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Silver City Museum dedicates plaque to Harry Benjamin

Silver City Museum dedicates plaque to Harry Benjamin

Harry Benjamin PlaqueSilver City Museum Director Carmen Vendelin, standing in the museum courtyard by The Learning Tree, talks about Harry Benjamin's legacy as the founder of the museum.By Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Museum on Thursday, July 28, 2016, dedicated a plaque to the founder of the museum, Harry Benjamin.

Museum Director Carmen Vendelin thanked Syzygy Tile for creating the plaque.

Vendelin stood under The Learning Tree mural at the back of the museum courtyard. She said the previous museum educator had developed the idea for The Learning Tree. The tile leaves were made by younger children and installed by older children.

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First United Methodist Church shows appreciation to local first responders

First United Methodist Church shows appreciation to local first responders

From left are Sgt. James Cruzan, Brake handing a bag of cookies to Sgt. Joseph Arredondo, Betsy Evatt and Pastor Mike Brunk.(Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)

Representatives of the First United Methodist C-- Continue reading

Old Fort Bayard Hospital just a tiny pile of debris 072716

Old Fort Bayard Hospital just a tiny pile of debris 072716

Photographer Dave Schuhmann said the pile of debris on Thursday was getting smaller.

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Downtown Silver City CLAY Festival Gallery Night 072616

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Silver City’s fifth annual CLAY Festival held its Gallery Night on Tuesday, July 26. Over a dozen galleries in the historic district participated in this opportunity for locals-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission holds special meeting to approve final budget

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission held a special meeting Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016, to make final adjustments to the fiscal year 2016 budget. According to Financial Officer Linda Vasquez the adjustments included a $153,000 increase in property tax receipts and a $390,200 increase in the federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

In the financial report ending June 30, the county Road Fund had a cash balance of $305,000.

The General Fund had a cash balance of $3.291,797.-- Continue reading

A collaboration on use of effluent is in the discussion stage

A collaboration on use of effluent is in the discussion stage

From left are County Commissioner Gabriel Ramos and Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch, watching as Gila National Forest Hydrologist Carolyn Koury points out potential ponding sites on the map.Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

 

Grant County Commissioner Gabriel Ramos, who has been working on a similar project for about five years, has teamed up with Santa Clara, Bayard and the Forest Service to plan wetlands using treated effluent from the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to recharge aquifers and provide riparian habitat.

A field trip on Tuesday morning took officials out to the general area along Twin Sisters Creek, where wetlands might be placed. They included Ramos, Gila National Forest Supervisor Adam Mendonca, Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch, Bayard Mayor Pro Tem Chon Fierro, and Aaron Beckworth, Drinking Water Bureau compliance officer. In addition Mike Natharius, Gila National Forest soil biologist; Carolyn Koury, GNF hydrologist; Tony Ybarra, GNF wildlife biologist; Forest Service intern Paul Min; and volunteer Uri Seitz, plus this reporter, went on the trip.-- Continue reading

All lanes now open: Lordsburg area has two NMDOT warnings 072716

All lanes are now open

CLOSURE – LORDSBURG AREA 072716

I-10 westbound at mile post 16.8 passing lane is closed due to a commercial vehicle fire. Law enforcement is on scene, motorists are asked t-- Continue reading

Silver and Signal Fire Emergency Road and Trails Closure Order to be Rescinded

The Gila National Forest, Silver City District is rescinding the entire Silver and Signal Fire Emergency Road and Trails Closure Order (O#: 06-349) effective Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The closure order can be found at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/gila/alerts-notices/?aid=25954 

The areas to be open were initially closed due to hazardous trees, dangerous falling rocks, flooding and debris on roads and trails from the Signal fire in 2014 and the Silver fire in 2013.-- Continue reading

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