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The Guide to Southwest New Mexico

photo by Robert “Jaime” Ramirez

• Area Attractions • Museums • Restaurants & Coffee • Galleries & Shopping • Salons & Barbers • Medical Specialties • Health & Wellness • Events ...and more!

Courtesy of Area Merchants and Zia Publishing Cover: Mimbres Region Arts Council's Youth Mural "Southwest Welcome": M. Fred Barraza worked with high school students and Morning Star to create this mural incorporating a typical desert lizard, traditional zia sign and petroglyphs.

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YOYA’S MARKET A Quick Stop For Just About Everything. M-S 5AM-12AM SUN 6AM-12AM Hot Deli Serving Daily Specials M-S 5AM-6PM • SUN 6AM-1PM (575) 546-4109 1620 Columbus Rd Deming, NM 88030


M-S 11AM-12AM • SUN 12PM-12AM (575) 544-4003 • (575) 544-4005 1624 S. Columbus Rd Deming, NM 88030

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• 12 Comfortable Guestrooms with Private Baths • Art from Blue Dome Gallery throughout • Complimentary, Handcrafted Breakfast • Jacuzzi Tubs in Select Guest Rooms • Free Wi-Fi, Proud to be TV-Free • 4 miles of On-site Walking Trails & Public Art Walk • Some Rooms are Dog-Friendly • Smoke-Free Environment • Cell Phone Coverage • Ursa Minor Silver City Largest Downtown Hotel Room Visit our website for room descriptions, reservations and a calendar of events. Available for special events, weddings, conferences and family reunions.

Blue Dome Gallery

Café Oso Azul

Contemporary Art & Fine Craft Our painters, sculptors, jewelers, furniture makers, glass artists & potters are known for their excellent craftsmanship and unique style. 307 N. Texas St. Downtown Silver City • Thurs.-Sat., Mon. 11-5

Open for weekday Breakfast 8-9:30, Luncheon, weekend Brunch 11-3, nightly 5-7 for Dinner, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Visit our website for holiday meal and brunch information.

575.538.2538 • P.O. Box 1163 • Silver City, NM 88062 • 60 Bear Mountain Ranch Rd.


Southwest New Mexico


photo by LeAnne Knudsen

A RUGGED REGION PA P PACKED CKED FULL OF HISTORY, Y BEAUTY, Y, BEAUTY TY, TY Y, WILDLIFE, RENEWA W BLE ENERGY AND SPA WA P CE AGE INDUST PA S RY ST RY, Y, RENEWABLE SPACE INDUSTRY, the diversity of Southwest New Mexico includes the mountain communities of Silver City, Glenwood and Reserve, the Interstate-25 communities of Socorro, Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte, and the Interstate-10 communities of Lordsburg, Deming and Las Cruces. From border villages and meandering rivers to pine covered wilderness peaks, it is crisscrossed with visitor opportunities that attract people from every segment of the population. Any of these locations can serve as your base for exploration. A grand loop connects them all with scenic byways scattered throughout. State and national monuments, lakes, hiking and biking trails, unique museums, historical sites and intriguing 21st century centers of space technology build the itinerary for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Silver City, on the Continental Divide and bordering America’s first designated wilderness, serves as a starting point for the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. It includes the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and connects to the Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway.


Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

photo by LeAnne Knudsen

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 monu--ment features a visitor center and museum. From Silver City there are two ways to travel to the monument. The first is to go north past Piños Altos on NM15, a winding, mountain forest road. Here, trailers over twenty feet long must take an alternate route on NM61/35. The other route is through the Mimbres Valley north from NM152 off US180 east of town. This route is 25 miles longer, but easier and takes the same amount of time – about two hours. Call ahead for hours and road conditions; (575)536-9461.


Geronimo Monument

photo by Robert “Jaime” Ramirez

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


photo by Robert Jaime Ramirez

of Mountain Spirits Trail the

National Scenic Byway

THIS 93 93-MILE MILE LOOP IS FILLED WITH HISTORY AND SCENIC BEAUTY. TO GET STARTED, JUST HEAD NORTH FROM Silver City on NM15 to the old gold-mining town of Pinos Altos. Continue through the Gila National Forest to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Leaving the monument, backtrack to Sapillo Creek and take NM35 to Lake Roberts and across the Continental Divide to the Mimbres River Valley. The scenic valley includes orchards, the Mimbres Artisans studios and galleries, and the historic San Lorenzo Church built in the 1800s. Turning west on NM152, you will come to the Santa Rita mine overlook, which is one of the world’s largest open pit copper mines. Rejoining US180, turn north at Santa Clara to visit historic Fort Bayard and continue a short distance back to Silver City.

