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WINTER/SPRING 2012

Contents Contributors

Features 12 Hospitalists. Board-certified physicians provide 24-7 coverage at GMAC, bridging the gap between emergency admittance and patient’s primary care doctors. 18 WNMU President. Dr. Joseph Shepard brings progressive ideas for the university and the community. 25 Rural Volunteer Fire Departments. Welltrained and equipped volunteers help protect the lives and property of their neighbors in Grant County. 28 Gary Benavidez. The 41-year veteran of wildfire fighting, management and instruction now serves as Grant County Fire Management Officer. 30 Are you Properly Insured? Agent Chuck Johnson discusses wildfire issues related to your policy coverage. 34 Silver City Hotshots. Highly skilled forest service group responds to area wildfires as well as other national emergencies. 36 Teaching Children about Fire. Glenwood Elementary hosts an exciting day of hands on fire-related education. 38 After School Care. Local programs provide safe alternatives for children of working parents. 40 Salsa Tasting. Silver City’s Mexican Restaurants serve up family recipes.

Our Cover Lucy Whitmarsh, Chief of the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department, wets down the area around a practice burn. Volunteer firefighters provide extremely important services throughout Grant County, both as responders and as fire prevention proactivists.

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Departments 7

Advertisers Index.

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Financial. James Edd Hughs shares strategies for creating an estate plan that meets your needs.

10 Legal Issues. Attorney David Lopez shares concepts on domestic relations. 20 Out & About. Snapshots of recent local events. 23 Summer Birding. Four jays found in the Silver City area are distinctive and entertaining. 24 Recycle. Making scarves from T-shirts. 44 Happy Endings. Local residents’ dogs find happy adopted homes. 46 Business Directory.

The Source S1 S2 S4 S6 S8 S10 S12 S14 S15 S16 S18 S19 S21 S22 S23 S28 S29 S30 S32

Area Attractions Historic Downtown Silver City Museum Area Events Historic Pinos Altos Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat’l. Monument Bayard, Hurley & Arenas Valley City of Rocks State Park Deming Area Maps Rockhound State Park At Your Service Salons & Spas Index of Advertisers Art Galleries Cliff & Gila The Catwalk Recreation Trail Health & Wellness Lordsburg

Brett Ferneau and his wife LeAnne Knudsen relocated to the Silver City area nine years ago from Santa Fe. They live near Santa Rita, where Brett is a member of the volunteer fire department. The couple has two mammoth saddle donkeys, Frosty and Aspen. Sarah Gibson A Boston native, and avid Red Sox fan, Sarah is new to Silver City. She is a graduate of The George Washington University with a BA in English and Journalism. She is currently teaching English at Cobre High School in Bayard, NM. Eugene Lewis began serious birding in eastern Kansas in the 1950s, eventually roaming the entire state in his pursuit of the avian species. Upon retirement in 1991 he moved to Silver City, where he has continued his lifelong quest. Dutch Salmon is a former correspondent for the Albuquerque Journal and the author of seven books, including Gila Rising and the recently published Country Sports. He lives near the Gila Wilderness with his wife Cherie and son Bud. Judy Wuthrich is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist; which includes polymer clay and soft sculpture art dolls on display at the Common Thread in Silver City. She is also a cosmetologist. Judy lives in Silver City with her dogs Spot and Gizelle.

Pat Young lives with her husband Jeff in the mountains above the Mimbres Valley where they handbuilt their log home. The retired journalist has written for numerous publications.

Dr. Dale A. Zimmerman is an ornithologist, bot-anist, naturalist and Professor Emeritus of Biology at WNMU, where he taught for 31 years. He is also a recognized bird illustrator, nature photographer & author with field experience on every continent.


DR. BARBARA NORRIS Comes Home to the Urgent CARE Clinic With more than 21 years in Emergency Room care, Dr. Norris has felt right at home in Silver Health CARE’s Urgent CARE Clinic, the only facility of its kind in the area. A Silver City native born at Hillcrest Hospital, Dr. Norris has traveled far and wide in her 30-year career as a board-certified family practitioner, serving as a Navy flight surgeon with the Marines and working in ERs in Australia and New Zealand. Silver Health CARE’s Urgent CARE clinics, in Silver City and Deming, belong to an innovative nationwide development in healthcare that addresses a very real need. Urgent care centers have been set up to treat minor injuries or illnesses so that emergency rooms can concentrate on life-threatening emergencies. The Urgent CARE Clinic, staffed by highly skilled and compassionate practitioners such as Dr. Norris, provides patients with an affordable and convenient alternative to crowded emergency rooms. You don’t need an appointment at Urgent CARE--you just walk right in, even evenings and weekends, and you will be greeted with friendly customer service and treated quickly, with little waiting time and expense compared to the ER. Visitors as well have a great option if they need medical care while visiting our beautiful corner of Southwest New Mexico. Dr. Norris finds Urgent CARE challenging because “you never know who is coming in the door.” Her attitude to everyone she sees is simply put: “We should treat patients the way we want our family members to be treated.” She enjoys “getting to meet so many nice people” and feels that “being of help to them is deeply rewarding.”

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SILVER CITYLIFE Terri Menges President & Managing Director Joseph Burgess Vice President & Photo Journalist Arlyn Cooley Staff Accountant Joseph Burgess Brett Ferneau Sarah Gibson James Edd Hughs Eugene Lewis David Lopez Judy Wuthrich Pat Young Contributing Writers Joseph Burgess Photography except where credited Arlyn Cooley LeAnne Knudsen Bob Pelham Debra Sutton Judy Wuthrich Dale & Marian Zimmerman Contributing Photographers Gila Regional Medical Center

Grzegorz Darda Courtesy Photographs Terri Menges Debra Sutton Designers LeAnne Knudsen Advertising Sales

Special Thanks to: Tyrone Volunteer Fire Dept. including White Signal and Wind Canyon, and Pinos Altos, Santa Rita, Cliff/Gila and Glenwood Volunteer Fire Depts. Alan & Sharon Beaty Kay Laramy Dr. Michael Bell Elma Lieurance Gary & Loretta Benavidez David Lopez Karen Blockland Manuel Lozoya Linda Brewer Sherri Lyle Ellen Brown Tamra Manning Doug & Susan Bryant Cissy McAndrew David Burgess Don May David Carter, RN Mike Mesa Todd Dennehy Dr. Victor Nwachuku Lois Duffy Laura Ortega Ashley Fajardo Steve Owens Tenisha Flowers Carol Pickering Lori Ford Arlene Schadel Alex Gilmore Dr. Michael Sergeant Roger Graves Dr. Joseph Shepard Millie Hallowell Dr. Tsering Sherpa Ellen Harris Dr. Alexey Sorkin Gabe Holquin Mark & Jude Standard Laura Howell Terri Tackman James Edd Hughs Catherine Tanner Chuck Johnson Pete Valenzuela Rick Johnson Lucy Whitmarsh Gwyn Jones Ginny Wolf

Silver City Life is published bi-annually by Zia Publishing Corp. with offices at: P.O. Box 1248, 116 McKinney Road (deliveries only) Silver City, NM 88062-1248 Phone: 575-388-4444 • Fax: 575-534-3333 e-mail: info@ziapublishing.com Silver City Life Online: www.ziapublishing.com ŠZia Publishing Corp., 2012. This issue of Silver City Life is copyrighted under the laws of the United States of America. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission of the publisher prohibited. For permission to use any portion of this publication email: info@ziapublishing.com. All submissions of editorial or photography are only accepted without risk to the publisher for loss or damage. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy in the information provided. The publisher assumes no responsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.


Winter/Spring 2012

Index of Advertisers A & B Surveying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S19 A Bead Or Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S26 AmBank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 American Legion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S9 Angelwings Home Care, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S31 Art and Conversation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S24 Azurite Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S24 Bayard Historical Mine & Tourism Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S13 Bear Creek Motel & Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S9 Bear Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Bedroom Shoppe/Mattress & Furniture, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S9 Belleza Salon & Tanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C2, S21 Border Area Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S30 Bright Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S10 Bryan Truck & Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S20 Carson Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Casitas de Gila Guesthouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S28 Cassie Health Center for Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 Conner Fine Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S26 Cook’s General Contracting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Copper Quail Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S25 Cotton-Raye Construction Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Creations & Adornments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S24 Cyber Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S19 Dandelion Wish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S26 Eagle Mail Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S22 Edward Jones -James Edd Hughs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Faywood Hot Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S14 Finishing Touch Home Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 First New Mexico Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Five Star World Class Tattoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27 Ft. Bayard Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S13 Furniture Gallery, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S20 G’s Tees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27 Garland Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C3 Gila Hike & Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27 Gila Regional Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Ginny Wolf Studio & Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S24 Griffin’s Propane/Fuel Centers Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Hester House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S26 Hidalgo Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C4 Holiday Inn Express - Silver City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S11 Horizon Home Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Horizon Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Iniguez Physical Therapy & Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C2 Innovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S21 J & S Plumbing & Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S8 Jalisco Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S5 JW Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S12, S25 Lois Duffy Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S25 Lopez, Dietzel & Perkins, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 ,S11 Lordsburg Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Manzanita Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27 Manzano’s RV Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S13 Masa y Mas Tortilleria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27 Medicine Shoppe, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S31 Melinda’s Medical Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Mimbres Region Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..S7 Mirror Mirage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S21 Molly Ramolla Gallery & Custom Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S25 Morning Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S1 Murray Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S3 Murray Ryan Visitor Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Palace Hotel, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S5 Party Zone Party Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S27 Prudential Silver City Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Rascal’s Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S19 Raven’s Nest, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S24 Re/Max Silver Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Rose Valley RV Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S20 Satellite Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Seedboat Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S24 Sharpening Center, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29, S13 Silver City MainStreet Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S2 Silver City Food Co-op . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S5 Silver City Museum Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S4 Silver Health CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Silver Rexall Drugs/Cup of Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S7 Silver Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S19 Southwest Bone & Joint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S18 Speed Wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S20 State Farm Insurance - Chuck Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Stone McGee & Co. CPA’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S21 Super Salve Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S31 Syzygy Tileworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S26 Thomas H. Laws, CPA, CVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S21 Thunder Creek Quilt & Fabric Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S5 United Country Downtown Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S15 United Country Mimbres Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 UPS Store, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S21 Victoria Chick-Cow Trail Art Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S25 Victoria J. 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FINANCIAL FOCUS CREATING AN

ESTATE PLAN COURTESY OF JAMES EDD HUGHS AT EDWARD JONES®

It’s not too early to start preparing for the future of yourself and your loved ones. The first step you’ll need to take is to evaluate your situation and then develop a strategy that helps meet your needs. When you create your estate plan, consider the following factors:

Account Registration You should properly register your investment accounts by listing the correct individual(s) as the owner(s) of each account. Make sure all names are spelled correctly. If you have a living trust, you should register the accounts into the name of the trust.

