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Area AttractionsRestaurantsMuseumsShoppingGalleriesSalonsand more!The Communities of:Silver CityCliff/GilaGlenwoodDemingLordsburgThe Guide to Southwest New MexicoCourtesy of Area Merchants and Zia Publishing Corp. SUMMER/FALL 2011C2 THE SOURCE 11 Comfortable Guestroomswith Private Baths Art from Blue Dome Gallery throughout Complimentary, Handcrafted Breakfast Jacuzzi Tubs in Select Guest Rooms Free Wi-Fi, Proud to be TV-Free 4 miles of On-site Walking Trails Some Rooms are Dog-Friendly Smoke-Free Environment Cell Phone Coverage575.538.2538 877.620.BEARinfo@bearmountainlodge.comP.O. Box 1163 Silver City, NM 8806260 Bear Mountain Ranch Roadwww.BearMountainLodge.com1 84Visit our website for room descriptions, reservationsand a calendar of events. Available for special events, weddings, con-ferences and family reunions.Open weekendsfor brunch from 11-3, weekday luncheon by reservation.Visit our website for holiday mealand brunch information.Caf Oso AzulBlue Dome GalleryContemporary Art & Fine Craft Our painters, sculptors, jewelers,furniture makers, glass artists & pottersare known for their excellent crafts-manship and unique style. 9-5 DailyTHE SOURCE 1www.ziapublishing.comHISTORY OF THE SILVER CITY AREA SPANS THE ERASFROM THE ANCIENT MOGOLLON CULTURES TO THE peo-ple of todays technology age. The Gila Cliff Dwellings NationalMonument and visitor center are perhaps the strong-est at-traction in the area, providing a visual showcase of how theseancients lived. The Mimbres River Valley, though once inhab-ited by pithouse dwellers is now a scene of orchards, hay fields,cattle and horses. The pride of large-scale mining operations isthe Chino open pit copper mine on NM 152.The 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest provides many ofthe reasons for both visiting the area and for making a com-mitment to live here. Lakes in the immediate region includeLake Roberts and Bear Canyon, Bill Evans and Snow Lakes.Additional attractions include the Catwalk National RecreationTrail and the scenic gold mining ghost town of Mogollon, bothnear Glenwood, and City of Rocks State Park between SilverCity and Deming.Area Attractions652 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comHoliday Inn Express in beautiful SilverCity is your ticket to a Southwest adventure. Let our friendly staff aid you inexploring the attractions of Silver City,Grant County and the Gila National Forest from a convenient home base. Fully Equipped CardioWork-Out Room Spa Facilities FREE Express Start Breakfast Barwith new hot options FREE Wireless Broadband Internetin every roomLocated just off US Highway 180 Eastnext to Wendys1103 Superior StreetSilver City NM 88061575.538.25251-800-HOLIDAYwww.hiexpress.comCONVENIENCE & COMFORTCombined with Premium Amenities4 4Lynne SchultzPh. (575) 388-1967Fax (575) 388-1623www.eaglemail.apachego.comeaglemail@apachego.comUPS FedEx US Mail Private MailboxesRemailing Packing Fax CopiesNotary Money Orders Western Union2311 Ranch Club RoadSilver City, NM 88061Eagle MailServicesA Mail & Parcel Center188THE SOURCE 3www.ziapublishing.comQUICKFACTSNew Mexico FactsStatehood: Jan. 6, 1912Capital: Santa FeFlag: Red Zia on goldBallad: Land of EnchantmentSongs: Oh, Fair New Mexicoand Asi Es Nuevo MexicoMotto:CrescitEundo(It Grows As It Goes)Poem: A Nuevo MexicoCookie: BiscochitoGem: TurquoiseBird: Roadrunner (Chapar-ral)Flower: YuccaTree: PionAnimal: Black BearFish: Rio Grande CutthroatTroutSilver City - GrantCounty ProfilePOPULATION: (2004) est.City: 12,500County: 30,000HOUSING: (2004) est.TOTAL HOUSEHOLDSCity: 4,700 (500 unoccupied)COUNTY: 14,000GOVERNMENT:Firefighters: 23 full timeCity Police: 30State Police: 12 (10 offi-cers, 2 sergeants)County Sheriff: 32 OfficersTAXES:Gross Receipts: 7.25% (2007) City: $3,009,860City Retail: $214,463,457Per Capita Income:$17,409Property: 17,397 Mills(Residential)15,680 Mills (Non-Residen-tial)Major EventsRed Paint PowWow Chocolate Fantasia Tour of the Gila Silver City Blues Festival Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Fourth of July CelebrationPicamania Weekend at the GalleriesLighted Christmas Parade Area MuseumsMUSEUMS: 3Silver City Museum wasfounded in 1967. A restoredMansard/Italianate homebuilt by H.B. Ailman with20,000 objects relating tothe peoples and history ofsouthwest New Mexico.Admission is free.WNMU Museum cele-brated its 30th AnniversaryNovember 6, 2004. Homeof Pottery and Artifacts ofPrehistoric South-westernCultures. Available for view-ing are historic photographsof Silver City and surround-ing areas. Admission isfree.Pinos Altos Historical Mu-seum: Circa 1860s-housedin a log cabin that onceserved as the 1st schoolhouse in Grant County.Houses a great collection ofmining artifacts and historicmemorabilia. Admission isfree.Parks & MonumentsCity of Rocks State ParkGila Cliff Dwellings National MonumentThe Catwalk NationalRecreation Trail.(Glenwood)Ghost TownsMogollon: 75 miles NEUS180 Shakespeare: 46 miles SENM90Steins: 63 miles SENM90/I-10Health CareMEDICALGila Regional Medical Cen-ter: 68 Beds, 43 Physicians Optometrists: 2Dentists: 12Clinics: 5Chiropractors: 9Fort Bayard Medical Cen-ter: Long term care facilitywith 4 Physicians offeringservices in Physical, Occu-pational and Speech Thera-pies, Geriatric care andChemical Dependency unit.Pharmacies: 5Acupuncturists: 2Historic SitesSILVER CITY HISTORIC BUSINESS DISTRICTH. B. Ailman House built in1881 houses the Silver CityMuseum.Bell Block constructed in1897 and 1906 originallyhoused a saloon wherestraight drinks were sold for12.5 centsMeredith & Ailman Bankbuilt in 1882 was renamedthe Palace Hotel in 1900.Silver City National Bankbuilt in 1923, presently usedas City Hall.O.S. Warren House built in1885, is the only building onMain Street to survive thefloods at the turn of thecentury.Mrs. O.S. Warren buildingbuilt in 1900 was the formerColbys Sporting Goods.El Sol Theatre building was built in 1934 to show Span-ish-language films.W. H. White house built in1901 was built of brick inthe Hipped Box style forone of Silver Citys first den-tists.Dr. W. H. White dental of-fice built in 1887.Isaac N. Cohen House builtin 1882 has the only remain-ing example of double-hungpocket shutters.Big Ditch Park was SilverCitys Main Street beforethe turn of the centuryfloods transformed it intoan arroyo.Bennett Block on W. Yankiebuilt in 1882 of adobe con-struction with brick fa-cades.Max Schutz sample roomon N. Texas was built toprovide a meeting room fortraveling salesmen.Goodells Feed Store onYankie was built in 1905and 1911 and remained afarmers supply outlet untilthe late 1970s.Victorian Homes, this ar-chitectural era spans theperiod of roughly 1825-1900. There are 31 homesstill existing in the SilverCity area. Walking Tours (3) offeredby the Silver City Museum:Gospel Hill, La Capilla andBusiness District. Billy the Kid Cabin is lo-cated near the origin of hisreal home, this 1800s stylecabin was donated by RonHowards movie The Miss-ing.La Capilla Chapel Replica,built on a hill on the southside of Silver City. Thechapel was a local landmarkand was utilized in pilgrimages and festivals forOur Lady of Guadalupe. PINOS ALTOSFort Cobre Replica is 3/4scale replica of the SantaRita Del Cobre Fort (circa1804) which originally waslocated at the Santa Ritaopen pit copper mine eastof Silver City.Buckhorn Saloon & OperaHouse, circa 1860s Thisfine restaurant and saloonis authentically decoratedwith 1800s memorabiliaand photographs.Hearst Church. (circa1898) built by the Hearstnewspaper family and is thecurrent home to the GrantCounty Art Guild. The goldused in decorating theHearst Castle in Californiacame from the Hearst Minein Pinos Altos.FORT BAYARDBuffalo Soldiers: In 1866Congress authorized the or-ganization of four black regi-ments to help