The Guide to Southwest New Mexico
photo by Jay Scott
• Area Attractions • Museums • Restaurants & Coffee • Galleries & Shopping • Salons & Barbers • Medical Specialties • Health & Wellness • Events ...and more!
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Attractions P CKED FULL OF HISTORY, Y BEAUTY, Y, BEAUTY TY, TY Y, A RUGGED REGION PA PACKED RENEWABLE SPACE INDUSTRY, WILDLIFE, RENEWA W BLE ENERGY AND SPA WA P CE AGE INDUST PA S RY ST RY, Y, the diversity of Southwest New Mexico includes the mountain communities of Silver City, Glenwood and Reserve, the I-25 communities of Socorro, Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte, and the I-10 communities of Lordsburg, Deming and Las Cruces. From border villages and meandering rivers to pine covered wilderness peaks, it is crisscrossed with visitor opportunities that attract people from every segment of the population. Any of these locations can serve as your base for exploration. A grand loop connects them all with scenic byways scattered throughout. State and national monuments, lakes, hiking and biking trails, unique museums, historical sites and intriguing 21st century centers of space technology build the itinerary for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Silver City, on the Continental Divide and bordering Americaâ€™s first designated wilderness, serves as a starting point for the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. It includes the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and connects to the Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway.
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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
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ONE OF THE AT A ATTRACTIONS TRACTIONS 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 NM15, a winding, mountain forest road. Here, trailers over twenty feet long must take an alternate route on NM61/35. The other route is through the Mimbres Valley north from NM152 off US180 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.
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THIS 93-MILE LOOP IS FILLED WITH HISTORY AND SCENIC BEAUTY. TO GET STARTED, JUST HEAD NORTH FROM Silver City on NM15 to the old gold-mining town of Pinos Altos. Continue through the Gila National Forest to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Leaving the monument, backtrack to Sapillo Creek and take NM35 to Lake Roberts and across the Continental Divide to the Mimbres River Valley. The scenic valley includes orchards, the Mimbres Artisans studios and galleries, and the historic San Lorenzo Church built in the 1800s. Turning west on NM152, you will come to the Santa Rita mine overlook, which is one of the world’s largest open pit copper mines. Rejoining US180, turn north at Santa Clara to visit historic Fort Bayard and continue a short distance back to Silver City.
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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.
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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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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 NM35 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.
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Mimbres Valley THE HISTORIC AND SCENIC FARMING VALLEY OF THE MIMBRES RIVER IS ACCESSED BY NM35 AND NM61 from City of Rocks State Park to the Continental Divide near Lake Roberts. The valley was inhabited by the ancient Mimbres Culture that produced the pottery on display at Western New Mexico University Museum. Today, the valley supports a growing population around the communities of Mimbres and San Lorenzo, while early farming families who first settled the area continue to tend their fields and orchards. Mission churches built in the late 1800â€™s at San Lorenzo, San Juan and Faywood contribute to the natural beauty of the region, and Bear Canyon Lake offers anglers an isolated fishing hole. The Trail of the Mountain Sprits National Scenic Byway makes a dramatic entry to the Mimbres Valley on NM152 and then cuts upward through the valley toward Lake Roberts and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
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Historic Pinos Altos EXCEPT FOR 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, 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 NM15.
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Historic Downtown Silver City
SILV SILVER L ER CITY SPRANG TO LIFE DURING LV 1870. THE DISCOVER DISCOVERY THE SUMMER OF 1870 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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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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Galleries & Shopping
photo by Judy Wuthrich
THE GROWTH OF SILVER CITY’S ARTS COMMUNITY IS A RESULT OF THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL APPEAL OF the area and a concerted effort to diversify the regional economy. The establishment of an art market unique to Silver City is indeed contributing to the economic base. Regular openings, tours, galas, and other special events have dramatically increased local involvement and developed Silver City as an arts destination. The arts play a role in almost every celebration and there are major festivals dedicated specifically to the arts. There is no doubt that art is an integral and key segment of Silver City’s lifestyle. Silver City’s recognition for its cultural depth results from the dedication and organizational expertise of numerous local groups, and the overwhelming volunteer efforts and financial support of the entire community. The city is proud of its achievements and is anxious to share them with its visitors from around the world.
