Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Earlier today, the Mimbres Region Arts Council held a dedication for the latest Youth Mural Project. 25 students have been working for the last two weeks on a mural on the left wall of the restroom building at Penny Park. Dominoes provided pizza for the dedication, and sponsors for the Youth Mural Project included the Town of Silver City, Syzygy Tileworks, Prudential Silver City Properties, Morning Star, Finishing Touch, J & J Signs, and Leyba & Ingalls Arts, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts, and JoyGlobal.
There was a Gila National Forest Service Day at the Kingston-Emory Pass Trail to honor the three students who died in a plane crash in May. The service day was hosted by the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter in conjunction with the Forest Service, and was held today from 9 am to 5 pm at the Kingston and Emory Pass Trailheads.
The Grant County 4-H Club held a rodeo this past weekend at the Southwest Horseman’s Arena. Events included Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding and Saddle Bronc. Winners included Karter Bearup, Kenyon Bearup, Kacey Brown, Lacy Garner, K’Dayl Looney, Bailey Motes, and Meason Ybarra.
In other news, Silco Theatre renovations continue to be considered and planned. Lucy Whitmarsh, Main Street Board Chairperson, with the help of many, is working forward on plans, despite recent setbacks when the only bid for improvements came in higher than town councilors and the mayor would accept. A plan is now underway to scale back original plans. The theatre is still anticipated to seat 180 people when completed. Overall, the board is trying to return the theatre to look as close as possible to the way it did when it was last remolded in the 1940’s.
Congratulations is given to recent student scholarships presented by WNM Communications. The 2013-14 school year $500 scholarship recipients include: Aspen Bruton, Justine Romero, Marissa Ruiz, Joshua Lawless, Kevin Guerro, Krystyn Powell, Sarah Nowell, Micah Spurgeon, and Andres T. Gomez. Congratulations to these students.
This past Tuesday was the deadline for applications for Grant County Manager. There are now 12 applicants who have submitted their applications for this position. Commissioners plan to complete the review of applications by the end of next week, with interviews to follow and a final decision expected by July 22nd.