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Terri Hendrix Folk Series. 7:30pm. Pinos Altos Opera House. 538-2505. www.mimbresarts.com. 12 The Nutcracker Ballet. 2pm. WNMU Fine Arts Center. 538-5865 or 534-4324. 18-20 Red Paint PowWow & Indian Market. F-S, 9am-11pm; Sun. 9am-6pm. WNMU. 534-1379. Harry James Orchestra. 22 7:30pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. 388-2004 www.gcconcerts.org. 31 Greg Brown. 7:30pm. Pinos Altos Opera House. 538-2505. www.mimbresarts.com.

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Greg Brown Special Performance. 538-2505 9 Chocolate Fantasia. 575.538.2505. www.silvercity.org/dest_choc olate_fantasia.php 16 The A'Gusta Wind Jazz Orgy Follies. 3-6pm. Gallery Tours, music by Melanie Zipen & Jeff LeBlanc. Isaac's. 8pm. The "A'Gusta Wind Follies" WNMU FACT. "After Show" party at Isaac's Bar, music by Brandon Perrault Band. 574-2413.onlythebestproductions@gmail.com. 17-18 Jennifer Moore Workshop. “Mathemagical Design: Symmetries, Tessellations and the Golden Proportion.” Jean Hill 575-538-5733 jeanh@fiberartscollective.org. www.fiberartscollective.org Ongoing Adobe Churches Exhibit. Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 info@silvercitymuseum.org. www.silvercitymuseum.org

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Cava in concert. 7:30 pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. www.mimbresarts.org/mrace vents.html Annual MainStreet Awards Dinner. 7:00 pm. Historic Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard, Silver City. Phone: 534-1700. Diana Jones. TBA 538-2505. www.mimbresarts.org The Celtic Tenors. 7:30 pm. www.gcconcerts.org 388-2004. WNMU FACT.

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Slaid Cleaves.TBA 538-2505 www.mimbresarts.org Literacy Alive! Silco Theater 534-1021 Ten O'Clock Classics. 7:30pm. www.gcconcerts.org 388-2004. WNMU FACT. Shidara Taiko. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. 575.538.2505. www.mimbresarts.org/mrace vents.html 11th Ann. Celebration of Spring Fest. 9 am-9:30 pm. Historic Downtown Silver City. Phone: 534-1700. Great Race. WNMU 30-May 4 Tour of the Gila 388-3222

May Apr. 30-May 4 Tour of the Gila 388-3222 3 Santa Fe Opera. 7:30pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. www.mimbresarts.org/mrace vents.html 17 Finer Limitz Car Show. Hurley. 23-25 13th Ann. Blues Festival Gough Park. 538-2505. www.mimbresarts.org 28-31 Wild Wild West Rodeo. SW Horseman's Arena. Ongoing Art‚ Antiques & Flea Market. Saturdays 8am-3pm. 305 S. Texas St. 534-4881

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The 24 Club Home Tour. 1-4pm. 575-534-0622 21 Millie & Billy Ball. Dinner & dance. Phone: 538-2505. Ongoing Art‚ Antiques & Flea Market. Saturdays. 8am-3pm. 305 S. Texas St. 534-4881 Copper Creek Ranch Chuckwagon Supper & Western Show. Fri. and Sat. eve. 575538-2971. 20 Flury Lane. coppercreeklady@zianet.com. “The Legend of Billy the Kid or...It’s Just a Little Gun Play.” Melodrama Theatre. Pinos Altos Opera House. Sat. 8pm. 575-388-3848. melojill@aol.com. www. pinosaltos.org/melodrama/ Farmers' Market. 8:30amnoon Saturdays. 536-9681. Grant County Administration Center parking lot, 1400 Hwy. 180 E. 575-536-9681.

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Special Events Events

Silver City Blues Festival, Memorial Day Weekend

Chocolate Fantasia February

Millie & Billy Ball June 21, 2008

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Performance Series September - May

Mon., Wed.-Sat. 9:00am to 5:30pm Sun. 10:00am to 4:00pm 2115 Pinos Altos Road Silver City, NM 88061

Folk Series October - April

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ATTRACTIONS Area Attractions SILVER CITY BORDERS THE 3.3 MILLION ACRE GILA NATIONAL FOREST AND serves as the hub for a diverse and exciting array of area attractions. Driving the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway is an excellent introduction to the culture and rugged terrain of the region. The loop includes the old west gold mining village of Pinos Altos, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Lake Roberts, Bear Canyon Lake, San Lorenzo Mission (in the lush Mimbres Valley), the Santa Rita open pit copper mine, and the Ft. Bayard National Landmark. Highway 180 West through Cliff and Glenwood offers Bill Evans Lake, the Catwalk National Recreation Trail, and the scenic gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. Highway 180 East accesses the City of Rocks State Park, which will soon be developed as a night skies camping site for stargazing. Hot mineral baths are available near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and City of Rocks State Park.

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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 straight drinks were sold for 12.5 cents Meredith & Ailman Bank built in 1882 was renamed the Palace Hotel in 1900. Silver City National Bank built in 1923, presently used as City Hall. O.S. Warren house built in 1885, is the only building on Main Street to survive the floods at the turn of the century. Mrs. O.S. Warren building built in 1900 was the former Colby’s Sporting Goods. El Sol Theatre building was built in 1934 to show Spanishlanguage films. W. H. White house built in 1901 was built of brick in the Hipped Box style for one of Silver City’s first dentists. Dr. W. H. White dental office built in 1887. Isaac N. Cohen house built in 1882 has the only remaining example of double-hung pocket shutters. Big Ditch Park was Silver City’s Main Street before the turn of the century floods transformed it into an arroyo. Bennett Block on W. Yankie built in 1882 of adobe construction with brick facades. Max Schutz sample room on N. Texas was built to provide a meeting room for traveling salesmen. Goodell’s Feed Store on Yankie was built in 1905 and 1911 remained a farmer’s supply outlet until the late 1970s. Victorian Homes, this architectural era spans the period of roughly 1825-1900. There are 31 homes still existing in the Silver City area.

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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 1800’s 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 served as a gathering place for the residents of a neighborhood. 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 1860’s This fine restaurant and saloon is authentically decorated with 1800’s memorabilia and photographs. Hearst Church. (circa 1898) built by the Hearst newspaper family and 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

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

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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)

major events Red Paint PowWow Chocolate Fantasia Tour of the Gila Silver City Blues Festival Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Fourth of July Celebration Weekend at the Galleries Lighted Christmas Parade

MUSEUMS: 3 Silver City Museum was founded in 1967. A restored Mansard/ Italianate home built by H.B. Ailman House with 20,000 objects relating to the peoples and history of southwest New Mexico. Admission is free. WNMU Museum celebrated its 30th Anniversary November 6, 2004. Home of Pottery and Artifacts of Prehistoric Southwestern Cultures. Available for viewing are historic photographs of Silver City and surrounding areas. Admission is free. Pinos Altos Historical Museum: Circa 1860’s-housed in a log cabin that once served as the 1st school house in Grant County. Houses a great collection of mining artifacts and historic memorabilia. Admission is free.