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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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WNMU Museum By Cynthia Bettison THE WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, LOCATED IN FLEMING HALL ON THE UNIVERSITY campus houses the NAN Ranch Collection—the largest, most comprehensive collection of scientifically excavated prehistoric Mimbres materials from a single Mimbres site. Other collections include the Eisele Collection of prehistoric Southwestern pottery and artifacts, including basketry; the Back Collection of historic Maria and Julian Martinez San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery and Santa Clara Pueblo pottery; historic Navajo rugs; the O.C. Hinman Collection of historic Silver City/Grant County photographs; Campus Collections containing 121+ years of university history; and the U.S. Senator (NM) Jeff Bingaman Memorabilia Collection. During its 100th birthday year, the University Museum’s building, Fleming Hall, will be under renovation. This $3.2 million project, funded through a general obligation fund passed by NM voters in 2014, will include the updating of the HVAC system, installation of a fire suppression system, and a new security system. The University Museum invites the public to visit their temporary exhibit and Museum Shop located at Watts Hall – Lower Level, 500 E 18th St. It is open M-F 10am-4pm, closed University holidays, FREE admission, ADA accessible, 575-538-6386, www.wnmumuseum.org.
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Western New Mexico University (WNMU) WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY’S MAIN CAMPUS IS LOCATED ON A HILL, LOOKING OVER THE HISTORIC Silver City community. Founded in 1893, WNMU began as a teacher’s school and throughout the next century it would grow into a comprehensive university with over 70 fields of study and several fully online programs. Today, WNMU serves the people of the southwest region looking to earn associate, baccalaureate and master degrees. Popular programs include business, education, criminal justice, occupational therapy and social work. WNMU is fully accredited with secondary accreditations for programs including early childhood education and nursing. On the field, the Mustangs compete in NCAA Division II sports including basketball, football, volleyball, softball, tennis, cross country and golf. The university’s proximity to the Gila Wilderness make it an ideal university for students looking to explore the outdoors.
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Cliff & Gila STRADDLING NG THE GILA RIVER, RIVER CLIFF ON THE TH 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 BBQ café, gallery, mini farmers market, filling station, fire station and school (K-12); Gila has the library, medical clinic, and tennis courts. 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.
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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 fun-filled day trip 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 giantsâ€™ 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.
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Rockhound State Park ALMOST ANY DRY-LAND ACTIVITY THAT OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS PREFER IS LIKELY TO BE FOUND IN abundance at New Mexico’s Rockhound State Park. Hiking and picnicking: of course. Birding and wildlife observation: a prime spot. Astronomy: the skies are among the ‘darkest’ – that means the best – in the country, and the park hosts National Public Observatory ‘Star Party’ events each year. Desert botany: thanks to the Friends of Rockhound State Park, founded by late master gardener Jim Brady and his wife MaryKay, visitors can learn about growing drought-hardy plants in our fragile ecosystem, and encouraging habitation by small wildlife such as hummingbirds and butterflies. So far, nothing has been said about rocks. Rockhound State Park is also a mineral collector’s paradise, where almost every visitor is encouraged to dig and carry away up to 15 pounds of minerals including gray perlite, thundereggs, geodes, jasper, onyx, agate, crystalline rhyolite, Apache tears (obsidian), and quartz crystals. Dealers are excluded.
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photo by Mary Galbraith
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, todayâ€™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, live music venues, a year-round golf course and a host of first-class restaurants. The Deming Luna Mimbres Museum displays unique collections of ancient pottery, geodes and old west memorabilia. Its transit system provides convenient 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. Straddling Interstate 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.
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Lordsburg & Rodeo
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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 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.
