Mimbres Messenger

We provide a digital repository of the Mimbres Messenger.   The Mimbres Messenger is a free newsletter published in the Mimbres Valley by a dedicated staff of very talented people.  It is thoroughly integrated with other non-profit efforts in the area and provides an advertising forum for local businesses.

The most recent editions of the Mimbres Messenger and be accessed via the links below.  Editions of the newsletter from April 2014 to December 2016 can be found at this link.  Editions of the newsletter from January to June of 2017 can be found at this link.

RECENT EDITIONS

MARCH 2018

  • It is Getting Harder and Harder Not to be the Victim of Con Artists
  • Internal Revenue Service SCAM ALERT
  • Letters From the Editor (Page 2)
  • A New Book Worth Reading - “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived” (Page 3)
  • Forest Service News:  Gila National Forest - Forest Plan Revision Open House; Update on the Bridge Construction on Forest Road 150
  • Gardening in the Mimbres - Watering & Apache Plume (Page 4)
  • Fermented Foods - The Process of Culturing Foods (Part One) (Page 5)
  • Silver City Food Co-Op Round Up Program - San Lorenzo Elementary School Greenhouse Program (Page 6)
  • News From the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site - Smokey Report     (Page 7)
  • New Book by Catalina Claussen - “Diamonds at Dusk”
  • Poem - “Going With The Flow” (Page 8)
  • Mimbres Valley Farmers’ Market Renaissance 2018!  Organizational Meeting
  • What I’ve Learned From My Travels (Page 10)
  • AARP Tax-Aide Foundation
  • HMS Mimbres Valley Clinic - Temporary Office Hours
  • Mimbres Roundup Lodge Bingo - Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Community Calendar & Happenings (Page 11)
  • County Calendar (Page 12)
  • Mystery Photo Challenge for February (Answer) and March Mystery Photo (Page 13)
  • Senior Center Menu - March  2018 - (Page 15)
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantry
  • Roundup Lodge Notes (Page 17)
  • Chainsaw Raffle Winner
  • Teen Ink (Page 18)
  • Terrific Kid Awards
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Connect the Dots (Page 19)
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League Bulletin Board (Page 20)
  • Connect the Dots Answers 
  • Advertising Rates


FEBRUARY 2018

  • Volunteer Fire Departments and the EMS
  • Letter From The Editor (Page 2)
  • Proposed Use of Recreational Off-Road Vehicles on NM Highways in Mimbres (Page 3)
  • Gardening In The Mimbres (Page 5)
  • Mimbres Valley Farmers Market Renaissance 2018! Organizational Meeting (Page 6)
  • New Temporary Office Hours for HMS Mimbres Valley Clinic
  • News From Mimbres Culture Heritage Site (Page 7)
  • Give Grandly
  • Roundup Lodge Notes (Page 8)
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • What I’ve Learned From My Travels (Page 10)
  • AARP Tax-Aide Foundation
  • Mimbres Roundup Lodge - Bingo - Sunday Feb 11, 2-5 p.m.
  • Community Calendar & Happenings (Page 11)
  • County Calendar (Page 12)
  • Mystery Photo Challenge for January (Answer) and February Mystery Photo (Page 13)
  • Senior Center Menu - February 2018 - (Page 15)
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantry
  • Roundup Lodge Fund Raising Raffle - Win a New Chainsaw (Page 17)
  • Teen Ink (Page 18)
  • Terrific Kid Awards
  • Archaeology (Word Search) (Page 19)
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League Bulletin Board (Page 20)
  • Word Search Answers - Advertising Rates


JANUARY 2018

  • Up
  • Letter From The Editor (Page 2)
  • AARP Tax-Aide - Free Tax Preparation for Seniors and Low to Middle Income Taxpayers (Page 3)
  • NM-152 Hanover Roadway Closure Blasting at Chino Mines
  • MVHAL needs someone to install doors and window in metal storage container
  • Roundup Lodge Notes (Page 4)
  • Bill Coe (Poem) Page 5
  • After Darkness, Comes Light (Poem)
  • Forest Service Visitor Map Price to Increase January 1 (Page 6)
  • Silver City Ranger District Implements Seasonal Campground Closures
  • Mimbres Life and Society (Page 7)
  • Mimbres Pottery Images Along The Highway
  • MCHS benefit sale - “a miniature load of pine fire wood”
  • Words of Wisdom by Phyllis Diller (Page 8)
  • Bingo (Page 10)
  • Community Calendar & Happenings (Page 11)
  • County Calendar (Page 12)
  • Mystery Photo Challenge For January (Page 13)
  • December Mystery Photo Location
  • Senior Center Menu - January 2018 - (Page 15)
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantry
  • Teen Ink (Page 17)
  • Terrific Kid Awards
  • Learn About Archaeology and the Mimbres People With Conejo Mimbreῆo (Page 18)
  • Conejo Mimbreῆo Archaeology Crossword (Page 19)
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League Bulletin Board (Page 20)


