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Streets scheduled for chip sealing next year

By Roger Lanse

Several city streets are scheduled in 2017 for chip sealing followed by fog sealing, Peter Peña, Director of Public Works told the Silver City Town Council at its Monday, July 25, meeting. The streets are located behind the high school, Peña said, and include the main arteries Silver Street and Fowler Avenue, and associated side streets. “We always request funding through our cooperative agreement with the New Mexico Department of Transportation one year ahead,” Pena stated.
Peña continued, “We’re getting ready to do our annual project for this year, 2016. It’s set for Aug. 1st through the 5th and the schedule will be put in the paper.”-- Continue reading

Silver City Museum clay play 072316

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

To get kids and adults in the mood for the Silver City Clay Festival, which kicked off Saturday with a fundraiser poker tournament, the Silver City Museum held an activity-- Continue reading

Guatemalan Mercado 072316

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

To benefit The Commons and Nuevos Comienzos, the staff held a Guatemalan Mercado on Saturday. As always, the bright colors of jewelry, clothing items, table cloths and plac-- Continue reading

Clay and Gallery Happenings 072316

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

These events and others posted did not cover all the events of Saturday, as the Silver City Clay Festival, put on by the Silver City Arts and Cultural District, kicked off-- Continue reading

What is Clay?

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Western New Mexico University Professor Emeritus Claude W. Smith III gave a presentation and demonstration to interested local residents and visitors to the annual Clay Fes-- Continue reading

Cancel Silver Alert from Socorro County

CANCEL Silver Alert
Sent Out for Socorro County Sheriff's Office
Subject was located. Please contact Socorro County Sheriff's Office for details.

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Black Range Complex Fires Update072316

Silver City, NM; July 23, 2016 – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, NM. As these fires burn, pre-determined management areas have been designated for fire management. The Black Range Complex Fires are currently 10% contained. There are currently 98 fire personnel assigned. Due to a reduction in visible smoke on the Black Range Complex Fires, daily information updates are currently being posted from Beaverhead to Winston, and will change as fire activity dictates.-- Continue reading

GRMC Board of Trustees hears reports and highlights of past month 072216

By Mary Alice Murphy

The regular monthly meeting of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees took place Friday, July 22, 2016, in the Board Room.

Newly elected Chairman Jeremiah Garcia opened the meeting. He said the new appointees to the board— Joel Schram of 1st American Bank, Mike Morones of Morones & Knuttinen, and Dr. Tsering Sherpa of GRMC—would start their appointments Aug. 1, as paperwork and training preceded their service.

Frances Day, GRMC Auxiliary president, gave her year-end summary of accomplishments by the auxiliary. Volunteer hours for the 2016 fiscal year totaled 16,997, which, if figured at the rate of $22 per hour makes these hours worth $374,000 to the hospital. A total of 1282 meals were provided to cancer and infusion patients. She said fundraising is a constant effort and the recent linen sale brought in about $1,000. Members also hold several bake sales a year, and they sell out within an hour or so.-- Continue reading

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