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Possible Homicide/Suicide

On July 25, 2015, at about 7:01am, officers from the Silver City Police Department responded to the residence located at 413 35th Street in Silver City, in reference to a reported unattended death complaint.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission approves final fiscal year 2016 budget

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commissioners held a special meeting Monday, July 27, 2015 to address and approve two items—the fourth quarter financial report and the final budget.

County Financial Officer Linda Vasquez said the ending cash balance of the General Fund, as of June 30, was $2,721,513. The Corrections Fund had a zero balance and the Road Fund a balance of $435,589. The resolution on the fourth quarter financial report was approved.-- Continue reading

CLAY Festival 2015 Workshops run the gamut

CLAY Festival 2015 Workshops run the gamut

Claude W. Smith III, Silver City artist

Workshops catering to wide variety of ages, interests, and levels of expertise highlight Silver City’s fourth annual CLAY Festival, presently underway through Aug-- Continue reading

Big winners at the third annual Clay Poker Tournament Fundraiser

Big winners at the third annual Clay Poker Tournament Fundraiser

2015 Volunteer Dealers, from left are Peggy Hutchinson, Lisa Jimenz, Jennifer Eldridge, Mary Ann Finn,Pete CramerSilver City, NM — July 26, 2015

The 2015 CLAY Festival, a Silver City Arts & Cultural District Signature Event, held its third annual CLAY Poker Tournament Fundraiser last Saturday. Beginning with 34 players, the event kicked off to an exciting start at 3:00 PM with the final hand dealt just after 6:30 PM.-- Continue reading

Tyrone VFD holds open house to show off expansion

Tyrone VFD holds open house to show off expansion

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

The Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department held an open house to introduce the community to its newly expanded station. Roger Groves, Tyrone VFD chief, explained the different in firemen's helmets. The wildland fire one is basic and is to protect the head from falling limbs or debris. The helmet worn for fighting structural fires includes thermal protection for the head. 

Groves told the Beat that the department received its certificate of occupancy in December 2014. Wendy Shaul, assistant department chief, said this year has been a calm year for wildlifes, with the main one having been the Treasure Mountain Fire at Wind Canyon. Groves said they fought another one along Interstate 10.

The expansion of the station allows training to be held inside the new training room rather than in the fire truck bays. "We never had a meeting and training room before," Groves said. "We have held quite a few training, including for firefighters from all over the state." Shaul said the trainings have included advanced training session.-- Continue reading

Christmas in July 2015

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

GRMC Board of Trustees hears about unaudited end of year financial report

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees held Friday, July 24, 2015, the interim chief financial officer, Michael Rolph, presented the financial report later in the meeting.

Board Chairman Charles Kelly introduced the most recently appointed board member, Tony Trujillo, who was attending his first board meeting.-- Continue reading

New Scholarship Offerings for Valedictorians, Salutatorians Bring High Achievers to WNMU

New Scholarship Offerings for Valedictorians, Salutatorians Bring High Achievers to WNMU

Pictured are Kaitlyn Pierson, Jordan Enriquez and Carolyn Castillo, scholarship recipients attending New Student Orientation.

Silver City, NM - New scholarships for New Mexico high school students who-- Continue reading

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