NOVEMBER 2017

  • EMS Returns to the Mimbres Valley
  • Letter From the Editor (Page 2)
  • Hillsboro’s Holiday Fiesta (Page 3)
  • NM-152 Hanover Roadway Closure
  • 2017 Harvest Festival - Horseshoe Tournament, Best Tasting Pie Contest Winners (Page 4)
  • Health Fair Big Success (Page 5)
  • Everyone Having Fun at the 2017 Harvest Festival (Page 6)
  • Mimbres Culture Heritage Site Celebrates Archaeology Day and Mimbres History (Page 7)
  • Request to a Troubadour (poem)
  • 1st Annual Christmas Mercado at the Historic Hanover Outpost
  • Old T-Shirts Needed (Page 9)
  • Roundup Lodge Notes
  • Mimbres Roundup Lodge Bingo - November 12 (Sunday) 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Community Calendar & Happenings (Page 10)
  • County Calendar (Page 11)
  • Mystery Photo Challenge For November (Page 12)
  • Senior Center Menu - November 2017 - (Page 14)
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantry
  • Teen Ink (Page 16)
  • Harvest Fest 2017 Children’s Activitiesy
  • Mimbres Valley Gets Historic Marker
  • Prickly Pear (Page 17)
  • Conejo Mimbreῆo in October
  • Terrific Kid Awards - September Honorees, October Honorees
  • Where is Conejo Mimbreῆo (Page 18)
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League Bulletin Board (Page 20)
  • Christmas Bazaar at Roundup Lodge


OCTOBER 2017

  • Current Travel Diary From Visitors to the Mimbres
  • Letter From The Editor (Page 2)
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary Adds 250 New Words (Page 3)
  • NM-152 Hanover Roadway Closure - Blasting at Chino Mines
  • Cogitations of An Ostrich (Poem) (Page 4)
  • Ann’s Retirement
  • Hurley Students Learn About Mimbres Pottery and Ancient Mimbreῆos (Page 5)
  • Thanks to Local Photographers
  • News From the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site: National Archaeology Day and the Reenactment of the 1902 “Murder on the Mimbres” at MCHS October 14; Hope and Japanese Elders and Artists Visit MCHS (Page 6)
  • La Esperanza Vineyard & Winery - Autumn Art and Wine Extravaganza (Page 7)
  • From My Inbox: “A Prayer” (Poem)
  • Heritage Site Museum and Gift Shop is Ready for the Holidays
  • Old T-shirts Needed (Page 9)
  • Roundup Lodge Notes
  • Bingo - Mimbres Roundup Lodge, Sunday, October 8, 2 - 5
  • Community Calendar & Happenings (Page 10)
  • County Calendar (Page 11)
  • Mystery Photo Challenge For October (Page 12)
  • Senior Center Menu - October 2017 - (Page 14)
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantry
  • Trolls on the Bridge (Page 16)
  • SAAAN Lorenzo - A Triple A School
  • Teen Ink (Page 17)
  • Yucca
  • Conejo Mimbreῆo in September
  • Where is Conejo Mimbreῆo (Page 18)
  • Harvest Festival Thanks (Page 19)
  • Manzanita Ridge Story Update
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League Bulletin Board (Page 20)
  • Joke of the Day


