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The Guide to Southwest New Mexico The Communities of: Silver City Cliff/Gila Glenwood Deming Lordsburg

Area Attractions Restaurants Museums Shopping Galleries Salons and more!

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Area Attractions HISTORY OF THE SILVER CITY AREA SPANS THE ERAS FROM THE ANCIENT MOGOLLON CULTURES TO THE people of today’s technology age. The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and visitor center are perhaps the strong-est attraction in the area, providing a visual showcase of how these ancients lived. The Mimbres River Valley, though once inhabited by pithouse dwellers is now a scene of orchards, hay fields, cattle and horses. The pride of large-scale mining operations is the Chino open pit copper mine on NM 152. The 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest provides many of the reasons for both visiting the area and for making a commitment to live here. Lakes in the immediate region include Lake Roberts and Bear Canyon, Bill Evans and Snow Lakes. Additional attractions include the Catwalk National Recreation Trail and the scenic gold mining ghost town of Mogollon, both near Glenwood, and City of Rocks State Park between Silver City and Deming.




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QUICKFACTS New Mexico Facts Statehood: Jan. 6, 1912 Capital: Santa Fe Flag: Red Zia on 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

Silver City - Grant County Profile POPULATION: (2004) est. City: 12,500 County: 30,000 HOUSING: (2004) est. TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS City: 4,700 (500 unoccupied) COUNTY: 14,000 GOVERNMENT: Firefighters: 23 full time City Police: 30 State Police: 12 (10 officers, 2 sergeants) County Sheriff: 32 Officers TAXES: Gross Receipts: 7.25% (2007) City: $3,009,860 City Retail: $214,463,457 Per Capita Income: $17,409 Property: 17,397 Mills (Residential) 15,680 Mills (Non-Residential)

Houses a great collection of mining artifacts and historic memorabilia. Admission is free.

Parks & Monuments City of Rocks State Park Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument The Catwalk National Recreation Trail. (Glenwood)

Ghost Towns Mogollon: 75 miles NE US180 Shakespeare: 46 miles SE NM90 Steins: 63 miles SE NM90/I-10

Health Care MEDICAL Gila Regional Medical Center: 68 Beds, 43 Physicians Optometrists: 2 Dentists: 12 Clinics: 5 Chiropractors: 9 Fort Bayard Medical Center: Long term care facility with 4 Physicians offering services in Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies, Geriatric care and Chemical Dependency unit. Pharmacies: 5 Acupuncturists: 2

Historic Sites

SILVER CITY HISTORIC BUSINESS DISTRICT H. B. Ailman House built in 1881 houses the Silver City Museum. Bell Block constructed in 1897 and 1906 originally housed a saloon where Major Events straight drinks were sold for Red Paint PowWow 12.5 cents Chocolate Fantasia Meredith & Ailman Bank Tour of the Gila built in 1882 was renamed Silver City Blues Festival the Palace Hotel in 1900. Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Silver City National Bank Fourth of July Celebration built in 1923, presently used Picamania as City Hall. Weekend at the Galleries O.S. Warren House built in Lighted Christmas Parade 1885, is the only building on Main Street to survive the Area Museums floods at the turn of the MUSEUMS: 3 century. Silver City Museum was founded in 1967. A restored Mrs. O.S. Warren building built in 1900 was the former Mansard/Italianate home Colby’s Sporting Goods. built by H.B. Ailman with El Sol Theatre building was 20,000 objects relating to built in 1934 to show Spanthe peoples and history of ish-language films. southwest New Mexico. W. H. White house built in Admission is free. 1901 was built of brick in WNMU Museum celethe Hipped Box style for brated its 30th Anniversary one of Silver City’s first denNovember 6, 2004. Home tists. of Pottery and Artifacts of Dr. W. H. White dental ofPrehistoric South-western Cultures. Available for view- fice built in 1887. ing are historic photographs Isaac N. Cohen House built of Silver City and surround- in 1882 has the only remaining example of double-hung ing areas. Admission is pocket shutters. free. Pinos Altos Historical Mu- Big Ditch Park was Silver seum: Circa 1860s-housed City’s Main Street before the turn of the century in a log cabin that once floods transformed it into served as the 1st school an arroyo. house in Grant County.



Bennett Block on W. Yankie built in 1882 of adobe construction with brick facades. Max Schutz sample room on N. Texas was built to provide a meeting room for traveling salesmen. Goodell’s Feed Store on Yankie was built in 1905 and 1911 and remained a farmer’s supply outlet until the late 1970s. Victorian Homes, this architectural era spans the period of roughly 18251900. There are 31 homes still existing in the Silver City area. Walking Tours (3) offered by the Silver City Museum: Gospel Hill, La Capilla and Business District. Billy the Kid Cabin is located near the origin of his real home, this 1800s style cabin was donated by Ron Howard’s movie The Missing. La Capilla Chapel Replica, built on a hill on the south side of Silver City. The chapel was a local landmark and was utilized in pilgrimages and festivals for Our Lady of Guadalupe. PINOS ALTOS Fort Cobre Replica is 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 east of Silver City. Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House, circa 1860s 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 is 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 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.




Historic Downtown Silver City

SILVER CITY SPRANG TO LIFE DURING THE SUMMER of 1870. The discovery of silver brought thousands of miners, and merchants followed in their footsteps. The town's founders decided Silver City would be “built to last.” In 1880, an ordinance was passed requiring masonry construction for new buildings. This left behind solid commercial buildings, brick Victorian homes, and adobe structures. Devastating floods between 1890 and 1910 washed away the original Main Street and all but one of its handsome brick buildings. The stately Warren house is the sole survivor. What used to be Main Street is now known as the Big Ditch. The Silver City Visitor Center and Big Ditch Park provide gateways into Historic Downtown for visitors and residents. Silver City MainStreet Project has provided comprehensive downtown revitalization services since 1985. This vibrant award-winning district has over 200 entities including retail and service businesses, art studios, government services, nonprofits, churches, and schools. It’s a treasure of a downtown!