thepacification of the West.The Indians christenedthese men with their shortcurly hair the Buffalo Sol-diers, a name which theTenth Calvary proudly boreon its military crest.Fort Bayard National His-toric Landmark/ NationalCemetery. Established as aterritorial post dating backto 1863, the fort has servedas a military center of oper-ations, army and VA hospi-tal and continues today as aState Medical Center.66B Y C H O I C E H O T E L S4 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comSILVER CITY SPRANG TO LIFE DURING THE SUMMERof 1870. The discovery of silver brought thousands of miners, andmerchants followed in their footsteps. The town's founders decided Silver City would be built tolast. In 1880, an ordinance was passed requiring masonryconstruction for new buildings. This left behind solid commer-cial buildings, brick Victorian homes, and adobe structures.Devastating floods between 1890 and 1910 washed away theoriginal Main Street and all but one of its handsome brick build-ings. The stately Warren house is the sole survivor. What usedto be Main Street is now known as the Big Ditch.The Silver City Visitor Center and Big Ditch Park providegateways into Historic Downtown for visitors and residents. Sil-ver City MainStreet Project has provided comprehensive down-town revitalization services since 1985. This vibrantaward-winning district has over 200 entities including retail andservice businesses, art studios, government services, non-profits, churches, and schools. Its a treasure of a downtown!104Ethnic Beads, Antiques& JewelryEthnic Beads, Antiques& Jewelry311 BullardSilver City, NM575.956.8397311 BullardSilver City, NM575.956.8397HistoricDowntown Silver CityTHE SOURCE 388-2060103 S. Bullard St. Silver City, N.M. 88061-Steaks and Seafood- Dine-In Or Carry Out Childrens Menu48Located in the downtown historic district. Affordable Rates18 Rooms & Suites Continental Breakfast New Special Meeting & Event Room106 W. Broadway Silver City, NM 88061575-388-1811www.silvercitypalacehotel.comVisit Ol West Gallery & Mercantile next door.Celebrating 111 YearsReminiscent of a small hotelin the European Tradition.Reminiscent of a small hotelin the European Tradition.6899Special Orders Filled Weekly Cards & Gifts575.538.5324Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm Sat. 9am-4pm703 N. Bullard Silver City, NM 88061Fully Stocked Quilt ShopSewing Machine RepairLong Arm Quilting856 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comWHEN SILVER CITYS FOUNDING FATHERS CREATED THETOWN SITE IN THE LATTER 1800S, THEY LAID OUT THEgrid like those of many eastern cities with the streets run-ning due north, south, east and west. They did not realize thatthe new towns proximity to a north/south running slopewould encourage a natural disaster to occur.In 1895 and again in 1903, flash floodwaters roared downSilver Citys Main Street, gouging out a huge ditch with a bot-tom some 55 feet below the original street level. As rainscontinued to feed the creek in the years that followed, cot-tonwood trees grew, providing shade.The towns Main Street was gone, but every adversity car-ries with it the seed of an opportunity. Working together, localbusinesses, residents and civic organizations created a beau-tiful and unique downtown park.Big Ditch Park can be accessed via the footbridge at theSilver City Visitor Center parking lot.BigDitch ParkCall us for a consultation for all of yourPersonal Injury, Estate Planning, Probate,Family Law, and Real Estate needs.575 . 5 38 . 2925LDPLawF irm .com fax: 575.388.9228Email: David@LDPLawFirm.comOur office isconveniently located at 1311 North Grant Streetnext to the Penny Park in Silver City, New Mexico56Dav id M .Lo p ez Dan i e l B .D i etz e lCathryn L .Wal laceWi l l iam J .P erk in sTHE SOURCE 7www.ziapublishing.comLOCATED IN THE HISTORIC 1881 MANSARD/ITALIANATEHOME OF H.B. AILMAN, THE SILVER CITY MUSEUM ISone of 13 museums in New Mexico recognized by the Amer-ican Assn. of Museums. Founded in 1967, the museum is fo-cused on the regional history of Southwest New Mexico withover 20,000 related objects. Photo collections depict SilverCity from the 1870s and include a significant collection fromthe 1930s and 40s.Native American artifacts from the Mimbres, Mogollon andCasas Grandes peoples number over 500 pieces, and thereare exhibits from more recent Navajo and Apache groups. Ex-tensive mining exhibits, early Anglo and Hispanic settler cloth-ing, furnishings and even firearms are displayed. There is alsomemorabilia from native son Harrison Jack Schmitt, former as-tronaut and U.S. Senator.It is open every day except Monday, and is located at 312West Broadway. The Museum Store features books and giftsdepicting or influenced by local history and cultures.Silver CityMuseumExcellent Collectionof SouthwestBooks & FineRegional GiftsTues.Fri. 9-4:30Sat.Sun. 10-4Closed Monday.312 West 868 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comArea EventsChoice Selection of Mattresses to Choose From All Wood Bedroom FurnitureLinens & Accessories Adjustable Beds Headboards Choice Selection of Mattresses to Choose From All Wood Bedroom FurnitureLinens & Accessories Adjustable Beds Headboards Serving New Mexico for Over 13 Years.Serving New Mexico for Over 13 Years.Tuesday- Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pmTuesday- Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pmMade in the USAMade in the USA388-55551103 N. Hudson St.388-55551103 N. Hudson St.193July23 Big Ditch Day and San VicenteWetlands Festival. 9am-3pm.Music, educational tours, work-shops, Farmers Market, vendors,historical re-enactors and conserva-tion demonstrations. silvercitymain-street.comAugust19-20 Copper Country Cruizers Car Show.Vintage vehicles of all kinds. GoughPark, Silver City. 575-388-346819 MRAC Members Show. MRACGallery. 575-538-250520 Fort Bayard's 145th Birthday Cele-bration. 575-388-4477Groove Session. Funk, Rock & Soul.Buckhorn Opera House. Local OpenerMelanie Zipin & Good Company. 575-538-9911September2 Taste of Downtown Silver City.575-534-1700.3-5 The 28th Annual Gem & MineralShow. Museum quality mineralspecimens, jewelry, and arts craftedfrom rock and gems as well as"rough" stones. Grant County Busi-ness and Conference Center. 575-534-0006 9-10 Picmania!. Returning in 2011! TheSavoy Family Cajun Band, SpringCreek, The Squashblossom Boys,The Dylan Charles Band, BayouSeco, Baxtalo Beng. Gough Park.575-538-250515-18 7th Annual Gila River Festival.Keynote address by National Geo-graphic Society's Sandra Postel, lec-tures, birding and nature field trips,family activities, kayak trips andmore. Silver City and Gila NationalForest. 575-538-807816-17 Fort Bayard Days. Experience FortBayards Military, Medical, and Cul-tural History of Southwest NewMexico - Living history centers toexplore for all ages! 575-388-447717-18 Red Dot Studio Tour. A free, self-guided weekend tour of artists' stu-dios, providing an up-close andpersonal look into the unique cre-ative process of Silver City and sur-rounding area Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival. Aday long hoe down, is planned withfarmers market, storytellers, musi-cians and craftspeople. SanLorenzo Elementary School, just offof NM Highway 152. 28-Oct. 2 Grant County Fair. Outstand-ing animal and craft exhibits fromschools and civic groups across theCounty. Cliff, NM 388-4223October1 Pinos Altos 14th Ann. October Fi-esta. Fine Food, Live Music,Crafters, Raffles, & Fun Activities forChildren. Pinos Altos Main Street.575-574-83947-10 15th Ann. Weekend at the Gal-leries. Current works by regionalartists in more than 20 galleries inhistoric downtown Silver City andnearby areas. 