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Silver School Board meeting held in high school Little Theater to accommodate expected crowd

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver school board moved its July 17 meeting into the district's Little Theater at the high school to accommodate more people. Hearing that people wanted more space than the administrative offices would hold, the board gave notice that it would use the theater, which holds over 200 in more comfortable seating. All four board members were present. The vacancy left by Debbie Eggleston has been advertised, and according to board secretary Sandra Estrada, action will be taken by Wednesday, July 23, to fill the space.

The early session began at 5:05 p.m. Frida Gonzalez and Margaret Begay informed the board of the Aztec, New Mexico project, which is gaining attention across the state as a better plan for handling juveniles at risk who also have scholastic needs. Called Grade Court, the program enlists local judges who will meet with juveniles every two weeks to monitor their progress in academic subjects and assist with counseling.

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Grant County 4-H Youth Attend NM State 4-H Conference

Grant County 4-H Youth Attend NM State 4-H Conference

From left are NM State 4-H Conference attendees: Sam Lowry, Jordan Gonzalez, Ty Dalton, Mary Thuerauf, Tanah Lowe, Sabrina Thuerauf, Sinea Runnels, Sabrena Sloan, Tyler Monzingo, Ethan Fisher, and Judy O'Loughlin.

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Home invasion suspect taken into custody while trying to evade officers

By ROGER LANSE

On Thursday, July 17, at approximately 7 a.m., Silver City Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3300 block of Little Walnut Road in reference to a home invasion complaint.

A caller to the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority advised that her 81-year-old sister had just called to report there was a male intruder with a gun in her home.

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Santa Clara Officials Take Action on Several Fronts

By Jim Owen

Santa Clara village trustees, during their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, discussed employee benefits, construction projects, community cleanup efforts and other matters.

The officials decided to offer Public Employees Retirement Association benefits to village employees. The workers will pay 8.5 percent of their salaries into the account, while the village is to contribute an amount equal to 7.4 percent of the payroll. Officials included the expense in the budget they crafted for the 2014-15 fiscal year.-- Continue reading

Silver City Town Council allocates lodgers' tax to 11 groups

By Mary Alice Murphy

At a Tuesday evening special meeting, the Silver City Town Council awarded lodgers' tax funding to 11 groups.

Each applicant had an opportunity to expand and explain the application to the councilors, with questions taken from council members and members of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board.

Mayor Michael Morones explained at the beginning of the meeting that the funding comes from a tax borne by people who stay in the town's lodging facilities. The funds are for advertising, publicizing of events and promoting tourism in the town. An advisory board makes recommendations to the council on how to spend the funds.-- Continue reading

Flash Flood Warning east central Grant County 071714

Flash Flood Warning east central Grant County 071714

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
354 Pm Mdt Thu Jul 17 2014

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A

* Flash Flood Warning For...
East Central Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

* Until 545 Pm Mdt

* At 352 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Slow Moving Thunderstorms With Very Heavy Rainfall Across The
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Congressman Steve Pearce holds telephone press conference on immigration, says violence caused by U.S. appetite for illicit drugs

By Mary Alice Murphy

Congressman Steve Pearce serves on the seven-member working group trying to develop policy on the humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico. More than 57,000 women and children so far this year have flooded across the boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. Most of them have come from Guatemala and Honduras.

The members of the working group traveled to Central America and visited with Guatemalan and Honduran presidents, as well as traveling to parts of each country.

"It was a quiet trip," Pearce told New Mexico press representatives. "It was an attempt not to be in the press there. The countries are saying: 'Send back our children.' They are fearful of losing their next generation. Here, we should treat the children humanely."-- Continue reading

Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 07/11/14 at 4:00 PM – 07/14/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, July 7th , 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 77 calls for service and had 213 s-- Continue reading

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