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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: 4 Acupuncturists: 2

HISTORY Area History 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. The region’s Mogollon cultures left behind a wealth of intriguing artifacts and endless questions as to the survival and disappearance of these hearty beings as presented in area museums. Agriculture has played a significant role in sustaining the area’s economy, but 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 Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway spans the eras from historic Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, farmlands of the Mimbres Valley, historic and modern mining and an outpost of the Buffalo Soldiers.

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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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MONUMENT Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE TRAIL OF THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS 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; (505)536-9461 or (505)536-9344.

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HISTORY 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. The Pinos Altos Opera House is home to Old West melodramas, and local musicians perform regularly at the Buckhorn Saloon. 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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LAKES 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.

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BOSTON HILL HISTORIC MINING AREA AND OPEN SPACE IS LOCATED ON THE southwestern edge of Silver City, more common entrances are on Spring street, Cooper street and at the top of Market street. Miles of trails from easy to complex await your hiking or biking experience. This area has been known as Boston Hill since the 1800's because of the Massachusetts and New Mexico Mining Company owning the mining claim. By the 1970's, mining came to a halt in this area but the remnants of their existence remain. A bequeath by Lennie Merle Forward made the purchase of this area possible for the Town of Silver City. Many volunteers have spent hours of labor to make the trails accessible for our use. Dust the cobwebs off your mountain bike or put your hiking boots on and partake of these great trails with 360 degrees of mountainous views of the Silver City area. Maps are posted at all the entrance signs to guide you along the trails, and more historical information on this site.

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 1800’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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OUTDOORS Birding &

MUSEUM Silver City

Rockhounding

Museum

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 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.

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 1930’s and 40’s. 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 and 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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MUSEUM WNMU

STATE City ofPARKS Rocks

Museum

State Park

THE WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, LOCATED IN FLEMING HALL ON THE SCHOOL’S MAIN campus, houses the Eisele Collection of prehistoric southwestern pottery and artifacts. It includes one of the world’s most complete and comprehensive collections of Mimbres pottery, as well as basketry and other artifacts. Also housed at the museum are pottery from the Casas Grandes culture and other prehistoric southwestern cultures, pottery from Maria Martinez and New Mexico’s San Ildefonso and Santa Clara Pueblos, historic Navajo rugs, historic Silver City photos and, of course, a hundred years of university history. The recently renovated museum was originally designed by Trost and Trost with an unusual truss-beamed ceiling, and at one time served as the school’s library. It opened as a museum in 1974. It is open seven days a week except during university holidays.

LOCATED JUST 34 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, THE CITY OF ROCKS STATE Park is the perfect place for a fun-filled daytrip 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.

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Fine Food, Cocktails, Beer & Wine Brunch Saturday & Sunday Entertainment & Dancing Saturday Nights

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SUNDAY POULTRY WEDNESDAY ITALIAN FRIDAY SEAFOOD

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MINING 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 earthmoving 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.

Appetizers SUSHI ~ $8.50 SHRIMP CEVICHE ~ $7.00 TUNA TARTAR ~ $7.50 SHRIMP COCKTAIL ~ $7.50 ISSAC’S DUCK FAT FRENCH FRIES ~ $3.50

Sandwiches & Salads “M H ” R ~ $8.95 ILE

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ISSAC’S ORIGINAL BUFFALO BURGER ~ $8.95 COBB SALAD~ $7.95 CAESAR SALAD ~ $6.95

Entrees

BISON MEAT LOAF ~ $11.95 BABY BACK RIBS ~ $15.95 PAN ROASTED CHICKEN ~ $11.95 SALMON FILET ~ $14.95 GRILLED AHI TUNA ~ $14.95 SCALLOPS ~ $16.95

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La Cocina Fiesta Combination Plates All served with Rice, Beans, Salad and Tortilla

#1 Combination ~ Chile Relleno, Taco, Enchilada & Tamale #2 Red Chili Combo ~ Chile Con Carne, Enchilada & Tamale #3 Green Chili Combo ~ Chile Verde, Enchilada & Relleno #4 Combination ~ Chile Relleno, Taco & Enchilada #5 Combination ~ Taco & Enchilada #6 Combination ~ Taco & Relleno

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Chimichanga Plates REGULAR ~ $7.75 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $8.25

Gordita Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.50 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $8.00

Flauta Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.75 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $7.75

Taco Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.25 • SOFT TACO ~ $7.25

Enchilada Plates CHEESE ~ $7.00 • GROUND BEEF, CHICKEN OR ROAST BEEF ~ $7.75

Burritos 1 VEGGIE (up to 4 items) ~ $4.00 • 1 MEAT (up to 3 items) ~ $4.50 BURRITO PLATE ~ $5.50 (Enchilada Style 50¢ Extra)

La Cocina Favorites NACHOS (with or without Jalapenos) ~ $4.50 TACO NACHOS ~ $6.75 • CHILI CHEESE FRIES ~ $4.50 Call or Come by for our Full Menu!

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LAKE

Bill Evans Lake BILL EVANS LAKE, 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF SILVER CITY ON US180 IS UNUSUAL IN its location 300 feet above the river that supplies it. Water pumped from the Gila River is impounded by the 62 acre manmade lake. There are picnic tables, fishing for crappie, catfish, bass and trout and an impressive view from the dam across the canyons of the upper Burro Mountains. A record 15-pound largemouth bass was caught in 1995. Bird watching is also prominent along the Gila River and at the lake itself, especially during the Spring and Fall migratory seasons. Travel south along the river past the lake turn-off and bring your binoculars to enjoy the Gila Bird Habitat. Open to the public and stocked by the NM Department of Game and Fish, Bill Evans Lake was made by the Phelps-Dodge Corporation.

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GHOST TOWN Mogollon Ghost Town LOCATED ON THE EDGE OF TODAY’S GILA WILDERNESS, THE TOWN OF Mogollon (pronounced Muggy-own) 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.

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Same Great Quality & Service as Diane’s Restaurant , Serving Cakes, Bread, Pastries, Pies, Brownies, Etc. All the delectable delights from the Restaurant you have always wanted for home and more. Boars Head deli products & Sandwiches To Go. Catering for all Occasions • Espresso • Mon- Sat 7am-6pm • Sun 8am-4pm

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TRAIL

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 waterline 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.