Will A will describes how your assets will be divided and distributed at your death. This document also names the person(s) who will manage your estate at your death. It is important to note that a will governs the disposition of assets held in your individual name only. It does not govern assets held as “joint tenants” or those that designate a beneficiary. However, a will can help ensure that your individually owned assets transfer at your death as you intended.

Living Trust Often you can use a will in conjunction with a living trust. You can create this trust during your lifetime for your own benefit. At your death, the trust will distribute your assets in the same way a will does, but without the high degree of court involvement. 8 – SILVER CITYLIFE


You may want to consider establishing a living trust if you want to: ❚ Avoid probate ❚ Create long-term trusts for your heirs ❚ Protect assets should you become incapacitated or eventually need help managing your financial affairs

Beneficiary Designation Assets that designate a beneficiary, such as life insurance policies or retirement assets, will pass automatically at your death to the designated beneficiary, regardless of your will or living trust. As a result, take time to review these designations to help make sure they are consistent with your overall estate plan and personal goals.

Durable Power of Attorney With a durable power of attorney, you designate an individual to make financial decisions on your behalf with respect to your individually owned assets. The power of attorney may be broad, or you may limit the powers that you grant to such an individual. This document also provides incapacity protection if you become disabled. Please note, however, that assets transferred to your living trust are not governed by the power of attorney. Instead, your trustees will have decision-making authority with respect to those assets.

Health Care Directive/Living Will/Power of Attorney for Health Care With these documents, you name your health care agents to act on your behalf for medical treatment decisions if you’re unable to act for yourself. These documents also express your specific wishes with respect to the administration of life-prolonging procedures when you cannot communicate them.

A UTO B OAT H OME B ONDS B USINESS

Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and do not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult a qualified tax professional or an attorney for advice regarding your situation.

MOTORCYCLE This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

James Edd Hughs, AAMS® Financial Advisor 210 Hwy. 180 W, Suite 100 Silver City, NM 88061 (575) 534-1221 www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC

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LEGAL ISSUES BASIC

DOMESTIC RELATIONS IN NEW MEXICO BY DAVID LOPEZ

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he following are basic and general concepts regarding domestic relations in New Mexico. There are always exceptions and I would recommend consulting with an attorney for advice regarding your specific situation. First, all property and income that a married couple acquires during marriage are community property except gifts and/or an inheritance. Likewise, all debts incurred during marriage are community debts. Community property and debts are divided equally. Gifts and/or inheritances are separate property and are awarded solely to the beneficiary of the gift or inheritance. Sometimes gifts and/or inheritances can be transformed into community property. This usually occurs with real property when one party inherits real property then adds his or her partner to the deed. Community income is typically used to pay the mortgage, insurance and taxes furthering the argument that both parties have a community interest in the property. Generally, the counter argument is that the property can be traced to his or her separate property and thus retains the separate property designation. However, whenever community property income is used to pay the mortgage on separate property or pay the insurance, taxes or maintenance of that property, then there may be a community lien on the separate

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property which must be accounted for in any final resolution. Probably the biggest and most emotional issues in divorces have to do with custody of a child. There are two types of custody, legal and physical. Legal custody is either joint or sole custody. The only difference between joint and sole custody is that when both parents have joint custody over a child, then they have to consult with each other regarding major decisions involving the child. These major decisions typically involve issues regarding the child’s school, religion, doctor and where the child lives. There is a presumption in favor of joint custody and that is what is normally awarded by the Court. Regarding physical custody there are also two types. The first type is where one parent is designated the primary physical custodian of the child and the other parent is awarded visitation rights pursuant to a parenting plan. A typical parenting plan involves visits every other weekend and splitting the holidays and summer equally. However, the parties and/or the Court can be creative with a parenting plan. The other type of physical custody is shared responsibility. This is what the lay person calls 50-50 custody. Basically, both parties share the responsibilities of raising the child. Shared responsibility requires that both parties have the child at least 35% of the time out of the year. Shared responsibility agreements can be varied according to the needs and wants of the parties and child. The underlying theme is always what is in the best interests of the child. Again these are only general and basic concepts. Anyone with questions should consult with an attorney.

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t is midnight, and you have a medical emergency. Perhaps you are reluctant to contact your family doctor at that hour, and you go to the Gila Regional Medical Center Emergency Room. If you are admitted to the hospital you might worry about who will contact your doctor and who will look after your medical needs. This is where the award-winning hospitalist program steps in. The hospitalist doctors at GRMC specialize in hospital medicine and provide a liaison between your hospital care and your primary care physician. The hospitalists work 12-hour shifts, one on call and one staying at the hospital, assuring that there is always a hospitalist to care for patient needs. The hospitalist program was established at GRMC in 2008, contracted through Hospital Care Consultants of Dallas, Texas, a leader in this field. “GRMC’s hospitalist program stands out from other programs of its kind because we have built relationships with local primary care practitioners and specialists. This gives our program the special ability to collaborate and coordinate your care while you are a patient at Gila Regional,” says Dr. Michael Sergeant, Hospitalist Medical Director for GRMC. This year the innovative program at GRMC won a 5-star hospital award for hospitalist services from Professional Research Consultants. It is a national award judged by other physicians. “Hospitalists’ time, attention and expertise is 100 percent focused on the needs of the patients,” Dr. Sergeant explains on the GRMC.org website. “Patients no longer have to wait for their primary care doctors to visit the hospital to take care of issues (such as coordinating day-to-day care, addressing opposite: Dr. Michael Bell visits with Elma Lieurance. above: David Carter RN discusses the care for a shared patient with Dr. Michael Sergeant.

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patient concerns, modifying treatment, reading test results and reviewing discharge orders). Our hospitalists are an extension of primary care doctors.” The program often helps patients get home faster, and thus, save money. Hospitalists are available 24-7 to respond to patient needs. They work as a team with your doctor from the moment you are admitted to GRMC. “When a patient is in transition, that is the time when most errors are made. Our hospitalist program has created protocol to create smooth, safe transitions through the use of electronic medical records. We have access to past and current patient medical history and those electronic records of your hospital stay are available immediately for your primary healthcare provider,” Dr. Sergeant points out. In addition to Dr. Sergeant, who formerly had a private practice in Silver City,


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estern New Mexico University has a new face on campus, Dr. Joseph Shepard, its 15th president. His experiences from past accomplishments bring progressive ideas for the future of our university. “We’re a small university, so we can offer a private education at a public price,” says Shepard. Being a small university does not mean the quality of education is deficient. In fact, the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1, which is less than other larger universities, guaranteeing a more individualized learning experience. One of Shepard’s goals for WNMU is marketing to larger cities to entice students to choose our more rural setting for their choice for college. “I’d put our Natural Science department up against any of the high profile institutions,” boasts Shepard. “We have this tremendous asset called the Gila National Forest. From a Natural Science standpoint, that’s something to be leveraged.” Another goal is marketing the university on a local level to make Silver City look and feel more like a college town. Shepard would like to see more banners and flags up and down the streets. He wants to work with the city to make College Avenue tie more into the university campus. Boosting enrollment also comes with the dilemma of on-campus student housing. Shepard wants to enhance student life on campus. Improvements are currently taking place to update the dorms and to provide more housing for the expanding student community. A new recreational facility is also a projected goal for Dr. Shepard. He envisions a large facility attached to the current Brancheau P.E. Complex. This building will have weights and weight machines, cardio machines, rooms for aerobics or yoga, racket ball and handball courts and a special pool just for lap swimmers. The current pool, which needs to be repaired, had to accommodate lap swimmers and people using it for exercise or recreation. To repair the existing pool involves fixing the lining which was leaking 9,000 gallons per day; it lacks one foot in length from being an official competition length according to the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and must be updated to current health and safety standards at the price of around one million dollars. WNMU is an ‘open access’ campus. Dr. Shepard explains, “If you messed up in high school, got poor grades and then decide that you want to get your act together, you don’t have to worry about past grades here at WNMU. You can prove yourself in the classroom.” Another way to access an education is the online classes that WNMU offers. “The online classes are our fastest growing area,” says Shepard. Over 100 courses are offered online by WNMU. You can obtain two Bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice and Occupational Therapy and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree exclusively online. Someone living in California can take online courses from WNMU, pay out-of-state tuition, and end up paying less than in-state tuition at some California universities. “I’m loving it here. I could stay 5 to 10, plus years. We’ll see what happens. This is a great community” says Dr. Shepard.

Dr. Joseph Shepard, President of Western New Mexico University, takes every opportunity to expound on the school’s attributes and has set challenging goals for himself and the university for marketing the school, expanding university housing and recreational facilities and strengthening community involvement. Dr. Shepard stands beside the mustang statue donated to the university by Richard Klaas.