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Mogollon Ghost Town TWO UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS A TRACTIONS ARE WITHIN A SHORT AT DRIVE INTO THE MOUNTAINS FROM GLENWOOD and Alma. In 1893, a pipe and catwalk were bolted to the shear, narrow walls of lower Whitewater Canyon to carry water to a mill and the town of Graham at the canyon’s outlet. Today, the U.S. Forest Service maintains Catwalk National Recreation Trail - a picnic area and metal catwalk leading to a trail that climbs deep into the Gila Wilderness. A narrow paved road winds up into the mountains to Mogollon, an 1876 gold and silver mining boomtown. Remains of mining operations, the company store, theater, church and a few die-hard residents occupy the picturesque canyon. A private museum and seasonal businesses provide a glimpse of the once-bustling town. Due to recent flood damage to both locations, be sure to check with the Glenwood Ranger District office – 575-539-2481 or local Glenwood and Alma businesses for current status.
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SANDWICHED BETWEEN THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER AND THE RUGGED MOGOLLON MOUNTAIN RANGE that became the nation’s first designated wilderness area, the quaint communities of Glenwood and Alma provide lodging, restaurants and supplies in a 1950s ambiance. They are surrounded by public lands that provide hiking, birding and fishing for the adventurous visitor. Glenwood, shaded by the giant cottonwood trees lining Whitewater Creek, also has a state fish hatchery that provides a public fishing pond, picnic area and loads of fun for youngsters. Glenwood is the gateway to Catwalk National Recreation Trail and Mogollon Ghost Town. Alma was the last stop for Butch Cassidy’s 1890s Outlaw Trail and touts the nearby tomb of Sgt. James Cooney, a gold and silver miner scalped by Apaches. A combination general store/café with the greatest pastries ever can provide supplies needed for exploring Mineral Creek that supports trout fishing where it exits the mountains.
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THE VIBRANT VILLAGE OF PALOMAS, LOCATED ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER, is a favorite spot for purchasing Mexican home décor, curios or just having lunch and a Margarita. Forty miles south of Deming and just south of Columbus, the community hosts modern dental facilities, prescription drug stores and same-day prescription eye glass services. Palomas is also the Mexican entry point for visiting ancient ruins of the Casas Grandes culture and the intriguing modern-day potters of Mata Ortiz. The famous “Pink Store” carries souvenirs and quality hand-picked art and décor from top sources throughout Mexico. Authentic Mexican food in the restaurant is a huge draw, utilizing delicious white cheese made by the nearby Mennonite community. For shopping in Palomas, everything is located within easy walking distance from the American side. You must, however, have a current passport or other WHTIcompliant document to reenter the United States. Call ahead for automobile requirements.
MANI - PEDI SPA Next door
MEXICAN ARTS &CRAFTS
ONE BLOCK FROM THE BORDER 1.866.474.4299 thepinkstoremexico.com
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Pancho Villa State Park ON MARCH 9, 1916, THE SMALL BORDER TOWN AND MILITARY MILITA T RY CAMP AT TA A COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO, WOKE to an armed invasion by soldiers of revolutionary r ry General Francisco “Pancho” Villa. A punitive force led by American General “Black Jack” Pershing pursued the rebels 400 miles into Mexico without success. Pancho Villa State Park is located on the site of Camp Furlong that served as the base of operations for General Pershing. The park includes the first site of an operational military airstrip, represents the first time an aircraft had been used in a military operation, the first use of mechanized trucks by United States troops, and the last true cavalry operation by American troops. The new museum and interpretive center includes era military vehicles and a replica of the Jenny airplane that was utilized. There are 61 modern and spacious RV and campsites, a botanical garden and an interpretive walking tour.
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Hatch CLAIMING TO BE THE CHILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, THERE IS AT LEAST NO DOUBT THAT HATCH SETS THE standard for green chile. From Taos to El Paso, roadside vendors advertise only Hatch chile, and the hotter, the better. Hatch certainly comes to life Labor Day weekend with its renowned Chile Festival. Vendors, music and other entertainment, art, cook offs, and lots of fresh and roasted chile set the stage for a weekend of excitement and sizzling tongues. Roasted corn on the cob is another favorite, but nothing rivals the chile. Chile ristras hang from every porch and drying chile covers the roofs of markets. Located at the crossroads of state highways 26, 185, 187, interstate 25 and the Rio Grande, there is no lack of visitors. Year-round chile shops, antique and unusual gift shops as well as restaurants and a small museum keep pace with the traffic.