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Dining Out

SILVER CITY STYLE

GHOST TOWNS Steins & Shakespeare SHAKESPEARE, THE 1880s GHOST TOWN JUST SOUTH OF LORDSBURG IS THE authentically preserved remains of a rough and tumble mining era on the Butterfield Trail. Justice was swift in the community of 3000 inhabitants, although questionably just. Privately owned, call ahead for tour dates and reenactments. (575) 542-9034 or visit www.shakespeareghostown.com. The railroad ghost town of Steins, west of Lordsburg, was home to about 3000 hearty residents servicing the old steam locomotives. Today, the ghost town offers a glimpse of the wooden structures, utensils and furniture of the period. Steins is located on Interstate 10 at the Arizona border and is usually open Friday through Monday. Call ahead at (575) 542-9791.

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BIGBigDITCH Ditch

RETREAT Redrock

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.

YOU CAN STILL MAIL A LETTER FROM RED ROCK, NM, IF YOU SCHEDULE your visit for a Monday, Wednesday or Friday. The 25-mile drive north from Lordsburg and Interstate 10 offers a meditative panorama of the Gila River as it wanders toward the Gila Lower Box Wilderness Study Area. Fishing, camping and birding are allowed in the study area, but river property in Red Rock itself is totally private.In addition to the post office/store, a fine art studio and a custom cabinet shop are the only other businesses in Red Rock. The acclaimed Western Figurative art found there, however, will warm your heart and certainly deserves your attention. Solitude isn’t for everyone, but if you have an appreciation for wide-open spaces and the occasional howl of a coyote, you may want to explore the ranch-house retreat that shares miles of foothills and grassland with an operating ranch. Call ahead for information, 575-542-9752, or visit www.maverickflatdesign.com.

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HATCH 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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GALLERIES Galleries & Shopping 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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S I LV E R C I T Y

Azurite Gallery

Gallery 400 - Gila House Hotel

The Common Thread

Weelearts

STATE PARKS Pancho Villa State Park

Ol’ West Gallery and Mercantile

Amanda Yaryan

B R OA DWAY

D OWNTOWN

AZURITE GALLERY

GALLERY 400 GILA HOUSE HOTEL

Designer Jewelry by Linda Boatwright, Paintings by Holt, Gendron & Urban. Wed.-Sat. 10-5.

110 W. Broadway 53 8-9 048 www.azuritegallery.com

Specializing in large fine art pieces. Mon.-Fri. 4-6 or by appointment. Painting “Between Earth and Sky” by George Mendoza

400 N. Arizona • 313.7015 www.gilahouse.com

THE COMMON THREAD

WEELEARTS

A Fiber Art Gallery - over 70 Artists. Nonprofit. Features Cloths, Rugs, Baskets, Cards, Home Décor, and Jewelry. Classes offered all year.

Contemporary Ceramics and Mixed Media. Call for an appointment.

107 W. Broadway 53 8-5733 www.fiberartscollective.org

OL’ WEST GALLERY AND MERCANTILE A traditional western gallery of fine art, furnishings, fixtures and beyond.

104 W. Broadway 388-1 811

ON MARCH 9, 1917, THE SMALL BORDER TOWN AND MILITARY CAMP AT Columbus, New Mexico, woke to an armed invasion by soldiers of revolutionary 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.

602 W. Market 53 4-3 147 www.weelearts.com AMANDA YARYAN Contemporary & abstract mixed media paintings & fine art photography on display at Gallery 400.

400 N. Arizona www.amandayaryan.com www.gilahouse.com

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S I LV E R C I T Y

SHOPPING

Legacy Home & Gifts

Conner Fine Jewelers

Hamilton Furniture

Candy Bouquet

Thundercreek Quilt/Fabric Shop

The Workshops of Carneros

T-World Urban Apparel

A & L Feed

A Bead or Two

Broadway Boutique

Lowry’s R.V. Center

Pinos Altos Orchards & Gift Shop

HUDSON STREET

BULLARD STREET

H I G H WAY 1 8 0

H I G H WAY 1 8 0

LEGACY HOME & GIFTS

CONNER FINE JEWELERS

HAMILTON FURNITURE

CANDY BOUQUET

Looking for a unique gift? Come see the array of choices we have to offer. Mon-Fri 10-6 • Sat. 10-2.

Southwest New Mexico’s leading jewelry store, since 1946, featuring diamond expertise and membership in the American Gem Society.

“From Ordinary to Extraordinary” M-Sat. 10-6

Beautiful Candy Bouquets for all Occasions! Now Specializing in Antler Metal Art and Chandeliers!

910 N. Hudson • 388-1226 THUNDERCREEK & QUILT/FABRIC SHOP New & used household furniture matress outlet, quality cotton fabrics, notions, books, patterns, gifts.

1330 N. Hudson • 538-2284 sneezweeds@zianet.com PINON PLAZA

2706 32nd St. By Pass North 388-0700 • fax 388-0701 T-WORLD URBAN APPAREL

THE WORKSHOPS OF CARNEROS

Complete line of licensed sportswear, Hip Hop clothing & accessories. Corona, Mudd, Echo Red, G-Unit, Sean John, Lowrider, Phat Farm.

Real wood furniture.

405 N. Bullard St. 538-8889

1445 Hwy. 180 E., Ste. C (Across from Burger King) • 534-3406

BROADWAY BOUTIQUE

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A & L FEED Arizona Feed, Nutro, Natural Choice Western Ranch, Hank the Cattle Dog books, cards, tack, metal art, jewelry.

182 Truck Bypass • 534-9200 LOWRY’S R.V. CENTER

Fine handmade jewelry, thousands of high quality beads and a full line of jewelry making supplies. Restringing.

Custom Floral Arrangements Home Decor • Fine Gifts Custom Gift Baskets Fresh Flowers for All Occasions

Dealers for Arctic Fox, Nash, Desert Fox, Northwind, & Sunnybrook, Travel Trailers, 5th-Wheels & SURV’s. We specialize in towables. Serving Silver City Since 1967.

1607 Silver Heights Blvd. Pinon Plaza • 388-8973

116 N. Bullard St. 534.1114

3510 Hwy. 180 E. 538-5411 or 888-538-5411

A BEAD OR TWO

2065 Memory Lane (Across from Bowling Alley) • 534.4224

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

P I N O S A LT O S

PINOS ALTOS ORCHARDS & GIFT SHOP Large variety of homemade jellies Mexican imports, local artists, yard art, gift baskets, stained glass classes.

