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  • A Best Small Town to Visit in 2014!...
    There's something for everyone in Silver City, New Mexico, where the local population just tops 10,000. Locals say that it offers the "authentic New Mexico experience," but for each old west saloon, there's just as many unique, unexpected cafés serving pork loin bathed with bitter chocolate or Moroccan date-and-orange salad. Read more!
  • Remnants of the riches of the 1880s silver boom...
    "Phoenix Home and Garden"
    March 2009: With two dozen art galleries and studios, plus antiques stores and a tile workshop, Silver City, New Mexico, appears to be on its way to becoming a gestating arts center. Set on a hillside at the edge of the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest, the town is an appealing mix of sophistication and down-home “comfyness.” Read more!
  • ROOM WITH A VIEW At the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico
    "Los Angeles Times", December 12, 2008
    In Southwestern New Mexico, more than 750,000 acres of unspoiled terrain form the heart of the Gila National Forest � 3.3 million acres of publicly owned forest and range land. Read more!
  • Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico is the untamed West
    "Los Angeles Times", September 12, 2008
    Like thousands of travelers who visit the wilderness annually, I had come to see the hardscrabble patch of New Mexico that became the model for every protected wilderness in the country. I came to explore the same rocky trails cut by the Apache warrior Geronimo, homesteaders and gun-packing fugitives. But most of all, I wanted to see whether America's first wilderness area -- protected 84 years ago from roads, cars and other modern intrusions -- was still as pristine and untamed as Leopold had intended. Read more!
  • 50 Best Places to Live: The Next Great Adventure Towns
    "National Geograpgic Adventure Magazine", September, 2008
    Quaint, friendly, and affordable, southwestern New Mexico�s Silver City is what Santa Fe was before trustafarians took over. Hike or bike seven miles of rocky trails in the rolling Boston Hills, a reclaimed historic mining area overlooking town. Or hook up with the nearby Continental Divide Trail ascending the Pinos Altos Mountains in 3.3-million-acre Gila National Forest. Read more!
  • Bordering a wilderness area, historic mining town mixes rustic settings with strong community spirit
    "Where to Retire," Dec. 2007
    Combine a gentle high-desert climate, intense natural beauty where solitude and wilderness reign and an average of 300 sunny days a year, throw in a low-key, informal vibe and Old West charm, and what do you get? Silver City, NM: an off-the-beaten path town boasting vast scenic splendor and a burgeoning arts scene.
  • America's Top Ten Bargain Towns for Boomers
    Dark, billowing clouds that cover Silver City on summer afternoons cast ominous shadows across the mountains and plains, presenting a variety of multihued colors in the evening's brilliant sunset. More than three million acres of the Gila wilderness awaits the hiker, mountain biker, camper, or wildlife observer, and plenty of lakes are strewn about the gorgeous desert terrain. The landscape draws people here, but its low property taxes, attractive housing costs, a state-of-the-art health center, and top-notch university keep them he re.Read this article!
  • "Dozen Distinctive Destinations"
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Once an Apache Indian campsite, later the boyhood home of the notorious gunslinger Billy the Kid, and more recently a silver and copper mining boomtown, Silver City, N.Mex. (pop. 12,500) is as strikingly beautiful as it is historic... Read this article!
  • "Top Public Hunting Areas" Outdoor Life Magazine
    "The Gila and Cibola national forests of Catron and Grant counties ... are legendary for large mule deer."

Although Grant County is an arid landscape, lakes and streams provide opportunities to fish for trout, smallmouth bass, catfish and more. Given the huge variations in altitude experienced in the County, a fisherman can chase trout in the morning, bass in the afternoon and catfish in the evening! Learn more.  

The Silver City Museum's local history library offers extensive resources for researching early residents, including indexes to early newspapers and local records, biographical files, information on historic properties, and a history database. Click here for more information.

Carl Scholl's web page has cemetery, genealogy and death records for Grant County dating back more than 120 years.

Mangus Terrace Mobile Home Park
10198 Highway 180 W
Silver City NM 88061

Mangus Terrace is located in a serene and scenic environment 10 miles west of Silver City on US Highway 180.We are a small (16-space) park‚ and insist on a quiet... Learn more!