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One of a Kind Shops & Galleries
269 Blackwell’s Antiques & Gifts 214
Gila Hike & Bike
BAYARD MERCANTILE Something for everyone! Gently used curios, collectibles, clothes, furniture and more. Wed thru Sat 10am-4pm
102 Hurley St. Bayard, NM
SYZYGY TILE Nationally recognized handmade tile company, dedicated to producing aesthetically pleasing clay tile in the craftsmen tradition. Also, metal, glass, stone, concrete and imported tiles. Tour available.
106 N. Bullard St. 388-5472 www.syzygytile.com
BLACKWELL’S ANTIQUES & GIFTS Authentic antiques and elegant gifts at dealer prices. Consignments encouraged. Punkie Garretson, owner. Open 7 days a week. Mon-Sat 10:30am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm.
218 N. Bullard St. 388-1737
MANZANITA RIDGE High end furniture and accessories from America’s finest resorts and hotels.
107 N. Bullard St. 388-1158 DANDELION WISH
GILA HIKE & BIKE Serving the cycling and hiking needs of southwest New Mexico for the past 28 years.
103 E. College St. 388-3222
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Upscale selection of eclectic antiques, collectibles & consignment mechandise. We also handle estate & moving sales. Tues - Sun 11ish - 6ish • Random Mondays
109 N. Bullard St. 534-0074
One of a Kind Shops & Galleries
Leyba & Ingalls Arts
Tree Spirit Gallery
Lois Duffy Studio
LEYBA & INGALLS ARTS SUPPLIES & GALLERY The finest in art supplies as well as art for the discriminating collector.
Open Mon - Sat 10am-6pm, Sun by chance.
Custom framing and classes available.
Silver City Floral Co
TREE SPIRIT GALLERY Fine art, sculpture, photography, weaving and Hopi art. Open Monday, Thursday-Saturday10am5:30pm Sunday 10am-2pm
315 N. Bullard St. 388-5725
206 N. Bullard St. 956-6666 email@example.com
Unusual, eclectic collection of local art and gifts. Zen garden, learning center and much more.
A variety store in the HUB offering a vast selection of new, used, vintage, and antique bargains. Tues - Sat 10:30am - 5:30pm "New Location"
300 N Arizona St. (406) 790-0573 LOIS DUFFY STUDIO Thought provoking surrealist and realist contemporary paintings, cubiform paintings,giclee prints, and hand signed cards. Open Saturdays 10am-4pm and by appointment.
211 N. Texas St. 313-9631 firstname.lastname@example.org www.LoisDuffy.com
409 N. Bullard St. 388-2897 SILVER CITY FLORAL CO Specializing in Exquisite Floral Designs, Unique Floral Designs, Gift Baskets & Goodies, Sympathy Flowers. Open Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
www.silvercityfloral.com 204 E 11th St. 388-1206
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Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark By Dutch Salmon NAMED FOR GENERAL GEORGE D. BAYARD, AN EARLY-DAY CAVALRY OFFICER AND INDIAN FIGHTER, Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark was activated in 1867 and played a major role in the Apache wars. Abandoned as a cavalry post in 1900, it was converted into an army medical facility and later into a state hospital. Recently, a state-of-the-art nursing home with a VA wing was opened just off the historic grounds. Many of the buildings are being preserved and there is an active national cemetery. Activities include Fort Bayard Days in September. Many of the outlying buildings and original officers’ residences are being preserved for history. For the recreationist, Fort Bayard is attached to the Fort Bayard Game Refuge. A refuge for elk, there 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 and the State’s largest alligator juniper, and all just 10 miles east of Silver City.