SEPTEMBER 2017

  • Manzanita Ridge Returns a Stolen Work of Art to its Rightful Owners
  • Letter From The Editor (Page 2)
  • Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival - September 30 - San Lorenzo Elementary School - New Activities and Old Favorites Will Be At This Year’s Harvest Festival (Page 4)
  • New Historic Marker
  • It’s The Mimbres Health Fair 10th Year! (Page 5)
  • El Agua es La Vida (Water is Life)
  • NMSU State Specialists (Weeds, Entomology & Plant Pathology) will hold Bug/Weed/Plant Clinic at Harvest Festival (Page 6)
  • Harvest Festival Pie Contest
  • Culture Heritage Site Raffle
  • Auction ~Raffle~ Prizes
  • Musical Entertainment (Page 7)
  • K.I.N.D. Fund - Give Change to Make a Change
  • Horseshoe Tournament
  • Community Calendar & Happenings (Page 10)
  • County Calendar (Page 11)
  • Mystery Photo Challenge For August (Page 12)
  • Senior Center Menu - September 2017 - (Page 14)
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantry
  • Teen Ink (Page 16)
  • Buffalo Gourd
  • Where was Conejo Mimbreῆo in August
  • S”AAA”N Lorenzo Elementary
  • San Lorenzo School Children Enjoying the Solar Eclipse
  • The Hummingbird Festival at MCHS was a great success!
  • Where is Conejo Mimbreῆo (Page 17)
  • Roundup Lodge Notes (Page 18)
  • Mimbres Roundup Lodge - Bingo - September 19 - 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Vendor Registration For for the Twelfth Annual! (Harvest Festival) (Page 19)
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League Bulletin Board (Page 20)


AUGUST 2017

  • Mimbres to Get Overpass
  • Letter From The Editor (Page 2)
  • Free Diabetes Program (Page 3)
  • Forest Service News: "Additional Fuelwood Now Available on Wilderness Ranger District" and "The Gila National Forest Silver City and Wilderness Ranger Districts are Looking for Volunteer Camp Hosts” (Page 4)
  • Master Preserver Workshops
  • Trash to Treasure - Hurley Students Paint Mimbres Pottery Images (Page 5)


Hurley School Kids


  • Roundup Lodge Notes (Page 7)
  • Mimbres Roundup Lodge - Bingo - August 13 - 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Community Calendar & Happenings (Page 8)
  • County Calendar (Page 9)
  • Mystery Photo Challenge For August (Page 10)
  • Senior Center Menu - August 2017 - (Page 12)
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantry
  • Hummingbird Festival August 5th and 6th (Page 14)
  • Now at the the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site - Mimbres Editon of Archaeology Southwest Magazine
  • San Lorenzo Summer School Students Learn About Hummingbirds (Page 15)
  • Teen Ink (Page 16)
  • Connect the Dots
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • 12th Annual Harvest Festival (Page 18)
  • Cobre Consolidated School District to Hold A $7,000,000 School Bond Election
  • Vendor Registration For for the Twelfth Annual! (Harvest Festival) (Page 19)
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League Bulletin Board (Page 20)
  • Tech Savy and Want to Help?
  • We Need You!


JULY 2017

  • Agave in Bloom
  • Letter From the Editor (Page 2)
  • 4th of July Independence Day - Family - Fun - Foods - Fireworks / The Declaration of Independence / So What Did Happen on July 4, 1776? (Page 3)
  • What Are You Reading? - “All the Light We Cannot See” & “The Book Thief” (Page 4)
  • Choosing Healthy Meals As You Get Older (Page 5)
  • New Pottery Exhibit Now Open at MCHS: Mattocks Ruin; Images From The Past   (Page 6) - photo by Marilyn Markel


MCHS Pottery Display


  • Harvest Festival Calendar Submissions
  • Senior Center Menu - July 2016 (Page 7)
  • San Lorenzo Food Pantry
  • Senior Mobile Food Pantry
  • Where is Conejo Mimbreῆo (Page 8)
  • Teen Ink (Page 9)
  • Bayard Public Library is Hosting Zoo To You
  • Abert’s Squirrel
  • Summer Lunch Program
  • Where was Conejo Mimbreῆo in June
  • Community Calendar & Happenings (Page 10)
  • County Calendar (Page 11)
  • Law Access New Mexico (Page 12)
  • San Lorenzo Students Gila Cliff Dwellings Art Project 2016 (Page 13)
  • Roundup Lodge Notes (Page 15)
  • A Little Giggle
  • San Lorenzo School Day in the WoodsSan Lorenzo School - Day In The Woods (Page 17)
  • 12th Annual Harvest Festival (Page 18)
  • Volunteers Needed (Harvest Festival)
  • Vendor Registration For for the Twelfth Annual! (Harvest Festival) (Page 19) - SEE AUGUST FORM
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League Bulletin Board (Page 20)
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Messenger on-line at www.blackrange.org (ED: and www.blackrange3.org)
  • Forest Service News 



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