13 Placer St. • 538-1270


S I LV E R C I T Y

SHOPPING

Manzanita Ridge

Yada Yada Yarn

Silver City Floral Co./Fine Things & Gifts

Western & Mexican Emporium

Pots Pans & More

Gila Hike & Bike

Toy Town

Hester House

Morning Star

D OWNTOWN

D OWNTOWN

BULLARD STREET

BULLARD STREET

SILVER PORTRAIT STUDIO

PARTY ZONE

MANZANITA RIDGE

YADA YADA YARN

“For portraits you’ll love.” Also a full service photo and digital lab. Look for our new location soon at 1008 Pope St.

Your party supply headquarters for: Birthdays, Baby Showers, Holidays, Weddings, Anniversaries. Open: M-F 9:30-5:30,Sat. 11:30-4.

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

215 W. College Ave. 534-4432 • 538-8658 www.silverportraitstudio.com

316 E. 14th St. • 534-0098

107 N. Bullard St. 388-1158

Everything for knitters new and old! Wool, cotton and fun yarns. Open 11-5 daily, closed on Tuesdays. Open knitting Sun.12-3

SILVER CITY FLORAL CO. FINE THINGS & GIFTS

DATURA THERAPUTIC DAY SPA

Specializing in “Timeless Bouquets that Meet Your Budget". Weddings, Funerals, and Special Events. Nation Wide Delivery.

WESTERN & MEXICAN EMPORIUM

Silver Portrait Studio

Party Zone

Datura Theraputic Day Spa

As seen on TV. Available exclusively in Silver City at Datura. i.d. bare Essentials Base Minerals in a great range of completion & eye products. All over face colors, treatments, & tools.

352 W. 12th • 534-0033 GILA HIKE & BIKE

the Fun e r is! e Wh

204 E. Eleventh St. 388-1206 • Cell: 313-5085 www.silvercityfloral.com TOY TOWN

Serving the cycling & hiking needs of southwest New Mexico for the past 20 years.

Everything Your Child Needs to Learn–Laugh–Grow! We assure the best quality toys. Hard to find items you will treasure for years.

103 E. College Ave. • 388-3222

113 W. Broadway • 388-1677

Specializing in decor and gifts and much more from Mexico and the Southwest. A must see! Mon.-Sat. 11-5.

308 S. Bullard St. • 534-0218 www.mexempor.com

614 N. Bullard St. • 388.3350 www.yadayadayarn.com POTS PANS & MORE Offering teapots, glassware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, gadgets, restaurant supplies, and more.

314 N. Bullard St. • 534-1121 MORNING STAR

Best homemade fudge in town. Unique gifts and cards for all occasions. Free gift wrapping.

Outdoor apparel and footwear for casual, work and play! Quality sporting goods, sportswear and footwear for team and individual sports. New Mexico Ts and caps.

316 N. Bullard St. 388-1360

809 N. Bullard St. 388.3191 • Fax: 388.3192

HESTER HOUSE


S I LV E R C I T Y

GALLERIES

Eklektikas

Yello on Yankie

Creations & Adornments

Art & Conversation

Elemental Arts

Blue Dome Gallery

Leyba Ingalls ARTS

JW Art Gallery

Seedboat Gallery

Lois Duffy Art

Tatiana Maria Gallery

Joe Burgess

YA N K I E S T R E E T

YA N K I E S T R E E T

BULLARD STREET

BULLARD STREET

EKLEKTIKAS

YELLO ON YANKIE Contemporary fiber art studio and gallery.

CREATIONS AND ADORNMENTS

ART & CONVERSATION

Contemporary Fine Art & Craft, Sculpture, Art Glass, Ceramics, Folk Art, Jewelry and Mixed Media.

104 W. Yankie St. 53 8-8 081 www.eklektik as.com

108 W. Yankie St. 53 4-4 968 yello@zianet.com

108 N. Bullard St. 53 4-426 9

TEXAS STREET

ELEMENTAL ARTS

BLUE DOME GALLERY

Fine Arts & Crafts; Gourds, Pottery, Textiles, Paintings and Furniture. Mon. - Sat. 10-4 • Sunday 10-1

Contemporary Fine Craft, Art and fine decor. Open Wed.-Mon. 11am-5pm (Sun. until 3pm)

106 W. Yankie St. 59 0-7554 www.gourdweb.com

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

307 N. Texas St. 53 4-8 671 www.bluedomegallery.com

LEYBA & INGALLS ARTS

Presenting Fine Art in the Historic Yankie Texas Gallery District.

214 W. Yankie St. 53 4-113 6

Studio and Gallery showing Imaginative Portraits, Surreal Places and Realistic Scenes of Life

211 C N. Texas St. 313-9 63 1 www.loisduffy.com

614 N. Bullard St. • 53 4-4 881 www.art andconversation.com janey@lizardbreathranch.com

ART SUPPLIES AND GALLERY

HURLEY

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

JW ART GALLERY

315 N. Bullard St. 388-5725 www.LeybaIngallsARTS.co

LOIS DUFFY ART SEEDBOAT GALLERY

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

TATIANA MARIA GALLERY

Fine Art, Bronze & Wooden Sculpture, Custom Framing, Gift Shop, Historic Hurley Museum, Monotype Workshops. W.-F. 9-5 • S-Sun. 10-6

99 Cortez Ave., Hurley 537-03 00 • www.thetown.com gallery@thetown.com JOE BURGESS

Jewelry, Native American Folk Art, Textiles, Pottery & Antique Country Furniture.

Fine art photography on display at JW Art Gallery in Hurley.

305 N. Bullard Street 388-4 426

99 Cortez Ave., Hurley 537-03 00 • www.thetown.com


S I LV E R C I T Y

GALLERIES

Eklektikas

Yello on Yankie

Creations & Adornments

Art & Conversation

Elemental Arts

Blue Dome Gallery

Leyba Ingalls ARTS

JW Art Gallery

Seedboat Gallery

Lois Duffy Art

Tatiana Maria Gallery

Joe Burgess

YA N K I E S T R E E T

YA N K I E S T R E E T

BULLARD STREET

BULLARD STREET

EKLEKTIKAS

YELLO ON YANKIE Contemporary fiber art studio and gallery.

CREATIONS AND ADORNMENTS

ART & CONVERSATION

Contemporary Fine Art & Craft, Sculpture, Art Glass, Ceramics, Folk Art, Jewelry and Mixed Media.