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At Your Service
Jay Scott Owner/Operator CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
Serving the Community’s Veterans, Active Duty
Ray Davis Gil Choquette 956-5153 534-1643
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Thomas H. Laws, C.P.A., C.V.A. Ashley E. Laws Montenegro, C.P.A., M.B.A. ALL TYPES OF GENERAL AC-
Mirror Mirage Family Oriented Full Service Salon. Perms, Cuts, Colors, Nails, Wax, Manicures & Pedicures. Walk-ins Welcome. Charlotte Benavidez, Owner Book Exchange
315 E. 16th St. • Silver City, NM
PERSONAL PARTNERSHIP •CORPORATE TAXES •PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING • •
575.388.1951 909 N. HUDSON • SILVER CITY 98
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Area Birding & Rockhounding GOOD WEATHER, WEAT A HER, SPARSE AT SPA P RSE POPULATIONS PA POPULA LAT LA ATIONS AND THE WIDE SPAN SPA P N OF LIFE ZONES OFFER UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES PA for in Southwest New Mexico. Birding can begin f birding b d S h N M B d b 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 Guadalupe Canyon of New Mexico’s bootheel, 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.
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CHURCHES CALVARY CHAPEL OF SILVER CITY A non-denominational church teaching verse-by-verse through the Bible. Worship:Thurs. 6:30pm, Sun. 8:30am & 10:30am.
203 N. Bullard St. www.calvarysilver.com 3001 Hwy. 90 S. (575) 388-1031
NEW CHURCH OF THE SOUTHWEST DESERT No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, come refresh, renew, and restore your spirit at NCSWD. All are Welcome. Casual Service. Sunday Worship & Prayer11:30 a.m. Bible Study 1:00 p.m. Wine & the Word, Tuesday at Little Toad. 5:30 (RSVP) newchurchofthesoutthwestdesert.com
1300 Bennett St (575) 639-0994
New Church of the Southwest Desert
At Your Service INFINITE BLESSINGS JOURNEYS Suzanne J. Toupin, D.C. Chiropractor, Shamanic Healer. email@example.com
409 N. Bullard St. (575) 654-3416
Infinite Blessings Journeys
Eagle Mail Services
EAGLE MAIL SERVICES USP, FEDEX, Postal Store, Copies, Mail Boxes, Fax, Notary.
2311 Ranch Club Rd. (575) 388-1967
Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.
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Santa Rita Mine Observation Point THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO SPANS THE ERAS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES THROUGH SPANISH, Mexican and Anglo activities to the harnessing of modern mining, ranching and building technologies. Mining has no doubt had the greatest impact on local livelihoods. Mining operations began in the early 1800s and continue over 200 years later. Recovery has evolved from the hand picking of native copper to the solvent extraction and electrolytic processing of low-grade ores. 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.
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At Your Service
Todd’s Axis Motors Old-fashioned, full service garage. European, Asian, domestic service & repair. A/C, brakes, front end, engines, axles etc. "Fix it right the first time." NO GUESSWORK
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Todd Dennehy 575-534-0286
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Area Events August October Mimbres Valley Harvest 20 Copper Country Cruises 1 Festival & Health Fair. A Car Show. Vintage vehicelebration with valley cles of all kinds in Gough growers, storytellers, muPark. 575-313-9700, sicians and craftspeople. 575-574-2186 Dance from 5-9pm coppercountrycruizers.com mimbresharvestfest.com 20
Fort Bayard’s 150th Birthday Celebration. 7 www.fortbayard.org
Brandon Ridenour Concert. 2014 Winner Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Sophisticated arrangements of classical masterworks. 7-9pm 575-538-5862 WNMU FACT www.gcconcerts.org
