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By Mary Alice Murphy

Lightning recently struck the building where the relay is for 950 AM radio. The relay was destroyed by the strike.

Sabrina Pack, manager of Silver City Radio and SkyWest Media, told the Beat that listeners in Silver City can receive the same programming at 96.5 FM.

The part that was "fried" by the lightning has been removed and a replacement ordered. It will likely be installed the first part of next week, so your favorite programs will be back on the air by mid-week, Aug. 15 or 16.

By Hallie Richwine

The Village of Santa Clara Regular Meeting was held Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the Village Hall. All Trustees were not in attendance however there was a quorum and the meeting proceeded as planned.

Trustee Albert Esparza presented the Safety Committee Report. The Safety Committee met August 9, 2017 and discussed all incidents from last year and the current safety hot topics of cell phone use while driving, workplace violence, and future utilization of flashing lights at barricades. Safety training has been scheduled for the month of August and begins next week.

Road Forks,NM/Hidalgo County

Yesterday, August 9, 2017 around 6:00 p.m. New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a crash on I-10 eastbound near mile post 6 involving a commercial motor vehicle and a 2015 Dodge pick-up towing a travel trailer.

By Hallie Richwine

On August 8, 2017, the Hurley Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting. All councilors were in attendance as well as Mayor Fernando Martinez.

The Council heard an update from Gary Berg of Engineers Inc. regarding the improvements being done to the water system. Berg is also helping the town find contractors for the cemetery pad as there were no quotes received previously.

The Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments was selected as the only New Mexico 2017 Innovation Award Winner from the National Association of Development Organization (NADO) for some of the implementation measures of the Southwest New Mexico Green Energy and Jobs Regional Strategic Plan; through the collaborative regional partnerships and the public/private partnerships. The Innovation Award honors NADO members for their creative approach in advancing regional community and economic development to improved quality of life.

In April of 2010, field staff from Senator Jeff Bingaman’s office convened a meeting to develop the Southwest New Mexico Green Energy and Jobs Task Force realizing that businesses, consumers, and local governments in southwest New Mexico had similar goals and challenges related to energy efficiency and renewable energy to promote economic growth and help diversify the economy.

Photo and article by Roger Lanse

img 2210Dr. Derrick Nelson, Hidalgo Medical Services Chief Medical Officer, accept proclamation from Mayor Ken Ladner. The proclamation declare Aug. 13-19, 2017 as National Health Center Week. 

At its Tuesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Silver City Town Council approved a notice of intent amending existing sections of the Silver City Municipal Code as they relate to the restraint and confinement of animals.

Sponsored by District 1 Councilor Cynthia Bettison, the NOI would allow an animal control officer to enter an unattended and parked vehicle where an animal is confined and in need of rescue under the following circumstances: the owner is not immediately available; the vehicle’s windows are partially or completely closed; there exists weather conditions creating a likelihood that the interior temperature of the vehicle constitutes an immediate danger of severe harm or death to the animal so confined; and, the animal control officer views the animal in distress and in need of rescue.

The NOI would also make it illegal to confine an animal in an unattended vehicle where conditions of extreme heat within the vehicle is likely to cause serious harm to the animal.

Hundreds of museums celebrate the American West (including more than a few east of the Mississippi). But True West magazine says the Silver City Museum in New Mexico is one of the best.

In fact, the institution—which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year--is #8 in True West’s Top 10 Western Museums of 2017.

The entire list of best museums is in True West’s September 2017 issue, on newsstands now.

LANE CLOSURE – Kingston Area
NM 152 from mile post 32 (east of San Lorenzo) – 40 (Kingston) both lanes will closed due to blade patching, flagging operation will be in place. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. This road advisory will be in place the rest of the week, being lifted daily at approximately 3:00 pm.

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