By the time you read this, Dunn's Nursery and Garden Center on Pinos Altos Road will have closed, a victim of the recession. Owners Kristi and Rick Dunn opened the nursery in 2006 and it quickly became a favorite of Silver City gardeners (see Business Exposure, May 2009). But like many businesses, the economic downturn caught up with Dunn's and it was forced to shut its doors in late December.
The Heartsong Center for Integrative Wellness will move operations Feb. 1 to the neighboring offices of the Riversong Center of Integrative Medicine at 1210 E. 32nd St. in Silver City. Dr. Brad Haire and wife Leesa are consolidating space to lower overhead expenses in tough economic times. The Heartsong Center will continue to provide electroencephalographic biofeedback programs to balance and harmonize the human brain. Dr. Haire says this training will dovetail nicely with the integrative practice at the Riversong Center, which focuses on advanced intravenous therapies, holistic healing and thermographic imaging. Both practices can be reached at 534-8000.
Silver City listeners to KRWG-FM may soon be enjoying a clearer, stronger signal, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave the Las Cruces-based public-radio station the go-ahead to upgrade from a translator to a full-power transmitter. Station manager Glen Cerny says public-radio fans can expect better listening, and that the upgrade will also mean that KRWG gets priority on the spectrum in case of any interference. Although the move to 1.2 kilowatts — more than double the current wattage — will somewhat increase KRWG's local reach at 91.3 on the FM dial, the primary benefit will be a better listening experience for those already tuning in here. One catch: The transmitter will cost $12,000. (Have you made a donation to public radio lately?)
A new gourmet-food emporium, Rustic Olive, is taking over the spot in Mesilla that was long home to the Purple Lizard clothing boutique.