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Highway 152 rebuilding update-how long is it going to take?

Editor's Note: This is an update sent out by Scott Terry of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

Highway 152 Update
This is a huge rebuilding job!

We just got off the phone with the region manager for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The area where Highway 152 washed out (between San Lorenzo and Kingston) is taking a long time to repair due to the location. The highway department is actually having to rebuild from the creek bed that lies down below up to the highway. The roadbed and asphalt were washed away, and the water eroded so much of the hillside below the highway, the road crew is having to rebuild a huge area of that hillside to accommodate the weight of new asphalt and the weight of the cars and trucks that travel the road.-- Continue reading

Gale Moore celebration of life held Oct. 11 in Glenwood

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday, Oct. 11, friends and family of Gale Moore, who was the founder and publisher of the Glenwood Gazette and the Forever Frontier travel guide to west Texas, southern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona, gathered at the Glenwood Community Park to celebrate her life.

Gale Lynette Moore, 1947-2014, was born and raised in Texas, moved to Silver City in the 1990s, where she became an influential part of the historic Southwest. Her publications promoted the rural lifestyle and the frontier nature of the Southwest. In 2009, she was recognized as the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year. -- Continue reading

Hundreds of Silver City Balloons Soar Over the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Hundreds of Silver City Balloons Soar Over the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Silver City makes an appearance at Albuquerque International Baloon Fiesta

(Below)Silver City Arts & Cultural District Director George Julian Dworin watches Silver City Mayor Michael Morones draw the winning entry for a stay in Silver City.

Silver City Arts & Cultural District partners with New Mexico Tourism 


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Silver School Board meets; hears union report and announces student work will be on display

By Margaret Hopper

Silver District school board met at the Administrative Office on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. At the workshop period, board president Trent Petty opened the meeting at 5:04.
Board members present were Mike McMillan, Chris Arvidson, Arnold Torres and Petty.
Michelle Vasquez of CATS TV was present to video the meeting for presentation soon to local audiences.

Petty immediately called for a motion to go into closed session to get an audit exit report from Mike Stone of Stone McGee and Company, the local auditing firm. The board and Financial Director, Candy Milam, Superintendent Lon Streib and Stone all went into closed session for the next fifty minutes.-- Continue reading

Regents Approve President's Contract, New Master's Program

Silver City, NM - The Board of Regents met on Tuesday, October 14 and approved two agenda items with unanimous votes.

Regents voted to begin the process of introducing a new Master of Science degree in Clinical Nurse Leadership. Administered by the School of Nursing, the new graduate program will be the first such program in the state of New Mexico. Courses will be administered through a partnership with New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico.-- Continue reading

Bayard Plans Drainage Improvements

By Jim Owen

Ever since the heavy downpours of 2006, a portion of McKee Street has flooded every time measurable rain fell in Bayard. One house and several yards have repeatedly sustained water damage.

City councilors, during their regular meeting Tuesday, took steps to solve the problem. They awarded a $28,960.72 contract to Deming Excavation Inc. to remove debris from one inlet and two outlets that get clogged when rainwaters rush down the street. The plan is to improve drainage structures so they operate more efficiently.

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Silver City Town Council changes and reviews ordinances

By Roger Lanse

At its Tuesday, Oct. 14 meeting, the Silver City Town Council approved an ordinance which repeals certain sections of the Uniform Traffic Code in reference to penalties assessed to motorists caught driving while texting. The UTO gives judges the discretion to fine a person guilty of texting while driving, anywhere from $0 to $500 with increasing penalties for repeat offenses. The new ordinance provides for a penalty assessment of $100 for the first and any subsequent offenses.

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Cobre School Board completes unfinished business, hears public input and requests

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at the District Office in Bayard on Monday, October 13, 2014. Board president Toy Sepulveda opened the meeting at 7:20, with four members present. Frances Kelly was unable to attend.

Sepulveda said the closed session began at 6:05 and a number of topics were under discussion, but no decisions were made. Topics included in the closed session were limited personnel, regarding a resignation, the recent audit report, student identifiable information and goals for the superintendent.

Unfinished business was the Body-Mass-Index letter draft that would inform parents of the children in the grades assessed and of possible needs and practices to improve the health of some students. The board read the letter and approved it for that purpose.-- Continue reading

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