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Wildfire-Related Tragedy Leads to Landmark Forest Restoration Partnership

July 28, 2015 Non-Local News Releases
Posted by L.F. Chambers, Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, on July 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/07/28/wildfire-related-tragedy-leads-to-landmark-forest-restoration-partnership/ In July/August 2013 the Forest Service and City of Flagstaff, Arizona conducted a pilot project off FR240 (Schultz Pass Road) to assess impacts and capabilities of two types of logging…

Cobre School Board hears from students who qualified for and took California trip

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre school board opened its public session at 7:20 p.m. Monday evening with all five board members present, Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Toy Sepulveda, Frances Kelly and Frank Cordova. The earlier closed session started at 6:00; they discussed student identifiable information and limited personnel, but no decisions were made, according the board chairman Sepulveda.

Unfinished business included approving the 2015-2016 athletic/activities handbook and code, which was quickly passed, and the in-person reports from the California trip the 8th graders had taken earlier. Read more...

Freeport-McMoRan Announces Cost Reduction Plans

PHOENIX, AZ, July 28, 2015 – Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today announced it has undertaken a comprehensive review of its operating plans in its mining and oil and gas businesses to target significant additional reductions in capital spending and operating and administrative costs in response to weak market conditions for its major products. These plans will also incorporate potential adjustments to mine plans and future copper and molybdenum production volumes to reduce costs and preserve valuable resources for anticipated improved market conditions in the future. The company expects to complete this review promptly and will report its revised plans during the third quarter of 2015. Read more...

Possible Homicide/Suicide

On July 25, 2015, at about 7:01am, officers from the Silver City Police Department responded to the residence located at 413 35th Street in Silver City, in reference to a reported unattended death complaint. Read more...

Grant County Commission approves final fiscal year 2016 budget

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commissioners held a special meeting Monday, July 27, 2015 to address and approve two items—the fourth quarter financial report and the final budget.

County Financial Officer Linda Vasquez said the ending cash balance of the General Fund, as of June 30, was $2,721,513. The Corrections Fund had a zero balance and the Road Fund a balance of $435,589. The resolution on the fourth quarter financial report was approved. Read more...

CLAY Festival 2015 Workshops run the gamut

Claude W. Smith III, Silver City artist

Workshops catering to wide variety of ages, interests, and levels of expertise highlight Silver City’s fourth annual CLAY Festival, presently underway through August 2. Topics range from raku firing to salt glazing, painting pictures of ceramic vessels to replicating prehistoric pottery forms—and more.

Facilitators include widely exhibited and collected Minnesota ceramic artist Marko Fields; Ancestral Puebloan pottery expert Dr. Eric Blinman; still-life painter and art historian Turid Pedersen, raised in Norway but residing in New Mexico since the 1970s; celebrated Pennsylvania teacher, writer, and potter Jack Troy; Arizona-based Andy Ward, known for his recreations of prehistoric Southwest pottery types; and Bill and Athena Steen, directors of the nonprofit Canelo Project, known for their artistic clay-and-lime wall finishes and straw bale building backgrounds. CLAYplay hands-on workshops for children will be led at the Silver City and Bayard libraries by versatile artist/teacher Zoe Wolfe, while clay artist Beth Menczer oversees a CLAYplayWorkshop at the Gila library for adults and young people. Each of these CLAYplay classes, hosted by the three libraries and supported financially by Well Fargo Bank, will focus on our region’s rich Hispanic heritage and the children will be making garden ollas (unglazed ceramic jars).

CLAY Festival 2015 brings together artists, families, young people, adventurers, educators, entrepreneurs, and life-long learners to experience and explore all things clay. This year’s other major presenters include renowned Santa Clara Pueblo ceramic sculptor Roxanne Swentzell and Mexican husband-and-wife potters Carla Martínez Vargas and Diego Valles.

Other Festival activities involve artist demonstrations and receptions, an international juried exhibition, guided tours, Conversations in Clay lectures, music, dancing, films, yoga, a mud pie contest, special outdoor events, a poker tournament, a mural dedication, the CLAY Gala Fundraiser, and a CLAYfest Market that features clay-centric vendors. Most events are free and geared to the general public. This New Mexico TRUE event is unique in its recognition of the crucial role that such a simple, humble, and versatile material plays in the state’s art, history, and culture. No place or people in the state are untouched by adobe, mud, fired brick, terra cotta, ceramics

Big winners at the third annual Clay Poker Tournament Fundraiser

2015 Volunteer Dealers, from left are Peggy Hutchinson, Lisa Jimenz, Jennifer Eldridge, Mary Ann Finn,Pete CramerSilver City, NM — July 26, 2015

The 2015 CLAY Festival, a Silver City Arts & Cultural District Signature Event, held its third annual CLAY Poker Tournament Fundraiser last Saturday. Beginning with 34 players, the event kicked off to an exciting start at 3:00 PM with the final hand dealt just after 6:30 PM. Read more...

Flood Advisory for NE Grant County 072615 pm

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
306 Pm Mdt Sun Jul 26 2015

Grant Nm-sierra Nm-
306 Pm Mdt Sun Jul 26 2015

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A

* Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For...
Northeastern Grant County In South Central New Mexico...
West Central Sierra County In North Central New Mexico...

* Until 600 Pm Mdt

* At 305 Pm Mdt...doppler Radar Indicated Heavy Rain Due To
Thunderstorms. This Will Cause Arroyo And Small Stream Flooding In
The Advisory Area. Between One And Two Inches Of Rain Have Already
Fallen. Read more...

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