. 1308 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.1579 • Fax: 575.538.0525 Personalized Service • Custom Prescription Compounding PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS

CASSIE HEALTH CENTER FOR WOMEN 1618 E. Pine St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.388.1561 • Toll Free: 888.388.1562 www.cassiehealthcenter.com

MUSEUMS

SCHOOLS UNIVERSITIES

WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY PO Box 680, Silver City, NM 88062 575.538.6011 • 575.538.6336 Pub. Info. Office www.wnmu.edu

VISITOR CENTER SILVER CITY MUSEUM 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061 575.538.5921 • Toll Free: 877.777.7947 www.silvercitymuseum.org

MURRAY RYAN VISITOR CENTER 201 N. Hudson St., Silver City, NM 88061 575.538.5555 www.silvercitytourism.org

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PRESRT STD US POSTAGE PAID Silver City, NM 88061 PERMIT No. 282

Murray Ryan Visitor Center 201 N. Hudson Street Silver City, New Mexico 88061 www.SilverCityTourism.org

Looking to have a wedding reception, family reunion, graduation celebration, business meeting, craft show, etc.? If so, then the Grant County Business and Conference Center is the place for you! Great Location! Affordable Rental Rates! A Space for Every Occasion! For Information & Reservations: Grant County Public Works Office • 575-574-0070 www.grantcountynm.com

575.538.5555 • SouthwestNewMexico.org


Silver City Grant County Visitor Guide 2012