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Big Ditch Park WHEN SILVER CITY’S FOUNDING FATHERS CREATED THE TOWN SITE IN THE LATTER 1800S, THEY LAID OUT THE grid like those of many eastern cities – with the streets running due north, south, east and west. They did not realize that the new town’s proximity to a north/south running slope would encourage a natural disaster to occur. In 1895 and again in 1903, flash floodwaters roared down Silver City’s Main Street, gouging out a huge ditch with a bottom some 55 feet below the original street level. As rains continued to feed the creek in the years that followed, cottonwood trees grew, providing shade. The town’s Main Street was gone, but every adversity carries with it the seed of an opportunity. Working together, local businesses, residents and civic organizations created a beautiful and unique downtown park. Big Ditch Park can be accessed via the footbridge at the Silver City Visitor Center parking lot.

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Silver City Museum LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC 1881 MANSARD/ITALIANATE HOME OF H.B. AILMAN, THE SILVER CITY MUSEUM IS one of 13 museums in New Mexico recognized by the American Assn. of Museums. Founded in 1967, the museum is focused on the regional history of Southwest New Mexico with over 20,000 related objects. Photo collections depict Silver City from the 1870s and include a significant collection from the 1930s and 40s. Native American artifacts from the Mimbres, Mogollon and Casas Grandes peoples number over 500 pieces, and there are exhibits from more recent Navajo and Apache groups. Extensive mining exhibits, early Anglo and Hispanic settler clothing, furnishings and even firearms are displayed. There is also memorabilia from native son Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, former astronaut and U.S. Senator. It is open every day except Monday, and is located at 312 West Broadway. The Museum Store features books and gifts depicting or influenced by local history and cultures.

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Area Events July 23

Big Ditch Day and San Vicente Wetlands Festival. 9am-3pm. Music, educational tours, workshops, Farmers’ Market, vendors, historical re-enactors and conservation demonstrations.

August 19-20 Copper Country Cruizers Car Show. Vintage vehicles of all kinds. Gough Park, Silver City. 575-388-3468 MRAC Members’ Show. MRAC 19 Gallery. 575-538-2505 Fort Bayard's 145th Birthday Cele20 bration. 575-388-4477 Groove Session. Funk, Rock & Soul. Buckhorn Opera House. Local Opener Melanie Zipin & Good Company. 575538-9911

September 2

Taste of Downtown Silver City. 575-534-1700. 3-5 The 28th Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Museum quality mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems as well as "rough" stones. Grant County Business and Conference Center. 575534-0006 9-10 Picmania!. Returning in 2011! The Savoy Family Cajun Band, Spring Creek, The Squashblossom Boys, The Dylan Charles Band, Bayou Seco, Baxtalo Beng. Gough Park. 575-538-2505 15-18 7th Annual Gila River Festival. Keynote address by National Geographic Society's Sandra Postel, lectures, birding and nature field trips, family activities, kayak trips and more. Silver City and Gila National Forest. 575-538-8078 16-17 Fort Bayard Days. Experience Fort Bayards Military, Medical, and Cultural History of Southwest New Mexico - Living history centers to explore for all ages! 575-388-4477 17-18 Red Dot Studio Tour. A free, selfguided weekend tour of artists' studios, providing an up-close and personal look into the unique creative process of Silver City and surrounding area artists. 24 Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival. A day long hoe down, is planned with farmers market, storytellers, musicians and craftspeople. San Lorenzo Elementary School, just off of NM Highway 152. 28-Oct. 2 Grant County Fair. Outstanding animal and craft exhibits from schools and civic groups across the County. Cliff, NM 388-4223

October 1

Pinos Altos 14th Ann. October Fiesta. Fine Food, Live Music,

Crafters, Raffles, & Fun Activities for Children. Pinos Altos Main Street. 575-574-8394 7-10 15th Ann. Weekend at the Galleries. Current works by regional artists in more than 20 galleries in historic downtown Silver City and nearby areas. 575-538-2505. 15 Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble. A magical collaboration commanded by the guitar wizardry of Chris Burton Jácome and enhanced by a vocalist, three flamenco dancers, a bassist and a percussionist. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 575-538-5862

November 7

Take Me Home-The Music of John Denver. John Denver’s music comes to life through this ultimate tribute by Jim Curry and his band. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 575-538-5862 11-12 Silver City Fiber Arts Festival. Fashion show, Festival Store and Demos, at the Grant County Convention Center. 575-313-9631 26 Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. 7 pm. Historic Downtown Silver City. 575-534-1700

December 15


Annual Victorian Christmas Evening. 5-9pm An old-fashioned holiday celebration with musical entertainment, costumed characters, children’s stories, plum pudding, hot mulled cider, and other delights of the season. $3 donation Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 Black Tie Holiday Benefit Ball. Historic Downtown Silver City. 575-538-2505

Ongoing Events Farmer's Market 8:30 am - noon, Saturdays through October. Main Street Plaza, Enter at 7th/Bullard. 575-534-1704 The Morning Cup w/music Sunday mornings at Yankie Creek Coffee House. First Fridays Downtown Galleries and shops stay open late in historic downtown Silver City. Enjoy dinner, take an art walk, or explore our eclectic shops. Look for art openings, special offers, family activities, and more. Walking Tour of Historic Fort Bayard 9:30 am on the SE corner of the Parade Grounds. Saturdays May through September Walking tours last about 2 hours and are free. 575-536-3161 Silver City's Saturday Art Market 9 am - 2 pm, Saturdays Apr. 23 through October 29. 703 N Bullard St (across from the Farmers Market). 575-313-6468.

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September 9-11, 2011 15th Annual

Weekend at the Galleries Attracting art lovers from far and wide to view current works by regional artists on display in over 20 galleries in Historic Downtown Silver City and nearby communities. October 7-10, 2011 Artwalk and more in Historic Downtown Silver City

Black Tie Holiday Benefit Ball in Historic Downtown Silver City.

December, 2011

Chocolate Fantasia Sample delicious, gourmet chocolate confections in Historic Downtown Silver City.

