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Carl Leland Woodward, 87, of Silver City, NM

July 29, 2015 Obituaries
Carl Leland Woodward, 87, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his residence. He was born June 21, 1928 in Ashland, NE to S. Frank Woodward and Pearl Ruth Fowler. Carl attended Glad Tidings Church. He loved to attend US Army Reunions. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion. He was an Assistant Train…

CLAY Festival Exhibitions and Receptions Draw Interested Crowds

Photos and Article by Shirin McArthur

Silver City’s 2015 CLAY Festival is underway, and on Tuesday afternoon four exhibitions and receptions were held downtown. Read more...

Scam Alert on calls allegedly from IRS

By Mary Alice Murphy

"This is to inform you that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against you."

If you receive a telephone call that begins this way, it's a scam.

The message goes on to say that you can "learn more about this lawsuit by calling our department." The call ends with a phone number to call and a polite "thank you."

This is a scam. A friend of the Beat got such a call just yesterday. It's part of a nationwide blitz. Read more...

Fort Craig Wildfire Update-July 29, 2015-AM

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION for the Albuquerque Zone Team III

Fort Craig Wildfire Update for Immediate Release -- July 29, 2015 -- AM

Contact: (575) 835-0412

Fire Name: Fort Craig Wildfire Time/Date Started: Sunday, July 26 at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Location: Approximately 27 miles south of Socorro, NM along the Rio Grande

Cause: under investigation Fuels: salt cedar, cottonwood, cattails, willows

Size: 777 acres

Containment: 0%

Evacuations: None

Injuries: 0

Freeport dodges questions about graves relocation

By Roger Lanse

According to a rumor that found its way to the Grant County Beat, on Tuesday, July 28, that Freeport McMoRan was moving all the graves in the Savannah Cemetery on its property to the Cliff Cemetery for unknown reasons.

Eric Kinneberg, Freeport’s Director of External Communications, told the Beat that “Freeport has no current plans to relocate any graves.” When asked if Freeport has had any requests to relocate any graves now or in the future, Kinneberg responded, “All I can say is that Freeport has no current plans to relocate any graves.” Read more...

Update on alleged murder-suicide of July 25, 2015

On July 25, 2015, at about 7:01am, officers from the Silver City Police Department responded to the residence located at 413 35th Street in Silver City, in reference to a reported unattended death complaint.

Upon the officers’ arrival, they found an 87 year old male deceased in the garage area of the home and an 84 year old female deceased inside the residence.

The victims have been identified as Carl Woodward, 87 years of age, and his wife Betty Woodward, 84 years of age. According to the investigation, Betty was shot twice in the face by Carl while she was sitting on the couch. Carl then walked into the garage and shot himself once in the mouth. A .38 Cal. Smith & Wesson revolver was found next to Carl. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been notified.

Based on the investigation, the shooting occurred sometime in the evening after 7:30pm on July 24, 2015.

The investigation is continuing into the incident.

Golf Course vandalized 072815

On July 28, 2015, at about 6:31 A.M., Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Golf Course (720 Fairway Dr. Silver City New Mexico) in reference to a Criminal Damage complaint. Golf Course Employees reported that the Western New Mexico University Golf Teams facility (Shed) had been broken into. The main Golf Course restrooms had toilet paper all over them and someone pulled the screen off of three water pumps. This screen cleans the water fed to the three water pumps.


Criminal Damage and theft reports 072815

On June 23, 2015 at about 3:06 P.M., Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Cliff High School in reference to a Criminal Damage complaint. Employees reported that someone had damaged the main sign and marquee for the Cliff School located at 622 New Mexico Highway 211 in Cliff New Mexico. The sign/marquee is approximately 4 feet by 6 feet—consisting of large plastic-material panels with the school name on the upper section and letter board below. Six holes were broken through the east facing side. It appears that the suspect(s) threw rocks at the sign. Cost to repair this damage is over $3,000. Read more...

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