The Source is published bi-annually by Zia Publishing Corp. 116 McKinney Rd., P.O. Box 1248, Silver City, NM 88062, 575-388-4444,, President & Managing Director, Terri Menges. Vice President, Joseph Burgess. Staff Accountant, Arlyn Cooley. Designers, Debra Sutton, Yessica Nograro and Terri Menges. Contributing Photographers, Robert “Jaime” Ramirez, LeAnne Knudsen. Photography and writing by Joseph Burgess except where noted. New Mexico Sales Manager, Robert “Jaime” Ramirez. Publishing Liaison, Denise “Gabbie” Davenport. Cover photo by Robert “Jaime” Ramirez. The Source is a supplement to Silver City Life and is manufactured and printed in the United States of America. ©Zia Publishing Corp. 2016. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission of the publisher is prohibited. All submissions of editorial or photography are only accepted without risk to the publisher for loss or damage. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy in the information provided. The publisher assumes no responsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.


Lake Roberts SURROUNDED OUNDED BY THE GILA NAT NATIONAL A IONAL FOREST, AT T AN T, AND FED BY SAPILLO MAN-MADE APILLO CREEK, LAKE ROBERTS IS A MAN-M 75-acre lake offering some of the finest mountain fishing, boating and camping in New Mexico. Lake Roberts features boat ramps, two campgrounds, picnic spots and a variety of nature trails leading into the forest. The lake beckons fisherman, hikers and birders to experience the natural beauty of the area. Overlooking the west end of the lake stand the “Vista Ruins,” an authentic Mimbres Indian pit house site. The area is home to hundreds of species of birds, and is a wintering spot for bald eagles. As many as ten species of hummingbirds may be observed in the summertime at feeding stations along NM35 and at nearby local inns. Late March to late May is the best time to fish for the lake’s 10 to 14-inch rainbow trout, but Lake Roberts also contains crappie, catfish and some bass.


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




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Historic Pinos Altos EXCEPT FOR THE ASPHALT ON ITS MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN PINOS ALTOS LOOKS MUCH LIKE IT MIGHT HAVE appeared nearly 150 years ago, when it was inhabited by the likes of Judge Roy Bean. The town’s amenities, however, have greatly improved in the last century or so. They include a museum, dining establishments and an authentic western bar. Gold was first discovered in the area by Spanish and Mexican miners. Anglos rediscovered the metal in 1859/60, and for a while the town was called Birchville after the first man to find “color.” Nearly abandoned due to constant fights with the Apaches, it was re-established in 1866 under its original Spanish name. Pinos Altos is located along the Continental Divide, six miles north of Silver City on NM15.


Nestled in the tall pines near Pinos Altos, just 7 miles north of Silver City, NM, this tranquil lodge is the perfect, private setting for year-round getaways. Lodge with kitchen. 15 unique completely furnished cabins can accommodate up to 45 people.

Imagine the possibilities! Wedding Destination Anniversary Celebrations Family & Group Reunions Workshops & Group Meetings • Crackling Fireplaces • Secluded Balconies • Relaxing Porches • Satellite TV • Gift Shop • Hot Tub in Cabana • Cabins with kitchens are available • Bird Watching • Dark Skies & Stargazing • Hiking & Biking Road Trips to Nearby Attractions • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument • Access to Continental Divide Trailhead • Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark • Lake Roberts • Shakespeare Ghost Town • Silver City Museum

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Historic Downtown Silver City

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



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Silver City

SHOPPING • One-of-a-kind Shops ARTWORK • Regional Art in Galleries and Artists’ Studios FOOD & DRINK • Award Winning Cafes & Brew Pub

LODGING • Historic, Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouses 575 . 5 3 4 . 1700



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


Southwest Books Local & Regional Gifts

Tues.–Fri. 9-4:30 Sat.–Sun. 10-4 Closed Monday

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Baked Goods, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches Dining hours 7am-3pm • Dine in or take out. We serve small catering needs and accept special orders.


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All profits go to benefit and beautify our community. We accept donations: clean clothing & smaller items.

Open Wed., Fri., Sat. 9am-2pm

606 N. Bullard Street in Downtown Silver City The store is run entirely by member volunteers of the Town and Country Garden Club. The Club is a non-profit organization. Come join our volunteers! Being a gardener is not required for membership.



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


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Area Events December 10


31st Ann. Victorian Frontier Christmas. Halls decked with traditional decorations, music, hot mulled cider and holiday cookies, all in the spirit of an old-fashioned community celebration. 5pm Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 Black Tie Holiday Benefit Ball. A Holiday favorite. Great food, friends and fun. 575-538-2505

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Artist Lecture: Karen Lauseng Playful Intent. Parotti Hall, 6:30pm Free and open to the public. 575538-2505

27-May 1 To T ur of the Gila. One of the Tour most challenging and iconic bicycle stage races in the U.S. The race has the feel of European racing on the winding, narrow mountain roads in the Gila National Forest. 575-590-2612

May 7

Hurley Pride Festival & Car Show. Cars, food, music, vendors, raffles and demonstrations. 575-5385555 27-79 Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival. Free Music in Gough Park. Featuring the hottest rising Blues stars along with veteran performers. Gough Park. 575-538-2505