104 W. Yankie St. 53 8-8 081 www.eklektik as.com

108 W. Yankie St. 53 4-4 968 yello@zianet.com

108 N. Bullard St. 53 4-426 9

TEXAS STREET

ELEMENTAL ARTS

BLUE DOME GALLERY

Fine Arts & Crafts; Gourds, Pottery, Textiles, Paintings and Furniture. Mon. - Sat. 10-4 • Sunday 10-1

Contemporary Fine Craft, Art and fine decor. Open Wed.-Mon. 11am-5pm (Sun. until 3pm)

106 W. Yankie St. 59 0-7554 www.gourdweb.com

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

307 N. Texas St. 53 4-8 671 www.bluedomegallery.com

LEYBA & INGALLS ARTS

Presenting Fine Art in the Historic Yankie Texas Gallery District.

214 W. Yankie St. 53 4-113 6

Studio and Gallery showing Imaginative Portraits, Surreal Places and Realistic Scenes of Life

211 C N. Texas St. 313-9 63 1 www.loisduffy.com

614 N. Bullard St. • 53 4-4 881 www.art andconversation.com janey@lizardbreathranch.com

ART SUPPLIES AND GALLERY

HURLEY

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

JW ART GALLERY

315 N. Bullard St. 388-5725 www.LeybaIngallsARTS.co

LOIS DUFFY ART SEEDBOAT GALLERY

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

TATIANA MARIA GALLERY

Fine Art, Bronze & Wooden Sculpture, Custom Framing, Gift Shop, Historic Hurley Museum, Monotype Workshops. W.-F. 9-5 • S-Sun. 10-6

99 Cortez Ave., Hurley 537-03 00 • www.thetown.com gallery@thetown.com JOE BURGESS

Jewelry, Native American Folk Art, Textiles, Pottery & Antique Country Furniture.

Fine art photography on display at JW Art Gallery in Hurley.

305 N. Bullard Street 388-4 426

99 Cortez Ave., Hurley 537-03 00 • www.thetown.com


S I LV E R C I T Y

SHOPPING

Manzanita Ridge

Yada Yada Yarn

Silver City Floral Co./Fine Things & Gifts

Western & Mexican Emporium

Pots Pans & More

Gila Hike & Bike

Toy Town

Hester House

Morning Star

D OWNTOWN

D OWNTOWN

BULLARD STREET

BULLARD STREET

SILVER PORTRAIT STUDIO

PARTY ZONE

MANZANITA RIDGE

YADA YADA YARN

“For portraits you’ll love.” Also a full service photo and digital lab. Look for our new location soon at 1008 Pope St.

Your party supply headquarters for: Birthdays, Baby Showers, Holidays, Weddings, Anniversaries. Open: M-F 9:30-5:30,Sat. 11:30-4.

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

215 W. College Ave. 534-4432 • 538-8658 www.silverportraitstudio.com

316 E. 14th St. • 534-0098

107 N. Bullard St. 388-1158

Everything for knitters new and old! Wool, cotton and fun yarns. Open 11-5 daily, closed on Tuesdays. Open knitting Sun.12-3

SILVER CITY FLORAL CO. FINE THINGS & GIFTS

DATURA THERAPUTIC DAY SPA

Specializing in “Timeless Bouquets that Meet Your Budget". Weddings, Funerals, and Special Events. Nation Wide Delivery.

WESTERN & MEXICAN EMPORIUM

Silver Portrait Studio

Party Zone

Datura Theraputic Day Spa

As seen on TV. Available exclusively in Silver City at Datura. i.d. bare Essentials Base Minerals in a great range of completion & eye products. All over face colors, treatments, & tools.

352 W. 12th • 534-0033 GILA HIKE & BIKE

the Fun e r is! e Wh

204 E. Eleventh St. 388-1206 • Cell: 313-5085 www.silvercityfloral.com TOY TOWN

Serving the cycling & hiking needs of southwest New Mexico for the past 20 years.

Everything Your Child Needs to Learn–Laugh–Grow! We assure the best quality toys. Hard to find items you will treasure for years.

103 E. College Ave. • 388-3222

113 W. Broadway • 388-1677

Specializing in decor and gifts and much more from Mexico and the Southwest. A must see! Mon.-Sat. 11-5.

308 S. Bullard St. • 534-0218 www.mexempor.com

614 N. Bullard St. • 388.3350 www.yadayadayarn.com POTS PANS & MORE Offering teapots, glassware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, gadgets, restaurant supplies, and more.

314 N. Bullard St. • 534-1121 MORNING STAR

Best homemade fudge in town. Unique gifts and cards for all occasions. Free gift wrapping.

Outdoor apparel and footwear for casual, work and play! Quality sporting goods, sportswear and footwear for team and individual sports. New Mexico Ts and caps.

316 N. Bullard St. 388-1360

809 N. Bullard St. 388.3191 • Fax: 388.3192

HESTER HOUSE


S I LV E R C I T Y

SHOPPING

Legacy Home & Gifts

Conner Fine Jewelers

Hamilton Furniture

Candy Bouquet

Thundercreek Quilt/Fabric Shop

The Workshops of Carneros

T-World Urban Apparel

A & L Feed

A Bead or Two

Broadway Boutique

Lowry’s R.V. Center

Pinos Altos Orchards & Gift Shop

HUDSON STREET

BULLARD STREET

H I G H WAY 1 8 0

H I G H WAY 1 8 0

LEGACY HOME & GIFTS

CONNER FINE JEWELERS

HAMILTON FURNITURE

CANDY BOUQUET

Looking for a unique gift? Come see the array of choices we have to offer. Mon-Fri 10-6 • Sat. 10-2.

Southwest New Mexico’s leading jewelry store, since 1946, featuring diamond expertise and membership in the American Gem Society.

“From Ordinary to Extraordinary” M-Sat. 10-6

Beautiful Candy Bouquets for all Occasions! Now Specializing in Antler Metal Art and Chandeliers!

910 N. Hudson • 388-1226 THUNDERCREEK & QUILT/FABRIC SHOP New & used household furniture matress outlet, quality cotton fabrics, notions, books, patterns, gifts.

1330 N. Hudson • 538-2284 sneezweeds@zianet.com PINON PLAZA

2706 32nd St. By Pass North 388-0700 • fax 388-0701 T-WORLD URBAN APPAREL

THE WORKSHOPS OF CARNEROS

Complete line of licensed sportswear, Hip Hop clothing & accessories. Corona, Mudd, Echo Red, G-Unit, Sean John, Lowrider, Phat Farm.

Real wood furniture.

405 N. Bullard St. 538-8889

1445 Hwy. 180 E., Ste. C (Across from Burger King) • 534-3406

BROADWAY BOUTIQUE

candybouquet1500@hotmail.com TR U C K BYPAS S R D.

