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Grant County seeing improvement in real estate

October 20, 2016 Real Estate Matters
“While other markets in New Mexico are seeing a tighter market with fewer homes listed, Grant County is only slightly down in its listings. The MLS at the end of September had 427 residential properties listed for sale. These homes have been on the market for an average of 222 days. The average asking price for these properties is $154,570. "We also had 46 properties that were under contract.…

NMDOT issues alert for winds 20161020

Please use caution along Interstate 10, high winds and dust blowing, use caution traveling from Deming to Lordsburg.

This week is Friends of the Library Week at the Silver City Public Library

This week at the Silver City Public Library is Friends of the Library Week. During the regular Tuesday Storytime, Becky Nell Young, who is also a member of the Southwest Festival of the Written Word, presented a version of Goldilocks with props on a felt board. Those watching the session from left are Lexa Dahl-Bredine holding baby Tule, Cindy Barker, Grace and River Dahl-Bredine, Tristan Thai and his great-grandma Penny Costello.(Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)

Friends of the Library raise money for the library, through their quarterly book sales and their ongoing in-library sales. Your membership helps the library and your volunteerism helps the Friends raise even more money for the library and its programs. Young said: "SWFWW supports literacy for children and my volunteerism in the Library reflects that commitment."

Join today. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on their actitives and how you can become a part of a working organization. 

Federal Jury finds Arizona man guilty of marijuana trafficking charges in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Yesterday afternoon, a federal jury sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., found John Wayne Hargrove, 57, of Pearce, Ariz., guilty on marijuana trafficking charges after a two-day trial. The guilty verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy of the DEA’s El Paso Division, and Chief Patrol Agent Jeffrey D. Self of the U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector.

Hargrove, Janelle Richter, 57, also of Pearce, Ariz., Edgar Antonio Silvas-Hinojos, 28, a Mexican national illegally in the United States, and three other Mexican nationals, were arrested on Feb. 8, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging them with conspiracy and possession of 135.11 kilograms (297.25 pounds) of marijuana with intent to distribute. Read more...

Silver School Board hears about bond issue, sets election

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver District school board met Tuesday evening at 6:03 with four members present, Mike McMillan, Chris Arvidson, Frances Vasquez and Arnold Torres, board president.

First to speak was Mark Valenzuela of George K. Baum and Company, regarding the February effort to renew the mill bond issue. He called it an extension of the present House Bill 33 levy at one and a half mills; the amount would be for six years, not changing the local taxes. There was a need to authorize “up to” $20,000,000 in general obligation bonds for capital improvements," he said.

Vasquez asked about the advantages he had mentioned at an earlier meeting; he said by not letting the present bond issue expire, taxes would not go up, they would stay at the same rate for this. And, presently, interest rates were at a very low figure; he couldn’t predict what they would be by February, but likely, they would still be at a very low figure.


Red Hot, Red Dot Art Festival ends with fashion show 20161016

The Red Hot, Red Dot Art Festival of 2016 ended after 10 days of many activities for adults and children, with a Fashion Couture Show, which featured items created by artists, some working in fiber and others working in mixed media, as well as ensembles of vintage clothing.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy



States Sought For Years

Court Orders Feds To Release Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan

By Etta Pettijohn

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to do what it should have been doing all along, establishing an updated recovery plan for the Mexican Gray Wolves.

Last Monday U.S. Judge Jennifer Zipps, in the District of Arizona, approved an agreement reached last April between environmental groups, the states of Utah and Arizona, and the FWS, to complete a recovery plan by the end of November 2017. The agreement sets parameters for management of the reintroduction program, including where they should be allowed to roam, and to establish population targets. Read more...

Candidate Forum for Grant County Commissioner District 3-20161017

By Mary Alice Murphy

In another candidate forum, this time sponsored by the Silver City Daily Press and moderated by publisher Nickolas Seibel, candidates for Grant County Commissioner 3, Democrat Alicia Kay Edwards and Republican Henry Torres gave statements and answered questions.

Torres gave his statement first, citing his history of being a Grant County native, serving as livestock inspector for many years, and later as a Realtor. Torres also served two terms on the Grant County Commission from 2001-2008, during which time he served as commission chairman.


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