Grant County Prospectors

The prospectors are a group of business leaders whose purpose is to educate policy makers and community members about the economic, community development and legislative needs in Grant County.

Prospectors 2016 Legislative Communications Forum

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Save the date for this year’s Legislative Communications Form – Thursday, December 1, 2016. Starting at 8 am at the WNMU Light Hall Theater.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Clark at 575-538-2665.

2016 Candidate Forum a Success

Many thanks to the Candidates who participated in the 2016 Grant County Candidate Forum. County Commission candidates Billings, Alcorn, Torres, Edwards, Bencomo, Pecotte and Browne as well as State Representative candidates Martinez, Zimmerman, Hotvedt and Dow. The crowd was estimated at around 175-200 attendees.

We would especially like to thank our core group of volunteers: Laura Howell, Mischa Larish, and Scott Terry lead by Kim Clark. The advance questions were promulgated from questions issued by the Grant County Democrat and Grant County Republican Parties as well as the Prospectors and Silver City, Grant County Chamber of Commerce. S14368625_198279050592686_7993678484826838925_n.jpgponsorship was provided by Grant County Prospectors, Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS, Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce, Silver City Radio and Western New Mexico University.

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Save the Date!

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September 13 – Grant County Candidate Forum

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2016 Grant County Candidate Forum Slated for September

The public is invited to attend the 2016 Grant County Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the WNMU Global Resource Auditorium.

This event is co-sponsored by the Grant County Prospectors, Silver City Regional Association of Realtors, Silver City Radio, Silver City – Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Western New Mexico University.

Mischa Larisch, GC Prospector president will introduce the forum’s moderator, Scott Terry of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

The four New Mexico State Representative candidates for districts 39 and 38 will open the forum. The candidates to present for District 39 are Rudy Martinez (D) and Rep. John Zimmerman (R) and for District 38 are Mary Hotvedt (D) and Rebecca Dow (R).

During the next portion of the forum begins at 6:30 pm with the six Grant County Commissioner candidates for Districts 3, 4, and 5. The candidates to speak from District 3 are Alicia Edwards (D) and Henry Torres (R), the candidates from District 4 are Marilyn Alcorn (D) and Billy Billings (R), and the candidates from District 5 are Harry Brown (D) and Harry Pecotte (R) plus write-in candidate De Ann Bencomo (D).

For more information contact Kim Clark, Silver City Regional Association of Realtors and Prospector, at 575-538-2665 or

2016 Grant County Candidate Forum

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WNMU Global Resource Center

5:30 pm – Democrat and Republican Candidates for State Representative in District 38 and 39

6:30 pm – Democrat and Republican candidates for Grant County Commission in District 3, 4 & 5

Co-sponsored by the Grant County Prospectors, SCGC Chamber of Commerce, SCR Association of Realtors, Silver City Radio and WNMU

Candidate Forum Sponsors

For more information, 575-538-2665 or


Capital Outlay Workshop

We will be holding a capital outlay workshop a little earlier this year so that it will allow you to make sure projects are included in the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan.

Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plans are due in September and this workshop will serve as a refresher on what is eligible and how to submit a request.  Please feel free to forward to interested persons.

Below are the details:

Capital Outlay Workshop from 9:00 – 12:00 – August 4, 2016

City Hall Annex 2nd Floor Conference Room

1203 N. Hudson

Silver City, NM  88061

Please RSVP to me if you plan on attending.   Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Please do not park in bank parking lot.  You may park on side streets or the parking area caddy corner to the annex.

Priscilla C. Lucero
Executive Director
SWNM Council of Governments
P.O. Box 2157
Silver City, NM  88062
575.388-1500 FAX

Our “Top Topics” brochure for 2016 Grant County Day

As the Grant County Prospectors gear up for Grant County Day at the Legislature on February 3, 2016 we would like to share our “Top Topics” brochure. This document was previously titled our issues of concern brochure. The topics covered are forwarded from the annual Forum that was held in December of 2015 for our local Legislators. The Prospectors help these local governments and community organizations advocate on behalf of their needs. The brochure is in a printable PDF format.

Grant County Prospectors – 2016 Top Topics Brochure


Grant County Day Kick-Off Party – Silver City


The 2015 Prospectors Legislative Forum

The Legislative Communications Forum was held by the Grant County Prospectors on Thursday, December 3rd at the WNMU Light Hall. This forum is an annual  opportunity for local governments and entities to present their legislative priorities to Legislators. The Prospectors then chose community projects and priorities to advocate for while in Santa Fe for Grant County Day which will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Bruce Ashburn, Prospectors’ president, served as moderator for the annual Legislative Communication Forum for the area legislators, who are Rep. Dianne Hamilton, District 38; Sen. Howie Morales, District 28; and Rep. John Zimmerman, District 39.

Pictured are Grant County Planner Anthony Gutierrez and Grant County Manager Charlene Webb outlining their 2016 Legislative Priorities.


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