February 11, 2012

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La Capilla By Joe Burgess

LA CAPILLA, THE LITTLE CHAPEL ON A HILL OVERLOOKING SILVER CITY, PRESERVES A BIT OF THE ROUGH AND tumble history of the area’s early mining era. It provides one of the best views of the community and offers a smidgeon of exercise for young folks of all ages. The original adobe chapel, dedicated in 1885 and taken down in 1914, was commissioned by Hipolita and Beatriz Manquero, two sisters originally from Chihuahua City, to house a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The underlying motivations for constructing the chapel are still discussed, but it none-the-less played a key role for local Catholics during the late 1800s. The replica, completed in 2004, now anchors the north end of a 23-acre heritage park being developed by the town of Silver City and area civic groups. A number of features are planned for the park, and the trails have joined the larger Boston Hill and Big Ditch systems.



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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church ONE OF SILVER CITY’S OLDEST LANDMARKS, SAN VICENTE DE LA CIENEGA PARISH CHURCH WAS completed in 1876 and consecrated by Father Ruellan, founder and pastor. Renovation of the building took place in 2005-2006 under the guidance and care of Father Rod Nichols, present spiritual leader. Actively committed to the Silver City community, parish ministries include - the training of alter servers, marriage and annulment counseling, bible study groups, a bingo committee that raises funds for the church, catechists who teach religious education classes, Eucharistic Ministers who give communion during liturgies, at hospitals, nursing homes and to the homebound, a fiesta committee that plans the annual fiesta, funeral and ministry of condolence, Guadalupanas dedicated in service to Our Lady of Guadalupe, jail ministry, musicians that provide music for liturgies, Order of Christian Initiation of Adults, the assistance of needy families in the community and a scholarship committee that raises funds for qualified students.

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Historic Pinos Altos WITHOUT THE ASPHALT ON ITS MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN PINOS ALTOS LOOKS MUCH LIKE IT MIGHT have appeared nearly 150 years ago, when it was inhabited by the likes of Judge Roy Bean. The town’s amenities, however, have greatly improved in the last century or so. They include a museum, an ice cream parlor, dining establishments and an authentic western bar. Gold was first discovered in the area by Spanish and Mexican miners. Anglos rediscovered the metal in 1859/60, and for a while the town was called Birchville after the first man to find “color.” Nearly abandoned due to constant fights with the Apaches, it was re-established in 1866 under its original Spanish name. Pinos Altos is located along the Continental Divide, six miles north of Silver City on NM Highway 15.

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of Trail the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway

THIS 93-MILE LOOP IS FILLED WITH HISTORY AND SCENIC BEAUTY. TO GET STARTED, JUST HEAD NORTH ON PIÑOS Altos Road from US 180 East in Silver City to the old goldmining town of Piños Altos. From there, NM 15 will take you through the Gila National Forest to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Leaving the monument, the byway backtracks along NM 35 to Sapillo Creek and Lake Roberts. Continuing across the Continental Divide, the road descends into the Mimbres River Valley. The historic church at San Lorenzo was built in the 1800s. Continuing west on NM 152, you will come to the mine overlook near Santa Rita, where you can view one of the world’s largest open pit copper mines. Rejoining US 180, you can turn north at Santa Clara to visit historic Fort Bayard, or continue on a short distance back to Silver City.



Lake Roberts SURROUNDED BY THE GILA NATIONAL FOREST, AND FED BY SAPILLO CREEK, LAKE ROBERTS IS A MAN-MADE 75-acre lake offering some of the finest mountain fishing, boating and camping in New Mexico. Lake Roberts features boat ramps, two campgrounds, picnic spots and a variety of nature trails leading into the forest. The lake beckons fisherman, hikers and birders to experience the natural beauty of the area. Overlooking the west end of the lake stand the “Vista Ruins,” an authentic Mimbres Indian pit house site. The area is home to hundreds of species of birds, and is a wintering spot for bald eagles. As many as ten species of hummingbirds may be observed in the summertime at feeding stations along NM Highway 35 and at nearby local inns. Late March to late May is the best time to fish for the lake’s 10 to 14-inch rainbow trout, but Lake Roberts also contains crappie, catfish and some bass.



Geronimo Monument IN OCTOBER 2004 ABOUT 120 PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS NATIONAL MONUMENT Visitor Center to dedicate a monument to famous Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo, who was born in the area in 1829. The monument was a collaborative effort between the Forest Service, the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Committee, the Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Geronimo’s own great grandson, Harlyn Geronimo and Harlyn’s wife Karen of Mescalero. Harlyn got the idea for the monument while visiting the area in the spring of 2004. Chief Geronimo had told biographers that he was born near the headwaters of the Gila River, which is the area where the National Monument stands today. Geronimo died in Oklahoma in 1909, after unsuccessfully pleading with federal authorities to be allowed to return to his homeland to die.



Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE TRAIL OF THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY IS THE 533-acre Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Here you can see the homes and catch a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans who lived here between seven and eight hundred years ago. Along with the ancient ruins, the monument features a visitor center and museum. From Silver City there are two ways to travel to the monument. The first is to go north past Piños Altos on NM 15, a winding, mountain forest road. Here, trailers over twenty feet long must take an alternate route on NM 61/35. The other route is through the Mimbres Valley north from NM 152 off US 180 east of town. This route is 25 miles longer, but easier and takes the same amount of time – about two hours. Call ahead for hours and road conditions; (575)536-9461 or (575)536-9344. Traditional services & care for your family and friends.

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Arenas Valley By Dutch Salmon THIS RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ABOUT 5 MILES EAST OF SILVER CITY IS NAMED FOR THE USUALLY DRY RIO DE Arenas, River of Sands, that runs north to south through its center. About 100 years ago a wagonload of whiskey bogged down in these sands, and local miners sent to rescue its cargo instead drank it up on the spot. This led to a name change for a time to Whiskey Creek. The local volunteer fire department still carries this name but the citizenry long ago restored the original Spanish Arenas to both the community and the arroyo passing through. It can be difficult to tell just exactly where along HWY 180 Arenas Valley begins and ends but surely within its community parameters is the largest veterinary clinic in the county, a boarding kennel and dog training facility, housing developments, repair centers and 2 RV parks.

