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The Village of Santa Clara celebrated their 150th Birthday last Saturday that featured over 30 food and craft vendors, kid’s games, bands, WNMU’s Mariachi La Plata, and performances from the Chiricahua Apache. It is estimated up to 300 people attended the event that was sponsored by the Village of Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Neighborhood Watch, and the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society.

The Silver City/Southwest New Mexico Branch of the American Association of University Women is holding a planning meeting for our 27th Expanding Your Horizons conference to be held Feb 23rd on the WNMU Campus. This is a conference for 5th – 8th grade girls in the four southwest counties of New Mexico. The girls will attend hands-on workshops lead by role model women in the STEM fields. A planning meeting has been scheduled this Thursday at the Silver City Public Library on from 12 noon to 2:00 P.M. The meeting open for any individuals that would like to be involved with the coordination of this important educational event. For more information contact Adrienne Dare at

Last week, a Silver City resident pleaded guilty to firearms charges as he appeared before a Federal Court in Las Cruces. Michael Scott Freeman, pleaded guilty to violating federal laws by unlawfully possessing a firearm. Allegedly, the firearms were stolen during a home burglary in Grant County in August of 2017. Freeman was indicted in August of this year and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm in Grant County. When sentenced, Freeman faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.

The Grant County Archaeology Society and volunteers from the Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation are planning a trip to the Mimbres Valley historical site this Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The schedule of activities includes a site tour, lecture about the Brannins Family, an oral history of Santiago McKinn and local battle sites, historical re-enactments, and a lecture on the Mimbres people their pottery. In addition, there are several children’s activities planned. The Mimbres Culture Heritage Site is located off Highway 35 between mile marker 3 and 4 on Sage Drive, in Mimbres. For more information, visit

Local roads and highways may be unexpectedly icy this evening, please be cautious and stay safe.