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Silver City Museum Mimbres tile painting craft 071114

 Silver City Museum continued its monthly Saturday morning crafts events to entice younger museum goers to visit. This time, instructor Judy Menefee led the kids and several adults through drawing and -- Continue reading

Presentations made at Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce luncheon

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the monthly Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce meeting, Board member Bruce Ashburn presented the area PNM grant recipient checks.

"Five organizations from southwest New Mexico received $15,000 awards," Ashburn said. "In the thirty years of the PNM Foundation, more than $12 million has been reinvested in New Mexico. We serve 500,000 people, but it takes only one person to move a project forward."

The first award was accepted by Denise Smith of the Office of Sustainability in Silver City to create a meaningful space at the office, which is housed in a former gas station. The project will create a parklet, using the remaining shade canopy over the pumps. The project will collect rainwater to irrigate native plants, and signs and kiosks will be created.-- Continue reading

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing to develop over Southwest New Mexico 071114

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing to develop over Southwest New Mexico 071114

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
400 Pm Mdt Fri Jul 11 2014


Sierra County Lakes Nm-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley Nm-
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range Nm-
Southwes-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission regular meeting July 10, 2014, part 2

Grant County Commission regular meeting July 10, 2014, part 2

At left, Cissy McAndrew, Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber Executive Director, second from right, presented an award on behalf of the green chamber and PNM to the county for the large business award for energy efficiency for its outdoor lighting at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. Accepting the award are Commissioners from left, Chairman Brett Kasten and Gabriel Ramos, with Ron Hall at the right.

Below, Richard Lawyer, longtime Fair Board member, second from right, received a proclamation naming Sept. 24-28 as Grant County Fair Days, from Commissioner Gabriel Ramos, Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, and Commissioner Ron Hall.

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

During the public input portion of the Grant County Commission meeting on Thursday, July 10, 2014, Silver City District 4 Councilor Guadalupe Cano thanked the commission for the wheelchair lift. Following foot surgery, she is wheelchair bound for several weeks. "You made this room accessible for me. I also thank Lori Ford of Community Access Television of Silver City and Interim County Manager Abigail Robison for making the lift possible."-- Continue reading

Fire restriction lifted in county, except for fireworks

Grant County Fire Code Ordinance No. 14-2, Fire Restrictions are lifted as of 12:00 p.m. July 10, 2014.

Grant County commissioners at their regular meeting Thursday, July 10, kept fireworks restrictions in place for the next 30 days.

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Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Western Grant County 071114

Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Western Grant County 071114

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
233 Pm Mdt Fri Jul 11 2014


Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range Nm-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila
River Valley Nm-Upper Gila River Valley Nm-
233 Pm Mdt Fri Jul 11 2014

...Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Western Grant County Through 315
Pm Mdt...

At 229 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Meteorologists Were Tracking
A Strong Thunderstorm 8 Miles South Of Buckhorn...Moving Northwest At
5 Mph.

Hail Up To The Size Of Pennies And Wind Gusts Up To 55 Mph Are
Expected With This Storm...Along With Heavy Rain And Frequent
Dangerous Lightning.-- Continue reading

TIME EXTENDED: Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For Grant County 071114

TIME EXTENDED: Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For Grant County 071114

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service El Paso Tx


Grant Nm-Hidalgo Nm-
101 Pm Mdt Fri Jul 11 2014

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An

* Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For...
Grant County In South Central New Mexico...
Northwestern Hidalgo County In Southwest New Mexico...

* Until 300 Pm Mdt Time extended to 4 p.m.

-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission, lifts some fire restrictions, holds public hearings, hears public input

Editor's Note: This is part one of a multi-part report on the Thursday, July 10, 2014, regular meeting.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Commission Chairman Brett Kasten opened the meeting with a request for a moment of silence to honor the Robinson and Burgess families. Interim County Manager and County Attorney Abigail Robinson's father died in Kansas on Monday morning, so she was not at the meeting.

Public hearing No. 1 addressed a proclamation declaring extreme or severe drought conditions and imposition of fireworks restrictions.-- Continue reading

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