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Fort Bayard By Dutch Salmon

NAMED FOR GEN. GEORGE D. BAYARD, AN EARLY-DAY CAVALRY OFFICER AND INDIAN FIGHTER, FORT BAYARD was activated in 1867 and played a major role in the Apache wars. Abandoned as a cavalry post in 1900, it was converted into a State geriatric hospital, a function it still serves today, albeit it is undergoing a face lift and construction of a new central facility. Many of the outlying buildings and original officers’ residences are being preserved for history. For the recreationist, Ft. Bayard is attached to the Ft. Bayard Game Refuge. Famous for its elk, here are thousands of acres of pine-studded uplands open to hikers and equestrians (no motorized vehicles), where active outdoor types may follow the trails used by the cavalry over 100 years ago. Find Indian petroglyphs, old homesteads, the State’s largest alligator juniper, and all just 10 miles east of Silver City.

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Santa Rita Overlook THE SANTA RITA OPEN PIT COPPER MINE IS AN ENORMOUS EXCAVATION NEXT TO NM152 BETWEEN SILVER City and the Mimbres Valley. The mine overlook is a major attraction along the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. Prior to the nineteenth century, Indians in the area utilized native copper findings to fashion ornaments and arrow points. In the early 1800s, underground mining operations were initiated to supply the Mexican mint with copper. Open pit operations began around 1910 as large earth-moving capabilities became feasible. Today, large equipment can be seen maneuvering across the stepped benches of the mine. The haulage trucks appear as mere toys on the far side of the pit, but keep in mind that a standing man stares straight at the hub of the huge wheels. The load carried by each truck is approximately 15 times heavier than the contents of 18-wheelers traveling along the interstate.



Bayard & Hurley MINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING HAVE BEEN THE DRIVING FORCES OF BAYARD AND HURLEY SINCE THE early 1900s, while Arenas Valley has developed into a small business district and community midway between the mining district and Silver City. With vistas of the kneeling nun and the mammoth Santa Rita open pit copper mine, as well as the headframes of historic underground mining operations, the area provides visitors visual insights into the state’s richest mineral districts. As the number of people involved in mining operations fluctuates, the communities are focusing more on their festivals, the arts and the tourism side of the historic mining operations. In the case of Arenas Valley, uncomplicated country living is the predominant draw…and a few unique businesses. Bayard has its coffee and tortilla companies and Hurley boasts a southwest fine arts gallery housed in its historic “company store.” Mining and reclamation still contribute significantly to local economies.



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Art Galleries WHILE OUR AREA IS STEEPED IN THE RICH HISTORIES AND TRADITIONS OF RANCHING AND MINING, IT IS ALSO A place of vast cultural diversity. This assertion is demonstrated by the fact that Silver City, Billy the Kid’s childhood hometown, has been named one of the “100 Best Art Towns in America” by John Villani in his well-known guidebook of the same title.The arts are alive and well here, thanks to the promotional efforts of the Mimbres Region Arts Council and the numerous galleries with locations stretching from downtown Hurley to downtown Silver City. Every style and type of artwork imaginable is represented here, and many galleries offer the rare opportunity to meet and talk with the artists themselves. Most of the downtown Silver City galleries are conveniently located within walking distance of each other, as well as numerous other kinds of shops and excellent dining establishments.

Colorful and richly layered watercolor still life settings with a Southwestern theme. Represented by Gallery 400 on North Arizona St. in historic downtown Silver City.

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Copper Quail Gallery






Designer Jewelry by Linda Boatwright, Featuring Paintings by Local Artists, Fine Wood & Copper Lamps. Wed.-Sat.10-5.

Studio and Gallery showing large acrylic paintings, fine furniture, jewelry and fabric art.

110 W. Broadway 538-9048 OL’ WEST GALLERY AND MERCANTILE A traditional western gallery of fine art, furnishings, fixtures & beyond.

104 W. Broadway • 388-1811 TEXAS STREET


211 C N. Texas St. 313-9631 • MOLLY RAMOLLA GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMING Fine art, sculpture, prints, custom jewelry, unique one-of-a-kind imaginary creations. Mon.-Sat. 11-5 Framing by Daniel 654-0334

307 N. Texas St. 538-5538 • 800-985-6564 COPPER QUAIL GALLERY

A group of artists working in a co-operative manner. We carry artwork from the mystical to the practical.

An extraordinary selection of fine arts and quality hand-crafted pieces for your home and yard, created exclusively by local artists.

211-B N. Texas • 519-0804

211 A N. Texas St. 388-2646


Seedboat Center For The Arts

Ginny Wolf Studio & Gallery

Creations & Adornments




Art & Conversation


Leyba & Ingalls ARTS

Tatiana Maria Gallery







Fine Art & Craft Gallery and Live Performance Space located in the Arts & Cultural District in Historic Downtown Silver City. Recording Studio available.

214 W. Yankie St. • 534-1136 GINNY WOLF STUDIO & GALLERY • Transcultural gallery

Contemporary craft gallery featuring Janey Katz’s Critters from the “Hood” cut from old trucks & Suzi Calhoun’s colorful pottery. Open daily 11-5.


featuring exquisitely crafted jewelry, collage & assemblage inspired by textures & patterns in the natural world.

Contemporary Art ranging from Realism to Abstraction in a variety of media. Call for a class schedule.

108 W. Yankie St. • 313-5709 www.GinnyWolf.comv

315 N. Bullard St. • 388-5725


CREATIONS AND ADORNMENTS An eclectic collection of handcrafted custom jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and paintings.

116 N. Bullard St. • 534-4269

TATIANA MARIA GALLERY Contemporary Native American Jewelry, Pottery & Folk Art • Rugs & Textiles • Fine Art & Art Glass • Cus-tom Southwest & Antique Furniture

305 & 307 N. Bullard St. 388-4426 THE SOURCE – 27

Azumi Japanese Embroidery Studio 196

LeAnne Knudsen

Joe Burgess



Victoria Chick • Cow Trail Art Studio

Original Prints And Drawings

JW Art Gallery









Learn the history and techniques of the gentle art of silk embroidery taught by Kathryn Elms, certified teacher of the Japanese Embroidery School.