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out & about Open Mic Night at the Buckhorn. Local groups honing their skills include (clockwise) Farhad on the guitar, Erika Mae, Peter Dahl-Bredine and Michele Parlee, Buckhorn manager Melanie Zipin with Phoenix visitor David Burgess, Tyler Bingham, Brandie Wine, Kas Nelson and at lower left, The Latch Key Kids. Photos by Joe Burgess

Silver City Museum hosted a whole day of events centered around New Mexico Department of Tourism’s “Catch the Kid” promotion. Events included Billy the Kid shoot-outs on Yankie St. with Buck Burns starring as Billy the Kid and Arlene Schadel and friends acting as Billy’s gang. Afterwards, The Kid posed with kids in the crowd who were caught-up in the spirit of the day. Photos by LeAnne Knudsen & Judy Wuthrich

2011 First Annual New Mexico Tamale Fiesta. Silver City Green Chamber of Commerce sponsored downtown Silver City’s first annual New Mexico Tamale Fiesta. Fiesta crowds were entertained by Mariachi music while enjoying delicious New Mexican fare offered by Masa Y Mas Tortilleria, Diane’s Restaurant, Tre Rosat Café, Yankie Creek Coffee House and Mi Ranchito Foods. Photos by LeAnne Knudsen & Judy Wuthrich

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The 2011 Red Dot Studio Tour featured 17 area artists of exceptional talent, up-close and personal in a self-guided weekend tour of their studios. All forms of creative endeavor from custom sand-blasted glass to sculptural and functional clay, art quilts, oil and acrylic painting, mixed-media, recycled metal, weaving, monoprints, watercolor and printmaking were on display. Photos by LeAnne Knudsen

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Sit, Sip & Shop. From late October through early November, Yankie Street from Bullard to Texas was closed every Saturday for people to gather, play music, perform, juggle, sing, recite poetry, do workshops, or just sit and enjoy. Photos by Joe Burgess

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Judith Meyer, Silver City artist and WNMU adjunct professor, speaks to an audience of Grant County Art Guild members and guests on Friday afternoon, Aug. 12. Her subject was "What Judges Look for When Judging Art" and Meyer illustrated her points with examples, eliciting comments and questions from those present. After the talk, Meyer looked at works brought forward by attendees, offering supportive comments and suggestions for new directions. Photo courtesy FeVa Fotos

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Weekend at the Galleries 2011 celebrated the 15th annual Weekend at the Galleries. Artists and Galleries unveil their latest pieces of art for this event. Locals and tourists walk the streets of downtown Silver City to view the showcased art. Photos by Judy Wuthrich

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hile roaming about some of the eastern part of the country I run across the ubiquitous Blue Jay, often-times making its raucous noises. But that was the only Jay to be found. We here in the Silver City area can be happy with four kinds of jays and none as noisy as that annoying Blue Jay. Of course the one we see the most, especially in and near town, will be the one we know as the scrub jay, or Western Scrub-Jay, the official name. Similar to the Western Scrub-Jay is the Mexican Jay but there are plenty of differences. For instance the scrub jay has a light “necklace” while the Mexican Jay has a smooth throat and chest. Until somewhat recently the Mexican Jay was called Gray-breasted Jay for reasons not altogether obvious. While the Western Scrub-Jay comes into town and is seen one or two at a time, the Mexican Jay stays out nearer the forest edges and often goes about in small groups of five or more giving their un-jay-like wink-wink-wink calls. The scrub jay has an ike-ike-ike call. At least that is what my poor ears tell me they say. A further identification aid is the Mexican Jay has a smoother look to it in my estimation, and is a bit rounder. The Steller’s Jay is the third species found year round on this area, but up in or near the forest. This jay has to be just about the favorite of everyone who has seen it since it is so majestic , with its contrasting black of head, breast and upper back and deep blue belly, tail and wings, and its prominent black crest. Distinctive white eyebrows when seen head on give this jay a special look. I find them almost every time I go to Lake Roberts, at the campground by the lake. The Pinyon Jay, our fourth jay, comes mainly in the fall, winter and spring and often in large numbers from 25 to 200. It is uniformly blue and can’t be mixed up with any of our other jays. I have often found large flocks of them in winter on Hwy 35, usually in or near the wooded areas through which the highway goes as it is approaching Lake Roberts, but they show up in other places. While I mentioned the Blue jay as being in the eastern part of the country they are actually found in New Mexico but along the more eastern edge of the state. Another jay to be found in the state is the Gray Jay but this one stays very high in the mountains, such as at the Santa Fe ski basin where I have seen it in the summer. Enjoy the jays even though they don’t always get a good press. You will come to like them. above: The majestic Steller’s Jay, typically a forest dweller, is one of four species of jay found in the Silver City area.

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Scarf For this project, you will need: a sewing machine, 3 or 4 t-shirts, and sharp scissors. T-Shirts seem to accumulate in our drawers and closets. If you’ve attended rock concerts or some other event, or your grandmother went to Hawaii and ‘all you got was this lousy t-shirt,’ after a while we seem to have an over-abundance of t-shirts that never get worn but are too good to throw away. Here’s a way to recycle those t-shirts into a stylish scarf. Since you’ll be cutting them up, they don’t have to be in good condition. They can have holes or paint spilled onto them. Flaws just add more personality to your scarf. Try different colored t-shirts to add pizzazz. Select 3 or 4 t-shirts. Cut the hems off the bottom. Measure up from the bottom 9 inches and cut all the way around. Cut this piece in half so it is one long piece of material. Do this measuring and cutting again until you get a 9 inch wide by 60 inches long strip of fabric. You will have to sew the strips together to connect the 60 inch strip. Next, do the same measuring and splicing

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technique as with the 9 inch strip but this time do a 7 inch wide strip and then a 5 inch wide strip. Stack these 3 layers of fabric on top of each other; centering each strip. Pin and then sew a strip down the middle of the 60 inches of length. Lay out on a flat surface and cut ¼ to ½ inch strips leaving about 1 inch from the center stitch. Do this on both sides. Wash and dry with a load of laundry. Proudly flaunt your new stylish scarf. Don’t forget to save the rest of the cut up shirts for future projects.


Lordsburg

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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, Roger McKasson’s Studio/Gallery and the Chiricahua Desert Museum. A monument representing Geronimo’s surrender is located just west of town. Declared an “outstanding natural area for birding habitat,” southwest Hidalgo County hosts species found nowhere else in the United States.

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

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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.

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

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

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Gregory Alan Isakov. 7:30pm Pinos Altos Opera House. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org 20-22 Red Paint Pow Wow & Indian Market. Fri-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 9am-6pm. Western New Mexico University. 575-313-5649 redpaintpowwow.net 21 Intersection Trio. 7:30pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theatre. 575-538-5862

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Round Mountain. Folk, Roots, Americana, with local opener Andrew Dahl-Bredine. 7:30. Pinos Altos Opera House. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org 25th Annual SRAM Tour of the Gila & Celebration of Spring Expo. Live music, beer garden, citizen race, booths, kid zone and food-all day. 8am-5:30pm. N. Bullard Street. 575-534-1700 silvercitymainstreet.com

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The Ragbirds. A fusion of folk rock and pop. 7:30pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theatre. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org Chocolate Fantasia. Sample delicious, gourmet chocolate confections, handmade and beautifully displayed in local galleries and shops. Historic Downtown. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org Antje Duvekot. One of America’s top emerging singer songwriters. 7:30pm. Pinos Altos Opera House. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org Pianist and Violinist Anita Chen. 7:30pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theatre. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org

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Tony Furtado. Folk Rock, Blues, Bluegrass. 7:30pm. Pinos Altos Opera House. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org 10-11 Shakespeare Ghost Town Guided Tour. 10am-2pm. $4 for adults and $3 for children. Lordsburg, NM. 575-542-9034 23 The Water Coolers Musical Revue. A "laugh-out-loud" look at the workplace. 7:30pm. WNMU Fine Arts Theatre. 575-538-5862 26 The Milk Carton Kids. A combination of back-porch Americana and classic pop. 7:30pm. Pinos Altos Opera House. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org

April 13

RJ Vandygriff: The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet! An inspiring one-man, one-act musical comedy. 7:30pm WNMU Fine Arts Theatre. 575-538-4138 21 Squirm Burpee Circus. Classic Vaudeville comedy, high-skill circus acts and a plot rooted in American Melodrama. 7:30pm WNMU Fine Arts Theatre. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org 21-22 Shakespeare Ghost Town Guided Tour. 10am-2pm. $4 for adults and $3 for children. Special Living History Performances & Reenactments. Lordsburg, NM. 575-542-9034

26th Annual SRAM Tour of the Gila. 5-day stage race. 575-3883222. tourofthegila.com 11-13 5th Annual Tyrone Cowboy Poetry And Music Gathering. Nationally know western performers. 10am-5pm. Tyrone Community Center. 575-534-0741 tyronecowboygathering.com 25-27 Silver City Blues Festival. Free Music in Gough Park. Featuring the hottest rising Blues stars along with veteran performers. Gough Park. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org 29-Jun2 Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo. Southwest Horseman’s Arena. High-flying bull riding, fast riding and roping and much more! 575-538-3785

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24 Club Home Tour The Annual 24 Club Home Tour. 1pm - 4pm Phone: 575-534-9484 23 Anthony Leon & the Chain. Country, Rock and Americana with local opener Melanie Zipin and the Sugar Leafs. 7:30pm. Pinos Altos Opera House. 575-538-2505 mimbresarts.org

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Ongoing Events Farmer's Market. Shop for the freshest produce and to stock up on locally grown herbs, plants, and more. 8:30 am - noon, Saturdays May thru October. Main Street Plaza beside Big Ditch Park, Enter at 7th/Bullard. 575-534-1704 San Vicente Art Walk - Self Guided Tours visit the galleries and studios in the area. 575-388-4854. sva@gilanet.com. First Fridays Downtown. On the first Friday of every month, Galleries and shops stay open late in historic downtown Silver City. Enjoy dinner, take an art walk, or explore our eclectic shops. Look for art openings, special offers, family activities, and more. 575-534-1700 silvercitymainstreet.com Walking Tour of Historic Fort Bayard 9:30am. Tours begin at the Commanding Officer's Quarters. Jan-Apr two Saturdays per month and May-Sept Every Saturday. Walking tours last about 2 hours with a suggested donation of $3. 575-536-316 fortbayard.org

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D OW N TOW N

THE HUB PLAZA

PARTY ZONE

MASA Y MAS TORTILLERIA

Your party supply headquarters for: Birthdays, Baby Showers, Holidays, Weddings, Anniversaries.

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

Open: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00 Saturday 10:00-3:00

316 E. 14th St. • 534-0098

106 N. Bullard St., Suite C 5349255

GILA HIKE & BIKE Serving the cycling & hiking needs of southwest New Mexico for the past 24 years.

103 E. College Ave. • 388-3222 THE HUB PLAZA

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

Manufactured Home Subdivision 5 acre lots with roads and power.