A & L FEED Arizona Feed, Nutro, Natural Choice Western Ranch, Hank the Cattle Dog books, cards, tack, metal art, jewelry.

182 Truck Bypass • 534-9200 LOWRY’S R.V. CENTER

Fine handmade jewelry, thousands of high quality beads and a full line of jewelry making supplies. Restringing.

Custom Floral Arrangements Home Decor • Fine Gifts Custom Gift Baskets Fresh Flowers for All Occasions

Dealers for Arctic Fox, Nash, Desert Fox, Northwind, & Sunnybrook, Travel Trailers, 5th-Wheels & SURV’s. We specialize in towables. Serving Silver City Since 1967.

1607 Silver Heights Blvd. Pinon Plaza • 388-8973

116 N. Bullard St. 534.1114

3510 Hwy. 180 E. 538-5411 or 888-538-5411

A BEAD OR TWO

2065 Memory Lane (Across from Bowling Alley) • 534.4224

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

P I N O S A LT O S

PINOS ALTOS ORCHARDS & GIFT SHOP Large variety of homemade jellies Mexican imports, local artists, yard art, gift baskets, stained glass classes.

13 Placer St. • 538-1270


S I LV E R C I T Y

Azurite Gallery

Gallery 400 - Gila House Hotel

The Common Thread

Weelearts

STATE PARKS Pancho Villa State Park

Ol’ West Gallery and Mercantile

Amanda Yaryan

B R OA DWAY

D OWNTOWN

AZURITE GALLERY

GALLERY 400 GILA HOUSE HOTEL

Designer Jewelry by Linda Boatwright, Paintings by Holt, Gendron & Urban. Wed.-Sat. 10-5.

110 W. Broadway 53 8-9 048 www.azuritegallery.com

Specializing in large fine art pieces. Mon.-Fri. 4-6 or by appointment. Painting “Between Earth and Sky” by George Mendoza

400 N. Arizona • 313.7015 www.gilahouse.com

THE COMMON THREAD

WEELEARTS

A Fiber Art Gallery - over 70 Artists. Nonprofit. Features Cloths, Rugs, Baskets, Cards, Home Décor, and Jewelry. Classes offered all year.

Contemporary Ceramics and Mixed Media. Call for an appointment.

107 W. Broadway 53 8-5733 www.fiberartscollective.org

OL’ WEST GALLERY AND MERCANTILE A traditional western gallery of fine art, furnishings, fixtures and beyond.

104 W. Broadway 388-1 811

ON MARCH 9, 1917, THE SMALL BORDER TOWN AND MILITARY CAMP AT Columbus, New Mexico, woke to an armed invasion by soldiers of revolutionary 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.

602 W. Market 53 4-3 147 www.weelearts.com AMANDA YARYAN Contemporary & abstract mixed media paintings & fine art photography on display at Gallery 400.

400 N. Arizona www.amandayaryan.com www.gilahouse.com

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HATCH 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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GALLERIES Galleries & Shopping 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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BIGBigDITCH Ditch

RETREAT Redrock

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.

YOU CAN STILL MAIL A LETTER FROM RED ROCK, NM, IF YOU SCHEDULE your visit for a Monday, Wednesday or Friday. The 25-mile drive north from Lordsburg and Interstate 10 offers a meditative panorama of the Gila River as it wanders toward the Gila Lower Box Wilderness Study Area. Fishing, camping and birding are allowed in the study area, but river property in Red Rock itself is totally private.In addition to the post office/store, a fine art studio and a custom cabinet shop are the only other businesses in Red Rock. The acclaimed Western Figurative art found there, however, will warm your heart and certainly deserves your attention. Solitude isn’t for everyone, but if you have an appreciation for wide-open spaces and the occasional howl of a coyote, you may want to explore the ranch-house retreat that shares miles of foothills and grassland with an operating ranch. Call ahead for information, 575-542-9752, or visit www.maverickflatdesign.com.

Thompson Realty

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Dining Out

SILVER CITY STYLE

GHOST TOWNS Steins & Shakespeare SHAKESPEARE, THE 1880s GHOST TOWN JUST SOUTH OF LORDSBURG IS THE authentically preserved remains of a rough and tumble mining era on the Butterfield Trail. Justice was swift in the community of 3000 inhabitants, although questionably just. Privately owned, call ahead for tour dates and reenactments. (575) 542-9034 or visit www.shakespeareghostown.com. The railroad ghost town of Steins, west of Lordsburg, was home to about 3000 hearty residents servicing the old steam locomotives. Today, the ghost town offers a glimpse of the wooden structures, utensils and furniture of the period. Steins is located on Interstate 10 at the Arizona border and is usually open Friday through Monday. Call ahead at (575) 542-9791.

-Steaks and Seafood - Dine-In Or Carry Out — Children’s Menu (575) 388-2060 103 S. Bullard St. • Silver City, N.M. 88061

Lunch & Dinner Specials • $2.99 - $4.99

Hwy.180 East (next to Super 8) Silver City,NM 88061 • 538-9300 S18 www.ziapublishing.com

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Same Great Quality & Service as Diane’s Restaurant , Serving Cakes, Bread, Pastries, Pies, Brownies, Etc. All the delectable delights from the Restaurant you have always wanted for home and more. Boars Head deli products & Sandwiches To Go. Catering for all Occasions • Espresso • Mon- Sat 7am-6pm • Sun 8am-4pm

601 Bullard, Suite A, Silver City, NM • 575.534.9229

TRAIL

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 waterline 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.

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GHOST TOWN Mogollon Ghost Town LOCATED ON THE EDGE OF TODAY’S GILA WILDERNESS, THE TOWN OF Mogollon (pronounced Muggy-own) 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.

LunchTues. through Fri.: 11am to 2pm. BrunchSat. & Sun.: 9am to 2pm. Dinner - Tues. through Sat.: 5pm to 9pm. Closed on Monday.