Contemporary painter & printmaker focused on expressing emotion through the action of human & animal subjects. Represented by JW Art Gallery, Hurley

Cow Trail Art Studio 12pm-3pm Mon., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.

760-533-1897 • ORIGINAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS - Etchings, Woodcuts, Linocuts and Drawings by 19th and 20th Century American Artists. Represented by Cow Trail Art Studio. 12pm-3pm Mon.,

Contemporary artist working in oil pastels, oil painting and photography. On display at JW Art Gallery, Hurley, NM.

119 Cow Trail • 760-533-1897



Thurs., Fri. & Sat.

JW ART GALLERY Fine art photography on display at JW Art Gallery in Hurley

Fine Art, Bronze & Wooden Sculpture, Custom Picture Framing, Gift Shop, Historic Hurley Museum.

99 Cortez Avenue, Hurley 537-0300

99 Cortez Ave., Hurley • 537-0300



W.-F. 9-5 • S-Sun. 10-6



It’s Sew Much Fun!

Manzanita Ridge


Masa y Mas Tortilleria

Royal Scepter




Bella’s Boutique






Hundreds of unique shirts to choose from! Vintage, Sports, Rock, Funny, Religious, Crazy, Cool, Retro, Events.

High end furniture and accessories from America’s finest resorts & hotels.

621 N. Bullard St. 702-824-3878


IT’S SEW MUCH FUN! • large selection of threads • sewing/quilting embellishments • embroidery supplies • classes • custom embroidery

Native copper & silver from local mines and minerals from around the world. • Southwestern Jewelry • Unique Gifts • Mineral & Fossil Specimens • Free Mineral Museum • Rock Hounding Supplies & Books

601 N. Bullard St., Suite B 534-4000

1805 Little Walnut Rd. • 538-9001


H I G H WAY 1 8 0

Fresh homemade corn & flour tortillas • chips • chicken, pork and veggie tamales • beef and chicken burritos • menudo • barbacoa • salsa.


106 N. Bullard St., Suite C 534-9255

1445 Hwy. 180 E., Suite A 538-5544

107 N. Bullard St. • 388-1158 ROYAL SCEPTER GEMS & MINERALS

A fun & colorful selection of affordable women’s clothing and accessories that you will love to wear. Tues.-Sat. 10am to 6pm


Desert Crafts & Crystal Creations


Gila Hike & Bike





Video Game Outlet

Five Star World Class Tattoo


Syzygy Tileworks






• Jewelry, Watches, Tiaras & Rings • Iron On Crystals & Appliques • Caps & Shirts • Create-A-Bear • Fairy Clothes • Collectable Doll • Punch Embroidery • Free Classes

109 W. Broadway • 654-4740 PARTY ZONE Your party supply headquarters for: Birthdays, Baby Showers, Holidays, Weddings, Anniversaries. Open: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00 Saturday 10:00-3:00

316 E. 14th St. • 534-0098 VIDEO GAME OUTLET New and pre-played video games. PlayStation 2 • PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 • Wii PlayStation Portable Nintendo DS

206 E. 11th St. • 534-4216 30 – THE SOURCE


Serving the cycling & hiking needs of southwest New Mexico for the past 23 years.

103 E. College Ave. • 388-3222 BULLARD STREET

FIVE STAR WORLD CLASS TATTOO 40 Years Experience • All Styles, Well Done • NM State Licensed. Tues.-Sat. 11:30 - 5pm Sun-Mon by Appointment

810 N. Bullard St. • 534-2646 SYZYGY TILEWORKS Nationally recognized handmade tile company, dedicated to producing aesthetically pleasing clay tile in the craftsman tradition. Also, metal, glass, stone, concrete and imported tile. Tours available.

106 N. Bullard St. • 388-5472

Dandelion Wish


Yada Yada Yarn

Kris’s & Krafters’ Kreations

Conner Fine Jewelers



Hester House

A Bead or Two








Upscale selection of eclectic antiques, collectibles & consignment merchandise. Something for everyone’s taste and budget. Now handling estate and moving sales. Tues.-Sun. 10ish-6ish

Everything for knitters new and old! Wool, cotton and fun yarns. Open daily 11-5.

109 N. Bullard St. • 534-0074 KRIS’S & KRAFTERS’ KREATIONS Locally Crafted Southwest Gifts and Decor. Candles, Flower Arrangements, Horsehair Ceramics, Yard Art, Metal Art, Carving, Intarsia and Special Orders.

505-A N. Bullard • 534-9927 CONNER FINE JEWELERS Southwest New Mexico’s leading jewelry store, since 1946, featuring diamond expertise and membership in the American Gem Society.

401 N. Bullard St. 538-2012 • 388-2025

Open knitting Sun.12-3

614 N. Bullard St. • 388.3350 HESTER HOUSE Best homemade fudge in town. Unique gifts and cards for all occasions. Free gift wrapping.

316 N. Bullard St. • 388-1360 A BEAD OR TWO Fabulous, fun, full-service bead shop featuring a multitude of beads. Ample workspace & parking. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Classes, repairs & finished jewelry. Gourd Art & Gallery. Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-4.

703 N. Bullard St. • 388-8973 THE SOURCE – 31

Continental Divide Trail SILVER CITY AREA HIKERS ENJOY A RARE OPPORTUNITY: CONVENIENT DAY HIKES ON SECTIONS OF A renowned footpath that stretches from Mexico to Canada. Also known as the ‘King of Trails,’ the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) runs through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Along the way it visits 25 national forests, 20 national wilderness areas, three national parks, one national monument, eight Bureau of Land Management resource areas – and passes close by Silver City. While it takes six months to walk the entire trail, Silver City residents and visitors can enjoy pleasant day hikes on segments of the same trail just minutes from their doorsteps. While our moderate climate makes access available yearround, probably the best times to visit the CDT are during the spring and fall. Parts of the trail are challenging, so hikers should be in good physical condition and remember to bring plenty of water.

