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All was quiet at Denny's on Saturday. According to photographer Dave Schuhmann, Gold Street still is not open off US 180.

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de kooning at manzanita maureen craigde Kooning at Manzanita Maureen CraigPhoto of the Willem de Kooning painting in the frame it arrived in at Manzanita Ridge used furniture store in Silver City, NM. Photo Courtesy of Mareen Craig.

Article by Mary Alice Murphy

David Van Auker, Buck Burns and Rick Johnson, owners of Manzanita Ridge used furniture and decorative items store in downtown Silver City, made the find of a lifetime.

They purchased items at an estate sale that was being overseen by a distant relative of the couple who had died.

But how was the painting identified?

Toward the end of July or first of August, the store received a call from a gentleman from Texas who was handling his aunt's and uncle's estate. He told them he had taken most of the "good stuff," but had items that the store might be interested in.

Buckhorn,NM/ Grant County

This morning around 6:00 a.m. New Mexico State Police were called to a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Highway 180 near mile post 73, just outside of Buckhorn, NM.

Evidence at the scene indicated that a 2003 Subaru driven by Ms. Kelly Stubbs (19) of Copperton, UT, and her passengers, Ms. Laura Stubbs (28) and Mrs. Laura Pratt (51) also of Copperton, UT were traveling east on highway 180 when their crossed into on coming traffic. Ms. Kelly Stubbs and Laura Stubbs sustained fatal injuries, and were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

By Danna Lopez

The Governing Council of the Aldo Leopold Charter High School convened its monthly meeting on Thursday evening at 5:31. Shauna McCosh called the meeting to order with Director Wayne Sherwood, Development Director Dave Chandler, Financial Director Harry Browne, Board members Mary Gruszka, Martin Maxwell, A.J. Sandoval, David Peck, and Kristin Osborn in attendance. All approved the evening's agenda and both the mission and vision statements were read. No students were present to represent the Student Council, though the council and staff will be making an effort to promote more student involvement in these meetings during the coming school year.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Lightning recently struck the building where the relay is for 950 AM radio. The relay was destroyed by the strike.

Sabrina Pack, manager of Silver City Radio and SkyWest Media, told the Beat that listeners in Silver City can receive the same programming at 96.5 FM.

The part that was "fried" by the lightning has been removed and a replacement ordered. It will likely be installed the first part of next week, so your favorite programs will be back on the air by mid-week, Aug. 15 or 16.

By Hallie Richwine

The Village of Santa Clara Regular Meeting was held Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the Village Hall. All Trustees were not in attendance however there was a quorum and the meeting proceeded as planned.

Trustee Albert Esparza presented the Safety Committee Report. The Safety Committee met August 9, 2017 and discussed all incidents from last year and the current safety hot topics of cell phone use while driving, workplace violence, and future utilization of flashing lights at barricades. Safety training has been scheduled for the month of August and begins next week.

Road Forks,NM/Hidalgo County

Yesterday, August 9, 2017 around 6:00 p.m. New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a crash on I-10 eastbound near mile post 6 involving a commercial motor vehicle and a 2015 Dodge pick-up towing a travel trailer.

By Hallie Richwine

On August 8, 2017, the Hurley Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting. All councilors were in attendance as well as Mayor Fernando Martinez.

The Council heard an update from Gary Berg of Engineers Inc. regarding the improvements being done to the water system. Berg is also helping the town find contractors for the cemetery pad as there were no quotes received previously.

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