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Wizard of Id for Monday, April 27, 2015

April 26, 2015 Comics
By Parker & Hart

SWNM Quilters Guild presents quilts to veterans

Quilt of Valor recipients from left are seated Dr. Felipe Ortego, Curtis Maxwell and standing behind them from left, Dan McBride and David Garcia. Presenters from left are Terri Sommers, Jude Casco, Maria Garcia, Maxwell's son, Nancy Miller and Twila DeVinney.

An amazing gift.

Some of the members of the Southwest New Mexico Quilters Guilt presented a few of our veterans here in Grant County with a tremendous gift—a Quilt of Valor. The folks that create these quilts are a special kind of person. They pour their hearts and souls into every stitch creating a one-of-a-kind quilt with exacting standards set forth from a national organization: http://www.qovf.org 


EVENT CANCELLED: Strong Winds Expected across Borderland 042615

Strong Winds Expected Across The Borderland On Sunday...

.a Strong Upper Level Storm System Will Be Diving Through The
Four Corners Region And Into Central New Mexico Sunday. As This
System Intensifies...a Strong Surface Low Will Develop Over Far
Eastern New Mexico And Allow For Strong West Winds To Occur Across Southern New Mexico And Far West Texas. Sustained Winds Of 25 To 35 Mph Are Expected With Higher Gusts.



Sears celebrates grand re-opening 042515

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

It was a Kelly family affair at the Sears Grand Re-opening, after renovations to the store. Owner Charles Kelly, his wife Frances, their daughters, Melissa Kelly, general manager of the store and Katherine Kelly and the Kelly grandson, Alezander Herrero, were on hand to help out.

Pedalista took place Saturday

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The folks at Bike Works set up obstacle courses and let kids of all ages try out tiny and huge bikes, with pedals and some with foot power, at the annual Pedalista in Gough Park.



Comcast Cares Day benefiting The Volunteer Center

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

In a collaboration between the Mimbres Region Arts Council's Youth Mural Program and The Volunteer Center, students and adults put in hours creating a Food Is Life mural on the wall in front of The Volunteer Center. Other workers worked to prepare planting beds for the season and raked up debris.

Jeff Bingaman comes to town

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Western Institute of Lifelong Learning, with Ted Pressler at the program helm, brought former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman back to his hometown of Silver City to give a talk on meeting the challenges of climate change.

Before Bingaman spoke, the four women of Gleemaiden performed folk songs for the audience. Read more...

Police nab thief during a burglary in progress

Jordan Harris caught burglarizing house

By Roger Lanse

Jordan Harris, 35, of Silver City, was arrested by Silver City police officers on April 17, 2015, after officers were dispatched to an address on Bennett Street in reference to a burglary in progress.

Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority personnel advised officers that a white male wearing a green hat and a black backpack was seen entering the house shortly before officers arrived at approximately 10:06 a.m. According to police documents, officers made contact with Jordan inside the house. Jordan was wearing a green hat and a black backpack. Once escorted outside, Jordan was placed in handcuffs. Read more...

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