Hwy. 180 E. off XYZ Ranch Rd. | Silver City, NM | 575-388-1951

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621 N. Bullard St. 534-4849 www.ziapublishing.com

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

107 N. Bullard St. • 388-1158 FIVE STAR WORLD CLASS TATTOO 40 Years Experience • All Styles, Well Done • NM State Licensed. Tues.-Sat. 11:30 - 5pm Sun-Mon by Appointment

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Chocolate Fantasia Stroll galleries and shops in the downtown Arts and Cultural District while sampling delicious, gourmet chocolate confections.

February 11, 2012

Silver City Blues Festival Our FREE music festival features the hottest rising Blues stars as well as veteran performers.

May 25-27, 2012 Conner Fine Jewelers

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A Bead or Two & Offbead Gallery

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The Performance Series at WNMU Fine Arts Theatre Presenting a variety of fine performers -

Sponsored by

Including: The Ragbirds February 3, 2012

Handsome Little Devils presents

Squirm Burpee Circus April 21, 2012

The Folk Series at the Opera House in Pinos Altos

Sponsored by

The Milk Carton Kids March 30, 2012

Antje Duvekot February 24, 2012

Cissy McAndrew

Dandelion Wish

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Visit our website for ticket and membership information

www.MimbresArts.org BULLARD STREET

BULLARD STREET

SYZYGY TILEWORKS

YADA YADA YARN

Nationally recognized handmade tile company, dedicated to producing aesthetically pleasing clay tile in the craftsman tradition. Also, metal, glass, stone, concrete and imported tile. Tours available.

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

106 N. Bullard St. • 388-5472 www.syzygytile.com CONNER FINE JEWELERS Southwest New Mexico’s leading jewelry store, since 1946, featuring diamond expertise and membership in the American Gem Society.

401 N. Bullard St. 538-2012 • 388-2025 DANDELION WISH Upscale selection of eclectic antiques, collectibles & consignment merchandise. Something for everyone’s taste and budget. Now handling estate and moving sales. Tues.-Sun. 11ish-6ish

109 N. Bullard St. • 534-0074 slyle@dandelion-wish.com S26 – THE SOURCE

Open knitting Sun.12-3

Hospitality Sponsor - Holiday Inn Express, Silver City Media Sponsor - Silver City Radio

Mimbres Region Arts Council 1201 Pope Street • Silver City, NM 575-538-2505

A BEAD OR TWO & OFFBEAD GALLERY Fabulous, fun, full-service bead shop featuring a multitude of beads. Ample workspace & parking. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Classes, repairs & finished jewelry. Gourd Art & Gallery • M-F 9-5, Sat. 9-4.

703 N. Bullard St. • 388-8973 www.ABeador2.com

SILVER REXALL DRUG

We are Your Hometown Full Service Pharmacy where Personalized Service is #1

PHONE 388-1579 Over 45 Years of Experience. • Custom Prescription Compounding • Hormone Saliva Tests Available

HESTER HOUSE

• Blood Pressure & Glucose Testing • FREE Delivery Within Silver City

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

• Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

316 N. Bullard St. • 388-1360 www.ziapublishing.com

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614 N. Bullard St. • 388.3350 www.yadayadayarn.com

Most Insurances Accepted including Humana

Al Martinez,

Head Pharmacist & Owner

CUP OF GRACE • Christian Books & Gifts • Free Gift Wrapping 1308 SILVER HTS. BLVD. • SILVER CITY, NM 88061 • 538-2115

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Victoria Chick • Cow Trail Art Studio

Original Prints And Drawings

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

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P.O. Box 656

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MOLLY RAMOLLA GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMING

12pm-3pm Mon., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.

Fine art, sculpture, prints, custom jewelry, unique one-of-a-kind imaginary creations. Mon.-Sat. 11-5 Framing by Daniel 654-0334

760-533-1897 • VictoriaChick.com ORIGINAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS - Etchings, Woodcuts,

307 N. Texas St. 538-5538 • 800-985-6564 www.RamollaArt.com

Linocuts and Drawings by 19th and 20th Century American Artists. Represented by Cow Trail Art Studio. 12pm-3pm Mon.,

COPPER QUAIL GALLERY

119 Cow Trail • 760-533-1897 VictoriaChick.com

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

HURLEY

211 A N. Texas St. 388-2646

Thurs., Fri. & Sat.

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

Silver City, NM 88062 Bonded & Insured www.ziapublishing.com

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W.-F. 9-5 • S-Sun. 10-5

2815 Pinos Altos Road

Lois Duffy Art

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TEXAS STREET

Cow Trail Art Studio

Serving Silver City since 1981

Copper Quail Gallery

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

Water Heaters Heating Systems Mobile Home Hook-Ups Air Conditioning Systems Water, Gas & Sewer Lin es Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling

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99 Cortez Ave., Hurley • 537-0300 www.jwartgallery.com gallery@jwartgallery.com www.ziapublishing.com

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

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Fabulous getaway nestled in the tall pines of Pinos Altos. Ginny Wolf Studio & Gallery

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• Crackling Fireplaces • Secluded Balconies • Relaxing Porches • Telephone • Satellite TV • Barbeque Grill • Hot Tub in Cabana • Meeting Room • Cabins with kitchens are available.

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Conveniently located just 7 miles north of Silver City on NM Hwy. 15.

Seedboat Center For The Arts

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575.388.4501 888.388.4515 Make reservations & view availability online

www.BearCreekCabins.com 88 Main Street • Pinos Altos, NM 88053

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GINNY WOLF STUDIO & GALLERY • Transcultural gallery

ART & CONVERSATION

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

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

108 W. Yankie St. • 313-5709 www.ginnywolf.wordpress.com www.GinnyWolf.com

614 N. Bullard St. • 388-3350 janey@lizardbreathranch.com www.artandconversation.com

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

Tuesday- Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm

388-5555 1103 N. Hudson St.

Choice Selection of Mattresses to Choose From • All Wood Bedroom Furniture Linens & Accessories • Adjustable Beds • Headboards Made in the USA

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

116 N. Bullard St. • 534-4269 B R O A D WAY

THE RAVEN’S NEST

AZURITE GALLERY

Chic, cozy, fun selection of fashions for Her and the Home. Clothing, Scarves, Hats, Accessories, Oilcloth Bags, Blown Glass Decor. Plus sizes available.

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

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Serving New Mexico for Over 13 Years.

CREATIONS AND ADORNMENTS

214 W. Yankie St. • 534-1136 www.SeedboatGallery.com

106 W. Yankie St. • 534-9323

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Serving the Community’s Veterans, Active Duty

Ray Davis Gil Choquette 956-5153 534-1643 www.ziapublishing.com

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Gila Cliff Dwellings

Art Galleries

National Monument

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

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

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

575-388-1911 210 W. College Ave. Silver City, NM Harry Bright, Owner 88061

575-542-9444 408 Main Street Lordsburg, NM 88045

Serving Grant, Hidalgo and Catron Counties since 1902.

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Westwind Studios by appointment

575-388-4775 On display at Adobe Springs Cafe

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Index of Advertisers Art Gallery/Artists Art and Conversation 5 S24 Azurite Gallery 7 S24 Copper Quail Gallery 136 S25 Creations and Adornments 27 S24 Ginny Wolf Studio & Gallery 175 S24 JW Art Gallery 47 S12,S25 Lois Duffy Art 55 S25 Molly Ramolla Gallery & Fine Art Framing 181 S25 Raven’s Nest 203 S24 Seedboat Center for the Arts 82 S24 Victoria Chick - Cow Trail Art Studio 109 S25 Victoria J. West 123 S23 Attorney Lopez, Dietzel & Perkins, P.C. 56 S11 Automotive Sales, Service, Repair & Restoration Bryan Truck & Auto 190 S20 Speed Wrench 160 S20 Banking / Financial Fort Bayard Federal Credit Union 35 S13 Western Bank 161 S32 Chamber of Commerce Lordsburg Hidalgo Co. CofC 165 SC4 Computer Service & Repair Cyber Pros 187 S19 Contractors & Builders J & S Plumbing & Heating 46 S8 Rascal’s Electric 207 S19 CPA’s Stone McGee & Co. CPA’s 93 S21 Thomas H. Laws, CPA, CVA 98 S21 Eco / Natural Products Super Salve Co. 94 S31 Entertainment Mimbres Region Arts Council 62 S7 Funeral Home Bright Funeral Home 14 S10 General Store / Food Co-op Silver City Food Co-op 144 S5 Home Products / Services Bedroom Shoppe/Mattress & Furniture, The 193 S9 Furniture Gallery, Inc., 36 S20 Manzanita Ridge 57 S27 Silver Steel 145 S19 Syzygy Tileworks 95 S26 Windows, Etc. 116 S21 Lodging Bear Creek Motel & Cabins 10 S9 Bear Mountain Lodge 184 C2 Casitas de Gila Guesthouses 17 S28 Holiday Inn Express 44 S11 Murray Hotel, The 208 S3

Palace Hotel, The 68 S5 Whitewater Motel 114 S29 Medical Angelwings Coordinated Care 132 S31 Border Area Mental Health 13 S30 Medicine Shoppe, The 61 S31 Silver Rexall Drugs/Cup of Grace 90 S7 Museum Silver City Museum Store 86 S4 Organization American Legion 191 S9 Silver City MainStreet Project 85 S2 Real Estate / Developments Property Management United Country Downtown Real Estate 202 S15 XYZ Ranch Estates 151 S6 Repair The Sharpening Center 83 S13 Restaurant / Bakery / Coffee Jalisco Cafe 48 S5 Masa y Mas Tortilleria 142 S27 Retail A Bead Or Two 1 S26 Conner Fine Jewelers 26 S26 Dandelion Wish 155 S26 G’s Tees 177 S27 Gila Hike & Bike 39 S27 Hester House 43 S26 Morning Star 65 S1 Party Zone Party Supplies 69 S27 Thunder Creek Quilt & Fabric Shop 99 S5 Yada Yada Yarn 117 S26 Rock Shops Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop 199 S18 RV Park Manzano’s RV Park 170 S13 Rose Valley RV Ranch 76 S20 Salons Belleza Salon & Tanning 11 S21 Innovations 84 S21 Mirror Mirage 63 S21 Shipping & Mailing Eagle Mail Services 188 S22 The UPS Store 108 S21 Spas Faywood Hot Springs 206 S14 Surveyors A & B Surveying 205 S19 Tattoo Five Star World Class Tattoo 139 S27 Tours The Bayard Historical Mine & Tourism Committee 204 S13 Visitor Center Murray Ryan Visitor Center 201 SC3

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT

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

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Eagle Mail Services

Call us for a consultation for all of your Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Probate, Family Law, and Real Estate needs.

