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Old Fort Bayard hospital just debris and views 072116

Old Fort Bayard hospital just debris and views 072116

Photographer Dave Schuhmann said all that's left of the old Fort Bayard hospital is views, and a little bit of debris, but the gazebo still stands.

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Portions of the Silver and Signal Fire Emergency Road and Trails Closure Order to be Rescinded

Silver City, NM; July 22, 2016

The Gila National Forest, Silver City District is rescinding portions of the Silver and Signal Fire Emergency Road and Trails Closure Order (O#: 06-349) effective Monday, July 25, 2016. The Silver portion of the closure remains in effect in its entirety. The entire closure order can be found at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/gila/alerts-notices/?aid=25954 

The areas to be open were initially closed due to hazardous trees, dangerous falling rocks, flooding and debris on roads and trails from the Signal fire in 2014.-- Continue reading

Black Range Complex Fires Update 072216

Silver City, NM; July 22, 2016 - The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, NM. As these fires burn, pre-determined management areas have been designated for fire management. The Black Range Complex Fires are currently 10% contained. There are currently 98 fire personnel assigned. Due to a reduction in visible smoke on the Black Range Complex Fires, daily information updates are currently being posted from Beaverhead to Winston, and will change as fire activity dictates.-- Continue reading

Thunderstorm over WNMU 072116

Photo of Thursday night's thunderstorm over Western New Mexico University. Courtesy of WNMU

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Silver Alert Sent Out for Socorro County Sheriff's Office

Silver Alert Sent Out for Socorro County Sheriff's Office

Socorro County
Today, Thursday July 21, 2016, Socorro County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing person.

Mr. Barry Richie Abernathy was last seen Saturday, July 09, 2016, in Lemitar, NM. H-- Continue reading

Linda McArthur recognized for her service

Linda McArthur recognized for her service

As the 2016 Economic Development Course completed its five-day run in Silver City at Western New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon, a surprised Linda McArthur was honored for her years of servi-- Continue reading

Grant County 4-H Excels at State Conference

The 2016 New Mexico State 4-H Conference was held in Las Cruces, NM on July11-14th and Grant County 4-H was in attendance. The State Conference provides youth from around the state the opportunity to compete in contests, attend workshops, attend dances and make new friends from around the state. Only 4-H'ers that are in the senior age group are eligible to go to the state conference. Several leadership workshops aimed at developing new leadership skills as well as workshops concentrating on goal setting and STEM were offered. Other workshops offered dancing lessons, water balloon fights and capture the flag which was very fun for the youth in attendance. The 4-H'ers also had an exceptional time at the dances that are held every night of the conference.

While the conference was fun it was also about competition as well. Grant County 4-H competed in events such as Hippology, Horticulture Judging, Impromptu Speech, Land Judging, Livestock Judging, Livestock Skill-a-thon, Wildlife and the Talent Contest.-- Continue reading

Sen. Howie Morales Calls for State Investigation of DA Francesca Estevez Over Special Treatment After She Pulled Over

(Silver City, NM) – State Senator Howie Morales (D-28) today requested New Mexico Attorney General Balderas to investigate whether Sixth Judicial District Court Attorney Francesca Estevez received preferential treatment when she stopped last month and local law enforcement had suspicion of drunk driving. Morales sent a letter to Attorney General this week in which he expressed his strong concerns over the incident, including whether Estevez should resign her position as District Attorney.

“We need an independent investigation of the incident involving Sixth Judicial District Attorney Francesca Estevez,” Sen. Morales said. “I am very concerned that special treatment was afforded to an elected official that is not afforded to ordinary citizens. Specifically, when Estevez was detained, she was not given a field sobriety test, thereby hindering the ability to confirm whether she was legally intoxicated at the time of the incident. The State Police and City Police have indicated criminal charges will not be filed against Estevez.”

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