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The New Mexico Soil and Water Commission has awarded a $285,000 grant to the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District for protecting private property and farmland located at the mouth of Bear Creek. The purpose is to prevent floodwaters spilling over the banks of the creek that is a threat to people, homes, infrastructure and farmland in the Gila Valley. According to a release, the project will reconstruct berms, build sections of filter prevent fence and allow the planting of native trees and shrubs along the steam banks.
Local historian, Terry Humble, is presenting a program titled, “Considering the Empire Zinc Mine Strike and the Role of Labor Unions” tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. in the Silco Theater located in Downtown Silver City. The presentation is the latest in a series of programs from the Silver City Museum called “Rights, Responsibilities, and Raucous Justice: Exploring our Systems of Government.” In addition, the speaker, Terry Humble, “attended grade school in Santa Rita and high school in Bayard. After graduation in 1959, he joined the U.S. Navy and spent four years as a jet mechanic, learning skills he used upon his return to civilian life. He then became employed at the Santa Rita Mine in 1967, first working as an underground hard-rock miner, then as a heavy equipment mechanic in the open pit at Santa Rita and in Peru for a total of 38 years. He retired in 2001.”
Tomorrow, the Guadalupe Montessori School is holding their second annual Fall Festival from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Admission is free to the public. The school serves children from 18 month thorough 12 years of age and has been a part of the local community for more than 40 years. The school is located at 1731 Alabama Street in Silver City. More details are available at https://guadalupemontessori.org/