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VIDEO: Heinrich Calls For Action To Address Central American Refugee Crisis, Fix Broken Immigration System

July 30, 2014 Non-Local News Releases
"Let us hope that our attitude as a nation continues to be defined by the image of the statue of Liberty, and not by shouting protesters holding signs labeled, 'Return to Sender,' as they stand in front of busses full of Central American children." "Congress has an opportunity – and a responsibility – to act on pragmatic measures before time and resources run out." "Public support and good…

2014 Clay Festival officially began Wednesday, take a tour of Syzygy

Silver City’s Clay Festival officially began Wednesday, although activities have been taking place for a couple of weeks already. Workshops, youth activities, tours of the Syzygy Tile Factory and an exhibition and reception all took place. Today’s photos give our readers a glimpse behind the scenes where Syzygy’s handmade tiles are formed, fired, glazed and packaged.

Photos by Shirin McArthur

TEA Party Patriots Meeting Attendees Get Some Answers About Silver Schools

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the TEA Party Patriots Tuesday, July 29, 2014 meeting, the featured guests were Silver School Superintendent Lon Streib and Silver School Board President Trent Petty.

Vic Topmiller, TEA Party chairman, said the group tries to assist the community on issues.

Peter Burrows, TEA Party vice-chairman, moderated the question-and-answer session.

He also announced the next regular TEA Party meeting would take place Tuesday, Aug. 5, and would present a 1975 video of Milton Friedman, which Burrows described as "still very relevant."

Petty introduced himself and said he was elected to the school board in 2011 and has been president for the past year. He also served as Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce board president in 2012. Read more...

Flash Flood Watch through Saturday morning, Aug. 2, 2014

Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
241 Pm Mdt Wed Jul 30 2014

...Heavy Rains With Flash Flooding Potential For Thursday Through
Saturday Morning...

.A Moist And Unstable Air Mass Is In Place Over Southern New
Mexico And Far West Texas. Portions Of The Area Have Already
Received Heavy Rainfall...Resulting Saturated Soil Conditions. A
Frontal Boundary Is Expected To Move Into The Region Tonight And
Help Initiate Further Shower And Thunderstorm Development In The
Area. With Abundant Moisture In Place...Storms Will Be Able To
Produce Heavy Rainfall. Excessive Rain Runoff Will Have The
Potential To Produce Flooding Along Drainages...Arroyos And Small
Streams. Additionally...Poorly Drained Low Lying Areas And Roads
Will See Increased Ponding Of Water. This Moist Rainy Pattern Will
Persist Through Saturday For All Areas And Will Continue Over
Portions Of Southwest New Mexico Again On Sunday.

Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Central Tularosa Basin-
Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Including The Cities Of...Silver City...Lake Roberts...Kingston...
Fort Bayard...Mimbres...Faywood...Hurley...Grant County Airport...
Hillsboro...Winston...Truth Or Consequences...Derry...Spaceport...
Garfield...Hatch...Radium Springs...Alamogordo...Tularosa...
White Sands Monument...Orogrande...
White Sands Range Headquarters...Chaparral...Mescalero...
Mountain Park...Timberon...Cloudcroft...Sunspot...Apache Summit...
Mayhill...Sacramento...Pinon...Crow Flats
241 Pm Mdt Wed Jul 30 2014

...Flash Flood Watch In Effect From Thursday Morning Through
Saturday Morning...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Has
Issued A

* Flash Flood Watch For A Portion Of Nm...Including The
Following Areas...Central Tularosa Basin...East Slopes
Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet...Eastern Black Range
Foothills...Northern Dona Ana County...Otero Mesa...Sacramento
Mountains Above 7500 Feet...Sierra County Lakes...Southern
Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley...Southern Gila Highlands/Black
Range...Southern Tularosa Basin And West Slopes Sacramento
Mountains Below 7500 Feet.

Cobre School Board reviews and approves June bills

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre's school board met July 28 at the district office in Bayard. All five board members were present for the very short open meeting that began at 7:06. Before this, the board had met in closed session to discuss limited personnel issues, student identifiable information, goals for the superintendent, food service changes and the recent financial audit report. No decisions were made in the closed meeting, according to Toy Sepulveda, president of the board. Read more...

EXTENDED time: Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Eastern Grant County 072914

Eastern Black Range Foothills Nm-Lowlands Of The Bootheel Nm-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley Nm-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range Nm-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley Nm-Southwest
Desert/Mimbres Basin Nm-Upper Gila River Valley Nm- 439 Pm Mdt Tue Jul 29 2014

...Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Eastern Grant...Luna And Southwestern Sierra Counties Through 700 Pm Mdt...

At 429 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Meteorologists Were Tracking Strong Thunderstorms Across Portions Of Southwest New Mexico.

Locally Heavy Rainfall...Pea Size Hail And Wind Gusts Up To 50 Mph Are Possible With Some Of The Storms.


Local Weather



Silver City


Humidity: 37%

Wind: 21 mph

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