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Rotary Club Hosts Benefit for Museum Society

May 22, 2015 Local Events
(L-R) Rotarians Kathy Eaton, Tracy Spikes (Executive Director of the Silver City Museum) and Sunny Yates don western wear to benefit the Silver City Museum Society. The Rotary Club of Silver City will host a Casino Night in the Governor's Room at Billy's BBQ Restaurant at 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 13th. Proceeds from the event, billed as "an elegant evening in the old west," will benefit the…

Barbara Guber recognized by Gila Regional Medical Center for years of service

Barbara Guber accepts recognition from GRMC Board of Trustees Chairman Charles Kelly. (Courtesy Photo)

At today's Gila Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees meeting, the members made a proclamation and presented Barbara Guber a certificate of appreciation, which read: Read more...

NM Bridge demo begins

New Mexico 90-Hudson Street Bridge demolition begins.

Above is what you see as you approach the area where the bridge demolition is taking place. (Courtesy photo) Read more...

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National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
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...critical Fire Conditions Expected Friday Afternoon...

.a Fast Moving Upper Level Disturbance Will Move Across Southwest
New Mexico Friday Afternoon. As This Feature Moves Through...
Sustained 20-ft Wind Speeds Of 20 To 25 Mph Are Expected With
Gusts To 35 Mph. This Will Occur In An Environment Supporting
Minimum Relative Humidities Of 15 Percent Or Lower...low Fuel
Moisture And High To Very High Fire Danger. Critical Fire Weather
Conditions Will Be Met Particularly In Southern Hidalgo And Luna
Counties. Read more...

Grant County Water Commissioners hear from potential funders for regional water plan

By Mary Alice Murphy

Members of the Grant County Water Commission are seeking funding for the regional water plan, which will develop a well field near the Grant County Airport to benefit, first of all, the town of Hurley, which has no water rights, and then extend the water transmission lines through the Mining District to Silver City.

The first potential funder, Rick Sebenoler of the Austin, Texas, office of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, spoke through a conference call, initiated by Priscilla Lucero, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments executive director. Read more...

WNMU Regents Recognize Faculty, Award Tenure and Promotion

Silver City, NM – At its annual spring commencement meeting on May 14, the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents met at the Silver City campus and approved several new business items including the recognition of professors for promotion and tenure.

Four professors were awarded tenure including Dr. Scott Fritz, Dr. Alexandra Neves, Dr. Margarita Wulftange and Dr. Sherry Bassi. Five professors were recognized with promotions including Fritz, Neves, Wulftange, Dr. Miguel Narvaez and Dr. Andy Warren. Read more...

NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Project Update-demolition to begin May 22

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with Interstate Highway Construction (IHC) is in the first phase as they move towards the demo of the bridge on NM90/Hudson Street.

The contractor is currently removing the aged utility line from under the bridge and disposing of all material in order to provide a safe environment as they prepare for the bridge demo on Friday May 22, 2015. Motorists will no longer have access over the bridge starting Friday May 22 at 4:30 am. The contractors working hours during the demo will be 7:00 am until 10:00 pm daily, where their working hours will change once the bridge demo is complete. The contract will then be working Monday to Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. The NMDOT and IHC will have full traffic control staged throughout the project where motorists will be advised to seek an alternate route. Signage will be posted informing the public of the work zone. Read more...

Silver School Board hears about student accomplishments; truancy; and the teacher evaluation system

By Margaret Hopper

Silver School Board opened its May 19 meeting at 6:01 p.m. with all five members present. Justin Wecks asked questions about board policy during public input at the opening session, which is limited to agenda topics. Linda Pafford followed with similar comments in the public periods and followed with a statement about teacher evaluations and factors which she said they could not control, such as numbers, student absences and other unfair portions of the state's evaluating system.

Claudie Thompson, history teacher, introduced six girls who represented Silver in National History Day finals at the national level with their projects that had already passed regional and state competitions. One project was a presentation on Hanna Barbera as cartoonists and the work they did and their influence on their generation. Another was a ten-minute documentary they put together, then showed on the big screen. Their topic was John Kennedy's handling of the Cuban missile crisis in the early 1960s. Read more...

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