575-538-2505.www.mimbresarts.org15 Chris Burton Jcome Flamenco En-semble. A magical collaborationcommanded by the guitar wizardryof Chris Burton Jcome and en-hanced by a vocalist, three flamencodancers, a bassist and a percussion-ist. WNMU Fine Arts Center The-atre. 575-538-5862November7 Take Me Home-The Music of JohnDenver. John Denvers musiccomes to life through this ultimatetribute by Jim Curry and his band.WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.575-538-586211-12 Silver City Fiber Arts Festival. Fash-ion show, Festival Store and Demos,at the Grant County ConventionCenter. 575-313-963126 Annual Lighted Christmas Parade.7 pm. Historic Downtown Silver City.575-534-1700 silvercitymainstreet.comDecember15 Annual Victorian ChristmasEvening. 5-9pm An old-fashionedholiday celebration with musical en-tertainment, costumed characters,childrens stories, plum pudding, hotmulled cider, and other delights ofthe season. $3 donation Silver CityMuseum. 575-538-5921 info@sil-vercitymuseum.org26 Black Tie Holiday Benefit Ball.Historic Downtown Silver City. 575-538-2505www.mimbresarts.orgOngoing EventsFarmer's Market 8:30 am - noon, Satur-days through October. Main Street Plaza,Enter at 7th/Bullard. 575-534-1704The Morning Cup w/music Sunday morn-ings at Yankie Creek Coffee House.First Fridays Downtown Galleries andshops stay open late in historic downtownSilver City. Enjoy dinner, take an art walk,or explore our eclectic shops. Look for artopenings, special offers, family activities,and more. silvercitymainstreet.comWalking Tour of Historic Fort Bayard 9:30am on the SE corner of the ParadeGrounds. Saturdays May through Septem-ber Walking tours last about 2 hours andare free. 575-536-3161Silver City's Saturday Art Market 9 am - 2pm, Saturdays Apr. 23 through October 29.703 N Bullard St (across from the FarmersMarket). 575-313-6468.THE SOURCE 9www.ziapublishing.comAl Martinez, Head Pharmacist & OwnerCUP OF GRACE Christian Books & Gifts Free Gift Wrapping1308 SILVER HTS. BLVD. SILVER CITY, NM 88061 538-2115SILVER REXALLDRUGWe are Your Hometown Full Service Pharmacywhere Personalized Service is #1PHONE 388-1579Over 45 Years of Experience. Custom Prescription Compounding Blood Pressure & Glucose Testing Bio-Identical HormoneReplacement Therapy Hormone Saliva Tests Available FREE Delivery Within Silver CityMost Insurances Acceptedincluding Humana90ANNUAL SIGNATURE EVENTSPickamania! Our FREE music festival features folk, bluegrass,Americana & roots performers. September 9-11, 2011 15th Annual Weekend at the Galleries Attracting art lovers from far and wide to viewcurrent works by regional artists on display inover 20 galleries in Historic Downtown Silver Cityand nearby communities. October 7-10, 2011Artwalk and more in Historic Downtown Silver CityBlack Tie Holiday Benefit Ballin Historic Downtown Silver City.December, 2011Chocol ate Fantasia Sample delicious, gourmet chocolate confections inHistoric Downtown Silver City.February 11, 201262Hospitality Sponsors - Holiday Inn Express, Silver City & Copper Manor MotelMedia Sponsor - Q92.9FMVisit our website for ticket and membership Mimbres Region Arts Council1201 Pope Street Silver City, NM 575-538-2505Paid in part by Town of Silver City Lodgers tax.10 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comLa CapillaBy Joe BurgessLA CAPILLA, THE LITTLE CHAPEL ON A HILL OVERLOOK-ING SILVER CITY, PRESERVES A BIT OF THE ROUGH ANDtumble history of the areas early mining era. It provides oneof the best views of the community and offers a smidgeon ofexercise for young folks of all ages. The original adobechapel, dedicated in 1885 and taken down in 1914, was com-missioned by Hipolita and Beatriz Manquero, two sisters orig-inally from Chihuahua City, to house a statue of Our Lady ofGuadalupe. The underlying motivations for constructing thechapel are still discussed, but it none-the-less played a keyrole for local Catholics during the late 1800s.The replica, completed in 2004, now anchors the north endof a 23-acre heritage park being developed by the town ofSilver City and area civic groups. A number of features areplanned for the park, and the trails have joined the largerBoston Hill and Big Ditch systems.144THE SOURCE 11www.ziapublishing.comSt. Vincentde Paul Catholic Churchphoto by LeAnne KnudsenONE OF SILVER CITYS OLDEST LANDMARKS, SANVICENTE DE LA CIENEGA PARISH CHURCH WAScompleted in 1876 and consecrated by Father Ruellan, founderand pastor. Renovation of the building took place in 2005-2006under the guidance and care of Father Rod Nichols, presentspiritual leader.Actively committed to the Silver City community, parishministries include - the training of alter servers, marriage andannulment counseling, bible study groups, a bingo committeethat raises funds for the church, catechists who teach religiouseducation classes, Eucharistic Ministers who give communionduring liturgies, at hospitals, nursing homes and to thehomebound, a fiesta committee that plans the annual fiesta,funeral and ministry of condolence, Guadalupanas dedicated inservice to Our Lady of Guadalupe, jail ministry, musicians thatprovide music for liturgies, Order of Christian Initiation ofAdults, the assistance of needy families in the community anda scholarship committee that raises funds for qualified students.August 27&28, 2011Fun-Filled Weekend in Gough ParkFiesta Raffle Drawing on August 28NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN1st prize $3,000. cash2nd prize $2,000. cash3rd prize $1,000. cashPlus Many More GREAT PrizesLive Music Bingo GamesFood & Drink Vendors Arts & CraftsTrain Rides Dime TossFace PaintingCalf & Steer Dummy Roping 19712 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comWITHOUT THE ASPHALT ON ITS MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWNPINOS ALTOS LOOKS MUCH LIKE IT MIGHThave appeared nearly 150 years ago, when it was inhabitedby the likes of Judge Roy Bean. The towns amenities, how-ever, have greatly improved in the last century or so. They in-clude a museum, an ice cream parlor, dining establishmentsand an authentic western bar. Gold was first discovered in the area by Spanish and Mex-ican miners. Anglos rediscovered the metal in 1859/60, andfor a while the town was called Birchville after the first man tofind color. Nearly abandoned due to constant fights withthe Apaches, it was re-established in 1866 under its originalSpanish name.Pinos Altos is located along the Continental Divide, sixmiles north of Silver City on NM Highway 15.46Water HeatersHeating SystemsMobile Home Hook-UpsAir Conditioning SystemsWater, Gas & Sewer Lin esBathroom & Kitchen Remodeling2815 Pinos Altos Road P.O. Box 656 Silver City, NM 88062575-538-2973License #018637 Serving Silver City since 1981Bonded & InsuredHistoricPinos AltosTHE SOURCE 13www.ziapublishing.com575.388.4501888.388.4515Make reservations & view availability onlinewww.BearCreekCabins.comP.O. Box 53082 Pinos Altos, NM 88053 1 0198Drive Thru &Carry Out Coffee ShopStart your day off right with a refreshing Delite! Blended Coffees Coffees Iced Teas Kids Drinks Fruit Smoothies Italian Cream Sodas Fresh Baked Bagels Burritos & Rolled Tacos The Deliteful Blend Signature Coffeesby the poundDelivery Available!Mon.-Fri. 7am to 6pmSat. 