17th Annual Chocolate Fantasia. Sample delicious handmade gourmet chocolate confections, presented in local galleries and shops. Historic Downtown. 575-538-2505 Performance Series: MarchFourth! Marching Band. A visual kalediscope of stilt walkers, Vaudeville-style dancers, colorful costumes and hilarious stage shenanigans. 7:30pm. WNMU FACT. 575-538-2505

March 19-20 Rumble in the Rocks. Mountain Bike Festival at City of Rocks State Park. Non-competitive 2day fun rides including events for kids. 575-538-5555 19 Indie/Folk Series - Eliza Gilkyson. Grammy nominated for Best Folk Album in 2015. Pinos Altos Opera House. TBD 6th Ann. Home & Garden Expo. Free gardening workshops, Student Garden Expo, the SC Food Co-op's Annual Seed Share, and Local Home & Garden Vendors. GCCC. 575-388-2343

April Indie/Folk Series - Sam Baker. Stark yet vivid original narratives. Pinos Altos Opera House. 15 CDT Trail Fest & Kick-off. Outdoor vendors and recreational opportunities celebrate the opening of the CDT season. 16 Big Ditch Day. Music, educational tours, historical re-enactors and conservation demonstrations. Local arts, crafts and food. TBD WNMU Great Race Week. Held annually for over 4 decads. Activities kick off with push car miniraces and competitions. 16 Performance Series: Cirqe Zuma Zuma. Features an array of variety arts from all parts of Africa. 7:30pm WNMU FACT 575-5382505

July Jul 4 Independence Day Festivities. 4th of July parade though downtown Silver City, followed by music and vendors in GoughPark and Ice Cream Social at the Silver City Museum. Weather permitting fireworks display at dusk. 1-800548-9378 15-16 Hummingbird Festival. A unique opportunity to catch these beautiful birds in action at the height of the season. Festivities include guest speakers and live entertainment. Little Toad Creek Inn & Tavern. 575-536-9649 TBD Big Ditch Day. Downtown Silver City. Music, educational tours, historical re-enactors, conservation demonstrations, and the Farmers’ Market. Local arts, crafts, and food. Local artists and inventors will display their contraptions, inventions, and innovations in SilverCity’s Makers Fair! 25-31 Silver City CLAY Festival. Celebrates clay at various venues. Offerings will showcase tile, pottery, adobe and natural building

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. 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

photo by Robert “Jaime” Rameriz


Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo. Southwest Horseman’s Arena. High-flying bull riding, fast riding and roping and much more! 575-538-3785



“The Brown Bag Place” Mexican Plates • Burritos • Menudo • Tamales Chili Con Carne • Salads • Soups Burgers • Sandwiches • Subs

Orders to Go • 538.3366 OPEN 7 DAYS • 6AM-9PM

403 College • Silver City, NM



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


Galleries & Shopping

photo by Judy Wuthrich

THE GROWTH OF SILVER CITY’S ARTS COMMUNITY IS A RESULT OF THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL APPEAL OF THE area and a concerted effort to diversify the regional economy. The establishment of an art market unique to Silver City is indeed contributing to the economic base. Regular openings, tours, galas, and other special events have dramatically increased local involvement and developed Silver City as an arts destination. The arts play a role in almost every celebration and there are major festivals dedicated specifically to the arts. There is no doubt that art is an integral and key segment of Silver City’s lifestyle. Silver City’s recognition for its cultural depth results from the dedication and organizational expertise of numerous local groups, and the overwhelming volunteer efforts and financial support of the entire community. The city is proud of its achievements and is anxious to share them with its visitors from around the world.


Silver City

One of a Kind Shops

Hang Em High

Syzygy Tileworks

Manzanita Ridge




Silver City Floral Co


Gila Hike & Bike

Blackwell’s Antiques & Gifts









Fine Art Picture Framing We take pride in crafting complete, custom picture framing presentations for artists, designers, art galleries, and art owners. Daniel LaBrake, PPF.

Specializing in Exquisite Floral Designs, Unique Floral Designs, Gift Baskets & Goodies, Sympathy Flowers. Open Mon - Fri 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm

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203 N. Bullard St. • 313-0641 204 E 11th St. • 388-1206 GILA HIKE & BIKE

SYZYGY TILEWORKS Nationally recognized handmade tile company, dedicated to producing aesthetically pleasing clay tile in the craftsmen tradition. Also, metal, glass, stone, concrete and imported tiles. Tour available.

106 N. Bullard St. • 388-5472 MANZANITA RIDGE High end furniture and accessories from America’s finest resorts and hotels.

107 N. Bullard St. • 388-1158 24 – THE SOURCE

Serving the cycling and hiking needs of southwest New Mexico for the past 25 years.

103 E. College St. 388-3222 BLACKWELL’S ANTIQUES & GIFTS Authentic antiques and elegant gifts at dealer prices. Consignments encouraged. Punkie Garretson, owner. Open 7 days a week. Mon-Sat 10:30am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm.

