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Sexual Assault Awareness Month kicks off

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City Police Department, Grant County Sheriff's Office, Bayard PD, Santa Clara PD, WNMU Campus Police, attended the "We Stand with Survivors" Tuesday morning.  Hurley PD was unable to attend but will be participating in the spotlight on the sexual assault awareness campaign throughout the month, even though they weren't present at the kickoff. The officers will sport green ribbons on their uniforms and their vehicles.

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UPDATE: NM DOT reports all lanes open at I-10 mile markers 5 to 20 around Lordsburg


As of 7:53 p.m., all lanes are open.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with law enforcement have lifted the closure for westbound traffic. The eastbound lanes remain closed until the area is clear and deemed safe for the public. High winds are still in effect with low visibility reported due to strong wind gust.

The westbound traffic may experience intermittent delays as low visibility is occurring in various areas throughout the I-10 corridor in the Lordsburg area.

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CANCELLED: Red Flag Fire Weather Warning: Noon 4/2/14 to 3:00 am MDT 4/3/14

Urgent - Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
824 Pm Mdt Tue Apr 1 2014

...critical Fire Weather Conditions Will Return to Most of the Area on Wednesday...

.an Upper Level Disturbance Over Northern California Will Move Into Northern Arizona by Tomorrow Afternoon...and into the Texas Panhandle on Thursday. Winds Aloft Will Continue to Strengthen As This System Draws Closer...and the Surface Pressure Gradient
Caused by a Deepening Lee Trough Will also Continue to Tighten. The Result Will Be a Return of Strong West to Southwest Winds Again on Wednesday Afternoon and Overall Continued Dry Conditions. Winds Will Generally Be Stronger Than They Were On
Tuesday. Red Flag Warnings Have Been Raised for Wednesday Across Most of the Area. However...slightly Higher Humidity Values May Work Their Way into the Gila Region by Tomorrow...so the Fire Weather Watch Remains in Effect for that Area.

Southwest Deserts and Lowlands-South Central Lowlands and Southern Rio Grande Valley-Capitan and Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth-

...Red Flag Warning in Effect from Noon MDT Wednesday to 3:00 am MDT Thursday Due To Strong Winds and Low Humidity...


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Bridge Closure on NM-187: Hillsboro, NM

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is conducting bridge maintenance on NM-187 at Kings Canyon Bridge mile marker 30.9. The bridge has experienced some minor damage that wi-- Continue reading

CANCELLEDGrant County Wind Advisory from 4/2/2014 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM MDT

Upper gila river valley-southern gila highlands/black range-southern gila foothills/mimbres valley-southwest desert/lower gila river valley-lowlands of the bootheel-uplands of the bootheel-southwest desert/mimbres basin-
eastern black range foothills-sierra county lakes-northern dona ana county-southern dona ana county/mesilla valley-central tularosa basin-west slopes sacramento mountains below 7500 feet-western el paso county-including the cities of...gila hot springs...buckhorn...Mule creek...cliff...silver city...lake roberts...kingston...Fort bayard...mimbres...faywood...hurley...grant county airport...Lordsburg...redrock...virden...animas...hachita...Antelope wells...cloverdale...deming...columbus...hillsboro...Winston...truth or consequences...derry...spaceport...garfield...Hatch...radium springs...las cruces...vado...sunland park...Alamogordo...tularosa...white sands monument...mescalero...Mountain park...timberon...downtown...west el paso...upper valley
351 pm mdt tue apr 1 2014

...wind advisory in effect from noon to 8 pm mdt wednesday...

The national weather service in el paso tx/santa teresa has issued a wind advisory...which is in effect from noon to 8 pm mdt wednesday.


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Weather Advisory Southern NM

Las Cruces: The District One office for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be monitoring roadways as a high wind advisory will be in effect. The National Weather Services is reporting there will be two separate troughs moving through southern New Mexico. The first surge will sweep through Wednesday and will continue through early Saturday morning. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed until conditions change, as low visibility will impact traffic due to strong winds increasing as predicated by local meteorologists.-- Continue reading

Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons April 1, 2 and 3, 2014

Red Flag Warning In Effect Tuesday Afternoon And Evening For South
Central And Southwest New Mexico And Far West Texas...

.An Approaching Upper Level Disturbance Will Cause Strong Winds
Aloft Across The Area This Afternoon. The Strong Upper Level Winds
And A Lee-Side Trough Over Eastern New Mexico Will Cause Sustained
20-Foot Winds Of 20 To 25 Mph With Gusts Near 35 Mph This Afternoon
And Evening. The Strong Winds With Minimum Rh In The Single Digits
To Low Teens And High Or Greater Nfdrs Fire Danger Ratings Will
Cause Critical Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon And Evening.
Critical Fire Weather Conditions Are Likely Again Wednesday And
Thursday As That Upper Level Disturbance And Associated Pacific
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SCPD Weekend Report 03/28/14 at 4:00 PM – 03/31/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, March 312014 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 52 calls for service and had 255 self-- Continue reading

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