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New Mexico State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Luna County 020617

Deming, NM - Around 4:30 a.m. today, New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on Interstate 10 near mile marker 93 east of Deming, NM.

The initial investigation indicated a vehicle traveling-- Continue reading

Grant County 4-H Is Off to A Great Start

Editor's Note: Sorry for the mix-up on the photos. I attached the wrong slideshow, which had NO photos in it. It's fixed now.

Photos of Awards Banquet Courtesy of Judy O'Loughlin

2017 has already began and the Grant County 4-H has hit the ground running! Enrollment for the year has ended and the final numbers are in. Total enrollment for Grant County 4-H is up significantly with 263 members and 46 adult leaders. Already this year the 4-H has been very active.

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Prospectors at Grant County Day 020117

Grant County Prospectors spent all day Wednesday in Santa Fe advocating for issues that the local community has expressed it needs.

These include not changing the hold harmless phase-out. The county a-- Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan Updates Status of PT Freeport Indonesia Operations

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Updates Status of PT Freeport Indonesia Operations

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) reported today that its subsidiary, PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI), continues to seek approval from Indonesian authorities for the export of its copper concentrates, consistent with its rights under its Contract of Work (COW). To date, this approval has not been granted.-- Continue reading

Rep. Rebecca Dow presents memorial for Murray Ryan

Rep. Rebecca Dow presents memorial for Murray Ryan

Rep. Rebecca Dow presents memorial for former Rep. William Murray Ryan, who served from 1968-1998. He passed away at his home in Silver City on Jan. 7, 2017.

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Regents meet in Santa Fe, hear from state legislators

Santa Fe, NM – The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents met for its first meeting of 2017 on Thursday, February 2, in Santa Fe.

The Board heard from state leaders including State Senator John Arthur Smith, Chair of the State Finance Committee, who briefed the Regents members on the current economic outlook.

Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez detailed the efforts of the Governor's office to balance the budget and applauded WNMU's recent work to create relationships with education partners throughout Mexico and Latin America.

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Grant County Sheriff’s Department identifies Western Drive Shooting suspect...Issues Warrant for Arrest.

Grant County Sheriff’s Department identifies Western Drive Shooting suspect...Issues Warrant for Arrest.

David BecknerAt left, David Beckner-wanted on third degree felony warrant

On January 29, 2017 just before 9:30 A.M., Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to #45 Western Drive in reference to a male subject shooting at a blue mobile home. This caller requested to remain anonymous and hung up the phone when dispatchers requested more information.

Deputies arrived on scene and were unable to locate a victim nor the reporting party. While Deputies were investigating this incident, they received information from Central Dispatch that there was a male at Gila Regional Medical Center requesting to be treated for a gunshot wound. Silver City Police Officers, Grant County Deputies and investigators responded to the hospital. The victim in this case was identified as Rodney Chavez (23 YOA/Silver City). Chavez was shot on his left leg. Investigators believe the weapon used in this case was a shotgun. Detectives processed the scene, interviewed witnesses and the victim.

David Beckner (40 YOA/Hanover NM) was identified as the individual responsible for the shooting.-- Continue reading

Two shootings under investigation

By Roger Lanse

Two shootings, which occurred on Sunday, Jan. 29, are being investigated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

One, according to GCSD Lt. Fermin Lopez, took place on Western Drive i-- Continue reading

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