575.538.2925

A Mail & Parcel Center

L D P L aw F i r m . c om fax: 575.388.9228 Email: David@LDPLawFirm.com

UPS • FedEx • US Mail • Private Mailboxes Remailing • Packing • Fax • Copies Notary • Money Orders • Western Union Lynne Schultz 2311 Ranch Club Road Ph. (575) 388-1967 Silver City, NM 88061 Fax (575) 388-1623 www.eaglemail.apachego.com eaglemail@apachego.com S22– THE SOURCE

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SALONS SPAS

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By Sarah Gibson

ALL TYPES OF GENERAL ACCOUNTING 909 N. HUDSON • SILVER CITY

575.388.1951 WWW.LAWS-CO.COM

Pamper Yourself. Bayard Hurley & Arenas Valley

PARTNERSHIP

CORPORATE TAXES

PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING

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

575.534.9344

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

J W

PERSONAL

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

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Salon & Tanning

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

575.388.2900 1309 N. Pope St. T Silver City, NM

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ART GALLERY

Fine Art Gift Shop Museum •

Custom Picture Framing (expert design assistance)

Mats • Dry Mounting Photo & Art Restoration & Conservation Monotype Workshops

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

537.0300

toll free: 877.388.5188

Hours: Wed.-Fri. 9-5 Sat.-Sun. 10-5 Preview Artists:

www.jwartgallery.com

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SILVER CITY

AT YOUR SERVICE

Fort Bayard Federal Credit Union CeleBratin g oUr 76 th year!

(575) 388-5555 / FaX (575) 388-5558 11797 hwy. 180 e. / arenas Valley, nM 88022

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RV Park

Surrounded by Trees, Nature and Tranquility •18 Full Hookup Sites on 5 Acres • Reasonable Rates • 10 Pull Throughs

575-534-0402

• 30/50 Amps • 5 Minutes to Town • Free Wi-Fi

103 Flury Lane, Silver City, NM 88061

575-538-0918

11591 HWY. 180 E. - SILVER CITY, NM

www.manzanosrvpark.com

email: wrench@zianet.com - fax 388-2103

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OWNERS:

Nacho Nolasco & Sharon Dillon Nolasco

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We Pick Up & Deliver • Chainsaws • Lawnmowers • Riders • Lawn Tractors • Blowers • String Trimmers • Hedge Trimmers • Husqvarna Dealer • Honda Dealer • Certified OPESSA • Mail Order Service Available Mon-Fri 8:00-5:30

Serving Grant, Catron, Luna & Hidalgo Counties for 35 years

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2nd Tuesday of Each Month Tour departs at 10am sharp from Bayard City Hall

Learn about the area mining history from a knowledgeable guide while aboard a Corre Caminos bus.

800 Central Avenue, Bayard, NM

$5 per person

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City of Rocks State Park

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

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

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 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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Providing High Quality Land & Property Surveying Services to Southwestern New Mexico & Eastern Arizona

Faywood Hot Springs is a unique geothermal oasis well-known for its healing waters. Relax and rejuvenate in one of our outdoor public or private mineral soaking pools.

317 E. 16th Street

Located midway between Silver City and Deming near City of Rocks State Park. Visit our website for resort information:

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Boundary Line Staking

Property Surveys

Mortgage Surveying

Water Rights Surveying

Mining Claim Staking and Surveying

Construction Staking

Subdivision Surveying

Topographic Surveying

Control Surveying

Amanda J. Allred, Professional Land Surveyor

Tent sites for camping • Pull-through RV sites with full hook-ups • Private furnished cabins

www.faywood.com • 575.536.9663 • 165 Hwy 61 • Faywood, NM

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Rockhound State Park

Deming

By Brett Ferneau

By Brett Ferneau 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.

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

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Grant County’s

Rural Volunteer FIRE Departments WRITTEN BY BRETT FERNEAU PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOE BURGESS

“We live in the woods. It’s important that we protect ourselves and our neighbors. We want to be successful.” –Mark Standard, Chief, Santa Rita Volunteer Fire Department

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rant County residents living outside its larger municipalities are sometimes surprised to learn that in the event of a fire, their calls for help will be answered by well-trained and well-equipped firefighters who are also their friends and neighbors. The men and women who arrive on scene will have put their jobs, chores and family lives on hold in order to answer the call. They serve their communities without pay, and often without recognition for their services. These are Grant County’s rural Volunteer Firefighters. “In terms of firefighting, no other agency in Grant County provides more apparatus or moves more water than the Volunteer Fire Departments,” says Grant County Fire Management Officer Gary Benavidez. “Grant County cannot be without the VFD program.” Today’s Volunteer Firefighters are far removed from the ill-equipped, Keystone Cops-type image that many

above: Grant County’s rural Volunteer Chiefs meet regularly to coordinate efforts. Volunteer Chiefs are Mark Standard of Santa Rita VFD, Bill Crossland of Lower Mimbres VFD, Gail Zimmerman of Upper Mimbres VFD, Ellen Harris of Tyrone VFD, Don May of Sapillo Creek VFD, Joe Chavez of Fort Bayard VFD and Lucy Whitmarsh of Pinos Altos VFD. Not shown are Kylle Marshall of Whiskey Creek VFD and B.J. Agnew of Cliff/Gila VFD.

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above: Available members of the Wind Canyon and Tyrone Volunteer Fire Departments were photographed during a training session. top, Tyrone Townsite Station, from left: Wendy Shaul, Jay Jordan and Spencer Trombly; below: Spencer Trombley, Pete Kennedy, Alison Trombly, Jay Jordan, and Wendy Shaul. center, White Sigal Station: Jack Lane, Dawn Holladay, Stephen Sans, Ellen and Dawn Holladay, Stephen Sans, and Jack Lane, Ray Chevalier, Stephen Sans and Dawn Holladay. below: Dave Armstrong, Stephen Sans, Ellen Harris, Ray Chevalier and Dawn Holladay with fire dog Rudy, Jack Lane on truck. above, Wind Canyon Station: Holly Sytch, at the table, Chief Ellen Harris speaks with Tyrone Dispatchers Henri Hovarter, Esperanza Quintero, Carol Pickering & Alison Trombly; John Pecoroni, Holly Sytch, Ray Sytch & Roger Dombrowski try out the new Wind Canyon tender; John Pecoroni; Ray Sytch, John Pecoroni. below: John Pecoroni and Betsy Kaido standing from left to right: Carol Pickering, Holly Sytch, Brent Sytch, Roger Dombrowski, Rich Vaitonis, Carol Brandon and Ray Sytch.

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people hold regarding volunteers. They train often, and with up-to-date equipment. “Seeing all the training everyone was going through was an overwhelming experience,” says County Commissioner Gabriel Ramos, speaking of preparations for the 2011 fire season. “We emphasize recruitment, training, vehicle maintenance and radio communications,” says Pinos Altos Fire Chief Lucy Whitmarsh. “We strive to be continuously ready to go.” Firefighters in Grant County are typically called on to handle four types of incidents. These include critical accidents and medical emergencies (Rescue

and EMT), structural fires (homes and businesses) and wildland fires (forests and grasslands.) The fourth, and possibly most dangerous, type of incident occurs when wildland and structural fires mingle together in a unique environment called the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), which is a term that describes the majority of rural properties in Grant County. In this type of situation, grass fires can ignite trees, which ignite buildings, which ignite more grass and trees, and so on. “WUI is a little monster,” says Gary, a 42-year firefighting veteran. All the situations described require different protective gear and attack plans. Grant County Volunteers Fire Departments seek to be well-trained for all eventualities, and use their own free time to prepare to protect us in the event of a local disaster. They all deserve our thanks, but what they would appreciate most is our participation, which can be minimal. Some nine stations, eight substations and 300 volunteers now stand between the rest of us and a fire incident. This amounts to one percent of our population, but Grant County is full of good people looking to lend a helping hand. Look no further. Here are ways we can all help: Property owners - Due to the continuing La Nina weather pattern, the long-term forecast is for another dry spring, which means another potentially active fire season.


Sanata Rita VFD photo by LeAnne Knudsen

Please use the time to remove trash and debris from your property, trim weeds and remove ground-hugging branches from trees. This will help keep potential fires from spreading and may save the properties and even the lives of other Grant County residents, including firefighters. Obtain a copy of the publication “Living with Fire” from our local USDA Forest Service, or visit www.livingwithfire.info. Here you will find all the information needed for preparing a defensible space around your home. Grant County residents aged 18 and upThe present day volunteer population is aging. If the needs of the future are to be met, the effort will require new and younger volunteers. Recruitment incentives do exist. Talk to your local fire chief. All of us - “Anyone and everybody can have a meaningful place in a Volunteer Fire Department,” says Gary Benavidez. This means that you don’t have to be a frontline firefighter in order to make a difference. You can help wash trucks, pressure-test hoses, lend your expertise to mechanical repairs, and perform vehicle maintenance. You can volunteer to cook or deliver food to tired firefighters during an actual event. You can be a departmental dispatcher working from home or go down to the station and help refill the tankers as they return for more water. The list of opportunities is long.

above: The Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department participates in a practice burn at the request of a local property owner. August Martin, certified pump tester, along with members of the Santa Rita VFD and members of the Cliff/Gila VFD conduct water pump pressure tests on trucks.

