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.

GCD Kickoff

The “Kick Off” meeting for the Santa Fe Events is scheduled for January 22 at The Toad at 5:30.

We will hand out the tentative Grant County Day agenda at the Kickoff.

See you there!

2019 GCD Save-the-Date

Grant County Day Hotel Info

Grant County Prospectors

January 28 – February 1, 2019

La Fonda Room Rates and Reservation Methods

Traditional Room rate: $100.00 single/double occupancy

*Based on availability, upgraded sleeping rooms are available at special room rates:

*Deluxe Rooms:  $130.00 s/d occupancy

*One-bedroom Suites:  $160.00 s/d occupancy

Please contact Hotel directly to make reservation(s) for upgraded sleeping rooms.

Room rates are subject to prevailing taxes, currently 15.4375%; 7% Lodger’s Tax and 8.4375% Gross Receipts Tax.

Contact Hotel directly:

Reservations:  800-523-5002, Option #1 or 505-982-5511, Option #1

Group Code:  948173

Please call between the hours of (Mountain Standard Time): 

Monday – Friday: 7am-8pm

Saturday: 8am-5pm

Sunday: 9am-5pm

Reservation Link 

Cut-off date for making reservations:  Monday, December 31, 2018

Individual reservation must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the guest’s scheduled arrival dates to avoid the first night’s room/tax penalty fee.

2018 Legislative Communication Forum Agenda

You will find the agenda for the 2018 Prospectors Legislative Communications Forum below. Please note that these times are approximate as we may be running ahead or behind schedule. Plan to be in attendance well before your sector. There are 32 applications to present this year! We have allotted 3 minutes for the presentations, and 10 minutes for Legislators to ask presenters questions.

If you have not turned in your handouts – provide 7 copies – hole punched for the notebooks. These notebooks are given to the Legislators, Governor, Lt Governor and Prospectors to use during Grant County Day and the legislative session. If you have a slideshow or PowerPoint provide a jump drive.

All additional materials and visuals must be handed in to Priscilla or Kim BEFORE your sector starts!

Any further questions, please contact Priscilla Lucero at 575-388-1509 or Kim Clark at 575-538-2665.

We look forward to seeing you on December 6!

PDF: 2018_Prospectors_Legislative_Forum_Agenda_by_Sector



Application to Present at 2018 Forum

The application to present at the Prospectors 2018 Legislative Communications Forum is now available.

  • Click here: 2018 Grant County Prospectors Legislative Forum Application
  • Important Dates
    • Application Due – November 15
    • Notification of presentation time – November 29
    • Forum will be held Thursday, December 6 starting at 8 am in Light Hall on the WNMU campus.
    • We invite the public to attend to learn about legislative issues and funding needs in Grant County.
  • Questions contact Priscilla Lucero at 575-388-1509 or Kim Clark at 575-538-2665.

2018 Capital Outlay Workshop

2018 Capital Outlay Workshop was held today with Priscilla Lucero from SWNMCOG and Wesley Billingsley from the NM Capital Outlay Bureau facilitating. Entities from local government, education, healthcare and non-profits were in attendance.


2018 Candidate Forum Audio

Here is the audio file for the 2018 Candidate Forum held September 18.

Thank you to WNMU for recording.

2018 Capital Outlay Workshop


Debbie Romero, Bureau Chief
Capital Outlay Bureau, Dept of Finance & Administration

October 17, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

3031 US 180, Silver City, NM

Capital Outlay Bureau (COB) is responsible for coordinating the funding and administration of capital projects under the Statutory Authority of the State Budget Division, Department of Finance and Administration. COB works closely with Executive Agencies and Governor to prepare the Executive Capital Budget. COB is responsible for administering the capital budgeting process, this includes:

Processing of the Capital Appropriations Bill
Maintaining the State Capital Projects Monitoring System
Monitoring the expiration dates of all capital appropriations
Ensuring timely reversions of expired appropriation balances

In addition, COB provides training assistance and oversight to agencies on the planning, project management, and administration of capital projects appropriations.

Please RSVP to Priscilla Lucero at or you may call 575.388.1509.

This workshop is highly recommended if you will be presenting at the Grant County Prospectors Legislative Communications Forum.

Candidate Forum Recap

Thank you to all that participated in the 2018 Grant County Candidate Forum.

News articles:




Legislative Finance Committee Visit

The Legislative Finance Committee held their September 24 and 25 meeting in Silver City at Western New Mexico University before traveling to Deming for the last part of their visit.  The Prospectors along with Western New Mexico University hosted the committee for the visit in the WNMU Miller Library. Co-sponsors were HMS, Border Area, Grant County Democratic Party, PNM and Southwest Council of Governments. The coordinator for this event was Prospector Evangeline Zamora, along with Bruce Ashburn. Prospector President Mischa Larisch participated in giving welcoming remarks to the members of the committee. Local Legislators in attendance were Senator Howie Morales, Representative Rudy Martinez and Representative Rebecca Dow.

National History Day Students from Silver High School made a special appearance at the meeting on Wednesday.

Thank you to Grant County Assessor Raul Turrieta for use of several photos.

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