Prior to the public meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2018 within the Grant County Convention Center addressing a US Air Force proposal which could result in 10,000 F-16 combat training flights per year over the Gila region, a rally occurred with several speakers including prominent residents, community activists, and elected officials.

Despite the two day notice, and given its mid day timing which prevented many others from attending due to conflicts with work, school and personal schedules, more than 400 people attended the meeting and nearly that many were present at this rally.

The Speakers

  • Nathan Newcomer
    Gila Grassroots Organizer / New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
  • Guadalupe Cano
    Silver City Town Councilor – District 4
  • Cindy Rene Provencio
  • Latino Community Organizer / Upper Gila Watershed Alliance
  • Brett Myrick
    Former Navy Seal & Community Activist
  • Al Gamboa
    US Veteran
  • Joe Saenz
    Chiricahua Apache / Wolf Horse Outfitters
  • Starr Belsky
    Local Resident & Community Activist
  • Raul Turrieta
    Grant County Assessor
  • Harry Browne
    Grant County Commissioner / District 5
  • Alicia Edwards
    Grant County Commissioner / District 3

Additional information on these developments is provided via the following links…

  • PeacefulGilaSkies.org
    Peaceful Gila Skies is a coalition of business owners, community leaders, sportsmen and concerned citizens, united in opposition to the expansion of Holloman Air Force Base’s military training over the Gila region in Southwest New Mexico.
  • Holloman Airspace Environmental Impact Statement
    The Air Force’s primary public information source for EIS. Check back here for their announcements.

GMCR Special Coverage / War and The Gila Rally
will be broadcast on the following schedule…

  • Wednesday / 14 Mars 2018 / 2pm
  • Thursday / 15 Mars 2018 / 9pm
  • Additional times tba

Or listen at your convenience via this link …
GMCR Special Coverage / War and The Gila Rally


Also, please visit GMCR Special Coverage / War and The Gila
for  the complete recordings of the meeting with the USAF representative and additional links to media coverage  along with the GMCR broadcast schedule.

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