Rural Grant County Volunteer Fire Departments, 2012: Cliff/Gila (and Buckhorn substation) 28 members. B.J. Agnew, Chief fort Bayard 17 members. Joe Chavez, Chief lower MiMBres 39 members. Bill Crossland, Chief Upper MiMBres (and Camp thunderbird substation) 22 members. Gail Zimmerman, Chief pinos altos (and Cottage san substation) 40 members. Lucy Whitmarsh, Chief santa rita 17 members. Mark Standard, Chief

sapillo Creek 21 members. Don May, Chief tyrone - 5 Main stations tyrone townsite, wind Canyon, flying a, Hatchita and white signal) 110 members. department Ellen Harris, Chief Roger Groves, Asst. Chief tyrone townsite station Harry Pecotte, Chief Jay Jordan, 1st Lt Wendy Shaul, 2nd Lt white signal station Ray Chevalier, Chief Jack Lane, 1st Lt Steve Sans, 2nd Lt

flying “a” station George Farmer, Chief Mark Hunter, 1st Lt Earl Hunter, 2nd Lt Hachita station Tom Nelson, Chief Ronnie Bowan, 1st Lt Marina Harris Barela, 2nd Lt wind Canyon station Holly Sytch, Chief Ray Sytch, 1st Lt Tom Pickering, 2nd Lt wHiskey Creek (and rosedale substation) 19 members. Kylle Marshall, Chief

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Gary Benavidez Grant County Fire Management Officer WRITTEN BY BRETT FERNEAU PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOE BURGESS

“I believe in practicing firefighter safety by the book, every time. Do it right and do it safely... If I can save one life through what I teach, then that is my tribute to fallen friends.”

“Wildland firefighting got into my blood,” says Gary Benavidez with a chuckle. “No lack of adrenaline here.” As is his custom, he speaks the truth; his career as a professional firefighter has spanned 41years. It began with a USDA Forest Service job the summer following his graduation from Cobre High School in Bayard. Gary took time out to serve our country as a paratrooper from 1969 through 1971. He was only out of the military for two days before returning to work with the Forest Service. He became a smoke jumper at McCall, Idaho, attending Western New Mexico University during the off-season, and graduating in 1976. He had thought of becoming a track and football coach but meanwhile had applied for a career appointment as a Forest Service smokejumper. He got the job, and began what he calls “a big circle” of assignments 28 – SILVER CITYLIFE


that took him all over the western United States and finally returned him to Grant County in 1995. Along the way he was a smoke jumper in Boise, Idaho, Missoula, Montana, the Gila National Forest and Albuquerque, where he also worked as dispatcher, training officer and smoke jumper liaison. In 1987 he became the Magdalena District Fire Management Officer on the Cibola National Forest. By 1989 he was back in Missoula, this time as Smoke Jumper Base Superintendent, finishing his jumper career in 1995 with 300 jumps. His final assignment with the federal government brought the circle back home to our area. Here he served with the Gila National Forest Fire Staff, managing the fire organization including 20 smoke jumpers, two hotshot crews, 13 fire engines, two rappel helicopters, two air tankers, a type one fire cache and a dispatch center. After retiring in 2001 Gary worked for New Mexico State Forestry in fire management, where he began a seven-year working relationship with area volunteer fire departments. In 2009 he became Grant County Fire Management Officer. In that capacity, you will see him at virtually any wildland fire that might occur in Grant County. But don’t expect him to chat; he’s probably assisting the Incident Commander, directing personnel, equipment and water to places where they will all do the most good. While volunteer firefighter safety training has always been important to Gary and his wife Loretta, they have become increasingly focused on it in recent years. “There are incidents every year,” says Gary, “and every time, investigators find that some basic standard was violated. If you follow basic rules of firefighting, a lot of tragedies can be avoided.” Gary has appeared on the National Geographic Channel twice, done interviews in Spanish for international networks, and worked in Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina and Costa Rica as an instructor.

Late winter, early spring is the perfect time to get out and reduce the accumulation of flammable vegetation from around your home and property. Reduce the potential for fire ignition by removing dead branches and dying trees, pruning bushes and trimming trees 3-5 feet up from the ground. Remove “ladder fuels” from under and near trees to prevent ground fire from reaching tree branches. Thin out stands of trees so that you have separation between trees. Recommended distance for a defensible space around your home in shrub and woodland terrain is 100 - 200 feet out from your home depending on the steepness of slope. Before you get started, have your pruning tools and chains sharpened and your chain saw serviced. The Sharpening Center service crew will tell you that servicing your lawn and woodland tools will extend their life, keep you from getting frustrated and save you money in the long run. Make sure that your chain saw is equipped with a spark arrester and take care in refueling. Stack and store firewood away from all buildings, power poles and propane tanks. Mail order service available. Check with your county authorities for information regarding current fire restrictions in your area.

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ew Mexico is in a drought and sufficient moisture relief is not expected any time soon. Several Silver City residents lost homes in fires this past year, including the Quail Ridge area. Devastating wildfires also affected other locations in New Mexico and surrounding states. It is a good time to know the details of your homeowner’s insurance policy. If your house burned to the ground, would your house be replaced? Are your outbuildings included? How much would you have to pay? Chuck Johnson from State Farm Insurance in Silver City had clients affected by the Quail Ridge fires and has important advice for homeowners. You should start by compiling a list of all your belongings. Chuck says, “Take pictures of your house, inside and out. Take pictures of your cars, paintings, closets, tools and jewelry. Everything! Don’t forget your camper in your yard or a vehicle you might be restoring. Send a copy of your pictures to someone else for safe keeping.” Sometimes all that’s left is ashes. There are also websites that store information for you called ‘sky’ or ‘cloud’ drives. These are file hosting services that will store your uploaded files securely, and then you can retrieve them from any internet connection. You should also make sure your home is defensible. Get rid of the fire hazards around your home, such as piles of leaves and stacked firewood next to the house.


“I’ve never seen such a perfect example of defensible space utilization as the fire on Quail Ridge,” Chuck said. He noticed houses that were stucco verses wooden structures had better defenses against fire. Also, gravel landscaping as opposed to hedges or trees next to the home fared better against the fires. For a copy of guidelines for defensible space, stop by your local Forest Service office, or online at: www.nmforestry.com. “You need to schedule a time with your agent and go over your policy,” Chuck says. “You need to understand how your policy works and what your limits are. Don’t wait until after a fire to find out what your home insurance policy covers, or what it doesn’t.

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n the 34-plus years since the Silver City Hotshots (a highly trained and experienced 20-person crew of Gila National Forest firefighters) were established, a lot has changed. Locally, the urban interface has expanded. Combined with drought and increased brush and tree density, the potential for large size, fast-moving wildfires is higher than ever. “Within the last decade or so, everything has gotten drier and a little more explosive. We are seeing more fires and larger fires in areas that normally would have burned with less intensity,” says Silver City Hotshot Superintendent Pete Valenzuela. Valenzuela has been with the Forest Service for 12 years as a firefighter.

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Hotshots around the country respond to many high-risk incidents, such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods and tornados. They assisted in the 2003 space shuttle recovery in Texas, and several forest service employees assisted with the aftermath of the World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York City. More recently, the Silver City Hotshots assisted with the Wallow Fire and Arizona fires this past summer. During wildfire events, the Hotshots respond wherever they are needed in the nation, usually hiking in or are flown into the fire’s perimeter, and proceed to do an assessment of the general hazard situation, called LCES (lookouts, communications, escape routes and safety zones). Prior to fighting the fire, to ensure for safety at all times, they establish an anchor point (identifying a place where the fire can’t hook around them). “The best thing the public can do to assist firefighters is to do their part in preventing humancaused fires and to abide by any existing fire restrictions,” says Valenzuela. For information on creating defensible space around homes, the Grant County Fire Management Officer (575-388-0011) in Silver City or the NM State Forestry office in Socorro (575-835-9359) can be contacted. The Forest Service has another Hotshot crew they are proud of, the Gila Hotshots based out of Negrito Fire Base in Catron County. The Silver City Hotshots are based out of the Ft. Bayard Administrative Site. All of these highly trained and experienced Hotshots work from March through September. “They give up their personal lives for six months,” says Valenzuela. “They are totally committed to any national emergencies or incidents.”

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Glenwood Elementary School:

Teaching Children about Fire

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WRITTEN BY BRETT FERNEAU, PHOTOGRAPHED BY DEBRA SUTTON

n conjunction with National Fire Prevention Month, Glenwood Elementary School in Catron County hosted its annual Fire Prevention Day for students at the school last October. A joint effort organized by members of Glenwood Fire and Rescue, the day-long event featured presentations by both the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) divisions of Glenwood Fire and Rescue, the USDA Forest Service, New Mexico State Police and the Glenwood Woman’s Club The children learned the dangers of playing with matches, but the instruction went far beyond that. The Forest Service addressed the issue of wildland fires. EMTs Tamra Manning and Brandi Jump familiarized the students with the working interior of an ambulance, and local State Police Officer Steve Owens let them crawl through his patrol car. Students who had done their homework were each awarded a dollar for helping their families map an emergency escape route from their homes. The Glenwood Woman’s Club donated smoke alarms and fire extinguishers to the children’s families, and the ambulance service gave the students backpacks containing flashlights, emergency phone stickers, coloring books and crayons. Glenwood Fire and Rescue delighted the children with demonstrations of high pressure hoses and an enginemounted water cannon. “It was a huge effort, and everyone did a great job,’ says Terri Tackman, who teaches at Glenwood Elementary. “It was above and beyond what you might expect.” “Our children are the future of this community,” adds EMS Chief Sharon Beaty. The children also learned how to “Stop, drop and roll” in the event of a clothing fire, and how to call 911 using an unplugged phone as a teaching aid. The learning experience was so effective that one kindergarten student called 911 later that same evening when his mother burned supper on the kitchen stove. After a callback, the dispatcher concluded that an emergency response was not necessary.

Glenwood Elementary School is a unique, “one room” style school serving Glenwood students from kindergarten through third grade. In addition to their regular lessons, students maintain a garden and raise chickens there. Glenwood Fire and Rescue is an all-volunteer organization, and is constantly seeking more volunteers. For information, contact Fire Chief Alan Beaty at 575-539-2226. above, from left: Lance Huff and Fire Chief Alan Beaty

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from left: Amethyst Eagle, Kendra Taylor, Austin McCormick, William Watson, Britany McMahan, Koby Aley, Coy Judd and Lanam Judd with State Police officer Steve Owens.

