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Burglaries since October end in arrest of juvenile

 Burglaries & Arrest

Location: Silver City, New Mexico

On October 27, 2014, officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifting of two Sony PlayStation consoles.

Officers were able to identify the individual who was a 16-year-old male juvenile through photo surveillance. The juvenile was taken into custody on a previously issued Juvenile Probation & Parole hold on November 18, 2014. During an interview, the suspect admitted to stealing the PlayStations and various other crimes. See below.

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Cobre School Board celebrates near win, approves audit, introduces new student representative

Cobre School Board members met at Bayard Elementary on December 8 with all five directors present. Board President Toy Sepulveda called the general meeting to order about 7:17 p.m. He said the closed session was held at 6:00 and they had discussed limited personnel issues and goals and evaluations for Superintendent Robert Mendoza, and contract work. They had also discussed Senate Bill 9; no decisions were made.-- Continue reading

Deer, Green Bags, and a $400,000 Gift Capture Town Council's Attention

By Roger Lanse

The deer trapping and transplant program conducted by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department in the north area of town since 2012 appears to have been effective in reducing deer numbers in Silver City, according to New Mexico Game and Fish Department's (NMG&FD) Southwest Area Supervisor Ray Aaltonen and Silver City Town Manager Alex Brown.

Aaltonen told councilors that, since 2012, 314 deer have been trapped, transplanted and harvested by hunters in special hunts. Brown advised councilors that dead deer picked up by contractors inside the town limits in 2012 numbered 140; in 2013, about 100; and so far in 2014, 30.

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Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 14

Editor's Note: This is part 14  and the final article of a 14-part series. This article completes presentations and covers The Volunteer Center and the National Center for Frontier Communities.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Sen. Howie Morales, Rep. Dianne Hamilton and Representative-elect John Zimmerman, who represent various parts of Grant County, benefit from hearing the presentations, which familiarize the legislators with the issues important to the community.

Becca Anderson represented The Volunteer Center.

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Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 13

Editor's Note: This is part 13 of a multi-part series. This article covers Mimbres Region Arts Council and Tour of the Gila presentations.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The three legislators—Sen. Howie Morales, Rep. Dianne Hamilton Representative-elect John Zimmerman—who represent parts of Grant County heard presentations from various groups during the annual Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2.

Mimi Clark and Alexandra Tager represented the Mimbres Region Arts Council.-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 12

Editor's Note: This is part 12 of a multi-part series. This article covers a presentation by the Gila Conservation Coalition and another by Imagination Library.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Prospectors' Legislative Communication Forum each year provides information to the legislators who represent parts of Grant County—Sen. Howie Morales, Rep. Dianne Hamilton and Representative-elect John Zimmerman.

Donna Stevens represented the Gila Conservation Coalition.

"I am the executive director of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, which is one of the three partners of the Gila Conservation Coalition," Stevens said. "I am standing in for Allyson Siwik, GCC executive director, who was unable to attend.-- Continue reading

Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 11

Editor's Note: This is part 11 of a multi-part series. This article features the Fort Bayard Historic Landmark and a proposed tavern license.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Cecilia Bell represented the Fort Bayard Historic Landmark.

"We need your support," Bell said. "Being a national historic landmark and a New Mexico historic district has its problems. One person says to you, go to the federal government, and the federal government says, go to your state government. Neither does anything.-- Continue reading

Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce hosts member luncheon

By Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce president Scott Terry said, at the Dec. 4 luncheon that the chamber and Sun Valley Do It Best Hardware were holding a Christmas decorations contest. He asked people to nominate a home by sending him an email or calling him. "We must have the homeowner's name, address and phone number, so we can get approval to give the information to the media."

He also announced the next meeting would take place on Jan. 8, not. Jan. 1.-- Continue reading

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