7am to 4pm575.388.24043030 N. Pinos Altos Rd.Fabulous getaway nestled inthe tall pines of Pinos Altos. Crackling Fireplaces Secluded Balconies Relaxing Porches Telephone & WiFi Satellite TV Barbeque Grill Hot Tub in Cabana Meeting Room Cabins with kitchens are available.Conveniently located just7 miles north of Silver Cityon NM Hwy. 15.Advertise in the most popular guide to Southwest New MexicoLeAnne KnudsenSilver City & Deming area Representative575.388.4444 x12leanne@ziapublishing.com12214 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comTHIS 93-MILE LOOP IS FILLED WITH HISTORY AND SCENICBEAUTY. TO GET STARTED, JUST HEAD NORTH ON PIOSAltos Road from US 180 East in Silver City to the old gold-mining town of Pios Altos. From there, NM 15 will take youthrough the Gila National Forest to the Gila Cliff DwellingsNational Monument. Leaving the monument, the bywaybacktracks along NM 35 to Sapillo Creek and Lake Roberts.Continuing across the Continental Divide, the roaddescends into the Mimbres River Valley. The historic churchat San Lorenzo was built in the 1800s.Continuing west on NM 152, you will come to the mineoverlook near Santa Rita, where you can view one of theworlds largest open pit copper mines.Rejoining US 180, you can turn north at Santa Clara tovisit historic Fort Bayard, or continue on a short distanceback to Silver City.Trail of theMountain SpiritsNational Scenic Byway87THE SOURCE 15www.ziapublishing.comSURROUNDED BY THE GILA NATIONAL FOREST, AND FEDBY SAPILLO CREEK, LAKE ROBERTS IS A MAN-MADE75-acre lake offering some of the finest mountain fishing,boating and camping in New Mexico. Lake Roberts featuresboat ramps, two campgrounds, picnic spots and a variety ofnature trails leading into the forest.The lake beckons fisherman, hikers and birders to experi-ence the natural beauty of the area. Overlooking the westend of the lake stand the Vista Ruins, an authentic Mim-bres Indian pit house site. The area is home to hundreds of species of birds, and is awintering spot for bald eagles. As many as ten species ofhummingbirds may be observed in the summertime at feed-ing stations along NM Highway 35 and at nearby local inns. Late March to late May is the best time to fish for thelakes 10 to 14-inch rainbow trout, but Lake Roberts alsocontains crappie, catfish and some bass.LakeRoberts19016 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comIN OCTOBER 2004 ABOUT 120 PEOPLE GATHERED ATTHE GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS NATIONAL MONUMENTVisitor Center to dedicate a monument to famous ChiricahuaApache Chief Geronimo, who was born in the area in 1829.The monument was a collaborative effort between theForest Service, the Trail of the Mountain Spirits ScenicByway Committee, the Silver City/Grant County Chamberof Commerce, and Geronimos own great grandson, HarlynGeronimo and Harlyns wife Karen of Mescalero. Harlyn gotthe idea for the monument while visiting the area in thespring of 2004.Chief Geronimo had told biographers that he was bornnear the headwaters of the Gila River, which is the areawhere the National Monument stands today. Geronimo diedin Oklahoma in 1909, after unsuccessfully pleading withfederal authorities to be allowed to return to his homelandto die.GeronimoMonument76THE SOURCE 17www.ziapublishing.comONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE TRAIL OF THEMOUNTAIN SPIRITS NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY IS THE533-acre Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Here youcan see the homes and catch a glimpse into the lives ofNative Americans who lived here between seven and eighthundred years ago. Along with the ancient ruins, themonument features a visitor center and museum.From Silver City there are two ways to travel to themonument. The first is to go north past Pios Altos on NM 15, a winding, mountain forest road. Here, trailers overtwenty feet long must take an alternate route on NM 61/35.The other route is through the Mimbres Valley north fromNM 152 off US 180 east of town. This route is 25 mileslonger, but easier and takes the same amount of time about two hours. Call ahead for hours and road conditions;(575)536-9461 or (575)536-9344. Gila Cliff DwellingsNational Monument575-388-1911210 W. College Ave.Silver City, NM 575-388-1911210 W. College Ave.Silver City, NM 575-542-9444408 Main StreetLordsburg, NM575-542-9444408 Main StreetLordsburg, NMServing Grant, Hidalgo and Catron Counties since 1902.Serving Grant, Hidalgo and Catron Counties since 1902.Traditional services & care for your family and friends. Traditional services & care for your family and friends. Harry Bright, OwnerHarry Bright, Owner1 418 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comTHIS RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ABOUT 5 MILES EAST OFSILVER CITY IS NAMED FOR THE USUALLY DRY RIO DE Are-nas, River of Sands, that runs north to south through its cen-ter. About 100 years ago a wagonload of whiskey boggeddown in these sands, and local miners sent to rescue itscargo instead drank it up on the spot. This led to a namechange for a time to Whiskey Creek. The local volunteer firedepartment still carries this name but the citizenry long agorestored the original Spanish Arenas to both the communityand the arroyo passing through.It can be difficult to tell just exactly where along HWY 180Arenas Valley begins and ends but surely within its commu-nity parameters is the largest veterinary clinic in the county,a boarding kennel and dog training facility, housing develop-ments, repair centers and 2 RV parks.Arenas ValleyBy Dutch SalmonMon-Fri 9-5Saturday 9-1Mon-Fri 9-5Saturday 9-1Serving Grant, Catron, Luna & Hidalgo Counties for 35 years Serving Grant, Catron, Luna & Hidalgo Counties for 35 years Chainsaws Lawnmowers Riders Lawn Tractors Blowers String Trimmers Hedge Trimmers Husqvarna Dealer Honda Dealer Certified OPESSA Mail Order Service Available Chainsaws Lawnmowers Riders Lawn Tractors Blowers String Trimmers Hedge Trimmers Husqvarna Dealer Honda Dealer Certified OPESSA Mail Order Service AvailableWe Pick Up & DeliverWe Pick Up & Deliver83THE SOURCE 19www.ziapublishing.comFort BayardFederal Credit UnionCeleBratin g oUr 75th year!(575) 388-5555 / FaX (575) 388-555811797 hwy. 180 e. / arenas Valley, nM 880223518 Full Hookup Site s on 5 Acres Reasonable Rates10 Pull Throughs 30/50 Amps 5 Minutes to Town Free Wi-FiRV ParkSurrounded by Trees, Nature and Tranquility103 Flury Lane, Silver City, NM 88061575-538-0918www.manzanosrvpark.com1 70Manufactured Home Subdivision2+ acre lots with roads, power and wells provided by developer.Hwy. 180 E. off XYZ Ranch Rd. | Silver City, NM | 575-388-1951 1 5 119220 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comFort BayardBy Dutch SalmonNAMED FOR GEN. GEORGE D. BAYARD, AN EARLY-DAYCAVALRY OFFICER AND INDIAN FIGHTER, FORT BAYARDwas activated in 1867 and played a major role in the Apachewars. Abandoned as a cavalry post in 1900, it was convertedinto a State geriatric hospital, a function it still serves today,albeit it is undergoing a face lift and construction of a newcentral facility. Many of the outlying buildings and original of-ficers residences are being preserved for history.For the recreationist, Ft. Bayard is attached to the Ft. Ba-yard Game Refuge. Famous for its elk, here are thousands ofacres of pine-studded uplands open to hikers and equestrians(no motorized vehicles), where active outdoor types may fol-low the trails used by the cavalry over 100 years ago. Find In-dian petroglyphs, old homesteads, the States largest alligatorjuniper, and all just 10 miles east of Silver City.Serving theCommunitys Veterans, Active DutyMilitary Familiesand Youth Programs.Ray Davis956-5153Gil Choquette534-1643191THE SOURCE 21www.ziapublishing.comTHE SANTA RITA OPEN PIT COPPER MINE IS AN ENOR-MOUS EXCAVATION NEXT TO NM152 BETWEEN SILVERCity and the Mimbres Valley. The mine overlook is a major at-traction along the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Sce-nic Byway. Prior to the nineteenth century, Indians in the areautilized native copper findings to fashion ornaments and arrowpoints. In the early 1800s, underground mining operationswere initiated to supply the Mexican mint with copper. Openpit operations began around 1910 as large earth-moving ca-pabilities became feasible. Today, large equipment can be seen maneuvering acrossthe stepped benches of the mine. The haulage trucks appearas mere toys on the far side of the pit, but keep in mind thata