Here’s a look at some local news:
Silver City Mainstreet is decorating Downtown with the help of fundraising and a generous donation from the Town & Country Garden Club. All the street poles will be decorated in addition to a new Downtown Silver City Arch decoration that was installed by members of the Town of Silver City Fire Department. Mainstreet is also placing a wreath on the side of the Murray Ryan Visitors Center to welcome visitors and residents alike. Mainstreet has invited Downtown merchants to participate in a window decoration contest that will add even more of festive atmosphere to the area. On Saturday, November 24th, the 28th Annual Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade, themed “A Storybook Christmas” will take place at 7:00 P.M. and travel through the Downtown Silver City area.
The Grant County Art Guild is moving to Bullard Street in the former Hester House building. The guild has been showing its artwork at the historic Hearst Church in Pinos Altos for the past 50 years. The new location will be named the Grant County Art Guild Gallery and will be open to the public seven days a week.
Advanced Air, the EAS replacement for Boutique Airways, met with the public at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center, to share information and answer questions about air service from the Grant County airport. Company President, Levi Stockton, shared the history of Advanced Air as a private charter and corporate shuttle service in addition to information about the government subsidized Essential Air Service that benefits rural communities around the country. Advanced Air will be flying a twin-engine King Air 350 and will offer flights to and from Albuquerque and Phoenix starting on January 6th.
Recipients of the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico’s Dr. Robert Palmer Fund, were honored and received a total of $60,000 to assist in bringing needed resources to the Deming area. The original fund was created through a $1 million transformational estate gift from Dr. Robert Palmer with 75 percent of the fund targeted for awarding grants and student scholarships in Luna County. The find provides support in areas that include health and wellness, education, animal services, capital projects and seed funding. The 2018 fund recipients are as follows: Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region for the Luna County Mentor Expansion project; Casa Esperanza for the Family Care Team Program; Deming Silver Linings for the Day Shelter Resource Center; The Early Childhood Coalition of Luna County for the All Inclusive Playground at Voiers’ “Pit” Park; Explora Science Center for Community Science in Luna County Program; The Gila Reading Council of the Children’s Reading Foundation of Luna County for the Literacy Showcase of Luna County; Imagination Library of Luna County-Deming Rotary Club for the Book Gifting Program; Luna County Historical Society for accessibility upgrades for the Ranch Bar building; and the Southwest Center for Health Innovation for the Deming Health Career Academy.