September 3-4 Southwest Print Fiesta. Original fine art prints, letterpress creations, printed wearables and more. Featuring the Silver Steamroller Street Printing event. Print Making 7-16 Red Dot Art Fest. Current demonstrations, chilworks by regional artists dren’s printmaking activity in more than 20 galleries tent, Live Silk Screen Tin historic downtown SilShirt Printing, acoustic ver City and nearby areas. Americana music by local silvercitygalleries.com and regional artists, Hoot575-313-9631 enanny stage, NM Craft Brew Garden, Food and 15 Folk Series Hubby Jenkmore. mimbresarts.org ins. Buckhorn Opera 575-538-2505 House. mimbresarts.org 575-538-2505 3-5 Grant County Gem & Mineral Show. Museum quality mineral speci- November mens, jewelry, and arts Oct. 30-Nov. 4 Day of the Dead. Dia de los Muertos. crafted from rock and Downtown Silver City. Ingems as well as "rough" cludes a parade, music, stones. WNMU Intercrafts for the family, and mural Gym. rollingstonestraditional art & food. gms.blogspot.com. www.silvercity.org/events 5 Adam Trent Concert. Voted small venue enter3-5 Taste of Downtown. The tainer of the year by CA annual Taste of Downtown Magazine. An incredible Silver City restaurant tour presentation using stateoffers samples from the of-the-art techniques. 7best of downtown’s 9pm WNMU Fine Arts restaurants and coffee Center Theatre. houses. 575-538-5555 575-538-5862 www.gcconcerts.org 22-25 Gila River Festival. One of the Southwest’s premier 19 Folk Series Moira Smiley. Buckhorn Opera nature festivals includes House. mimbresarts.org kayaking along the Gila 575-538-2505 River and in the Gila National Forest as well as events in historic down- 26 Lighted Christmas Parade. 7pm. Historic Downtown town Silver City. gilaconserSilver City. 575-534-1700 vation.org. 575-538-8078 silvercitymainstreet.com
21-25 Grant County Fair. Outstanding animal and craft December exhibits from schools and 3 Tamal Fiesta y Mas. civic groups across the Tamales, capirotada, bizcounty. Cliff, NM 575-313cochos, Mexican hot 4079. silvercity.org/events chocolate, music and more! 10am-3pm 575538-4332 www.tamalfies 23-25 Grant County Art Guild taymas.org Purchase Prize Show. Hearst Church Gallery in 8 Victorian Christmas. Halls Pinos Altos, NM. 10amdecked with traditional dec5pm. www.gcag.org orations, music, hot mulled cider and holiday cookies, all in the spirit of an old30-Oct 2. Grant County Art fashioned community celeGuild Purchase Prize bration. 5pm Silver City Show. Hearst Church Museum. 575-538-5921 Gallery in Pinos Altos, NM. firstname.lastname@example.org 10am-5pm.www.gcag.org
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Area Events 28-30 Continental Divide Trail T ail Tr February 2017 Festival & Kick Off. Out14 The Kat Trio Concert. The door vendors and recretrio's unique repertoire ational opportunities features Russian arrangecelebrate the opening of ments and transcriptions the CDT season. of classical works, wellwww.silvercitytourism.org known inspirational songs, and American pop stan- 22 Big Ditch Day. Music, educational tours, historical dards, including Scott re-enactors, and conservaJoplin rags. 7-9pm 575tion demonstrations. Local 538-5862. WNMU Fine arts, crafts, and food. Arts Center Theatre. www.silvercitytourism.org www.gcconcerts.org TBD WNMU Great Race. Held 11 Chocolate Fantasia. annually for almost 5 Sample delicious handdecades, this week of acmade gourmet chocolate tivities culminates with confections, presented in push car mini-races and local galleries and shops. competitions. Historic Downtown. www.silvercitytourism.org 575-538-2505 www.mim May bresarts.org 6 Hurley Pride Festival & Car Show Cars, food, 25 African Guitar Summit. music, vendors, raffles and WNMU Fine Arts Center demonstrations. 575-538Theatre. mimbresarts.org 5555.silvercitytourism.org 575-538-2505 26-28 Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival. Free Music March in Gough Park. Featuring 18 Kubecca Concert. the hottest rising Blues Kubecca combines the stars along with veteran classical and jazz education performers. Gough Park. of Kuba with Rebecca's 575-538-2505. www.mim musical theater experience bresarts.org to create a diverse program featuring country, jazz June and show tunes. 7-9pm May 31-Jun 3 Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo. Southwest WNMU Fine Arts Center Horsemanâ€™s Arena. HighTheatre. 575-538-5862 flying bull riding, fast riding www.gcconcerts.org and roping and much more! 575-538-3785 31 Las Cruces Symphony www.silvercity.org Orchestra Concert. 4 one of the premiere arts July organizations in southern 4 Independence Day FesNew Mexico with a long tivities. 