standing man stares straight at the hub of the huge wheels.The load carried by each truck is approximately 15 times heavier than the contents of 18-wheelers travelingalong the interstate.Santa RitaOverlook19422 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comMINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING HAVE BEEN THEDRIVING FORCES OF BAYARD AND HURLEY SINCE THEearly 1900s, while Arenas Valley has developed into a smallbusiness district and community midway between the miningdistrict and Silver City. With vistas of the kneeling nun andthe mammoth Santa Rita open pit copper mine, as well as theheadframes of historic underground mining operations, thearea provides visitors visual insights into the states richestmineral districts. As the number of people involved in miningoperations fluctuates, the communities are focusing more ontheir festivals, the arts and the tourism side of the historicmining operations. In the case of Arenas Valley, uncompli-cated country living is the predominant drawand a fewunique businesses. Bayard has its coffee and tortilla compa-nies and Hurley boasts a southwest fine arts gallery housedin its historic company store. Mining and reclamation stillcontribute significantly to local economies.Bayard& HurleyFine Art Gift Shop MuseumCustom Picture Framing (expert design assistance)Mats Dry MountingPhoto & Art Restoration & ConservationMonotype Workshops537.0300Hours: Wed./Fri. 9-5 Sat./Sun. 10-6Preview Artists:www.jwartgallery.comJW99 Cortez Avenue Hurley NM 47ART GALLERYTHE SOURCE 23www.ziapublishing.comArt Galleries WHILE OUR AREA IS STEEPED IN THE RICH HISTORIES ANDTRADITIONS OF RANCHING AND MINING, IT IS ALSO Aplace of vast cultural diversity. This assertion is demonstrated by the fact that Silver City, Billy the Kidschildhood hometown, has been named one of the 100Best Art Towns in America by John Villani in his well-known guidebook of the same title.The arts are aliveand well here, thanks to the promotional efforts of the Mimbres Region Arts Council and the numerous gallerieswith locations stretching from downtown Hurley to downtown Silver City. Every style and type of artworkimaginable is represented here, and many galleries offerthe rare opportunity to meet and talk with the artists themselves. Most of the downtown Silver City galleries areconveniently located within walking distance of each other,as well as numerous other kinds of shops and excellent dining establishments.Colorful and richly layered watercolorstill life settings with aSouthwestern theme. Represented by Gallery400 on North Arizona historic downtownSilver City.Westwind Studiosby appointment575-388-4775On display at Adobe Springs Cafe1231 1 699014 58 7563 684141 841 36 19 81 5 17 71 6 162190931 711019319724 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.com1 03 56 310818776461 1 61 3170188160664 4471891098 319250 195198199200THE SOURCE 25www.ziapublishing.comB R O A DWAYAZURITE GALLERYDesigner Jewelry by LindaBoatwright, Featuring Paintings byLocal Artists, Fine Wood & Cop-per Lamps. Wed.-Sat.10-5.110 W. Broadway538-9048 www.azuritegallery.comOL WEST GALLERYAND MERCANTILEA traditional western gallery of fineart, furnishings, fixtures & beyond.104 W. Broadway 388-1811T E X A S S T R E E TARTESANOS ARTGALLERYA group of artists working in aco-operative manner. We carry artwork from the mystical to the practical.211-B N. Texas 519-0804scartesanos@gmail.comT E X A S S T R E E TLOIS DUFFY ARTStudio and Gallery showing largeacrylic paintings, fine furniture,jewelry and fabric art.211 C N. Texas St.313-9631 www.loisduffy.comMOLLY RAMOLLAGALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMINGFine art, sculpture, prints, customjewelry, unique one-of-a-kind imaginary creations. Mon.-Sat. 11-5Framing by Daniel 654-0334307 N. Texas St.538-5538 800-985-6564www.RamollaArt.comCOPPER QUAIL GALLERYAn extraordinary selection of finearts and quality hand-craftedpieces for your home and yard, cre-ated exclusively by local artists.211 A N. Texas St.388-2646Azurite GalleryOl West Gallery and MercantileArtesanos Art GalleryLois Duffy ArtMolly Ramolla Gallery & Custom FramingCopper Quail Gallery7671 62 1361815 526 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comYA N K I E S T R E E T SEEDBOATCENTER FOR THE ARTSFine Art & Craft Gallery and LivePerformance Space located in theArts & Cultural District in HistoricDowntown Silver City. Recording Studio available.214 W. Yankie St. 534-1136www.SeedboatGallery.comGINNY WOLF STUDIO &GALLERY Transcultural galleryfeaturing exquisitely crafted jewelry, collage & assemblage inspired by textures & patterns in the natural world.108 W. Yankie St. 313-5709www.ginnywolf.wordpress.comwww.GinnyWolf.comvB U L L A R D S T R E E TCREATIONSAND ADORNMENTSAn eclectic collection of handcrafted custom jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and paintings.116 N. Bullard St. 534-4269B U L L A R D S T R E E TART & CONVERSATIONContemporary craft gallery featuringJaney Katzs Critters from the Hoodcut from old trucks & Suzi Calhounscolorful pottery.Open daily 11-5.614 N. Bullard St. 388-3350janey@lizardbreathranch.comwww.artandconversation.comLEYBA & INGALLS ARTSSUPPLIES, GALLERY & FRAMINGContemporary Art ranging from Re-alism to Abstraction in a varietyof media. Call for a class schedule.315 N. Bullard St. 388-5725www.LeybaIngallsARTS.comTATIANA MARIA GALLERYContemporary Native American Jew-elry, Pottery & Folk Art Rugs & Tex-tiles Fine Art & Art Glass Cus-tomSouthwest & Antique Furniture305 & 307 N. Bullard St.388-4426Seedboat Center For The ArtsGinny Wolf Studio & GalleryCreations & AdornmentsArt & ConversationLeyba & Ingalls ARTSTatiana Maria Gallery8 21752 7 97545THE SOURCE 27www.ziapublishing.comA R T I S T SAZUMI JAPANESE EM-BROIDERY STUDIOLearn the history and techniquesof the gentle art of silk embroiderytaught by Kathryn Elms, certified teacher of the JapaneseEmbroidery School.534-4663elms.duanekathryn0@gmail.comLEANNE KNUDSENContemporary artist working in oilpastels, oil painting and photography. On display at JW ArtGallery, Hurley, NM.313-4954www.jwartgallery.comJOE BURGESSFine art photography on display atJW Art Gallery in Hurley99 Cortez Avenue, Hurley537-0300www.jwartgallery.comA R E N A S V A L L E YVICTORIA CHICKContemporary painter & printmaker fo-cused on expressing emotion throughthe action of human & animal subjects.Represented by JW Art Gallery, HurleyCow Trail Art Studio12pm-3pm Mon., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.760-533-1897VictoriaChick.comORIGINAL PRINTS ANDDRAWINGS - Etchings, Woodcuts,Linocuts and Drawings by 19th and 20thCentury American Artists. Representedby Cow Trail Art Studio. 12pm-3pm Mon.,Thurs., Fri. & Sat.119 Cow Trail 760-533-1897VictoriaChick.comH U R L E YJW ART GALLERYFine Art, Bronze & Wooden Sculp-ture, Custom Picture Framing, GiftShop, Historic Hurley Museum.W.-F. 9-5 S-Sun. 10-699 Cortez Ave.,Hurley 537-0300www.jwartgallery.comgallery@jwartgallery.comLeAnne KnudsenJoe BurgessAzumi Japanese Embroidery Studio Victoria Chick Cow Trail Art StudioOriginal Prints And DrawingsJW Art Gallery19619550 4710910928 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comB U L L A R D S T R E E TMANZANITA RIDGEHigh end furniture and accessoriesfromAmericas finest resorts & hotels.107 N. Bullard St. 388-1158L I T T L E WA L N U T R O A DROYAL SCEPTER GEMS & MINERALSNative copper & silver from local minesand minerals from around the world. Southwestern Jewelry Unique Gifts Mineral & Fossil Specimens Free Mineral Museum Rock Hounding Supplies & Books1805 Little Walnut Rd. 538-9001www.RoyalScepter.comH I G HWAY 1 8 0BELLAS BOUTIQUEA fun & colorful selection of affordable womens clothing andaccessories that you will love towear. Tues.