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Copper Cowbells Announce Scholarship Recipients

November 30, 2015 Community News
The Copper CowBelles, an organization whose mission is to promote the livestock industry and to educate the public of the nutritional benefits of beer, have announced their 2015-2016 scholarship recipients who are Grant County high school graduates pursuing agricultural college degrees. Receiving $500 each are Ryan McCauley, an Animal Science major at NMSU, Tancee Bussey, an Ag Extension…

Lighted Christmas Parade 2015 photos

The Beat thanks Jim Mathews for his excellent photos of the 2015 Lighted Christmas Parade.

Lighted Christmas Parade 2015 winners announced

25th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade Winners


1. Performance Breaking
2. Wells Fargo Bank
3. Freeport Mc Mo Ran


1. Gila National Forest
2. Silver City for Bernie

Dense fog through 9 a.m. Sunday, 112915

Dense Patchy Fog Possible Over Portions Of Southern New Mexico
And Far West Texas Through Sunday Morning...

.abundant Low Level Moisture And Light Winds Will Set Up
Conditions Favorable For The Development Of Dense Patchy Fog
Across The Area As Temperatures Cool Overnight. Reduced
Visibilities Of Less Than A Quarter Of A Mile Occur In Some Areas
Through Mid Morning. The Fog Should Dissipate As Temperatures Warm
And Winds Increase Later In The Morning Hours.

Upper Gila River Valley-southern Gila Foothills/mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/lower Gila River Valley-lowlands Of The Bootheel-
Uplands Of The Bootheel-southwest Desert/mimbres Basin-

San Vicente Artists of Silver City continue 3-D show on Sunday

San Vicente Artists of Silver City hold 3-D Show in the Artist Lair of the Old Elks Lodge on Market Street. The show and sale began on Friday, continued on Saturday and will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

NM-90 Bridge prepares for concrete pouring photos taken 112415

The anonymous photographer continued to provide photos of the progress on the New Mexico-90/Hudson Street Bridge for all of those of us who are looking forward to not having to take the long way around to go southward or northward. As well as for those who can hardly wait for the traffic to slow down on the roads they live on.

These were taken on Tuesday Nov. 24, showing preparations for the pouring of concrete on Tuesday, Dec. 1. They show, as well, the work on the south side of the bridge.


SCPD arrest man for assault with deadly weapon

Silver City Police Department officers arrested a man, later identified as Scott Theron, 36, of Mesa, Ariz., at the Drifter Motel over the weekend for assault with a firearm.

According to a SCPD incident report, on Saturday evening, Nov. 21, Theron was asked by an employee to leave the Watering Hole at The Red Barn Restaurant for being intoxicated and harassing customers. Theron allegedly became upset and was yelling as he left the bar.
When the employee went outside to see if he had left the property, Theron pointed a silver colored handgun at the employee’s chest.

A couple just arriving at the Watering Hole were assaulted as well, according to the report, Theron pointing his weapon at the woman’s head and at her husband’s chest, all the while yelling racial slurs at them. Read more...

NM CAP Entity members discuss next steps toward a diversion 112415

By Mary Alice Murphy

The NM CAP Entity, at a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, discussed the next steps toward the goal of creating a diversion of Gila River water. This follows the signing on Monday, Nov. 23, of the New Mexico Unit Agreement by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water & Science Jennifer Gimbel, who was delegated authority by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to sign it, as required in the 2004 Arizona Water Settlements Act. Read more...

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