4th of July parade tradition of providing symthough downtown Silver phonic music to area audiCity, followed by music ences. Under the baton of and vendors in GoughMusic Director Lonnie Park. Weather permitting Klien. 7:30-9:30pm fireworks display at dusk. WNMU Fine Arts Center 800-548-9378 Theatre. 575-538-5862 www.silvercity.org www.gcconcerts.org 22-30 Silver City CLAY Festival. Celebrates clay at varApril ious venues. Offerings will 14 Cherish the Ladies Conshowcase tile, pottery, cert. Unique blend of inadobe and natural building strumental talents, vocals, processes. captivating arrangements www.CLAYFestival.com and step dancing, of Irish culture and immensely hu- Ongoing Events morous and entertaining Farmer's Market. Shop for package. Grammy Nomi- fresh produce. Stock up on lonated Irish/ American Su- cally grown herbs, plants, and pergroup.3-5pm. WNMU more. 8:30 am-noon, Sat. MayFine Arts Center Theatre. Oct. Main Street Plaza beside Big Ditch Park. 575-534-1704 575-538-5862. www.gcconcerts.org San Vicente Art Walk - Self Guided Tours. Visit the April 19-23 The Tour of the galleries and studios in the Gila. 5-day stage race. area. 575-388-4854. One of the most challeng- email@example.com. ing and iconic bicycle Walking Tour of Historic Ft. stage races in the U.S. Bayard. 9:30am. Tours begin at The race has the feel of the Commanding Officer's European racing on the Quarters. Jan-Apr 2 Saturdays winding, narrow mountain per month, May-Sept. Every roads in the Gila National Sat. Aprox. 2 hours with a sugForest. 575-590-2612 gested donation of $3. 575tourofthegila.com 536-316 www.fortbayard.org
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Health & Wellness 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 or a labryinth. 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.
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Hidalgo Medical Services - HMS HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES (HMS), A FEDERALLY L LY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER (FQHC) AND progressive primary healthcare organization, provides comprehensive primary care, mental health, dental and family support services at 13 locations in Hidalgo and Grant counties. HMS, a nonprofit organization, reflects a culture of inclusion and diversity. HMS leadership has created an environment where providers are given the freedom to provide healthcare services, while managing limited administrative workloads through an ongoing team-based, integrated approach. HMS’ Mission Hidalgo Medical Services positively impacts the health, well-being and quality of life for the people we serve through comprehensive, affordable and integrated personal and community health. “HMS is a mission-driven and patient-centered nonprofit entity where our providers and staff offer our neighbors, family and friends comprehensive and integrated healthcare services. There is no other place that I’d rather be than leading this truly dynamic and inspiring organization,” says Dan Otero, HMS CEO. 56 – THE SOURCE
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Gila Regional Medical Center GRANT COUNTY’S GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (GRMC) PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE of emergency, medical, diagnostic and surgical services for residents of a large portion of southwest New Mexico and Southeast Arizona. From its humble beginnings in 1884 as the culmination of a sewing club’s efforts to bring quality health care to the area, Ladies Hospital was established and evolved over the years into today’s 68-bed accredited and Medicare certified hospital. It is home to the Cancer Center and the Surgical Center of the Southwest. Care at GRMC includes a behavioral health unit, a preventive cardiologist, an interventional pain specialist and a fully equipped wellness center. It is linked to the New Mexico Cancer Center system with Physician Specialists making regularly scheduled visits to their Cancer Center. Important to both patients and employees is GRMC’s patient-centered approach to healthcare. Everything is focused on providing a more positive healing environment with home-like rooms, patient access to their electronic health records and a patient liaison. Gila Regional Medical Center is committed to building the best rural hospital to work, receive care and practice medicine in the country.