218 N. Bullard St. • 388-1737



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The Marketplace


Dandelion Wish

Western Stationers


Yada Yada Yarn





Everything for knitters new and old! Wood, cotton and fun yarns. Open Tues - Sat 11am-5 pm, Sun 11am-3:30pm, open knitting 12-3pm.

Something for everyone! Gently used curios, collectibles, clothes, furniture and more. Wed thru Sat 10am-4pm

102 Hurley St. Bayard, NM

621 N. Bullard St. 388-3350 HESTER HOUSE CANDY & GIFTS Homemade fudge, truffles, and gourmet candies, candles, plush stuffed animals, SW gourmet and gifts, cards. Free gift wrapping Open Mon - Fri 9-5

316 N. Bullard St. 388-1360

THE MARKETPLACE A variety store in the HUB offering a vast selection of new, used, vintage, and antique bargains. Tues - Sat 10:30am - 5:30pm

601 N. Bullard St., Unit D 388-2897



Upscale selection of eclectic antiques, collectibles & consignment mechandise. We also handle estate & moving sales. Tues - Sun 11ish - 6ish • Random Mondays

Special orders weekly. Leanin Tree. Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm.

109 N. Bullard St. 534-0074

113 W. Broadway 538-5324


Portfolio Silver City

Lois Duffy Studio


Seedboat Center for the Arts 82


Tree Spirit Gallery


Finn’s Gallery


LOIS DUFFY STUDIO Thought provoking surrealist and realist contemporary paintings, cubiform paintings,giclee prints, and hand signed cards. Open Saturdays 10am-4pm and by appointment.

211 N. Texas St. (575) 313-9631 TREE SPIRIT GALLERY Fine art, sculpture, framed and unframed photography, weaving and Hopi art. Open Monday, Thursday-Saturday10am-5:30pm Sunday 10am-2pm

206 N. Bullard St. (575) 956-6666


SEEDBOAT CENTER FOR THE ARTS Fine Art Gallery located in the Arts & Culture District in Historic Downtown Silver City.

214 W. Yankie St. (575) 534-1136 FINN’S GALLERY Unusual, fun collection of local and family crafted gifts including Lollielu Jewelry, Ughables by Bex Sasich, and Kandie by Kim.

406 N. Bullard St. (406) 790-0573

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.

Westwind Studios by appointment

575-388-4775 On display at Adobe Springs Cafe





Victoria Chick Cow Trail Art Studio

Molly Ramolla Gallery

Original Prints and Drawings

Azurite Gallery






Contemporary pinter & printmaker focused on expressing emotion through the action of human and animal subjects. Cow Trail Art Studio. Open Mon, Noon - 3pm or by appointment.

203 N. Bullard (575) 538-5538

Wax Casein Tempera, Fine Art, Sculpture and Prints. Open Mon - Sat 11am to 5pm. ORIGINAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

Etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, and drawings by Early 20th Century American Artists. May be seen at Cow Trail Art Studio. Open Mon, Noon - 3pm or by appointment.

119 Cow Trail.


Explore original art to Western bling and everything in between. An electic emporium filled with vintage finds and contemporary collectibles.

AZURITE GALLERY Designer Jewelry by Linda Boatwright, Featuring Paintings by local artists, fine wood & copper lamps. Open Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm. 110 W. Broadway St. (575) 538-9048

Soul River Studio 400 N. Bullard St. 707.490.4367



Western New Mexico University (WNMU) By Abe Villarreal WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY’S MAIN CAMPUS IS LOCATED ON A HILL, LOOKING OVER THE HISTORIC Silver City community. Founded in 1893, WNMU began as a teacher’s school and throughout the next century it would grow into a comprehensive university with over 70 fields of study and several fully online programs. Today, WNMU serves the people of the southwest region looking to earn associate, baccalaureate and master degrees. Popular programs include business, education, criminal justice, occupational therapy and social work. WNMU is fully accredited with secondary accreditations for programs including early childhood education and nursing. On the field, the Mustangs compete in NCAA Division II sports including basketball, football, volleyball, softball, tennis, cross country and golf. The university’s proximity to the Gila Wilderness make it an ideal university for students looking to explore the outdoors.


WNMU Museum By Cynthia Bettison THE WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, LOCATED IN FLEMING HALL ON THE UNIVERSITY campus houses the NAN Ranch Collection—the largest, most comprehensive collection of scientifically excavated prehistoric Mimbres materials from a single Mimbres site. Other collections include the Eisele Collection of prehistoric Southwestern pottery and artifacts, including basketry; the Back Collection of historic Maria and Julian Martinez San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery and Santa Clara Pueblo pottery; historic Navajo rugs; the O.C. Hinman Collection of historic Silver City/Grant County photographs; Campus Collections containing 121+ years of university history; and the U.S. Senator (NM) Jeff Bingaman Memorabilia Collection. Nearing its 100-year birthday, the University Museum’s building, Fleming Hall, was designed by Trost and Trost of El Paso as the first basketball gym and science hall on campus. Prior to becoming the WNMU Museum, which opened in 1974, the building served as the library and later as the Expressive Arts Department. The Museum is open M-F 9:00am-4:30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm, closed University holidays, FREE admission, ADA accessible, 575-538-6386,