-Sat. 10am to 6pm1445 Hwy. 180 E., Suite A538-5544T H E H U B P L A Z AGS TEESHundreds of unique shirts tochoose from! Vintage, Sports, Rock,Funny, Religious, Crazy, Cool,Retro, Events .621 N. Bullard St.702-824-3878ITS SEW MUCH FUN! large selection of threads sewing/quilting embellishments embroidery supplies classes custom embroidery601 N. Bullard St., Suite B534-4000MASA Y MAS TORTILLERIAFresh homemade corn & flourtortillas chips chicken, porkand veggie tamales beef andchicken burritos menudo barbacoa salsa.106 N. Bullard St., Suite C534-9255 Gs TEESIts Sew Much Fun!Masa y Mas TortilleriaManzanita RidgeRoyal ScepterBellas Boutique177176142 1897 757THE SOURCE 29www.ziapublishing.comD OW N TOW NDESERT CRAFTS & CRYS-TAL CREATIONS Jewelry, Watches, Tiaras & Rings Iron On Crystals & Appliques Caps & Shirts Create-A-Bear Fairy Clothes Collectable Doll Punch Embroidery Free Classes 109 W. Broadway 654-4740PARTY ZONEYour party supply headquarters for:Birthdays, Baby Showers, Holidays,Weddings, Anniversaries. Open: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00Saturday 10:00-3:00316 E. 14th St. 534-0098VIDEO GAME OUTLETNew and pre-played video games.PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox360 WiiPlayStation PortableNintendo DS206 E. 11th St. 534-4216Desert Crafts & Crystal CreationsParty ZoneVideo Game OutletGila Hike & BikeFive Star World Class TattooSyzygy TileworksD OW N TOW NGILA HIKE & BIKEServing the cycling & hiking needsof southwest New Mexico for thepast 23 years.103 E. College Ave. 388-3222 B U L L A R D S T R E E TFIVE STAR WORLD CLASS TATTOO 40 Years Experience All Styles,Well Done NM State Licensed.Tues.-Sat. 11:30 - 5pmSun-Mon by Appointment 810 N. Bullard St. 534-2646SYZYGY TILEWORKSNationally recognized handmade tilecompany, dedicated to producing aesthetically pleasing clay tile in thecraftsman tradition. Also, metal, glass,stone, concrete and imported tile.Tours available.106 N. Bullard St. 388-5472www.syzygytile.comNEW MEXICO STATE LICENSED17869110 951393930 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comB U L L A R D S T R E E TYADA YADA YARNEverything for knitters new and old! Wool, cottonand fun yarns. Open daily 11-5.Open knitting Sun.12-3614 N. Bullard St. 388.3350www.yadayadayarn.comHESTER HOUSEBest homemade fudge in town.Unique gifts and cards for all occasions. Free gift wrapping.316 N. Bullard St. 388-1360A BEAD OR TWOFabulous, fun, full-service beadshop featuring a multitude ofbeads. Ample workspace & park-ing. Friendly knowledgeable staff.Classes, repairs & finished jewelry.Gourd Art & Gallery.Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-4.703 N. Bullard St. 388-8973www.ABeador2.comB U L L A R D S T R E E TDANDELION WISHUpscale selection of eclectic antiques,collectibles & consignment merchan-dise. Something for everyones tasteand budget. Now handling estateand moving sales. Tues.-Sun. 10ish-6ish109 N. Bullard St. 534-0074slyle@dandelion-wish.comKRISS & KRAFTERSKREATIONSLocally Crafted SouthwestGifts and Decor. Candles, FlowerArrangements, Horsehair Ceramics,Yard Art, Metal Art, Carving, Intarsiaand Special Orders.505-A N. Bullard 534-9927CONNER FINE JEWELERSSouthwest New Mexicos leadingjewelry store, since 1946, featuringdiamond expertise and membershipin the American Gem Society.401 N. Bullard St.538-2012 388-2025Dandelion WishKriss & Krafters KreationsConner Fine JewelersYada Yada YarnHester HouseA Bead or Two1 5 51 4 126 14 31 1 7THE SOURCE 31www.ziapublishing.com32 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comSILVER CITY AREA HIKERS ENJOY A RARE OPPORTUNITY:CONVENIENT DAY HIKES ON SECTIONS OF A renowned footpath that stretches from Mexico to Canada.Also known as the King of Trails, the Continental Divide Na-tional Scenic Trail (CDT) runs through New Mexico, Colorado,Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Along the way it visits 25 na-tional forests, 20 national wilderness areas, three nationalparks, one national monument, eight Bureau of Land Man-agement resource areas and passes close by Silver City.While it takes six months to walk the entire trail, Silver Cityresidents and visitors can enjoy pleasant day hikes on seg-ments of the same trail just minutes from their doorsteps.While our moderate climate makes access available year-round, probably the best times to visit the CDT are during thespring and fall. Parts of the trail are challenging, so hikersshould be in good physical condition and remember to bringplenty of water.ContinentalDivide TrailThe Source is now online!www.ziapublishing.com122THE SOURCE 33www.ziapublishing.comLOCATED JUST 34 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, THE CITYOF ROCKS STATE PARK IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A fun-filled daywrit or picnic with the entire family. The park featuresgiant monoliths that were formed from the eruption of an an-cient volcano and eroded by the wind over an extended pe-riod of time. These huge, unusually shaped boulders areperfect for sightseeing or climbing. For some, the park resembles a medieval village; for othersit is a collection of misshapen, albeit benign, giants. Essen-tially, it is a flat-lying sheet of reddish lava jointed along verti-cal rather than horizontal planes creating the likeness of a citywith streets and buildings. There are formations which read-ily suggest giants chairs, prehistoric monsters, or creaturesof imaginative myth.Complete with a desert garden, the park offers picnickingand camping spots. Adjacent to the formations rises TableMountain, a perfect example of a mesa.City of RocksState Park3634 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comDemingBy Brett FerneauDEMING HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE ITS BEGIN-NINGS AS A ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE RAILROAD TOWN INthe old west. Situated 33 miles north of Mexico beneath themajestic Florida Mountains, todays Deming is rapidly grow-ing, while retaining its friendly small town ambiance. Claimingto be the green chile capitol of the world and the source formost New Mexico wines, Deming also boasts a vibrant artscommunity, unique museums, live music venues, a year-roundgolf course and a host of first-class restaurants. Its recentlyexpanded transit system provides easy, affordable travelaround town and connections to Lordsburg and Silver City.Deming hosts many community events and special occa-sions, such as the famous annual Deming Duck Races andDeming Onion Festival. The city straddles Interstate Highway10. It is a natural rest stop between El Paso, Texas and Tuc-son, Arizona, and a jumping-off point for Rockhound, PanchoVilla and City of Rocks state parks.License #368502Bonded & Insured200THE SOURCE 35www.ziapublishing.comTHE TOWN OF COLUMBUS AND CAMP FURLONG WEREATTACKED BY THE MEXICAN REVOLUTIONARY FORCESof General Francisco Villa in 1916. General Blackjack Persh-ing led a punitive force into Mexico in pursuit of the Villistas, butwith no success. Using Camp Furlong as a base camp, the Per-shing force included the first aircraft used in a military operation,the first use of mechanized trucks by United States troops andthe last true cavalry operation. A visitor center includes a replicaof the airplanes used and one of the mechanized vehicles.Rockhound State Park east of Deming is not only a greatplace to look for crystals, the area includes hiking trails, picnicareas, birding and star gazing. An impressive visitor center pro-vides interactive displays and a desert botanical garden that at-tracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Spring Canyon, which isincluded in the State Park, provides an ecosystem that is en-tirely distinct from the Rockhound area.199Rockhound & Pancho Villa StateParksBy Brett Ferneau36 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comGOOD WEATHER, SPARSE POPULATIONS AND THE WIDESPAN