Trapping Meeting – NM Dept. of Game and Fish

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The NM Department of Game and Fish is again reviewing its trapping policies. This comes around every two years. Meetings are being held around the state to gather input. Rick Winslow who is the large carnivore program coordinator will be present at these meetings and while the verbal discussion will be limited to large carnivores, he will be accepting written comments on trapping.
The Silver City meeting will be Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 pm, at the Forest Service Supervisor’s office located at 3005 Camino del Bosque.  If you’d like to go and just put your written comments about trapping in Mr. Winslow’s hand, that would be a wonderful gesture.

El Refugio Benefit Concert

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On Saturday, February 25, starting at 8:00 PM The Mudcats will be playing a dance concert to benefit El Refugio, Incorporated, a domestic violence shelter serving southwestern New Mexico. Music begins at 8:00 p.m. A $10 donation is requested at the door, 100 percent of which will go to El Refugio. The venue will be smoke-free.
The Mudcats are a mostly blues-oriented band that plays different styles of blues – Chicago, Cajun, Texas, and more. Sound reinforcement is being donated by Barefoot Studios of Arenas Valley. The Buffalo Bar is donating the use of their dance hall.
“El Refugio provides a valuable service to southwest New Mexico, and this dance offers a wonderful opportunity for the community to support the agency’s efforts,” said El Refugio board President Fred Fox, M.D. “We are thankful to The Mudcats and Barefoot Studios for donating their time, skill, and music to our organization, and to the Buffalo Bar for donating the use of their dance facility.”
El Refugio is a nonprofit agency serving southwest New Mexico by providing comprehensive prevention and intervention services to persons affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The mission of El Refugio is to eradicate abuse and empower abusers and victims to heal. The agency’s services include counseling, shelter, advocacy, and legal aid for persons dealing with family violence. For additional information about El Refugio’s services and programs, call 505-538-2125 or 1-888-538-2125.
For more info contact:
Maria Morales-Loebl
505.538.2125

elrefugio@signalpeak.net

Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

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The Recycling Advisory Committee will meet at 4:45 PM on Thursday Feb. 23 in the downstairs meeting room of the Silver City Annex building at 1203 N. Hudson Street across from Food Basket. The meetings are open to everyone interested in recycling.
The meeting will be focused on developing educational and informational materials about recycling in Silver City as well as a promotional plan to increase recycling rates. We will work with Southwest Solid Waste Authority on the following specific topics:
Develop a brochure with information about recycling to provide to all residents
Mount a PR campaign to increase the recycling participation rate
Publish the participation and diversion rate of recycled materials
Devise a contest to paint murals on the recycling containers and trucks
Terry Timme
534-4389

Silver City Candidate Forums

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On Wednesday, February 22, 7 pm at the County Admin Bldg on Hwy 180 candidates for Silver City municipal Offices will be heard.

Local press people will moderate the discussion, and questions will be taken from the audience. The elections are non-partisan, so party affiliation is not an issue in any of these races. The Grant County Democratic Party is sponsoring these forums as a service to the community.

Living With the Consequences: A Nicaragua Photo/Testimony Project

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Paul Dix and Pam Fitzpatrick share the histories of 20 of these Nicaraguans through a one hour slide and testimony presentation.

For more than a century the US has intervened in the political, economic, and social policies of Nicaragua. In the 1980’s the US supported a proxy army in Nicaragua, the “contras,” with the objective of coercing the civilian population to oust the Sandinista government. During those years Paul Dix and Pam Fitzpatrick both worked to change US policy in Nicaragua; Paul as a photographer in Nicaragua from 1985 to 1990 and Pam as director of the North Pacific office of Witness for Peace from 1985 to 1993.

During the past three years Paul and Pam twice returned to Nicaragua for a total of 13 months to search the country for some of the people Paul had photographed in the 1980’s and to document the physical and psychological scars that victims of the contra war must continue to endure in their daily lives. With uncanny luck and the gracious help of many Nicaraguans, they succeeded in locating the majority of individuals that they hoped to find.

Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 PM at the WNMU Global Resource Center
Free Admission – Donations Appreciated

Mining District Candidate Forums

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Wednesday night, Februrary 21, the candidates for offices in Bayard, Santa Clara and Hurley will participate in a public forum beginning at 6 pm at the Bayard Community Center.

Local press people will moderate the discussion, and questions will be taken from the audience. The elections are non-partisan, so party affiliation is not an issue in any of these races. The Grant County Democratic Party is sponsoring these forums as a service to the community.