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1 0 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 Preservation achievements recognized statewide Silver City, Fort Bayard, Deming well represented By TOM DRAKE I Historic Pres- ervation Division / Santa Fe Forty-seven individuals and organizations will be recognized with state Heritage Preservation Awards as part of national Heri- tage Preservation Month in New Mexico, which is being cel- ebrated throughout May, the state Historic Preservation Division announced today. • The 38 th annual awards rep- resent a broad geographic diver- sity of accomplishments and cover recent downtown revital- ization efforts, architectural achievements, an archaeological excavation and documentation, and reward the community work of several individuals and orga- nizations• "This year's theme for Heri- tage Preservation Month 2010 is 'Downtown New Mexico' and many of our awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made great strides in preserving their community's core areas," said interim-State Historic Preservation Officer Jan Biella. The state Cultural Properties Review Committee will present 15 awards at a ceremony May 21 at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe. Several of the awards represent the efforts of numerous entities who will receive certifi- cates signed by Governor Bill Richardson, Secretary of State Mary Herrera, CPRC Chairman Alan "Mac" Watson and SHPO Biella. They are as follows: • Susan Berry, retiring direc- tor of the Silver City Museum, will receive a Lifetime Achieve- ment Award for her 36 years of preservation work in Silver City, its surrounding areas and at the state level• Ms. Berry was one of several citizens who were crest- fallen when the town's Atchison, Topeka & Santa. Fe rail depot was demolished in 1975 after having served the town from more than 50 years. She incorporated pres- ervation into the museum's mis- sion as a result, and her survey work and inventory of the town's historic buildings has led to es- tablishing four historic districts in Silver City. Ms. Berry served on the Silver City MainStreet Project board for t 2 years, and on the towns Historic Design Re- view Committee the last 11 years• Her survey work extended to nu- merous nearby communities in- • eluding Pings Altos, Fort Bayard, Santa Clara, Bayard, Hurley, North Hurley, and rural settle- ments in the Cliff-Gila and Mimbres Valley areas• She also was a founding member of the New Mexico Heritage Preserva- J tion Alliance. • Robert Mishler, professor emiritus at Highlands University in Las Vegas, is receiving a Life- time Achievement Award for 45 years of work, including estab- lishment of the Anthropology Department at Highlands. If ever a project relied on partnerships and inclusiveness in Santa Fe, it was the preservation and revitalization of the Santa Fe Railyard. The re-opening of Coronado School marked the second school to provide classes in downtown Albuquerque in the last five years. • Clayton MainStreet used its own funds and an HPD grant .to fund a survey and develop a State and National Register nomi- nation of the town's historic com- mercial district. It also has in- vested numerous resources into purchasing the Luna Theater, one of the earliest motion picture the- aters in New Mexico. Its trade- mark moon-faced marquee re- cently was restored by the orga- nization and welcomes passersby with a wink and a smile. The lo- cal MainStreet program will re- ceive a Heritage Organization award. • Artesia MainStreet sur- veyed over 300 buildings and homes, which led to establishing the Artesia Residential Historic District. Most MainStreet orga- nizations concentrate on down: town commercial areas, but in Artesia it was recognized that the surrounding residential neigh- borhoods are a key component to a thriving downtown. The orga- nization worked closely with the City of Artesia, which funded much of the survey work and the Artesia MainStreet provided some of the funds used to draft the Register nomination. Artesia MainStreet has devoted countless resources to planting trees down- town, improwng parks and creat- ing Small plazas and pedestrian walkways that commemorate the area's oil industry. The program will receive a Heritage Organiza- tion award. • Ronnie Jackson, of Artesia, will receive an Individual Achievement award for his lead- ership on the Artesia MainStreet's Design Committee, which led to a master plan for revitalizing downtown, the adaptive re-use of the Santa Fe Railroad Depot into a visitor center and home to the chamber of commerce, and the Heritage Walkway• His leadership led to a restored faqade and mar- quee for the Land bf the Sun The- ater. Mr. Jackson has led the De- sign Committee for nearly 13 years. • Carlsbad MainStreet sup- ported survey work and research that led to establishing the Carlsbad Downtown Historic Dis- trict in 2009. The organization applied for an HPD grant to pre- pare the nomination• The preservation and adaptive re-use of the Carlsbad Irrigation District building, part of a National Historic Landmark, was accomplished by three indi- viduals, Dale Balzano, his son Erie Balzano and Michael Moore. , Using a Save America's Treasures grant and more than $1.4 million in legislative funds, Fort Stanton, Inc. restored the fort's Administration Building into a museum and office space. Hall in Deming served as city hall from the early 20 th cen- tury until the 1970s. Remodeled into a Pueblo-Revival style build- ing with WPA funds in 1938, the Depression-era •architectural fea- tures were restored in a 2009 project funded by the City of Deming and the State Legislature. Work included demolishing fire- damaged areas, bringing the building up to code, reroofing much of the building, renovating historic windows and refinishing -wood floors. When upgrading electrical wiring, Tim Seybert, owner of Laharca Construction in Deming, made a special drill bit for installation that saved his- toric walls from being channeled for the wiring. Receiving Archi- tectural Heritage awards are Laharca Inc.; the City of Deming, Kells + Craig Architects, of Albu- querque; and