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Core School board hears about progress in truancy

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre began its school board meeting about 7:10 p.m. Monday, May 11. All members were present: Fran Kelly, Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Frank Cordova and Toy Sepulveda, board president. The earlier closed session reportedly began at 6:00, where they discussed teacher contracts, student identifiable information, food service contract and retirement and resignation issues. No decisions were made at that time.

As there was no old business, Tony Sosa, truancy specialist and Bianca Padilla of the JPO program reported on past activities with Cobre students under the JPO work for the year. Their total truancy referrals this semister were 469 with 244 from Cobre High; 63, Snell; 74, Bayard; 54, Central; 64, Hurley; 4, San Lorenzo; and 14 from other sources. Truancy figures were checked for cause, and some were illnesses. Others were unexcused and the first one prosecuted, said Sosa, for the first time.-- Continue reading

Bayard City Council approves summer lunch program

By Roger Lanse

The Bayard City Council at its Monday, May 11 meeting approved a free summer lunch program for ages 1-18. Adults can also participate but will be charged. The program will run from June 8 through July 31, Monday through Thursday, at the Fire Station Park. The annual program is funded through the New Mexico Department of Education.-- Continue reading

West Street resident arrested for burglary

By Roger Lanse

On Wednesday, May 6, at about 4:45 a.m., Silver City Police Department officers were dispatched to H&S Feed Supply on Truck Bypass Road in reference to an alarm inside the store. On arriving, officers observed a door that had been damaged in order to make entrance.

According to an incident report, when the manager arrived, having been notified by the alarm company, she stated that jewelry, men's cologne, and folding knives were missing. Officers noted that the alarm box had also been damaged.-- Continue reading

Local doctor injured in bicycle-vehicle crash

By Roger Lanse

At approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, Brian Robinson, 45, of Silver City, was hit by a white 1997 Jeep SUV while he was riding his bicycle on Pinos Altos Road (Highway 15) in the vicinity of the veterinary clinic.

According to a Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority CAD call narrative, Silver City Police Department officers advised that a 45-year-old male had been hit by a vehicle and was on the ground. At first, officers were unsure if Robinson was alive, as he had "traumatic injuries," was barely breathing, and did not look well.-- Continue reading

NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Public Involvement Meeting Silver City, NM for May 13

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with Interstate Highway Construction will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Reconstruction Project for Silver City, NM.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday May 13, 2015

Grant County Convention Center
3031 Highway 180 – E
Silver City, NM-- Continue reading

Robinson family releases statement

Following is a statement from the Robinson Family:

We are grateful for the support and love we have received from our friends and community since the tragic accident this past Saturday.

Brian is stabl-- Continue reading

Woman arrested in hit-and-run accident

Dorothy Spangler, 85, was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Great Bodily Harm and Reckless Driving as a result of the traffic crash between a vehicle and a pedestria-- Continue reading

Clarified: Bicyclist injured on Pinos Altos Road

By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Police Department is investigating a collision between a bicycle and a motor vehicle that occurred Saturday, May 9, at about 2:30 p.m. on Pinos Altos road just north of-- Continue reading

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