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Holiday Inn Express celebrates renovation with Polar Plunge

Photos by Shirin McArthur and Mary Alice Murphy

The Holiday Inn Express, owned by Jill Olson, decided a great way to celebrate its grand re-opening was by inviting non-profits to take a plunge into the new pool. The sun peeked in and out on a breezy afternoon in the 50s. Not exactly balmy, and when Michelle Carrillo added ice blocks and several others added bags of ice cubes, the water cooled a fair bit for the Polar Plunge.-- Continue reading

On the 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima in WWII, an event honors three Marines

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Feb. 19, 2015, 70 years after the Battle of Iwo Jima in the South Pacific, three local veteran Marines, who took part in the battle, were honored by the Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 at a luncheon. At the head table were Curtis Maxwell, Felipe Ortego and Gene Lewis. Also at the table were soldier Dan McBride and Marine Leonard Pritikin, who also served in World War II.-- Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan Announces 75MMcf/day Successful Production Test Prior to Placing Highlander Well on Production

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the results of additional production testing on Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas's (FM O&G) Highlander discovery, located onshore in South Louisiana in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous trend. The production test, which was performed in the Cretaceous/Tuscaloosa section, utilized expanded testing equipment and indicated a flow rate of approximately 75 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d), approximately 37 MMcf/d net to FM O&G, on a 42/64th choke with flowing tubing pressure of 10,300 pounds per square inch. FM O&G expects to immediately commence production using FM O&G facilities in the immediate area. FM O&G plans to install additional amine processing facilities to accommodate the higher rates.

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Town Council passes notice of intent to raise gross receipts tax by one-quarter of one percent

By Roger Lanse

At its Thursday, Feb. 19, meeting the Silver City Town Council passed a notice of intent ordinance to raise the gross receipts tax by one-fourth of one percent pursuant to the New Mexico Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax Act.

Mayor Michael Morones said, "This has been an item that I've been thinking about for the last five years, being on the council and as mayor, and this has probably been one of the more difficult things that I've had to deal with simply because I don't want to increase taxes – I don't want to pay more taxes. We're probably a year too late.-- Continue reading

Silver City Youth Named 4-H Diplomat

Silver City Youth Named 4-H Diplomat

Tanah Lowe of Silver City, second from left, was inducted as a 2015 4-H diplomat during the 4-H Senior Leadership Retreat in Albuquerque in January. She joins diplomats, from left, Carli Allbright, of Las Cruces; Lilly McCarty, of Belen; and Madison Sutliff, of Gallup, on the state leadership team. (NMSU photo)

Silver City High School senior Tanah Lowe was inducted as a 4-H state diplomat during the annual 4-H Senior Leadership Retreat in Albuquerque in January.-- Continue reading

Absentee and Early Voting at City Hall

Voters in Council District 1 and Council District 3 may vote Absentee by mail by calling the Town Clerk's office at 534-6346. Voters may vote Early on a paper ballot counted by the vote tabulator mach-- Continue reading

CLARIFIED: Absentee and Early Voting at City Hall (2)

Voters in Council District 1 and Council District 3 may vote Absentee by mail by calling the Town Clerk's office at 534-6346. Voters may vote Early on a paper ballot counted by the vote tabulator mach-- Continue reading

VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

Photos and information for article courtesy of Connie Zawacki

Eileen Piercy, third-grade teacher at José Barrios Elementary School in Silver City was the 1st Place Winner of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizen Education Award for VFW Post 3347 in Arenas Valley and District 4. District 4 is made up of Posts from Elephant Butte, Williamsburg, Hatch, Lordsburg, and Arenas Valley.

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