architectural con- sultant Barbara Zook, of Santa Fe. The New Mexico His- tory Museum in Santa Fe will he honored with an Urban Design with an Historic Context award. • Fort Bayard Historic Pres- ervation Society has led a multi- faceted approach to preserving the last fort built in New Mexico. Its numerous community out- reach events include Chautauqua's interpretations of the history of the fort and estab- lishing signage for archaeologi- cal sites and other historic re- sources on the property. The so- ciety successfully raised funds and oversaw restoration of the 1939 New Deal Theater and main- tains trails for' tours of the fort. The society will receive a Heri- tage Organization award. Para Comisionado del Condado de Hidalgo Posici6n 2 Naci en Albuquerque y me mud a I:armington a ta edad de !9 arias. Empec mi carrera en granel Power Generacion durante esta epo'ca. Me vasta experiencia en BPG con PNM es Io que me trajo al Condado de Hidalgo hace ocho arias. Soy un residente de toda rni vida de Nuevo MOxico. Tengo dos hijas, Nadine & Christine y dos nietos, Nickolas Y Emeri. He sido seleccionacro coma delegado del Condado de Hidalgo en la onvenci6n Dem6crata en Santa Fe y actualmente estoy involucrado con el EE.UU. Senador Jeff Bingaman en sus oficinas Suroeste de Nuevo MOxico Energia Y Grupo de Trabajo de ernpleos verdes. Es muy interesante la farina de determinar la definici6n de la energia verde ye c6mo puede afectar ta economia de nuestro condado. He estado activo en el pasado en la comunidad de Lordsburg en el entrenamiento de beisbol de la liga pequefia y prestar asistencia con los sistemas PAL de baloncesto a las ligas de nifios de kinder y tercer grados. Soy jubilado depues de 30 arias con PNM y un auto pequerlo empresario de empleados en el condado Hidalgo; un miembro de la Iglesia Cat61ica San JosO; Servido coma presidente de la Comisi6n de finanzas de San Jos6 y actuatrnente soy presidente de San JosO's consejo parroquial, y miembro activo de los Caballeros de ColOn. Mi interns en el Condado de Hidalgo y su gente me ha Ilevado buscar la oficina del comisionado del Condado. En me camparlatemprana, he tenido la suerte de conocer a muchas personas nuevas y escuchar acerca de su preocupaciOnes de que yo realmente tareD muy en serio. Estoy abierto a los razonable temas ms a mano que parecen ser nuestros j0venes y nueStros ancianos. Nuestra juventud necesita tantos recursos puestos a su disposici6n a traves, de sus padres, nuestras iglesias, asociaciones de j6venes y nuestra infraestructura escolar. WNMU extensibn es un recurso en nuestro condado que debemos seguir apoyando. Nuestros ancianos tienen el HMS Fondo para la tercera edad que ha sido fundamental para nuestra comunidad de Lordsburg, y sin embargo no podemos olvidarnos de nuestras comunidades rurales en el Condado coma: Rodeo, Animas, Cotton City, Windmill, Playas, Glen Acres, Pyramid Shadows y Virden. Su apoyo me humila yes muy apreciada. Digs los bendiga a todos ustedes. PAID BY CANDIDATE * B&B PRINTING AHS girls track team AHS holds sports a0000,ards May 10 By ELIZABETH RICHINS/Hidalgo County Herald The basketball and track athletes of Animas High School were recognized on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the'AHS sports banquet/awards ceremony• Students and their parents were fed pizza in the cafeteria and following the meal were the awards in the auditorium. Both JV and Varsity girls and boys basketball athletes were recognized and given awards for their hard work and dedication throughout the season by Coach Tracy JacksOn .and Coach Charles Richardson• Track ath- letes were also recognized by coach Tyke Trotter. The AHS senior athletes include Michael Barentine, Gerardo Reyes, Patrick Ramirez, Allen Noakes, Tarran Trotter, Starla Richins, Valerie Ramirez, and Marissa Elias. Senior basketball girls-Marissa Elias, Tarran Trotter, Starla Richins, Valerie Ramirez Katherine Cavaliere recieves an award from Coach Tyke Trotter Channing Moore recieves an award from Coach Charles Richardson AHS boys track team Larry Patrick ART INEZ Hidalgo Counl:v Commissioner Position 2 was born in Albuquerque and moved to.Farmington at the age of 19. I started my career in Bulk Power Generation(BPG) at this time. My vast experience in BPG with PNM is what brought me to Hidalgo County eight years ago. l am a life long resident of New Mexico. I have two daughters, Nadine and Christine and two grandchildren, Emeri and Nickolas. I was selected as a delegate from Hidalgo County to the Democratic Convention in Santa Fe and am currently involved with US Senator Jeff Bingaman's office with the Southwest New Mexico Energy and Green Jobs Taskforce. It is very interesting how to determine thedefinition of green'energy and how it can affect our county's economy. I have been active in the past in the Lordsburg community by coaching little league baseball andassisting with PAL basketball K-3rd grade leagues. I am a 30 year retiree from PNM and a self employed small businessman in Hidalgo County; a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and have served as president of St Joseph's finance committee and presently am president of St. Joseph's parish council; and active member of Knights of Columbus. My interest in Hidalgo County and itspeople have lead me seek the office of County Commissioner. In my early campaigning, i have been fortunate enough to meet many new people and hear about their concerns that I truly take to heart. I am open to the more reasonable issues at hand that seem to be our youth and our elderly. ,Our youth needs as many resources made available to them through their parents, our churches, youth associations and our schooling facilities. WNMU extension is such an asset in our county that we must continue to support it. Our elderly have the HMS Senior Citizens Facility that has been instrumental in our community of Lordsburg, however we cannot'forget about Our other rural communities in the County like Rodeo, Aimas, Cotton City, Windmill, Pyramid Shadows, Playas, Glen Acres and Virden. Your support humbles me and is greatly appreciated. God Bless all of you. PAID BY CANDIDATE * B&B PRINTING