OF LIFE ZONES OFFER UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIESfor birding in Southwest New Mexico. Birding can begin atBig Ditch Park in downtown Silver City. The Gila River and itstributaries north of Silver City offer a rich assortment of birds,and hummingbird banding demonstrations are given nearLake Roberts. Other locations include Whitewater Canyonand The Catwalk near Glenwood and the, harboring speciesfound nowhere else in the US.Silver City lies at the center of a vast belt of mineralizationthat has produced billions of dollars worth of metals and a di-versity of gems and minerals. Gem and mineral collectionsare displayed in area museums, shows are hosted throughoutthe region, huge copper mining operations continue andRockhound State Park by Deming is dedicated to rock houndenthusiasts, encouraging collecting for personal use.AreaBirding &Rockhounding575-534-0402Owners: Nacho NolascoSharon Dillon Nolasco11591 Highway 180 EastSilver City, NM 88061wrench@zianet.comFax 388-2103160THE SOURCE 37www.ziapublishing.comphoto by LeAnne KnudsenSTRADDLING THE GILA RIVER, CLIFF ON THE NORTH SIDEAND GILA ON THE SOUTH, THESE TWO SETTLE-ments together total perhaps 500 habitants and are closeenough that the newcomer might see them as blending intoone town. Dont be fooled. Each has its own post office, zipcode, and defenders. Cliff has the caf, filling station, andschool (K-12); Gila has the grocery, feed store, and senior cen-ter. Both retain an attachment to a rural ambiance based on ir-rigation agriculture that is uncommonly lovely, increasingly rare,and takes you back in time as you drive the Gila Valley, up-stream or down, on either side of the river. True tales are stilltold here. Tom Lyons LC Ranch, based in Gila, was New Mex-icos largest at 1.5 million acres circa 1900. Along nearby RainCreek, Carl and Blue Rice killed New Mexicos last grizzly bearin 1931. Meanwhile, the bucolic agricultural vistas will have youin a reverie of settling down on your own green parcel, withhomegrown food, 5 acres, and independence.Cliff & GilaBy Dutch Salmon1 738 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comEVERYONE DREAMS OF FINDING THATQUIET LITTLE TOWN NESTLED IN THE MOUN-tains with a creek running through, the creature comforts a traveler needs, yet retaining a 1950s ambiance.Those who think its only a dream have never stopped over atGlenwood. About 60 miles northwest of Silver City, Glenwoodis surrounded by the Gila National Forest. That means plentyof public lands for the adventurous, like the San FranciscoCanyon (bass, catfish, hiking and birding) or The Catwalk andits Whitewater Creek (spectacular vistas and the creek is filledwith trout). Stop in at the Forest Service Ranger Station formaps and information. A motel and several B & B style inns willput you up comfortably, the general store will keep you sup-plied, and there is a caf/bar thats plenty Western. And onup the road about 8 miles is Alma, last stop on Butch Cas-sidys Outlaw Trail. The iconic bandit worked at the nearby WSRanch (private) in the 1890s.There is a combo generalstore/caf and youll want to explore Mineral Creek, usuallydry in town but a forest road takes you upstream to anothermarvelous canyon and more trout.Glenwood& AlmaBy Dutch Salmonphoto by Debra SuttonClosed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day. 4THE SOURCE 39www.ziapublishing.comTHE CATWALK NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL IS SITUATEDIN WHITEWATER CANYON NEAR GLENWOOD. THE Catwalk is a metal bridge secured into the canyon walls thatleads through some of the most beautiful parts of thecanyon. This 250 foot metal causeway clings to the sides ofthe boulder-choked Whitewater Canyon, which in someplaces is only 20 feet wide and 250 feet deep. There aremany spots where a hiker can leave the steel causeway andrelax on the grassy banks of the sycamore shadedstream.The original catwalk was a gravity fed slurryline for alocal mill. The mines above the canyon were worked fromtheir discovery in 1889 until 1942 (Billy the Kid's stepfather,William Antrim, was a blacksmith at the town called Gra-ham). The Civilian Conservation Corps. was assigned thetask of rebuilding The Catwalk as a recreation attraction forthe Gila National Forest in 1935. The present metal catwalkwas rebuilt by the Forest Service in 2004.The CatwalkRecreation Trailphoto by Debra SuttonPO Box 225 Glenwood, NM 88039575-539-2213 1 5 240 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comFOR AN INTRIGUING HIGH MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE INTHE REGIONS ISOLATED back-country, Willow Creek andSnow Lake are no doubt the choice for a true get-away.From Silver City, travel north on US180 past Glenwood andturn off onto NM159, a paved, but narrow winding road tothe gold mining ghost town of Mogollon. During warmermonths, continue by dirt road, skirting the northern edge ofthe Gila Wilderness, the nations first wilderness, to WillowCreek, a small brook flowing among towering Douglas firand shapely Engleman spruce. Rainbow trout and Germanbrowns inhabit the fast-flowing currents and beaver pools.Further down the forest road that begins to open up intojuniper and grasslands, one arrives at Snow Lake, a smallquiet lake that overflows directly into the Gila Wilderness.Good camping facilities, fishing, boating, hiking and an abun-dance of wildlife including deer and elk create a great out-door experience.WillowCreek &Snow Lake102New CoNstruCtioN Adobe Homes metAl roofiNgKENNY SUTTON, Licensed Contractor GLENWOOD, NEW MEXICO575.539.2584 505.469.1561THE SOURCE 41www.ziapublishing.comLOCATED ON THE EDGE OF TODAYS GILA WILDERNESS,THE TOWN OF MOGOLLON (PRONOUNCED Muggy-own) began in 1876 following the discovery of gold and silverin nearby creeks. It took its name from the surrounding moun-tains, themselves named for a Spanish territorial governor inthe early 1700s. With the opening of the Little Fannie mine,the town boomed until 1942, then suddenly became a ghosttown when the mine closed. After a brief resurgence as anartist colony in the 1960s it was deserted again.Modern-day Mogollon is home to 18 year-round residents,a volunteer fire department, and several seasonal businessesincluding dining and lodging establishments. It has a privatemuseum, an historic theater and a church undergoing renova-tion. To visit this picturesque village, turn east off US 180 ontoNM Highway 159 about three miles north of Glenwood. Thescenic mountain road rises about 3,000 feet in 8.5 miles toreach Mogollon.MogollonGhost Town1 1442 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comWITH ALL IT HAS TO OFFER, IT IS NO WONDER SILVERCITY, NM WAS VOTED ONE OF THE 50 BEST PLACES TOlive by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Lookingfor a health food store, a new workout routine or vegetar-ian eatery? Silver City's got it. There are numerous healthfood stores with a variety of products for your dietaryneeds. Want a workout? Try a new type of yoga in one ofthe quaint yoga studios downtown. If you're looking forsomething more upbeat, join a dance class at one of thehealth clubs in town or the University. At any one of SilverCity's gyms, there are a variety of exercise classes avail-able whether you're looking to try dancing, water aerobics,a step class, or a simple treadmill routine. With a gym tomatch your personality, there are unlimited ways to keephealthy and fit in this small town.Health & WellnessBy Sarah Gibson575.388.4412 315 S. Hudson St. #6 Silver City, NM575.546.2174 901 W. Hickory Deming, NM575.542.9477 332 Motel Drive Lordsburg, NM575.533.6649 #1 Foster Rd. Reserve, NM 1 3THE SOURCE 43www.ziapublishing.comMedicine Shoppe Accepts Most Insurance Plans, All State Medicaid and Most Medicare. Senior Discounts. Home Delivery Available.1123 N. Pope St. Silver City, New Mexico 88061(575) 388-1000 1-800-926-3425Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat. 10-1 Closed Sundays & Major HolidaysMedicine Shoppe Accepts Most Insurance Plans, All State Medicaid and Most Medicare. Senior Discounts. Home Delivery Available.1123 N. Pope St. Silver City, New Mexico 88061(575) 388-1000 1-800-926-3425Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat. 10-1 Closed Sundays & Major HolidaysIts all part of The Medicine Shoppe PromiseSM - our pride in knowing medicine andalso you in order to meet your individual needs accurately and completely. 