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City of Rocks State Park LOCATED JUST 34 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, THE CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A funfilled daywrit or picnic with the entire family. The park features giant monoliths that were formed from the eruption of an ancient volcano and eroded by the wind over an extended period of time. These huge, unusually shaped boulders are perfect for sightseeing or climbing. For some, the park resembles a medieval village; for others it is a collection of misshapen, albeit benign, giants. Essentially, it is a flat-lying sheet of reddish lava jointed along vertical rather than horizontal planes creating the likeness of a city with streets and buildings. There are formations which readily suggest giants’ chairs, prehistoric monsters, or creatures of imaginative myth. Complete with a desert garden, the park offers picnicking and camping spots. Adjacent to the formations rises Table Mountain, a perfect example of a mesa.



Deming By Brett Ferneau

DEMING HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE ITS BEGINNINGS AS A ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE RAILROAD TOWN IN the old west. Situated 33 miles north of Mexico beneath the majestic Florida Mountains, today’s Deming is rapidly growing, while retaining its friendly small town ambiance. Claiming to be the green chile capitol of the world and the source for most New Mexico wines, Deming also boasts a vibrant arts community, unique museums, live music venues, a year-round golf course and a host of first-class restaurants. Its recently expanded transit system provides easy, affordable travel around town and connections to Lordsburg and Silver City. Deming hosts many community events and special occasions, such as the famous annual Deming Duck Races and Deming Onion Festival. The city straddles Interstate Highway 10. It is a natural rest stop between El Paso, Texas and Tucson, Arizona, and a jumping-off point for Rockhound, Pancho Villa and City of Rocks state parks. License #368502 Bonded & Insured



Rockhound & Pancho Villa State Parks By Brett Ferneau THE TOWN OF COLUMBUS AND CAMP FURLONG WERE ATTACKED BY THE MEXICAN REVOLUTIONARY FORCES of General Francisco Villa in 1916. General “Blackjack” Pershing led a punitive force into Mexico in pursuit of the Villistas, but with no success. Using Camp Furlong as a base camp, the Pershing force included the first aircraft used in a military operation, the first use of mechanized trucks by United States troops and the last true cavalry operation. A visitor center includes a replica of the airplanes used and one of the mechanized vehicles. Rockhound State Park east of Deming is not only a great place to look for crystals, the area includes hiking trails, picnic areas, birding and star gazing. An impressive visitor center provides interactive displays and a desert botanical garden that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Spring Canyon, which is included in the State Park, provides an ecosystem that is entirely distinct from the Rockhound area.



Area Birding & Rockhounding GOOD WEATHER, SPARSE POPULATIONS AND THE WIDE SPAN OF LIFE ZONES OFFER UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES for birding in Southwest New Mexico. Birding can begin at Big Ditch Park in downtown Silver City. The Gila River and its tributaries north of Silver City offer a rich assortment of birds, and hummingbird banding demonstrations are given near Lake Roberts. Other locations include Whitewater Canyon and The Catwalk near Glenwood and the, harboring species found nowhere else in the US. Silver City lies at the center of a vast belt of mineralization that has produced billions of dollars worth of metals and a diversity of gems and minerals. Gem and mineral collections are displayed in area museums, shows are hosted throughout the region, huge copper mining operations continue and Rockhound State Park by Deming is dedicated to rock hound enthusiasts, encouraging collecting for personal use.

575-534-0402 11591 Highway 180 East Silver City, NM 88061 Owners: Nacho Nolasco Sharon Dillon Nolasco Fax 388-2103 160


photo by LeAnne Knudsen

Cliff & Gila By Dutch Salmon STRADDLING THE GILA RIVER, CLIFF ON THE NORTH SIDE AND GILA ON THE SOUTH, THESE TWO SETTLEments together total perhaps 500 habitants and are close enough that the newcomer might see them as blending into one town. Don’t be fooled. Each has its own post office, zip code, and defenders. Cliff has the café, filling station, and school (K-12); Gila has the grocery, feed store, and senior center. Both retain an attachment to a rural ambiance based on irrigation agriculture that is uncommonly lovely, increasingly rare, and takes you back in time as you drive the Gila Valley, upstream or down, on either side of the river. True tales are still told here. Tom Lyons’ LC Ranch, based in Gila, was New Mexico’s largest at 1.5 million acres circa 1900. Along nearby Rain Creek, Carl and Blue Rice killed New Mexico’s last grizzly bear in 1931. Meanwhile, the bucolic agricultural vistas will have you in a reverie of settling down on your own green parcel, with homegrown food, 5 acres, and independence.



photo by Debra Sutton

Glenwood & Alma By Dutch Salmon EVERYONE DREAMS OF FINDING THAT QUIET LITTLE TOWN NESTLED IN THE MOUNtains with a creek running through, the creature comforts a traveler needs, yet retaining a 1950s ambiance. Those who think it’s only a dream have never stopped over at Glenwood. About 60 miles northwest of Silver City, Glenwood is surrounded by the Gila National Forest. That means plenty of public lands for the adventurous, like the San Francisco Canyon (bass, catfish, hiking and birding) or The Catwalk and its Whitewater Creek (spectacular vistas and the creek is filled with trout). Stop in at the Forest Service Ranger Station for maps and information. A motel and several B & B style inns will put you up comfortably, the general store will keep you supplied, and there is a café/bar that’s plenty “Western”. And on up the road about 8 miles is Alma, last stop on Butch Cassidy’s Outlaw Trail. The iconic bandit worked at the nearby WS Ranch (private) in the 1890s.There is a combo general store/café and you’ll want to explore Mineral Creek, usually dry in town but a forest road takes you upstream to another marvelous canyon and more trout.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.



photo by Debra Sutton

The Catwalk Recreation Trail THE CATWALK NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL IS SITUATED IN WHITEWATER CANYON NEAR GLENWOOD. THE Catwalk is a metal bridge secured into the canyon walls that leads through some of the most beautiful parts of the canyon. This 250 foot metal causeway clings to the sides of the boulder-choked Whitewater Canyon, which in some places is only 20 feet wide and 250 feet deep. There are many spots where a hiker can leave the steel causeway and relax on the grassy banks of the sycamore shaded stream.The original catwalk was a gravity fed slurryline for a local mill. The mines above the canyon were worked from their discovery in 1889 until 1942 (Billy the Kid's stepfather, William Antrim, was a blacksmith at the town called Graham). The Civilian Conservation Corps. was assigned the task of rebuilding The Catwalk as a recreation attraction for the Gila National Forest in 1935. The present metal catwalk was rebuilt by the Forest Service in 2004.

