The New Mexico History Conference is happening in Silver City March 30th through April 1st at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center.  This is a major event and group to be coming to our area. The New Mexico History Conference is the signature event of the Historical Society of New Mexico and has taken place in locations all over New Mexico since the 1970s. For the very first time, the 2023 conference is here in Silver City. There is a great line-up of presentations and activities that explore the events, cultures, stories, and perspectives that add to the mosaic of New Mexico history, from the earliest inhabitants to the recent past. To learn more and to register, go to the Historical Society of New Mexico’s website

As part of the History Conference and in collaboration with Western New Mexico University, former U.S. Senator, Jeff Bingaman, will give a talk titled, “The Breakdown in Congressional Governing Norms, and Impediments to Serving the Public Interest.” The presentation is based on his book Breakdown: Lessons for a Congress in Crisis, published in 2022, and is sponsored by Western New Mexico University in conjunction with the 2023 New Mexico History Conference. This event will be held March 31st from 6 to 8 pm at the Global Resource Center at WNMU. It is free and open to the public. 

The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One is advising motorists, starting tomorrow, March 28th,  that drivers in Silver City can expect lane closure delays for both eastbound and westbound lanes on US Highway 180 starting at 32nd street, milepost 115, to east of Hurley, milepost 128.  They will be fog sealing the highway with an expected time to completion to be two weeks.

The Willow Fire prescribed burn started today. Ignition will continue through the week and is anticipated to encompass 3400 acres in the Burro Mountains south of the Flying A subdivision and west of the Burro Mountain Homestead. Firefighters and other resources from across the Gila combined with additional support from the Lincoln National Forest are on scene. Weather and other prescriptive factors will determine how long the ignition phase takes. Smoke may be visible for several days following the ignition phase as interior fuels continue to consume.

Street Food Institute invites you to their culinary event. SFI is a non-profit organization of food service and business professionals dedicated to shaping a healthy, sustainable, and creative food future across New Mexico. The Street Food Institute will be providing you with everything you need to know about growing and starting a successful small food business. There will be hands-on training with SFI’s experienced chefs, presentations by an environmental health inspector and fire marshal, and access to networking opportunities. For more information and to register, please contact Chef Julian Griego at (505) 504-1018. The deadline is TODAY, March 27th.