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photos courtesy Gila Regional Medical Center
THE ECLECTIC COMMUNITY OF SILVER CITY AND ITS LOCATION ON THE EDGE OF THREE MILLION ACRES of ational forest has been a draw for highly qualified medical personnel, who in turn have contributed to the establishment of state-of-the-art medical facilities. Local access to all levels of care has eliminated hours of travel to congested cities and provides the small-town advantage of friendliness and truly caring personnel. The county-owned, not-for-profit, Gila Regional Medical Center is the anchor for area clinics and caregivers that together provide a full array of quality medical services normally found only in larger communities. Maintaining a close relationship with the Medical Center are independent facilities and specialists that focus on family health, women’s health, dentistry, pediatric and adolescent care, sports injuries and alternative medicines. The medical field is a major source of employment opportunity for the area and is bolstered by Western New Mexico University’s School of Nursing.
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Complete Obstetrics and Gynecology Care for women of all ages. Medicare, Medicaid and Most Insurance Accepted. We Have a Sliding Fee Scale. Friendly Bilingual Staff. Accepting New Patients.
Victor A. Nwachuku, M.D. Michelle A. Diaz, M.D. Gail Stamler, C.N.M.
1618 East Pine Street Silver City, NM 88061
CassieHealthCenter.com 575-388-1561 or toll free 888-388-1562
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Index of Advertisers Art Gallery/Artists Finn’s Gallery 260 Leyba & Ingalls Arts 54 Lois Duffy Studio 55 Soul River Studio 259 Tree Spirit Gallery 270 Victoria J. West 123
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Auto Repair Todd’s Axis Motors
Chamber of Commerce Deming Luna County Chamber of Commerce 253 S31 Lordsburg Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce 165 S35 Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce 159 S55 Churches Calvary Chapel New Church of the Souhwest Desert
Contractors & Builders J & S Plumbing & Heating 46 S15 Tres Amigos Enterprises 102 S39 CPA’s Laws & Co, LLC 98 Stone McGee & Co. CPA’s 93
Eco / Natural Products Super Salve Co. 94 S55 Entertainment Mimbres Region Arts Council
Grocery & Meat Markets Peppers Supermarket 250 S31 Home Products / Services Kiss My Glass Window Cleaning 31 S47 57 S45 Manzanita Ridge Syzygy Tileworks 95 S45 Windows, Etc. 116 S51 Lodging Bear Creek Motel & Cabins Bear Mountain Lodge Casitas de Gila Guesthouses Double E Ranch Cabin Rentals Holiday Inn Express Palace Hotel, The Rodeway Inn Whitewater Motel
Massage Infinate Blessings Journeys
Medical Angelwings Home Care 132 S55 Cassie Health Center for Women 254 S61 Gila Regional Medical Center 247 S59-61 HMS Hidalgo Medical Services 27 S57 Museum Silver City Museum Store WNMU Museum
Palomas, Mexico American Dental Care 268 Farmacia Express 267 The Pink Store 234
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Organization American Legion Silver City MainStreet Project
Real Estate, Developments Property Management United Country Mimbres Real Estate 106 S5 XYZ Ranch Estates 151 S9,S63 Restaurant Bakery Coffee Jalisco Cafe Javalina Millie’s Bake House Retail Bayard Mercantile Blackwell’s Antiques & Gifts Dandelion Wish Gila Hike & Bike Silver City Floral Co. The Marketplace Town & Country Garden Club Thrift Store
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RV Park Rose Valley RV Ranch
Salons Mirror Mirage
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Shipping & Mailing Eagle Mail Services 28 108 The UPS Store
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Manufactured Home Subdivision 5 acre Lots with Roads and Power Highway 180 East off XYZ Ranch Road â€¢ Silver City, NM
Published on Jul 19, 2016
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