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“Let the

Children Come” After School Care A Family-friendly Solution for Working Parents and their Children WRITTEN BY BRETT FERNEAU, PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOE BURGESS

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n otherwise vacant picture frame hanging on the wall holds a simple hand-made placard that proclaims, “Your Artwork Goes Here.” Other frames containing children’s artwork are displayed nearby. Farther down the hallway on the opposite wall hangs a row of brown paper bags brightly adorned with children’s names and other decorations. These, as we will soon learn, are “Encouragement Bags,” and there is one for every child here. Inside the bags are little slips of paper with scribbled notes such as “God Loves You” and “Thanks for Being a Friend,” all written by other children. Welcome to the special world of Let the Children Come, a licensed faith-based after-school care program for children from kindergarten age through fifth grade. It is privately hosted and operated

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by the Silver City Church of Christ, which designed and built part of its facility for just such a purpose. Administrative Director Catherine Tanner explains that Western New Mexico University had previously provided a similar program that lost its funding through no fault of its own. In 2010, the Church of Christ stepped up to fill the gap. Softly but decisively, Catherine adds, “Good child care is always an asset to a community. There is a lot of need for good care and good places for kids to go.”

She’s obviously right. Children here are considerate, have fun and even finish their homework. Parts of the daily routine include outdoor playtime, snack time and worship singing. There is a quiet room where children can study, and a less-quiet room for those who have finished their lessons. The second room contains an art center and a performance stage. The organization emphasizes its ability and willingness to accommodate all children, including those with special needs and those with moderate disabilities. Under close supervision, children who attend nearby Jose Barrios Elementary School can walk to the care center after school. Children from other schools such as Schmitt, Stout, Sixth Street and Calvary Chapel Elementary Schools arrive courtesy of the center’s fifteen passenger van. Parents pick up their children on their way home from work. Feedback from working parents is overwhelmingly positive. Parent and board member Rick Gossett relates that his work schedule occasionally allows his days off to fall on school days. When that happens, his kids get a choice of coming home right after school or attending Let the Children Come as usual. “They’d rather come here,” he says with a shrug, but he doesn’t seem too disappointed. “We’re very happy with the way the program is progressing, and the staff members do a good job with the kids.” Besides Catherine, the full-time staff consists of Site Director Cherry Lunsford and assistant Diana Barraza. The three are aided by several volunteers. In accordance with state licensing procedures, the space at the center is allowed an enrollment of 26. Interested parents should call the center regarding availability of openings. Other area facilities offering after-school care programs include the Silver City Recreational Center, the Baby Boot Camp Child Care Center and the Little Lambs program run by the First United Methodist Church. top: A qualified staff manages the after-school transportation and activities at Let the Children Come, one of Silver City’s programs for the children of working parents.

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Sampling

Salsa in Silver City

(say that three times really fast) WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUDY WUTHRICH

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here are a variety of Mexican

restaurants encompassed in

Silver City, and each one has

its own interpretations of Mexican dishes. Most of these restaurants serve a basket of chips and a bowl of salsa while you wait for your meal. A basic concept, but each restaurant serves a different style of tortilla chip and their own version of the perfect salsa. opposite and above: Manuel Lozoya’s Green Salsa at Masa y Mas at the Hub. top: Alex Gilmore samples the Mesa family’s red salsa at Jalisco Café.

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Salsa literally means ‘sauce’ in Spanish. At the Jalisco Café on Bullard Street, all of its recipes have been handed down by George Mesa’s grandmother who started the original Jalisco Café. George and his son, Mike, have been keeping the family tradition alive since 1984. Mike says, commenting on the restaurant business, “It’s in the blood.” The red salsa at the Jalisco Café has a medium chunky consistency of tomatoes and secret ingredients and tends to be warm for the inexperienced Mexican food consumer. Further down Bullard Street you’ll come to Masa y Mas at the Hub. Its green salsa is a secret blend of roasted green chiles and

unrevealed

ingredients.

Manuel

Lozoya grew up in Mexico farming green chile with his family. When asked where his salsa recipe originated, he replied, “This is the way my mother made it.” Masa y Mas is expanding its business to a sit-down restaurant next door and will be 42 – SILVER CITYLIFE


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unveiling an additional salsa to serve with the current menu items. Turning left onto College Avenue you’ll find La Cocina Restaurant. Eugene Bustillos owns and operates this restaurant, and also serves his family’s traditional, delicious recipes. Laura Ortega’s friendly smile greets the patrons at the door. “Our salsa caters to everyone’s taste. It’s smooth with a little bit of heat. It’s addicting!” says Laura. These and all of the other locally owned Silver City Mexican restaurants may serve the same type of food, such as tacos, en-

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Silver City is a great town. We have great restaurants, galleries, coffee shops and a variety of other businesses awaiting patronage from locals and tourists. Many businesses work hard arranging items for sale in their display windows wanting to make a good impression. Restaurants clean the fingerprints off the windows and sweep the sidewalk in front of their businesses to put in a good appearance. As the saying goes, ‘You never get a second chance for a first impression,’ so, Silver City should be attractive to the newcomer or native who ventures downtown. Nothing puts a damper on a first impression more than seeing a pile of dog droppings in front of a downtown business. Before walking your dog, grab a handy plastic bag procured free when purchasing items at most of our grocery stores. So, when your dog does its business, please do yours. Help keep Silver City clean!


Buddy Laramy

Tucker & Cheyenne Johnson

Mariposa

Kay Laramy was in the process of moving from Nevada to Silver City to join her sister, Mary Nixon, in their business Pots, Pans & More. Kay visited the local animal shelter several times and took Buddy for walks. She was on her way back to Nevada and thought she’d check to see if Buddy was still there. He was, so Kay adopted him. Now, Buddy hangs out in front of their business on Bullard St. and waits for other dogs to come visit. “He’s one of the best dogs I’ve ever had,” says Kay.

Tucker was the result of breeding dogs on the off chance they might find homes. Not all purebred dogs will sell and end up in animal shelters as did Tucker. Rick Johnson from Manzanita Ridge visits the animal shelter and gets to know the available dogs and tries to find them homes. Tucker needed a friend and was terrified at first but warmed up to Rick. Cheyenne was also at the shelter. Rick introduced the two dogs to each other. “They started playing and haven’t stopped,” says Rick. If you walk by Manzanita Ridge, there are posters of some of the available pets for adoption at our local shelter.

Todd Dennehy adopted Mariposa from our local animal shelter. She goes to work with Todd at Performance Plus or with his adopted mom, Lori Ford, at the Morning Show airing on the CATS TV station. Mariposa has acclimated with two cats at home so well, she acts like a cat sometimes, too. “She rubs up against your leg or bats things around with her paws just like a cat,” says Lori. “Other dogs don’t know what she’s doing.” Mariposa does human things too like greet you with a big smile and she loves to play Frisbee.

Puggie & Rosco Blockland

Ajax Elbow Martin

Mojo Lyle

Puggie was homeless, starving, and nursing six puppies in Mexico when she first met her new "Mom." Rosco was abandoned on a chain but kind neighbors "adopted" him until they found him a forever home with Puggie. Karen Blockland is a firm believer in adopting older pets. "They're calmer, incredibly devoted and grateful, and chewing and potty training are not problems. They adapt easily to a new environment and are eager to please." Karen recommends finding your own ‘Happy Endings’ by going to a rescue organization with experienced and knowledgeable personnel, like New Mexico Dogs Deserve Better. newmexicodogsdeservebetter.org.

Ajax Elbow Martin was rescued from the local animal shelter 6 or 7 years ago by Gwyn Jones from The Morning Show Live on our local CATS (Community Access Television of Silver.) Jax, as he is commonly known, was 5 months old, little and longlegged when Gwyn adopted him. He kept growing and now is the largest dog Gwyn has ever had. Why the name Elbow? “He lies on the floor with his elbows out to the sides,” says Gwyn. He barks to alert the neighborhood of any strange activity but is generally a quiet dog. He keeps Gwyn on the move when she’s not on the air.

Sherri Lyle had visited a few potential adoptees at the local animal shelter but none seemed interested in making new dog friends. A friend of Sherri’s had Mojo as a foster dog when he was undernourished, stressed and ill but needed a ‘forever home.’ Her friend introduced them and it was love at first sight. Sherri introduced Mojo to her two current dogs, Ludo and Journey. Everyone got along. “Mojo is so happy he wags his tail in his sleep,” says Sherri. Now, Mojo greets customers at Sherri’s antiques and consignment business, Dandelion Wish, a few days a week. SILVER CITYLIFE – 45


Accountants - Financial Services

Accountants & CPA’s THOMAS H. LAWS - C.P.A., C.V.A. 909 N. Hudson St., Silver City 575-388-1951 • Fax: 575-388-1953 www.Laws-Co.com tom@Laws-Co.com

Beauty Salons

Coffee Houses

BELLEZA SALON & TANNING 1309 N. Pope St., Silver City 575.388.2900 Full Service Hair Salon Massage • Tanning

YANKIE CREEK COFFEE HOUSE Gourmet Espresso, Tea & Chai Real Fruit Smoothies & Pastries 112 W. Yankie • Free WiFi Live Music 9:30-11:30am Sundays

Please See Our Ad On Page S21

Please See Our Ads On Inside Front Cover & S21

Attorneys

Dining

LOPEZ, DIETZEL & PERKINS, PC 1311 N. Grant St., Silver City 575-538-2925 • Fax: 575-388-9228 www.LDPLawFirm.com David@LDPLawFirm.com

ALMA GRILL Hwy 180, Alma • 575-539-2233 Mexican & American Food 6am-3pm (Closed Thursday)

Please See Our Ad On Pages 11, S11

VICKI’S EATERY Hearty Breakfast 7-10:30am M-Sat. Healthy Lunch 11am-3pm M-Sat. Sun. Breakfast 8am-2pm • Live Music 575-388-5430 • 315 Texas St.

