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Home invasion suspect taken into custody while trying to evade officers

By ROGER LANSE

On Thursday, July 17, at approximately 7 a.m., Silver City Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3300 block of Little Walnut Road in reference to a home invasion complaint.

A caller to the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority advised that her 81-year-old sister had just called to report there was a male intruder with a gun in her home.

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Santa Clara Officials Take Action on Several Fronts

By Jim Owen

Santa Clara village trustees, during their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, discussed employee benefits, construction projects, community cleanup efforts and other matters.

The officials decided to offer Public Employees Retirement Association benefits to village employees. The workers will pay 8.5 percent of their salaries into the account, while the village is to contribute an amount equal to 7.4 percent of the payroll. Officials included the expense in the budget they crafted for the 2014-15 fiscal year.-- Continue reading

Silver City Town Council allocates lodgers' tax to 11 groups

By Mary Alice Murphy

At a Tuesday evening special meeting, the Silver City Town Council awarded lodgers' tax funding to 11 groups.

Each applicant had an opportunity to expand and explain the application to the councilors, with questions taken from council members and members of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board.

Mayor Michael Morones explained at the beginning of the meeting that the funding comes from a tax borne by people who stay in the town's lodging facilities. The funds are for advertising, publicizing of events and promoting tourism in the town. An advisory board makes recommendations to the council on how to spend the funds.-- Continue reading

Flash Flood Warning east central Grant County 071714

Flash Flood Warning east central Grant County 071714

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
354 Pm Mdt Thu Jul 17 2014

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A

* Flash Flood Warning For...
East Central Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

* Until 545 Pm Mdt

* At 352 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Slow Moving Thunderstorms With Very Heavy Rainfall Across The
Warned Area.-- Continue reading

Congressman Steve Pearce holds telephone press conference on immigration, says violence caused by U.S. appetite for illicit drugs

By Mary Alice Murphy

Congressman Steve Pearce serves on the seven-member working group trying to develop policy on the humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico. More than 57,000 women and children so far this year have flooded across the boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. Most of them have come from Guatemala and Honduras.

The members of the working group traveled to Central America and visited with Guatemalan and Honduran presidents, as well as traveling to parts of each country.

"It was a quiet trip," Pearce told New Mexico press representatives. "It was an attempt not to be in the press there. The countries are saying: 'Send back our children.' They are fearful of losing their next generation. Here, we should treat the children humanely."-- Continue reading

Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 07/11/14 at 4:00 PM – 07/14/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, July 7th , 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 77 calls for service and had 213 s-- Continue reading

Cobre School Board discusses food service contract, plans tour of Bayard Elementary, will interview to replace San Lorenzo principal

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at the District Office on Monday, July 14, with all board members present. Toy Sepulveda, board president, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. after board members ended the 6 p.m. executive session. Sepulveda said they had discussed the food service contract with Southwest Food Service Excellence, which already has the contract, but not much else had been discussed in that closed session. No decisions had been made.

Additional word on the food service contract is that both Snell and the high school are served by it, and elementary schools may be added under that firm at later dates. Sepulveda said Hurley is already scheduled to have its food come from Snell and driven to the elementary. When asked about prices under the contract, Sepulveda said that is presently in flux, and adjustments may be made for any given month that the district makes no profit.

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Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For North Central Grant County 071214

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
307 Pm Mdt Sun Jul 13 2014

Grant Nm-
307 Pm Mdt Sun Jul 13 2014

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An

* Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For...
North Central Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

* Until 500 Pm Mdt-- Continue reading

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