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Silver City
April 19
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City is having a free Easter Egg Hunt for the fun and enjoyment of area children on Saturday, April 19, at Penny Park in Silver City. There will be separate hunts for age groups as follows: 9:30 a.m. (ages 4 and under), 10:00 a.m.(ages 5 and 6), 10:30 a.m. (ages 7 and 8), 11:00 a.m. (ages 9, 10 and 11), 11:30 a.m. (ages 12 and over). Please remember to bring your own basket. There will be 1,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes for the hunt and also free face painting and other fun activities. Easter photos of children or the family (bring grandmother too!) with the Easter Bunny will be available from 9:30 a.m. until noon for $5.00 a photo. Location: Penny Park in Silver City
Field trip: Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society
April 19, 8:00 am
Our monthly Field Trip will be identified in the April 10 meeting. For more information please call 575-388-2010.

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Earth Day 2014
April 19, 10:00 am
Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday April 19th between 10 and 2. There will be vendors selling food and plants to get your Spring gardening started. There are also booths from various local organizations with helpful information on what you can do to make Silver City an even better place to live. Several musical groups will also perform in the gazebo. Also that day there will be the annual electronic waste collection and recycling drive. It will also be from 10-2 in the parking lot just South of Gough Park. Enter on 11th street by the bank drive-thru. Electronic waste is basically anything that plugs in or is battery operated. Unbroken but burned-out compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL’s) will also be collected for safe disposal. The Earth Day celebration is sponsored by the Town of Silver City Office of Sustainability, Gila Resources Information Project, the Silver City Food Coop, Gila Conservation Education Center, Guadalupe Montessori School, the WNMU Eco-sustainability Club and Lone Mountain Natives. Location: Gough Park, in Historic Downtown Phone: 519-8987
Telescope Equipment Swap Meet, Set Up, and What You Need to Know
April 22, 5:30 pm
The Silver City Astronomical Society will host its April program on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm at Bear Mountain Lodge out Cottage San. "Astronomy Equipment Swap Meet, Set-Up, and What You Need to Know to Do It (If We Know It)" are the topics. Bring your astronomy equipment of any type, including telescopes, solar observation equipment, electronic equipment and apps, and other tools used for observation and study. Anyone with an interest in astronomy, of all ages and experience levels, is welcome to come to observe, bring your own equipment, get help with setting it up, to or sell swap astronomy equipment, or just come to ask questions. Members of the Silver City Astronomical Society will be present. Location: Bear Mountain Lodge

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Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community celebration
April 23
Silver City will be the first community in the United States to be designated as a Gateway Community along the Continental Divide Trail. There will be a "designation celebration" at the Visitors Center in Silver City on Wednesday - April 23. To be the very first city to become a "gateway community" along this National Historic Trail is truly an honor. More information will be distributed very soon about this celebration event... and you will hear about some very special military veterans that will be taking part in this exciting community celebration. Location: Visitors Center in Silver City
  • A glimpse into the Future: In Memory of Dick Rhoades and David Hinton   Learn more...
  • Cowboy Up! with the Silver City Museum   Learn more...
  • Gila Wild Celebration of 90th Anniversary of the Gila Wilderness   Learn more...
  • "Parece Que Fue Ayer" Gallery Talk with Patricia Cano   Learn more...
  • Presentation and Book Signing for "Wicked Women of the West"   Learn more...
  • Make a One-of-a-Kind Pendant at the Silver City Museum   Learn more...
  • Don’t Run, Bike! to the Silver City Museum    Learn more...
  • Railroads of Southwestern New Mexico, Part III   Learn more...
  • Hugh Hawthorne to manage Gila Cliff Dwellings   Learn more...
  • 2014 Comcast Cares Day Mural Project at Silver City Recreation Center   Learn more...
Looking for up-to-date information on the birds of Grant County, and where to see them? Check out the most recent birding report from The Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society. Or consider spending time on the Southwest New Mexico Birding Trail. Learn more about the trail!

Looking for a chance to visit America's Old West? Make Silver City your destination!

We have more than 1,100 years of history and culture to share, from the Gila Cliff Dwellings and their earliest inhabitants to moderns farming and ranching, guest ranches museums, historical sites and more.

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With genuine sincerity and honesty, we welcome you to Grant County, New Mexico. This place is a collection of communities and cultures offering history, art, education, commerce and a quality of life deemed rare in America today.

While Silver City was founded in 1870, the surrounding area has been inhabited for more than 1,100 years. This could possibly explain Grant County's undefined "feeling of home" as described by first-time visitors and locals alike. Striving to maintain this compassionate atmosphere.... Learn more!

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 1028 Silver City, NM 88062

3130 HWY 180 E, Suite C [MAP]
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 538-3785
(800) 548-9378