611589486261 5 55548 21761 1 71 4 11047141 52165481 368991421391771784 33919 557175971361 62671815 51 6 16 51232 79414419785158114444 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comTHE SOURCE 45www.ziapublishing.comThe Source is published bi-annually by Zia Publishing Corp. 116 McKinney Rd.,P.O. Box 1248, Silver City, NM 88062, 575-388-4444,, President & Managing Director, Terri Menges. VicePresident, Joseph Burgess. Staff Accountant, Arlyn Cooley. Designers,Debra Sutton and Terri Menges. Contributing Writers, Joseph Burgess, JudyWuthrich, Brett Ferneau, Sarah Gibson and Dutch Salmon. Photography andwriting by Joseph Burgess except where noted. Advertising Sales, LeAnneKnudsen.The Source is a supplement to Silver City Life and is manufactured and printed in the United States of America.Zia Publishing Corp. 2010. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission of the publisheris prohibited. All submissions of editorial or photography are only accepted without risk to the publisher for lossor damage. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy in the information provided. The publisher assumes no re-sponsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.MAP = Advertisers number located on maps throughout this guide with corresponding background color.PAGE = Page advertiser ad appears in this guide.Index of AdvertisersArt Gallery/ArtistsArt and Conversation 5 S27Artesanos Art Gallery 162 S26Azumi Japanese Embroidery Studio 196 S28Azurite Gallery 7 S26Copper Quail Gallery 136 S26Creations and Adornments 27 S27Ginny Wolf Studio & Gallery 175 S27Joe Burgess Photography 50 S28JW Art Gallery 47 S22,S28LeAnne Knudsen 195 S28Leyba & Ingalls ARTS 54 S27Lois Duffy Art 55 S26Molly Ramolla Gallery & Fine Art Framing 181 S26Ol West Gallery & Mercantile 67 S26Original Prints and Drawings 109 S28Seedboat Center for the Arts 82 S27Tatiana Maria Art Gallery 97 S27Two Spirit Gallery 104 S4Victoria Chick - Cow TrailArt Studio 109 S28Victoria J. West 123 S23AttorneyLopez, Dietzel & Perkins, P.C. 56 S6Automotive Sales, Service,Repair & RestorationBryan Truck & Auto 190 S15Speed Wrench 160 S36Banking / FinancialFort Bayard Federal Credit Union 35 S19Western Bank 161 S48Chamber of CommerceLordsburg Hidalgo Co. CofC 165 C4ChurchesSt.Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 197 S11Computer Service & Repair Cyber Pros 187 S47Contractors & BuildersJ & S Plumbing & Heating 46 S12Tres Amigos Enterprises, Inc. 102 S40CPAsStone McGee & Co. CPAs 93 S47Thomas H. Laws, CPA, CVA 98 S47Eco / Natural ProductsSuper Salve Co. 94 S43EntertainmentMimbres Region Arts Council 62 S9Funeral HomeBright Funeral Home 14 S17General Store / Food Co-opAlma Store & Grill 4 S36Silver City Food Co-op 144 S10Home Products / ServicesBedroom Shoppe/Mattress & Furniture, The 193 S8Finish Pro 194 S21Furniture Gallery, Inc., 36 S33Manzanita Ridge 57 S29Silver Steel 145 S47Surface Tile & Carpet 200 S34Syzygy Tileworks 95 S30Widows, Etc. 116 S47LodgingBear Creek Cabins 10 S13Bear Mountain Lodge 184 C2Casitas de Gila Guesthouses 17 S37Holiday Inn Express 44 S2Los Olmos Guest Ranch 152 S39Palace Hotel, The 68 S5Rodeway Inn 66 S3Whitewater Motel 114 S41MedicalBorder Area Mental Health 13 S42Medicine Shoppe, The 61 S43Silver Rexall Drugs/Cup of Grace 90 S9MuseumSilver City Museum Store 86 S7OrganizationAmerican Legion 191 S20Silver City MainStreet Project 85 S5Real Estate / DevelopmentsProperty ManagementSilver City Real Estate 87 S14XYZ Ranch Estates 151 S19RepairThe Sharpening Center 83 S18Restaurant / Bakery / CoffeeAlma Store & Grill 4 S38Deliteful Blend 198 S13Jalisco Cafe 48 S5Masa y Mas Tortilleria 142 S29RetailA Bead Or Two 1 S31Bellas Boutique 189 S29Conner Fine Jewelers 26 S31Dandelion Wish 155 S31Desert Crafts & Crystal Creations 178 S30Gs Tees 177 S29Gila Hike & Bike 39 S30Hester House 43 S31Its Sew Much Fun! 176 S29Kriss & Krafters Kreations 141 S31Morning Star 65 S1Party Zone Party Supplies 69 S30Royal Scepter 77 S29Thundercreek Quilt & Fabric Shop 99 S5Yada Yada Yarn 117 S29Rock ShopsSpanish Stirrup Rock Shop 199 S35RV ParkManzanos RV Park 170 S19Rose Valley RV Ranch 76 S16Salons & SpasBelleza Salon & Tanning 11 S46Innovations 84 S46Judys Nails & Stuff 158 S43Mirror Mirage 63 S46Shipping & MailingEagle Mail Services 188 S2The UPS Store 108 S47TattooFive Star World Class Tattoo 139 S30Trailer Sales,Parts & AccessoriesSilver Trailer & Truck Accessories 192 S19Video Games - DealersFamily Oriented Full Service Salon.Perms, Cuts, Colors, Nails, Wax, Manicures & Pedicures.Walk-ins Welcome.Charlotte Benavidez, OwnerFernando Castillo, Stylist T John Chavez, Stylisttoll free: 877.388.5188575.388.5188857 Silver Heights Blvd. T Silver City, NMInnovationsUnisex Salon. Specializing in Precision Cuts,Perms, Colors, Color Correction, Foil Highlighting and Lowlighting.Georgia Rivera, Jocelyn Rodriguez& Selena Alcorta575.534.9344202 E. 11th St. T Silver City, NMBelleza Salon & TanningExperience elegance and sophistication with our professional, progressive stylists.Full Service Hair Salon - Pedicure Spa ChairsYoungblood Mineral CosmeticsMurad Skincare - Pureology Hair Care575.388.29001309 N. Pope St. T Silver City, NMDESPITE SILVER CITY'SSMALL TOWN SIZE, IT HASA VARIETY OF PLACES TOPAMPER YOURSELF, WITHOVER 20 beauty salons, 2day spas, and 10 nail salons.Whatever your beauty need,price range or gender, SilverCity has a beauty salon foryou. At one of the two fullservice day spas you canrelax during a massage, fa-cial, body treatment, tanning,or just get a simple haircut.Soothing 40 minute mas-sage or longer 90 minutemassage are available andreasonably priced under$100. The highly trained per-sonnel at one of the salonsor spas make you feel com-fortable and relaxed. If youcan't devote an entire day atthe spa, visit one of SilverCity's numerous beauty sa-lons for a haircut, quick wax-ing, manicure, pedicure or atan. At one salon, there areeven homemade smoothiesavailable to quench yourthirst before or after one oftheir many services.&SALONSSPAS6 3By Sarah Gibson1 18 446 THE SOURCE www.ziapublishing.comTHE SOURCE 47www.ziapublishing.comSILVER CITY AT YOUR SERVICE1 87Tubing - Angles - Flat Bar - Solids - Handrail - Sheets - PlateExpanded Metal - Rebar - Hardware - Paint"Indital Fine Forged Architectural Componentsand much more!(575) 534-9564 86 Truck Bypass Rd.Connects Highway 180 & Highway 90Tuesday Friday 9 -3 145ALLTYPES OFGENERALACCOUNTING575.388.1951WWW.LAWS-CO.COMALLTYPES OFGENERALACCOUNTING909 N. 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A monument representing Geronimos sur-render is located just west of town.Declared an outstanding natural area for birding habitat,southwest Hidalgo County hosts species found nowhere elsein the United States.LordsburgOver 103 years without a bailout,didnt need one then, dont need one now.Excellent Customer Services Consumer, Mortgage, Agricultural & Commercial LoansFREE online Banking & FREE Bill Pay for Business and Regular CustomersSame Day Credit on deposits 8am-5pm Merchant Processing for our Business CustomersMerchant Capture for our Business 1 6 1LORDSBURG140 E. Motel Drive575-542-3521WILLCOX200 W. 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