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The Grant County Fair is going on this weekend. If you haven’t yet, be sure to head out and check out the exhibits, animals, rodeos and other events the fair has to offer. Don’t forget about the Junior Livestock Sale to be held Saturday at 3 pm.
There will be an informational meeting on the Catwalk National Recreation Trail reconstruction project at the Glenwood Community Center Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Representatives from the design build team, comprised of Albuquerque Underground, Inc. (AUI) and Bohannan Huston, Inc. (BHI) will be present to provide a status update and construction schedule to meeting attendees. If you would like more information about this meeting, please contact the Glenwood Ranger District at 575-539-2481.
“Take Back the Rain: Silver City’s Urban Water Harvesting Movement,” a presentation by Stream Dynamics, Inc., will be held at the Silver City Museum on Saturday at noon. This presentation will include a discussion and virtual tour of current water harvesting features around downtown Silver City in celebration of the Gila River Festival.
Silver City MainStreet is working on obtaining funding for improvements to Main Street Plaza, the home of the Silver City Farmers Market. The most urgent need is for public restrooms and funding for the restrooms is a priority. The public restrooms are very much needed for the Farmers Market and for all visitors to the downtown. MainStreet is asking for comments from the public at a meeting on Tuesday, September 29 at 5:30 at the Silver City Visitor Center located at 201 N. Hudson Street. Please use the MainStreet entrance on the east side of the building. For additional information, contact Lucy Whitmarsh, Executive Director, Silver City MainStreet at 575-534-1700.
Recently, Pope Francis declared that dealing with climate change is our moral imperative. In an effort to discover what we may do, The International Youth and Climate Justice Day will be celebrated in Silver City on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, beginning at 1:30 at the Volunteer Center located at 501 E 13th St with youth activities, followed by events at the Silver City Office of Sustainability at 1106 Pope Street from 2:45 to 3:45 pm, with a reception in the Court Yard of Light Hall, WNMU campus at 4:00 pm, and educational sessions, videos, and senior official event beginning at5:00 pm.
Don’t forget to cast your daily vote for the Continental Divide Trail Construction. Log on to superiortrails.michelobultra.com to support new trail construction of the Continental Divide Trail in New Mexico and the Gila and Carson National Forests. The winning trail will receive a $25,000 grant, and New Mexico currently trails in second behind Florida.