Roadway now open.
I-25 LANE CLOSURE – LAS CRUCES Area
I-25 northbound (LAS CRUCES/US 70) from mile post 6 to mile post 9, the driving lane (right) closed at this time due to heavy rain and flooding. Both southbound lanes and the passing left NB lane is open. NMDOT will continue to monitor.
Editor's Note: Thanks to Sandra Michaud for attending and recording this event, because this author was unable to attend.
By Mary Alice Murphy
On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, the four municipal mayors of Grant County met to hear a proposal to create a mining museum with a focus on the Empire Zinc Mine strike, which began on Oct. 17, 1950, when the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers went on strike demanding the company end discriminatory pay and housing for workers. White workers were paid more and received better housing than Hispanic workers, it was alleged. The strike was memorialized in a film, "Salt of the Earth." On January 21, 1952, the company came to an agreement with the strikers, giving them nearly everything they asked for, including increasing wages and benefits and providing hot water to the homes.
All was quiet at Denny's on Saturday. According to photographer Dave Schuhmann, Gold Street still is not open off US 180.
Photo of the Willem de Kooning painting in the frame it arrived in at Manzanita Ridge used furniture store in Silver City, NM. Photo Courtesy of Mareen Craig.
Article by Mary Alice Murphy
David Van Auker, Buck Burns and Rick Johnson, owners of Manzanita Ridge used furniture and decorative items store in downtown Silver City, made the find of a lifetime.
They purchased items at an estate sale that was being overseen by a distant relative of the couple who had died.
But how was the painting identified?
Toward the end of July or first of August, the store received a call from a gentleman from Texas who was handling his aunt's and uncle's estate. He told them he had taken most of the "good stuff," but had items that the store might be interested in.
Buckhorn,NM/ Grant County
This morning around 6:00 a.m. New Mexico State Police were called to a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Highway 180 near mile post 73, just outside of Buckhorn, NM.
Evidence at the scene indicated that a 2003 Subaru driven by Ms. Kelly Stubbs (19) of Copperton, UT, and her passengers, Ms. Laura Stubbs (28) and Mrs. Laura Pratt (51) also of Copperton, UT were traveling east on highway 180 when their crossed into on coming traffic. Ms. Kelly Stubbs and Laura Stubbs sustained fatal injuries, and were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.
By Danna Lopez
The Governing Council of the Aldo Leopold Charter High School convened its monthly meeting on Thursday evening at 5:31. Shauna McCosh called the meeting to order with Director Wayne Sherwood, Development Director Dave Chandler, Financial Director Harry Browne, Board members Mary Gruszka, Martin Maxwell, A.J. Sandoval, David Peck, and Kristin Osborn in attendance. All approved the evening's agenda and both the mission and vision statements were read. No students were present to represent the Student Council, though the council and staff will be making an effort to promote more student involvement in these meetings during the coming school year.
The Beat as a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.
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