West Street 1. Alumni Garden 2. Barnard Hall United Campus Ministry 3. Ben Altamirano Field 4. Besse-Forward Global Resource Center 5. Bowden Hall 6. Brancheau P.E. Complex a. Fieldhouse b. Intramural Gym 7. Campus Police 8. Castorena Hall Administration Building 30 – THE SOURCE

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Centennial Hall Chino Building Eckles Hall Fine Arts Center Theatre Fleming Hall University Museum Glaser Hall Graham Gymnasium Harlan Hall Hunter Hall J. Cloyd Miller Library James B. Fox Athletic Complex Juan Chacon Bldg. Kilpatrick Tennis Courts

22. Light Hall a. Light Hall Auditorium 23. Martinez - Fall Bldg. 24. McCray Art Building 25. M.E.Ch.A. Building 26. Muir Heights (Family Housing) 27. New James Stadium – Police Academy (Off Campus) 28. Old James Stadium 29. Parotti Building 30. Phelps Dodge Bldg. 31. Physical Plant 32. President’s Residence

33. Regents Row (Apartments) 34. Ritch Hall 35. School of Nursing Building 36. Sechler Rhoades Hall 37. Softball Field 38. Thomas B. McDonald Student Memorial Center 39. Thomas B. McDonald Student Memorial Patio 40. Watts Hall (Off Campus) 41. Webb Drama Bldg. 42. Mustang Village THE SOURCE – 31




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


Silver City

Salo Salons alo alons &ns Spas Spas Photo by Jennifer Lord


Mirror Mirage

Family Hair and Nail Salon Hair, Waxing, Nail Services Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

Family Oriented Full Service Salon. Perms, Cuts, Colors, Nails, Wax, Manicures & Pedicures. Walk-ins Welcome. Charlotte Benavidez, Owner Book Exchange

Appointments & Walk-ins welcome

575.496.0748 1455 Hwy. 180 E. Suite B • Silver City, NM (next to T-World, formerly Pro Family Cuts) 2

City Cuts


Rose’s Place


Professional Nail Care, Eyelash Extensions, Permanent Makeup, Head to Toe Waxing

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Tue - Sat 10am - 7pm Closed Sunday & Monday

575.388.1153 1780 Hwy. 180 E. Ste. B • Silver City, NM www.

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1780 Hwy. 180 E. • Silver City, NM


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Cliff & Gila By Dutch Salmon

photo by LeAnne Knudsen

STRADDLING DDLING THE GILA RIVER RIVER, CLIFF ON TH 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 BBQ café, gallery, mini farmers market, filling station, fire station and school (K-12); Gila has the library, medical clinic, and tennis courts. Both retain an attachment to a rural ambiance based on irrigation agriculture that is uncommonly lovely, increasingly rare, and takes you back in time as you drive the Gila Valley, upstream or down, on either side of the river. True tales are still told here. Tom Lyons’ LC Ranch, based in Gila, was New Mexico’s largest at 1.5 million acres circa 1900. Along nearby Rain Creek, Carl and Blue Rice killed New Mexico’s last grizzly bear in 1931. Meanwhile, the bucolic agricultural vistas will have you in a reverie of settling down on your own green parcel, with homegrown food, 5 acres, and independence.


Custom Homes • Adobe Homes • Metal Roofing • Metal Buildings

575.539.2584 •

Glenwood, NM

• 505.469.1561

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Glenwood & Alma

photo by Debra Sutton

SANDWICHED BETWEEN THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER AND THE RUGGED MOGOLLON MOUNTAIN RANGE that became the nation’s first designated wilderness area, the quaint communities of Glenwood and Alma provide lodging, restaurants and supplies in a 1950s ambiance. They are surrounded by public lands that provide hiking, birding and fishing for the adventurous visitor. Glenwood, shaded by the giant cottonwood trees lining Whitewater Creek, also has a state fish hatchery that provides a public fishing pond, picnic area and loads of fun for youngsters. Glenwood is the gateway to Catwalk National Recreation Trail and Mogollon Ghost Town. Alma was the last stop for Butch Cassidy’s 1890s Outlaw Trail and touts the nearby tomb of Sgt. James Cooney, a gold and silver miner scalped by Apaches. A combination general store/café with the greatest pastries ever can provide supplies needed for exploring Mineral Creek that supports trout fishing where it exits the mountains.


