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WNMU Fall Graduation takes place Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Photos Courtesy of Western New Mexico University Photographer Jay Hemphill

The Western New Mexico University fall graduation took place Friday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2016,at the Fine Arts Center Theatre.

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Victorian Christmas Open House at Silver City Museum December 8

Photos by George Plant

On Thursday between 5:30 and 8:00 pm Silver City Museum Society held its annual Victorian Christmas Open House, sponsored by First American Bank. Attendees were treated to hot b-- Continue reading

Aldo Leopold Charter School holds internship showcase 120716

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the internship showcase held twice a year at the Aldo Leopold Charter School, students who developed posters about their internships talked to friends, family members and the community about their projects.-- Continue reading

Grant County Water Commission meets and hears updates 120816

By Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City Town Manager Alex Brown, who serves as the chairman of the Grant County Water Commission said he had received a letter from the Interstate Stream Commission requested a status report on the $2.1 million allocated to the commission from the New Mexico Unit Fund for the regional water project to get water to Hurley.

As a result, the main item of business for the commission meeting on Dec. 9, 2016, at the Town Hall Annex was the consideration of a resolution transferring to the town of Hurley all allocated funds related to the design and construction of a well field and water transmission system from a point in Grant County to the town of Hurley.-- Continue reading

NM CAP Entity hears engineering update from AECOM

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first part of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity meeting, held Dec. 6, at the Grant County Administration Center, featured roll call and a request for a change to the agenda to place the item on public comment and telephone participation to the January meeting, as the requestor was not present.

After approval of the revised agenda and the minutes from the last meeting, public comment was given.

Allyson Siwik of the Gila Conservation Coalition was the first to speak. "There is nothing on the agenda about the schedule. It seems like we're about three months behind on AECOM getting going on Phase 2. I hope to hear during the meeting where we are in this process. I would also like to hear about where we are in the process and items for the Interstate Stream Commission funding for non-diversion projects. The deadline is the end of this month. I know some have requested extensions."-- Continue reading

First of three informational meetings on the Silver Schools proposed bond issue held Wednesday

First of three informational meetings on the Silver Schools proposed bond issue held Wednesday

The bond renewal for Silver Schools will be on the ballot in February.

At right, Silver School Board members and Harrison Schmitt Elementary Principal, Leslie Ormand in back center, listen to a report on the bond issue.

Photos and article by Margaret Hopper

Attempting to inform and sell the community on the need for passing the Silver Schools bond issue in February, John Carter, interim superintendent, and all five school board members were present at Harrison Schmitt Elementary School Wednesday evening. A number of Schmitt teachers and principal Leslie Ormand were also in attendance.-- Continue reading

Charges dropped without prejudice against a man charged last year in an assault case

A request from Scott Theron who was implicated in the linked story below from a little more than a year ago, is that we post this notice of charges dropped. However, it says without prejudice, which m-- Continue reading

Update on missing girl

By Roger Lanse

The 12-year-old Safford, Ariz. girl, who was the subject of a Monday, Dec. 5 Amber Alert, and found by a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy with the help of a passing truck driver, along Highw-- Continue reading

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