501 North Bullard, Silver City, NM • 575.538.8722

We Specialize in American and Mexican Food Daily Specials Monday thru Friday 5:30 am to 7:30 pm We Also Cater •

Alex & Rebecca Brown, Owners

1101 North Central Bayard, NM 88023 • 575-537-2251 S16 www.ziapublishing.com

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La Cocina Fiesta Combination Plates All served with Rice, Beans, Salad and Tortilla

#1 Combination ~ Chile Relleno, Taco, Enchilada & Tamale #2 Red Chili Combo ~ Chile Con Carne, Enchilada & Tamale #3 Green Chili Combo ~ Chile Verde, Enchilada & Relleno #4 Combination ~ Chile Relleno, Taco & Enchilada #5 Combination ~ Taco & Enchilada #6 Combination ~ Taco & Relleno

$8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $7.50 $7.00 $7.00

Tacos de Carne As ada & Pollo As ado $7.75

photo by Arlyn Cooley

Chimichanga Plates REGULAR ~ $7.75 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $8.25

Gordita Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.50 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $8.00

Flauta Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.75 • ENCHILADA STYLE ~ $7.75

Taco Plate s REGULAR ~ $7.25 • SOFT TACO ~ $7.25

Enchilada Plates CHEESE ~ $7.00 • GROUND BEEF, CHICKEN OR ROAST BEEF ~ $7.75

Burritos 1 VEGGIE (up to 4 items) ~ $4.00 • 1 MEAT (up to 3 items) ~ $4.50 BURRITO PLATE ~ $5.50 (Enchilada Style 50¢ Extra)

La Cocina Favorites NACHOS (with or without Jalapenos) ~ $4.50 TACO NACHOS ~ $6.75 • CHILI CHEESE FRIES ~ $4.50 Call or Come by for our Full Menu!

201 W. College Ave.

575.388.8687

LAKE

Bill Evans Lake BILL EVANS LAKE, 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF SILVER CITY ON US180 IS UNUSUAL IN its location 300 feet above the river that supplies it. Water pumped from the Gila River is impounded by the 62 acre manmade lake. There are picnic tables, fishing for crappie, catfish, bass and trout and an impressive view from the dam across the canyons of the upper Burro Mountains. A record 15-pound largemouth bass was caught in 1995. Bird watching is also prominent along the Gila River and at the lake itself, especially during the Spring and Fall migratory seasons. Travel south along the river past the lake turn-off and bring your binoculars to enjoy the Gila Bird Habitat. Open to the public and stocked by the NM Department of Game and Fish, Bill Evans Lake was made by the Phelps-Dodge Corporation.

Ethnic Beads, Antiques & Jewelry

SENIOR & STUDENT DISCOUNTS

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Fine Food, Cocktails, Beer & Wine Brunch Saturday & Sunday Entertainment & Dancing Saturday Nights

Daily Food Specials SATURDAY PRIME RIB MONDAY’S CHEF’S CHOICE THURSDAY CAJUN

SUNDAY POULTRY WEDNESDAY ITALIAN FRIDAY SEAFOOD

FOURTEEN BEERS ON DRAFT, THIRTY BOTTLED BEERS TWENTY-TWO VARIETIES OF WINE PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF COCKTAILS

A Few of Our Menu Items

MINING 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 earthmoving 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.

Appetizers SUSHI ~ $8.50 SHRIMP CEVICHE ~ $7.00 TUNA TARTAR ~ $7.50 SHRIMP COCKTAIL ~ $7.50 ISSAC’S DUCK FAT FRENCH FRIES ~ $3.50

Sandwiches & Salads “M H ” R ~ $8.95 ILE

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EUBEN

ISSAC’S ORIGINAL BUFFALO BURGER ~ $8.95 COBB SALAD~ $7.95 CAESAR SALAD ~ $6.95

Entrees

BISON MEAT LOAF ~ $11.95 BABY BACK RIBS ~ $15.95 PAN ROASTED CHICKEN ~ $11.95 SALMON FILET ~ $14.95 GRILLED AHI TUNA ~ $14.95 SCALLOPS ~ $16.95

Delicious House Made Desserts Come in and Pick Up Our Full Menu!

Located on Bullard at Broadway

575.388.4090

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Chuck Johnson, Agent #1 Ranch Club Road, Silver City, NM 88061 Bus: 575-538-5321 • 888-616-0884 chuck.johnson.b7i7@statefarm.com LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

STATE FARM IS THERE.

statefarm.com State Farm Fire and Casualty Company • Home Office … Bloomington, Illinois

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COCKTAILS, BEER, WINE & FINE FOOD • BRUNCH ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON SATURDAYS Sports events & movies on the big screen. Southwestern flavor, décor & an outdoor courtyard. Private room available for meetings & parties

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MUSEUM WNMU

STATE City ofPARKS Rocks

Museum

State Park

THE WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, LOCATED IN FLEMING HALL ON THE SCHOOL’S MAIN campus, houses the Eisele Collection of prehistoric southwestern pottery and artifacts. It includes one of the world’s most complete and comprehensive collections of Mimbres pottery, as well as basketry and other artifacts. Also housed at the museum are pottery from the Casas Grandes culture and other prehistoric southwestern cultures, pottery from Maria Martinez and New Mexico’s San Ildefonso and Santa Clara Pueblos, historic Navajo rugs, historic Silver City photos and, of course, a hundred years of university history. The recently renovated museum was originally designed by Trost and Trost with an unusual truss-beamed ceiling, and at one time served as the school’s library. It opened as a museum in 1974. It is open seven days a week except during university holidays.

LOCATED JUST 34 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, THE CITY OF ROCKS STATE Park is the perfect place for a fun-filled daytrip 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.

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OUTDOORS Birding &

MUSEUM Silver City

Rockhounding

Museum

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 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.

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 1930’s and 40’s. 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 and 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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Boston Hill Mining Area

SPACE

MIMBRES Mimbres

BOSTON HILL HISTORIC MINING AREA AND OPEN SPACE IS LOCATED ON THE southwestern edge of Silver City, more common entrances are on Spring street, Cooper street and at the top of Market street. Miles of trails from easy to complex await your hiking or biking experience. This area has been known as Boston Hill since the 1800's because of the Massachusetts and New Mexico Mining Company owning the mining claim. By the 1970's, mining came to a halt in this area but the remnants of their existence remain. A bequeath by Lennie Merle Forward made the purchase of this area possible for the Town of Silver City. Many volunteers have spent hours of labor to make the trails accessible for our use. Dust the cobwebs off your mountain bike or put your hiking boots on and partake of these great trails with 360 degrees of mountainous views of the Silver City area. Maps are posted at all the entrance signs to guide you along the trails, and more historical information on this site.

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 1800’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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LAKES 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.

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MONUMENT Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE TRAIL OF THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS 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; (505)536-9461 or (505)536-9344.

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

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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)

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MUSEUMS: 3 Silver City Museum was founded in 1967. A restored Mansard/ Italianate home built by H.B. Ailman House with 20,000 objects relating to the peoples and history of southwest New Mexico. Admission is free. WNMU Museum celebrated its 30th Anniversary November 6, 2004. Home of Pottery and Artifacts of Prehistoric Southwestern Cultures. Available for viewing are historic photographs of Silver City and surrounding areas. Admission is free. Pinos Altos Historical Museum: Circa 1860’s-housed in a log cabin that once served as the 1st school house in Grant County. Houses a great collection of mining artifacts and historic memorabilia. Admission is free.