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Mogollon Ghost Town TWO UNIQUE AT A ATTRACTIONS TRACTIONS ARE WITHIN A SHORT DRIVE INTO THE MOUNTAINS FROM GLENWOOD AND ALMA. In 1893, a pipe and catwalk were bolted to the shear, narrow walls of lower Whitewater Canyon to carry water to a mill and the town of Graham at the canyon’s outlet. Today, the U.S. Forest Service maintains Catwalk National Recreation Trail a picnic area and metal catwalk leading to a trail that climbs deep into the Gila Wilderness. A narrow paved road winds up into the mountains to Mogollon, an 1876 gold and silver mining boomtown. Remains of mining operations, the company store, theater, church and a few die-hard residents occupy the picturesque canyon. A private museum and seasonal businesses provide a glimpse of the once-bustling town. Due to recent flood damage to both locations, be sure to check with the Glenwood Ranger District office – 575-539-2481 or local Glenwood and Alma businesses for current status.


Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark By Dutch Salmon NAMED FOR GENERAL GEORGE D. BAYARD, AN EARLYDAY CAVALRY OFFICER AND INDIAN FIGHTER, FORT Bayard National Historic Landmark was activated in 1867 and played a major role in the Apache wars. Abandoned as a cavalry post in 1900, it was converted into an army medical facility and later into a state hospital. Recently, a state-of-the-art nursing home with a VA wing was opened just off the historic grounds. Many of the buildings are being preserved and there is an active national cemetery. Activities include Fort Bayard Days in September. Many of the outlying buildings and original officers’ residences are being preserved for history. For the recreationist, Fort Bayard is attached to the Fort Bayard Game Refuge. A refuge for elk, there are thousands of acres of pine-studded uplands open to hikers and equestrians (no motorized vehicles), where active outdoor types may follow the trails used by the cavalry over 100 years ago. Find Indian petroglyphs, old homesteads and the State’s largest alligator juniper, and all just 10 miles east of Silver City.


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11745 Hwy. 180 E. Silver City, NM 88061

575.388.4101 888.388.4101


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Santa Rita Mine Observation Point THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO SPANS THE ERAS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES THROUGH SPANISH, Mexican and Anglo activities to the harnessing of modern mining, ranching and building technologies. Mining has no doubt had the greatest impact on local livelihoods. Mining operations began in the early 1800s and continue over 200 years later. Recovery has evolved from the hand picking of native copper to the solvent extraction and electrolytic processing of low-grade ores. The Santa Rita open pit copper mine is an enormous excavation next to NM152 between Silver City and the Mimbres Valley. The mine overlook is a major attraction along the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. Prior to the nineteenth century, Indians in the area utilized native copper findings to fashion ornaments and arrow points. In the early 1800s, underground mining operations were initiated to supply the Mexican mint with copper. Open pit operations began around 1910 as large earth-moving capabilities became feasible. Today, large equipment can be seen maneuvering across the stepped benches of the mine.


Hillsboro THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF HILLSBORO AT THE JUNCTION OF NM152 AND NM27 WAS FOUNDED IN 1877 by two prospectors who discovered gold along a nearby creek. The population grew to about 1200 by 1907, but only about 225 remain today. The post office opened in 1879 and despite periods of fierce Indian attacks, has never closed. The village served as county seat for 54 years. Today the peaceful community, shaded by huge cottonwood trees, supports several shops and a handful of artist residents. The walls of the old courthouse still stand. Located in the eastern foothills of the Black Range and on the southern segment of the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway, Hillsboro is a cool getaway for residents of the Rio Grande Valley and an exciting excursion for Grant County travelers. Hillsboro attracts visitors from across the region during its annual apple festival in the early fall.


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Mimbres Valley

photo by Mary-Catherine Meek

THE HISTORIC AND SCENIC FARMING VALLEY OF THE MIMBRES RIVER IS ACCESSED BY NM35 AND NM61 from City of Rocks State Park to the Continental Divide near Lake Roberts. The valley was inhabited by the ancient Mimbres Culture that produced the pottery on display at Western New Mexico University Museum. Today, the valley supports a growing population around the communities of Mimbres and San Lorenzo, while early farming families who first settled the area continue to tend their fields and orchards. Mission churches built in the late 1800’s at San Lorenzo, San Juan and Faywood contribute to the natural beauty of the region, and Bear Canyon Lake offers anglers an isolated fishing hole. The Trail of the Mountain Sprits National Scenic Byway makes a dramatic entry to the Mimbres Valley on NM152 and then cuts upward through the valley toward Lake Roberts and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.


