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NM 90 Bridge Project in initial stages of placement of traffic control devices

The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office has held 2 construction update public meetings for the NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge project. The project initiated through the design and-- Continue reading

Silver School Board swears in new member, elects chairwoman

The work session of Silver school board meeting began at 5:00 p.m. with four board members present.

Arnold Torrez, vice chair, presided until the reorganization which happened in the second session.

The first item was to swear in Mike McMillan. Apparently Frances Vasquez had already been sworn in at state level in meetings earlier at Albuquerque.-- Continue reading

Silver City Police Department Statistics

The Silver City Police Department has released its January and February 2015 statistics, with a comparison to the prior year, same months. In adition, the statistics are broken down by category.

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Local Man Charged with Open Count of Murder

By Roger Lanse

Rudolfo Aguilar, 30, of Silver City, has been charged with an open count of murder regarding the death of Marcela Perez, 38, also of Silver City.

According to a Silver City Police Department news release, on Sunday, March 15, at about 11:18 a.m., officers responded to 705 Cielo Azul regarding an abandoned 911 call. When officers arrived they were let into the residence by Aguilar, where they found Perez, unresponsive, in a bathtub at the south end of the residence. SCPD documents state that the bathtub contained shallow water and that officers observed possible blood on the floor and walls, hair on the floor, and holes in the walls.

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Veterans Learn about the Choice Card

Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Thursday, March 12, veterans gathered at the American Legion Post 18 building to learn about the Veterans' Choice Card.

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Gabrielle Begay Confirmed as WNMU Regent

Gabrielle Begay Confirmed as WNMU Regent

Photo (from left), on the legislative floor: Gabrielle Begay's sister Sage, father James Begay, mother Margaret Begay, Gabrielle and Sen. Howie Morales.

Sen. Howie Morales said: "I was delighted to sponsor the confirmation of Gabrielle (Gabby) Begay to Western New Mexico University Board of Regents today."

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Suspicious Death

By Roger Lanse

According to Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds, on Sunday, March 15, at about noon, a 38-year-old woman was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center from the 10th Street area sout-- Continue reading

Bar Six Prescribed Fire Planned for Silver City Ranger District

SILVER CITY, N.M., Mar. 12, 2015 – As part of a continuing program to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and enhance wildlife habitat, fire managers are preparing to conduct a prescribed fire around the Bar Six area. This is a 650-acre broadcast burn, less than one mile southwest of the Flying A subdivision and approximately 12 miles southwest of Silver City, N.M. off Forest Road (FR) 851, also called Red Rock Road, and FR 118.

The project may begin either the week of March 23 or March 30, 2015, depending on conditions. Once the project is started, ignitions could continue two to four days. The project area will be signed and posted for public safety. Smoke will be noticeable during days of ignitions and may linger at night and early morning.

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