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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: 4 Acupuncturists: 2

HISTORY Area History 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. The region’s Mogollon cultures left behind a wealth of intriguing artifacts and endless questions as to the survival and disappearance of these hearty beings as presented in area museums. Agriculture has played a significant role in sustaining the area’s economy, but 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 Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway spans the eras from historic Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, farmlands of the Mimbres Valley, historic and modern mining and an outpost of the Buffalo Soldiers.

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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 straight drinks were sold for 12.5 cents Meredith & Ailman Bank built in 1882 was renamed the Palace Hotel in 1900. Silver City National Bank built in 1923, presently used as City Hall. O.S. Warren house built in 1885, is the only building on Main Street to survive the floods at the turn of the century. Mrs. O.S. Warren building built in 1900 was the former Colby’s Sporting Goods. El Sol Theatre building was built in 1934 to show Spanishlanguage films. W. H. White house built in 1901 was built of brick in the Hipped Box style for one of Silver City’s first dentists. Dr. W. H. White dental office built in 1887. Isaac N. Cohen house built in 1882 has the only remaining example of double-hung pocket shutters. Big Ditch Park was Silver City’s Main Street before the turn of the century floods transformed it into an arroyo. Bennett Block on W. Yankie built in 1882 of adobe construction with brick facades. Max Schutz sample room on N. Texas was built to provide a meeting room for traveling salesmen. Goodell’s Feed Store on Yankie was built in 1905 and 1911 remained a farmer’s supply outlet until the late 1970s. Victorian Homes, this architectural era spans the period of roughly 1825-1900. There are 31 homes still existing in the Silver City area.

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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 1800’s 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 served as a gathering place for the residents of a neighborhood. 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 1860’s This fine restaurant and saloon is authentically decorated with 1800’s memorabilia and photographs. Hearst Church. (circa 1898) built by the Hearst newspaper family and 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

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ATTRACTIONS Area Attractions SILVER CITY BORDERS THE 3.3 MILLION ACRE GILA NATIONAL FOREST AND serves as the hub for a diverse and exciting array of area attractions. Driving the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway is an excellent introduction to the culture and rugged terrain of the region. The loop includes the old west gold mining village of Pinos Altos, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Lake Roberts, Bear Canyon Lake, San Lorenzo Mission (in the lush Mimbres Valley), the Santa Rita open pit copper mine, and the Ft. Bayard National Landmark. Highway 180 West through Cliff and Glenwood offers Bill Evans Lake, the Catwalk National Recreation Trail, and the scenic gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. Highway 180 East accesses the City of Rocks State Park, which will soon be developed as a night skies camping site for stargazing. Hot mineral baths are available near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and City of Rocks State Park.

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Terri Hendrix Folk Series. 7:30pm. Pinos Altos Opera House. 538-2505. www.mimbresarts.com. 12 The Nutcracker Ballet. 2pm. WNMU Fine Arts Center. 538-5865 or 534-4324. 18-20 Red Paint PowWow & Indian Market. F-S, 9am-11pm; Sun. 9am-6pm. WNMU. 534-1379. Harry James Orchestra. 22 7:30pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. 388-2004 www.gcconcerts.org. 31 Greg Brown. 7:30pm. Pinos Altos Opera House. 538-2505. www.mimbresarts.com.

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Greg Brown Special Performance. 538-2505 9 Chocolate Fantasia. 575.538.2505. www.silvercity.org/dest_choc olate_fantasia.php 16 The A'Gusta Wind Jazz Orgy Follies. 3-6pm. Gallery Tours, music by Melanie Zipen & Jeff LeBlanc. Isaac's. 8pm. The "A'Gusta Wind Follies" WNMU FACT. "After Show" party at Isaac's Bar, music by Brandon Perrault Band. 574-2413.onlythebestproductions@gmail.com. 17-18 Jennifer Moore Workshop. “Mathemagical Design: Symmetries, Tessellations and the Golden Proportion.” Jean Hill 575-538-5733 jeanh@fiberartscollective.org. www.fiberartscollective.org Ongoing Adobe Churches Exhibit. Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 info@silvercitymuseum.org. www.silvercitymuseum.org

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Cava in concert. 7:30 pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. www.mimbresarts.org/mrace vents.html Annual MainStreet Awards Dinner. 7:00 pm. Historic Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard, Silver City. Phone: 534-1700. Diana Jones. TBA 538-2505. www.mimbresarts.org The Celtic Tenors. 7:30 pm. www.gcconcerts.org 388-2004. WNMU FACT.

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May Apr. 30-May 4 Tour of the Gila 388-3222 3 Santa Fe Opera. 7:30pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. www.mimbresarts.org/mrace vents.html 17 Finer Limitz Car Show. Hurley. 23-25 13th Ann. Blues Festival Gough Park. 538-2505. www.mimbresarts.org 28-31 Wild Wild West Rodeo. SW Horseman's Arena. Ongoing Art‚ Antiques & Flea Market. Saturdays 8am-3pm. 305 S. Texas St. 534-4881

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The 24 Club Home Tour. 1-4pm. 575-534-0622 21 Millie & Billy Ball. Dinner & dance. Phone: 538-2505. Ongoing Art‚ Antiques & Flea Market. Saturdays. 8am-3pm. 305 S. Texas St. 534-4881 Copper Creek Ranch Chuckwagon Supper & Western Show. Fri. and Sat. eve. 575538-2971. 20 Flury Lane. coppercreeklady@zianet.com. “The Legend of Billy the Kid or...It’s Just a Little Gun Play.” Melodrama Theatre. Pinos Altos Opera House. Sat. 8pm. 575-388-3848. melojill@aol.com. www. pinosaltos.org/melodrama/ Farmers' Market. 8:30amnoon Saturdays. 536-9681. Grant County Administration Center parking lot, 1400 Hwy. 180 E. 575-536-9681.

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The Silver City area’s

BEST Restaurants

Holiday Inn Express

Shopping

Silver City Let Holiday Inn Express in beautiful Silver City be your home away from home. Enjoy our fully equipped cardio work-out room, spa facilities, complimentary Express Start breakfast and FREE high-speed Internet access in every room.

Spas Galleries Museums Attractions and more...

And, our friendly and professional staff is always at your service.

Quality Excellence

Award Winning Hotel US Highway 180 East, Next to Wendy's 1103 Superior Street • Silver City, NM 88061

1-800-HOLIDAY 575.538.2525

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