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Black Range

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OPEN Tuesday through Saturday 7 AM till noon CLOSED Sunday & Monday 246


City of Rocks State Park LOCATED JUST 34 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, THE CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A fun-filled day trip or picnic with the entire family. The park features giant monoliths that were formed from the eruption of an ancient volcano and eroded by the wind over an extended period of time. These huge, unusually shaped boulders are perfect for sightseeing or climbing. For some, the park resembles a medieval village; for others it is a collection of misshapen, albeit benign, giants. Essentially, it is a flat-lying sheet of reddish lava jointed along vertical rather than horizontal planes creating the likeness of a city with streets and buildings. There are formations which readily suggest 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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photo by Mary Galbraith

DEMING HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE ITS BEGINNINGS AS A ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE RAILROAD TOWN IN the old west. Situated 33 miles north of Mexico beneath the majestic Florida Mountains, 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, live music venues, a year-round golf course and a host of first-class restaurants. The Deming Luna Mimbres Museum has been called “the Smithsonian of the Southwest”. Ancient cultures are well represented in displays of unique collections of ancient pottery, geodes and old west memorabilia. Its transit system provides convenient travel around town and connections to Lordsburg and Silver City. Deming hosts many community events and special occasions, such as the famous annual Deming Duck Races and Deming Onion Festival. Straddling Interstate 10, it is a natural rest stop between El Paso, Texas and Tucson, Arizona, and a jumping-off point for Rockhound, Pancho Villa and City of Rocks state parks.


photo by Mary Galbraith


One of the Largest Mimbres Pottery Exhibits Gem & Mineral • Ranch & Farm • Doll Room Military Room China & Glassware Main Street • Gift Shop

Monday - Saturday. 9 - 4

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411 Cody Road

Deming, NM 88030

575.544.9991 1.844.808.7929 Fax: 575.544.4147

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Rockhound State Park ALMOST ANY DRY-LAND ACTIVITY THAT OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS PREFER IS LIKELY TO BE FOUND IN abundance at New Mexico’s Rockhound State Park. Hiking and picnicking: of course. Birding and wildlife observation: a prime spot. Astronomy: the skies are among the ‘darkest’ – that means the best – in the country, and the park hosts National Public Observatory ‘Star Party’ events each year. Desert botany: thanks to the Friends of Rockhound State Park, founded by late master gardener Jim Brady and his wife MaryKay, visitors can learn about growing drought-hardy plants in our fragile ecosystem, and encouraging habitation by small wildlife such as hummingbirds and butterflies. So far, nothing has been said about rocks. Rockhound State Park is also a mineral collector’s paradise, where almost every visitor is encouraged to dig and carry away up to 15 pounds of minerals including gray perlite, thundereggs, geodes, jasper, onyx, agate, crystalline rhyolite, Apache tears (obsidian), and quartz crystals. Dealers are excluded.


Pancho Villa State Park ON MARCH 9, 1916, THE SMALL BORDER TOWN AND MILITARY CAMP AT COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO, WOKE to an armed invasion by soldiers of revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa. A punitive force led by American General “Black Jack” Pershing pursued the rebels 400 miles into Mexico without success. Pancho Villa State Park is located on the site of Camp Furlong that served as the base of operations for General Pershing. The park includes the first site of an operational military airstrip, represents the first time an aircraft had been used in a military operation, the first use of mechanized trucks by United States troops, and the last true cavalry operation by American troops. The new museum and interpretive center includes era military vehicles and a replica of the Jenny airplane that was utilized. There are 61 modern and spacious RV and campsites, a botanical garden and an interpretive walking tour.


Palomas, Mexico


photo by Mary-Catherine Meek

THE VIBRANT VILLAGE OF PALOMAS, LOCATED ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER, IS A favorite spot for purchasing Mexican home décor, curios or just having lunch and a Margarita. Forty miles south of Deming and just south of Columbus, the community hosts modern dental facilities, prescription drug stores and same-day prescription eye glass services. Palomas is also the Mexican entry point for visiting ancient ruins of the Casas Grandes culture and the intriguing modern-day potters of Mata Ortiz. The famous “Pink Store” carries souvenirs and quality handpicked art and décor from top sources throughout Mexico. Authentic Mexican food in the restaurant is a huge draw, utilizing delicious white cheese made by the nearby Mennonite community. For shopping in Palomas, everything is located within easy walking distance from the American side. You must, however, have a current passport or other WHTI-compliant document to reenter the United States. Call ahead for automobile requirements.






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


Hatch CLAIMING TO BE THE CHILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, THERE IS AT LEAST NO DOUBT THAT HATCH SETS THE standard for green chile. From Taos to El Paso, roadside vendors advertise only Hatch chile, and the hotter, the better. Hatch certainly comes to life Labor Day weekend with its renowned Chile Festival. Vendors, music and other entertainment, art, cook offs, and lots of fresh and roasted chile set the stage for a weekend of excitement and sizzling tongues. Roasted corn on the cob is another favorite, but nothing rivals the chile. Chile ristras hang from every porch and drying chile covers the roofs of markets. Located at the crossroads of state highways 26, 185, 187, interstate 25 and the Rio Grande, there is no lack of visitors. Year-round chile shops, antique and unusual gift shops as well as restaurants and a small museum keep pace with the traffic.