JIM FOY AND ASSOCIATES 210 W. Broadway, Silver City 575-538-9835 • Fax: 575-538-9840 www.jimfoyandassoc.com jimfoyassociates@qwestoffice.net

Banks AMBANK 1609 N. Swan St., Silver City 575-534-0550 - Silver City 575-537-2481 - Bayard 575-537-2111 - Hurley

Catering - Full Service

EAT YOUR HEART OUT CATERING 800 W. Market St., Silver City 575-313-9005 Full Service Catering www.cateringonmarket.com Banquet Room Seats Up To 40

Please See Our Ad On Page 7

Chamber & Visitor Centers

1ST NEW MEXICO BANK 1928 HWY. 180 E., Silver City 1110 N. Hudson, Silver City 575-388-3121 www.fnmbsc.com

LORDSBURG HIDALGO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 206 Main St., Lordsburg 575-542-9864 www.lordsburghidalgocounty.net lordsburgcoc@aznex.net

Please See Our Ad On Page 6

Communications Providers WNM COMMUNICATIONS Your Hometown Communications Company 575-534-0670 • wnmc.com Please See Our Ad On Page 43

Contractors Building

COOK’S GENERAL CONTRACTING 1874 Hwy 180 E., Silver City 575-534-7850 Ronald O. Cook, Owner Licensed & Bonded Please See Our Ad On Page 43

TRES AMIGOS ENTERPRISES Glenwood, NM • 575-539-2584 tresamigos@wildblue.net Kenny Sutton, Licensed Contractor

Engines - Small Repair & Service

THE SHARPENING CENTER 11793 Hwy. 180 East, Silver City 575-388-4047 • We Pick Up & Deliver 8am-5:30pm M-F, Closed Sat. Please See Our Ad On Pages 29, S13

Please See Our Ad On Page 33

Financial Services It Pays To Advertise. Contact LeAnne Knudsen for your business listing. 575-388-4444 x12 leanne@ziapublishing.com 46 – SILVER CITYLIFE

MURRAY RYAN VISITOR CENTER 201 N. Hudson Ave., Silver City 575-538-5555 www.SilverCityTourism.org

EDWARD JONES JAMES EDD HUGHS 210 Hwy. 180 W, Ste. 100, Silver City 575-534-1221 • 877-534-1221 www.edwardjones.com

Please See Our Ad On Page 35

Please See Our Ad On Page 9


Floor Covering - Pharmacies

Floor Coverings

Hospice

Medical Supply

FINISHING TOUCH HOME INTERIORS 1302 N. Hudson St., Silver City 575-388-9002 • Fax: 575-534-0525 fthinteriors1@qwestoffice.net 9am-5pm M-F • Sat. By Appointment

HORIZON HOSPICE 1260 E. 32nd St., Silver City 575-534-1800 • 877-534-1801 www.horizonhospice.net Care in the comfort of your own home

MELINDA’S MEDICAL SUPPLY 910 E. 32nd St., Silver City 575-534-4013 • 866-534-4013 Full Line Med. Supply • Free Delivery 24 Hr. Emergency Service

Please See Our Ad On Page 11

Please See Our Ad On Page 17

Hospital

Motel, Hotels & Inns

Please See Our Ad On Page 44

Funeral Homes BRIGHT & LORDSBURG FUNERAL HOME 210 W. College Ave., Silver City 575-388-1911 • 575-542-9444 Grant, Hidalgo & Catron County

GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City 575-538-4000 • www.grmc.org Please See Our Ad On Pages 14-15

Please See Our Ad On Page S10

Insurance

Gift Shops

CARSON INSURANCE AGENCY 601 E. 19th St., Silver City 575-538-3787 www.carsoninsuranceagency.com carson@zianet.com

CUP OF GRACE Christian Books & Gifts 1308 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City 575-538-2115 • Free Gift Wrapping

Please See Our Ad On Page 9

Please See Our Ad On Page S7

Heating Contractors J & S PLUMBING & HEATING 2815 Pinos Altos Rd., Silver City 575-538-2973 • Bonded & Licensed Furnace & AC Evap. Cooling Service Free Estimates - Tri City Area Please See Our Ad On Page S8

Home Health Services HORIZON HOME HEALTH 1260 E. 32nd St., Silver City 575-534-1801 • 888-388-1801 24 Hour On Call Service 6am-2pm Mon-Fri Please See Our Ad On Page 11

Home Products Countertops

FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICES Susan Sumrall • A.D. Richins, Jr. 4505 Hwy. 180 E., Silver City 575-538-5864 STATE FARM INSURANCE CHUCK JOHNSON, AGENT #1 Ranch Club Rd., Silver City 575-538-5321 • 888-616-0884 chuck.johnson.b7i7@statefarm.com Please See Our Ad On Page 31

Medical Clinics HMS MED SQUARE MEDICAL, DENTAL & MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC 114 W. 11th St., Silver City 575-388-1511 • 866-633-7773 “Your Total Health, Our Total Commitment” Please See Our Ad On Back Cover

COTTON-RAYE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES www.CottonRaye.com 575-313-1876 • Silver City Fabrication & Installation

SILVER HEALTH CARE

Please See Our Ad On Page 42

Please See Our Ad On Page 5

1600 E. 32nd St. Silver City, 575-538-2981 1511 S. Lime St. Deming, 575-544-4422 1380 Hwy. 180 E. Silver City, 575-388-1242

www.silverhealthcare.org

BEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE P.O. Box 1163, Silver City 575-538-2538 • 877-620-BEAR info@bearmountainlodge.com www.BearMountainLodge.com Please See Our Ad On Page 32

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS-SILVER CITY 1103 Superior St., Silver City 575-538-2525 • 800-HOLIDAY www.hiexpress.com/silvercitynm US Hwy 180 East behind Wendy’s Please See Our Ad On Page S11

WHITEWATER MOTEL & ROCK SHOP Glenwood • 575-539-2581 www.whitewatermotel.com Please See Our Ad On Page S29

Pharmacies SILVER REXALL DRUG, INC. 1308 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City 575-388-1579 • Fax: 575-538-0525 Personalized Service Custom Prescription Compounding Please See Our Ad On Page S7

THE MEDICINE SHOPPE 1123 N. Pope St., Silver City 575-388-1000 • 800-926-3425 Senior Discounts • Home Delivery 10am-6pm M-F • 10am-1pm Sat. Please See Our Ad On Page S31

It Pays To Advertise. Contact LeAnne Knudsen for your business listing. 575-388-4444 x12 leanne@ziapublishing.com SILVER CITYLIFE – 47


Physicians & Surgeons - Universities

Physicians & Surgeons CASSIE HEALTH CENTER FOR WOMEN 1618 E. Pine St., Silver City 575-388-1561 • 888-388-1562 www.CassieHealthCenter.com Please See Our Ad On Pages 2-3

SOUTHWEST BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE 1268 East 32nd St., Silver City 575-534-1919 • 877-338-7887 www.SouthwestBoneAndJoint.com Please See Our Ad On Page 16

Publishers

Real Estate, cont.

ZIA PUBLISHING CORP. P.O. Box 1248, Silver City 575-388-4444 www.ziapublishing.com info@ziapublishing.com Magazines • Brochures • Yearbooks Visitor Guides • Marketing Consulting

UNITED COUNTRY MIMBRES REALTY 414 N. Bullard, Silver City 575-534-4616 • 800-827-9198 www.MimbresRealty.com

Real Estate GARLAND REAL ESTATE SC, LLC 1001 Pope St., Silver City 575-388-1788 • Fax: 575-388-5263 Toll free: 855-388-226 www.garlandrellc.com

Plumbing Contractors

Please See Our Ad On INSIDE BACK COVER

J & S PLUMBING & HEATING 2815 Pinos Altos Rd., Silver City 575-538-2973 • Bonded & Licensed Commercial • Residential • Utility Free Estimates - Tri City Area

PRUDENTIAL SILVER CITY PROPERTIES 120 E. 11th St., Silver City 575-538-0404 • 866-538-0404 www.PrudentialSilverCity.com info@PrudentialSilverCity.com

Please See Our Ad On Page S8

Please See Our Ad On Pages 31

XYZ RANCH ESTATES Hwy. 180 E. off XYZ Ranch Rd., Silver City 575-388-1951 • Fax: 575-388-1953 Please See Our Ad On Pages 42, S6

Satellite Equipment Systems, Sales & Service

SATELLITE KINGS 1610 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City 575-534-8231 Your Local DIRECTV Dealer • Dish Network Dealer • Satellite Internet Please See Our Ad On Page 1

Please See Our Ad On Page 43

Propane GRIFFIN’S PROPANE, INC./ FUEL CENTERS PLUS, INC. 2334 Ranch Club Rd., Silver City 575-388-4433 • 800-924-4437 www.griffinspropane.com Please See Our Ad On Page 44

RE/MAX SILVER ADVANTAGE 314 E 14th St., Silver City 575-538-3847 • 800-716-3847 www.RealEstateSilverCityNM.com info@realestatesilvercitynm.com Please See Our Ad On Page 42

It Pays To Advertise. Contact LeAnne Knudsen for your business listing. 575-388-4444 x12 leanne@ziapublishing.com

Put the Silver City Business Directory to work for you! Five lines only $100! Call LeAnne Knudson at 575-388-4444 x12 or email leanne@ziapublishing.com

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

1107 Pope Street • Silver City, NM Watch us grow at the corner of Pope and 11th Street We continue to serve the health needs of our communities at the following locations: HMS Cliff/Gila Community Health Center 411 State Hwy 211 Gila, NM 88038 575-535-4384 HMS Lordsburg Medical, Dental, Mental Health & Family Support 530 E. DeMoss St. Lordsburg, NM 88045 575-542-8384 888-271-3596

HMS Lordsburg Schools Health Center 501 W. 4th St., Lordsburg, NM 88045 575-542-3389

HMS Cobre Schools Health Clinic 1107 Tom Foy Blvd. Bayard, NM 88023. 575-537-5069

HMS Animas Valley Clinic #1 Panther Blvd., Animas, NM 88020 575-548-2742

HMS Mimbres Valley Clinic 2743-B Hwy 35N Mimbres, NM 88049 575-536-3990

HMS Bayard Community Health Center P. O. Box 1356/805 Tom Foy Blvd. Bayard, NM 88023. 575-537-5068

HMS Copper Medical 3185 N. Leslie Rd. Silver City, NM 88061. 575-388-3393

www.hmsnm.org

HMS Med Square Medical, Dental & Family Support 114 W. 11th St., Silver City, NM 88061 575-388-1511 866-633-7773 HMS Silver City Mental Health Center 301 W. College Ave. Silver City, NM 88061. 575-313-8222 HMS Silver Schools Health Center 3200 N. Silver St. Silver City, NM 88061. 575-534-1015

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