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Archaeologist Eric Blinman gives lecture on early pottery making

Blinman gives lecture on various styles and techniques of early pottery making

By Mary Alice Murphy

Eric Blinman, who described himself as a contract archaeologist, holds a Ph.D. in the field.

"If you are not willing to have your ego smashed, you won't learn anything about making pottery," Blinman said at a lecture on Thursday at "A"Space Studio/Art/Gallery.

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Progress on NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge 073015

Progress on NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge 073015

The Beat had received the latest New Mexico 90-Hudson Street Bridge progress photos from the anonymous photographer. The photographer said much progress had been made. He said he was fascinated by the drill bit being used to drill the holes to put the concrete supports into the ground. He also pointed out the workers measuring with a tape from both directions in order to get the drill bit exactly in the right position.

Consider these almost weekly photos as a record of the progress on the bridge.

 

 

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MRAC Youth Mural Campers Screen Print their Shirts

Photos by Shirin McArthur

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.-- Continue reading

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.-- Continue reading

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-- Continue reading

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.”-- Continue reading

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 com-- Continue reading

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