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Johnnie Pauline Atchley, 91, of Silver City, NM

July 08, 2015 Obituaries
Johnnie Pauline Atchley, 91, a longtime resident of Silver City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, surrounded by loved ones at her home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM at Bright Funeral Home Chapel on July 8, 2015. Mr. Don White of Bible Baptist Church officiating. Internment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Fort Bayard, NM. Mrs. Atchley was born May 8, 1924…

Progress Being Made on Hudson St Bridge 7-6-15

Photos thanks to an anonymous photographer.

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Commissary Fire Final Update of July 7, 2015

SANTA FE, NM - Fire managers on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest's Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are wrapping up operations on the 1,700-acre fire. The Commissary Fire started on June 5 and has been managed over the past few weeks to improve forest health.

Located 13 miles east of Pecos, NM, and two miles south of Barillas Peak, the Commissary Fire area will continue to be patrolled by fire crews. As remaining interior fuel continues to burn, lingering smoke may be visible.


Red Canyon Fire Remains at 17,843 Acres - July 7

Magdalena, NM; July 7, 2015 - For Immediate Release. The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.

Resource Specialists are gathering information on heritage sites and range improvements in the current management area and fire crews are implementing fire protection preparations on those identified sites. In addition, one Wildland Fire Module is monitoring fire behavior and gathering data on fire effects. The fire continues to burn in ponderosa pine and mixed-conifer forests. The Red Canyon fire is enhancing wildlife habitat, while protecting cultural resources, reducing hazardous fuels and returning fire to the ecosystem.


Pearce discusses issues with the Beat on Independence Day

By Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, Congressman Steve Pearce visited Silver City to celebrate Independence Day. He took part in the parade and visited with news media outlets, including the Grant County Beat.

When asked why he voted against the Trade Fast-Track, he explained he thought it was the "right vote."


More Fourth of July Fireworks Photos

More Fourth of July Fireworks Photos

Photos by Alaina Dunivan

More July Fourth 2015 Parade Photos

More July Fourth 2015 Parade Photos

Photos by Alaina Dunivan

PNM Warns of Home Energy Checkup Scam

Scammers get more creative trying to get your money

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – Scammers are using the PNM Home Energy Checkup Program as a way to try to steal your money.

Customers have reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be with the PNM Home Energy Checkup program. The caller tells the customer they've won a $100 gift card but there is a $5 processing fee. The scammers then request credit card information. Read more...

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