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






Gila Regional Medical Center GRANT COUNTY’S GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (GRMC) PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF emergency, medical, diagnostic and surgical services for residents of a large portion of southwest New Mexico and Southeast Arizona. From its humble beginnings in 1884 as the culmination of a sewing club’s efforts to bring quality health care to the area, Ladies Hospital was established and evolved over the years into today’s 68-bed accredited and Medicare certified hospital. It is home to the Cancer Center and the Surgical Center of the Southwest. Care at GRMC includes a behavioral health unit, a preventive cardiologist, an interventional pain specialist and a fully equipped wellness center. It is linked to the New Mexico Cancer Center system with Physician Specialists making regularly scheduled visits to their Cancer Center. Important to both patients and employees is GRMC’s patient-centered approach to healthcare. Everything is focused on providing a more positive healing environment with homelike rooms, patient access to their electronic health records and a patient liaison. Gila Regional Medical Center is committed to building the best rural hospital to work, receive care and practice medicine in the country.



Health Care

photos courtesy Gila Regional Medical Center

THE ECLECTIC COMMUNITY OF SILVER CITY AND ITS LOCATION ON THE EDGE OF THREE MILLION ACRES OF national forest has been a draw for highly qualified medical personnel, who in turn have contributed to the establishment of state-of-the-art medical facilities. Local access to all levels of care has eliminated hours of travel to congested cities and provides the small-town advantage of friendliness and truly caring personnel. The county-owned, not-for-profit, Gila Regional Medical Center is the anchor for area clinics and caregivers that together provide a full array of quality medical services normally found only in larger communities. Maintaining a close relationship with the Medical Center are independent facilities and specialists that focus on family health, women’s health, dentistry, pediatric and adolescent care, sports injuries and alternative medicines. The medical field is a major source of employment opportunity for the area and is bolstered by Western New Mexico University’s School of Nursing.

Complete Obstetrics and Gynecology Care for women of all ages. Medicare, Medicaid and Most Insurance Accepted. We Have a Sliding Fee Scale. Friendly Bilingual Staff. Accepting New Patients.

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1618 East Pine Street Silver City, NM 88061 254





photos courtesy Gila Regional Medical Center

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Index of Advertisers Art Gallery/Artists Azurite Gallery 7 Finn’s Gallery 260 Lois Duffy Studio 55 Molly Ramolla Gallery 181 Original Prints & Drawings 109 Seedboat Center for the Arts 82 Soul River Studio 259 Tree Spirit Gallery 270 Victoria Chick - Cow Trail Art Studio 109 Victoria J. West 123 Auto Lube & Car Wash Thunder Lube & Car Wash 263 Building Supplies/ Wooden Sheds Structure Metal Roofing


Chamber of Commerce Deming Luna County Chamber of Commerce 253 Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce 159 Contractors & Builders J & S Plumbing & Heating 46 Tres Amigos Enterprises 102 CPA’s Stone McGee & Co. CPA’s Laws & Co., LLC

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Eco / Natural Products Super Salve Co. 94


Entertainment Mimbres Region Arts Council 62


General Store / Food Co-op Silver City Food Co-op 144 S17


Home Products / Services Manzanita Ridge 57 S24 Syzygy Tileworks 95 S24 Windows, Etc. 116 S19 Insurance Farm Bureau Financial Services


Investments / Financial Enriquez Wealth Management of Raymond James 47 Lodging Bear Creek Motel & Cabins Bear Mountain Lodge Casitas de Gila Guesthouses Holiday Inn Express Whitewater Motel Medical Angelwings Home Care Cassie Health Center for Women Gila Cardiology Gila Family Medicine Gila Interventional Pain Management

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Museum Deming Luna Mimbres Museum Silver City Museum Store WNMU Museum

251 86 242

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News Service CATS - Community Access Television of Silver City





Organization American Legion 191 Silver City MainStreet Project 85 Walk For The Heroes 61

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Palomas, Mexico American Dental Care Farmacia Express The Pink Store

268 267 234

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Pet Care Mis Amigos Pet Care Center 248


Office Supplies Western Stationers and Office Supply



Real Estate, Developments Property Management 257 S9 Better Homes & Gardens United Country Mimbres Real Estate 106 S19 Restaurant / Bakery / Coffee Grinder Mill 265 S21 Javalina Coffee House 1 S15 Living Harvest Bakery 246 S45 Market Cafe 144 S17 Millie’s Bake House 212 S17 Three Questions Coffee House 246 S45 Yoya’s Restaurant & Bar 263 S2 Retail Bayard Mercantile Blackwell’s Antiques & Gifts Dandelion Wish Furniture Gallery, Inc. Gila Hike & Bike Hang “EM” High Hester House Candy & Gifts Silver City Floral Co. The Marketplace Town & Country Garden Club Thrift Shop Yada Yada Yarn RV Park Manzano’s RV Park

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Salons/Barber Shops City Cuts Barbershop 3 Infinity Hair & Nail Salon 2 Mirror Mirage 63 The Rage Hairstudio 8 Rose’s Place 5

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Shipping & Mailing 108 The UPS Store


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Developmental Disabilities Life Quest New Mexico 166 S57

Grocery & Meat Markets Yoya’s Market 263

Gila Regional Medical Center Gila Surgical Services

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