PO Box 225 • Glenwood, NM 88039

575-539-2213 •



Willow Creek & Snow Lake FOR AN INTRIGUING HIGH MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE REGION’S ISOLATED back-country, Willow Creek and Snow Lake are no doubt the choice for a true get-away. From Silver City, travel north on US180 past Glenwood and turn off onto NM159, a paved, but narrow winding road to the gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. During warmer months, continue by dirt road, skirting the northern edge of the Gila Wilderness, the nation’s first wilderness, to Willow Creek, a small brook flowing among towering Douglas fir and shapely Engleman spruce. Rainbow trout and German browns inhabit the fast-flowing currents and beaver pools. Further down the forest road that begins to open up into juniper and grasslands, one arrives at Snow Lake, a small quiet lake that overflows directly into the Gila Wilderness. Good camping facilities, fishing, boating, hiking and an abundance of wildlife including deer and elk create a great outdoor experience.

New CoNstruCtioN • Adobe Homes • metAl roofiNg KENNY SUTTON, Licensed Contractor • GLENWOOD, NEW MEXICO

575.539.2584 • • 505.469.1561 40 – THE SOURCE


Mogollon Ghost Town LOCATED ON THE EDGE OF TODAY’S GILA WILDERNESS, THE TOWN OF MOGOLLON (PRONOUNCED Muggyown) began in 1876 following the discovery of gold and silver in nearby creeks. It took its name from the surrounding mountains, themselves named for a Spanish territorial governor in the early 1700s. With the opening of the Little Fannie mine, the town boomed until 1942, then suddenly became a ghost town when the mine closed. After a brief resurgence as an artist colony in the 1960s it was deserted again. Modern-day Mogollon is home to 18 year-round residents, a volunteer fire department, and several seasonal businesses including dining and lodging establishments. It has a private museum, an historic theater and a church undergoing renovation. To visit this picturesque village, turn east off US 180 onto NM Highway 159 about three miles north of Glenwood. The scenic mountain road rises about 3,000 feet in 8.5 miles to reach Mogollon.



Health & Wellness By Sarah Gibson WITH ALL IT HAS TO OFFER, IT IS NO WONDER SILVER CITY, NM WAS VOTED ONE OF THE 50 BEST PLACES TO live by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Looking for a health food store, a new workout routine or vegetarian eatery? Silver City's got it. There are numerous health food stores with a variety of products for your dietary needs. Want a workout? Try a new type of yoga in one of the quaint yoga studios downtown. If you're looking for something more upbeat, join a dance class at one of the health clubs in town or the University. At any one of Silver City's gyms, there are a variety of exercise classes available whether you're looking to try dancing, water aerobics, a step class, or a simple treadmill routine. With a gym to match your personality, there are unlimited ways to keep healthy and fit in this small town.

575.388.4412 • 315 S. Hudson St. #6 • Silver City, NM 575.546.2174 • 901 W. Hickory • Deming, NM 575.542.9477 • 332 Motel Drive • Lordsburg, NM 575.533.6649 • #1 Foster Rd. • Reserve, NM 42 – THE SOURCE



Medicine Shoppe Accepts Most Insurance Plans, All State Medicaid and Most Medicare. Senior Discounts. Home Delivery Available.

1123 N. Pope St. • Silver City, New Mexico 88061

(575) 388-1000 • 1-800-926-3425 Mon-Fri 10-6 • Sat. 10-1 • Closed Sundays & Major Holidays It’s all part of The Medicine Shoppe Promise SM - our pride in knowing medicine and also you in order to meet your individual needs accurately and completely.




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Index of Advertisers Lodging Bear Creek Cabins Bear Mountain Lodge Casitas de Gila Guesthouses Holiday Inn Express Los Olmos Guest Ranch Palace Hotel, The Rodeway Inn Whitewater Motel

Art Gallery/Artists 5 S27 Art and Conversation Artesanos Art Gallery 162 S26 Azumi Japanese 196 S28 Embroidery Studio 7 S26 Azurite Gallery Copper Quail Gallery 136 S26 27 S27 Creations and Adornments S27 Ginny Wolf Studio & Gallery 175 Joe Burgess Photography 50 S28 47 S22,S28 JW Art Gallery 195 S28 LeAnne Knudsen 54 S27 Leyba & Ingalls ARTS Lois Duffy Art 55 S26 Molly Ramolla Gallery 181 S26 & Fine Art Framing Ol’ West Gallery & Mercantile 67 S26 Original Prints and Drawings 109 S28 S27 Seedboat Center for the Arts 82 Tatiana Maria Art Gallery 97 S27 Two Spirit Gallery 104 S4 Victoria Chick - Cow Trail 109 S28 Art Studio Victoria J. West 123 S23

Real Estate / Developments Property Management 87 S14 Silver City Real Estate XYZ Ranch Estates 151 S19

Attorney Lopez, Dietzel & Perkins, P.C. 56

Repair The Sharpening Center


Automotive Sales, Service, Repair & Restoration Bryan Truck & Auto 190 S15 Speed Wrench 160 S36 Banking / Financial Fort Bayard Federal Credit Union 35 Western Bank 161

S19 S48

Chamber of Commerce Lordsburg Hidalgo Co. CofC 165


Churches St.Vincent de Paul Catholic Church



Computer Service & Repair Cyber Pros 187 S47 Contractors & Builders J & S Plumbing & Heating 46 Tres Amigos Enterprises, Inc. 102

S12 S40

CPA’s Stone McGee & Co. CPA’s Thomas H. Laws, CPA, CVA

93 98

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Eco / Natural Products Super Salve Co. 94


Entertainment Mimbres Region Arts Council 62


Funeral Home Bright Funeral Home



General Store / Food Co-op Alma Store & Grill 4 S36 Silver City Food Co-op 144 S10 Home Products / Services Bedroom Shoppe/Mattress & Furniture, The 193 S8 Finish Pro 194 S21 Furniture Gallery, Inc., 36 S33 Manzanita Ridge 57 S29 Silver Steel 145 S47 Surface Tile & Carpet 200 S34 Syzygy Tileworks 95 S30 Widows, Etc. 116 S47

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Medical Border Area Mental Health Medicine Shoppe, The Silver Rexall Drugs/ Cup of Grace

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Museum Silver City Museum Store



Organization American Legion 191 Silver City MainStreet Project 85

S20 S5



Restaurant / Bakery / Coffee 4 S38 Alma Store & Grill Deliteful Blend 198 S13 Jalisco Cafe 48 S5 Masa y Mas Tortilleria 142 S29 Retail A Bead Or Two Bella’s Boutique Conner Fine Jewelers Dandelion Wish Desert Crafts & Crystal Creations G’s Tees Gila Hike & Bike Hester House It’s Sew Much Fun! Kris’s & Krafters’ Kreations Morning Star Party Zone Party Supplies Royal Scepter Thundercreek Quilt & Fabric Shop Yada Yada Yarn

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Rock Shops Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop



RV Park Manzano’s RV Park Rose Valley RV Ranch

170 76

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Salons & Spas Belleza Salon & Tanning Innovations Judy’s Nails & Stuff Mirror Mirage

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Shipping & Mailing Eagle Mail Services 188 The UPS Store 108

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Tattoo Five Star World Class Tattoo 139


Trailer Sales, Parts & Accessories Silver Trailer & Truck Accessories 192


Video Games - Dealers

MAP = Advertiser’s number located on maps throughout this guide with corresponding background color. PAGE = Page advertiser ad appears in this guide.

The Source is published bi-annually by Zia Publishing Corp. 116 McKinney Rd., P.O. Box 1248, Silver City, NM 88062, 575-388-4444,, President & Managing Director, Terri Menges. Vice President, Joseph Burgess. Staff Accountant, Arlyn Cooley. Designers, Debra Sutton and Terri Menges. Contributing Writers, Joseph Burgess, Judy Wuthrich, Brett Ferneau, Sarah Gibson and Dutch Salmon. Photography and writing by Joseph Burgess except where noted. Advertising Sales, LeAnne Knudsen. The Source is a supplement to Silver City Life and is manufactured and printed in the United States of America. ©Zia Publishing Corp. 2010. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission of the publisher is prohibited. 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.




By Sarah Gibson

Family Oriented Full Service Salon. Perms, Cuts, Colors, Nails, Wax, Manicures & Pedicures. Walk-ins Welcome. Charlotte Benavidez, Owner Fernando Castillo, Stylist T John Chavez, Stylist

toll free: 877.388.5188



857 Silver Heights Blvd. T Silver City, NM

Innovations Unisex Salon. Specializing in Precision Cuts, Perms, Colors, Color Correction, Foil Highlighting and Lowlighting. Georgia Rivera, Jocelyn Rodriguez & Selena Alcorta

575.534.9344 84

202 E. 11th St. T Silver City, NM


Salon & Tanning

Experience elegance and sophistication with our professional, progressive stylists. Full Service Hair Salon - Pedicure Spa Chairs Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Murad Skincare - Pureology Hair Care

575.388.2900 11

DESPITE SILVER CITY'S SMALL TOWN SIZE, IT HAS A VARIETY OF PLACES TO PAMPER YOURSELF, WITH OVER 20 beauty salons, 2 day spas, and 10 nail salons. Whatever your beauty need, price range or gender, Silver City has a beauty salon for you. At one of the two full service day spas you can relax during a massage, facial, body treatment, tanning, or just get a simple haircut. Soothing 40 minute massage or longer 90 minute massage are available and reasonably priced under $100. The highly trained personnel at one of the salons or spas make you feel comfortable and relaxed. If you can't devote an entire day at the spa, visit one of Silver City's numerous beauty salons for a haircut, quick waxing, manicure, pedicure or a tan. At one salon, there are even homemade smoothies available to quench your thirst before or after one of their many services.

1309 N. Pope St. T Silver City, NM





Tubing - Angles - Flat Bar - Solids - Handrail - Sheets - Plate Expanded Metal - Rebar - Hardware - Paint "Indital” Fine Forged Architectural Components and much more!

(575) 534-9564 • 86 Truck Bypass Rd. Connects Highway 180 & Highway 90 Tuesday – Friday 9 -3



575.388.1951 WWW.LAWS-CO.COM










Lordsburg A GATEWAY TO THE OLD WEST, THE LORDSBURG AREA THRIVED ON MINING IN THE NEARBY HILLS, A STAGEcoach stop on the Butterfield Trail and early railroad services. It was a stopover for Charles Lindbergh in his Spirit of St Louis and home of the state song written by the blind daughter of famed Sheriff Pat Garrett. Today, you will want to relive history and the county’s farming and ranching heritage at the Lordsburg Hidalgo Museum, search for historic details in the Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library and visit the fierce old ghost town of Shakespeare. Southwest of Lordsburg, the arts village of Rodeo showcases the work of local artisans at the Chiricahua Guild and Art Gallery, Roger McKasson’s Studio/Gallery and the Chiricahua Desert Museum. A monument representing Geronimo’s surrender is located just west of town. Declared an “outstanding natural area for birding habitat,” southwest Hidalgo County hosts species found nowhere else in the United States.

“Over 103 years without a bailout, didn’t need one then, don’t need one now.” Excellent Customer Services • Consumer, Mortgage, Agricultural & Commercial Loans FREE online Banking & FREE Bill Pay for Business and Regular Customers Same Day Credit on deposits 8am-5pm • Merchant Processing for our Business Customers Merchant Capture for our Business Customers LORDSBURG 140 E. Motel Drive 575-542-3521

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• Beautiful Landscapes • Historic Ghost Towns

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For more information, contact: Lordsburg - Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce 575-542-9864 206 Main Street Lordsburg, NM 88045


The Source Summer/Fall 2011  

This complete guide is an excellent reference to beautiful Silver City and Grant County.

The Source Summer/Fall 2011  

This complete guide is an excellent reference to beautiful Silver City and Grant County.