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Comcast Cares Day benefiting The Volunteer Center

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

In a collaboration between the Mimbres Region Arts Council's Youth Mural Program and The Volunteer Center, students and adults put in hours creating a Food Is Life mural on-- Continue reading

Jeff Bingaman comes to town

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Western Institute of Lifelong Learning, with Ted Pressler at the program helm, brought former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman back to his hometown of Silver City to give a talk on meeting the challenges of climate change.

Before Bingaman spoke, the four women of Gleemaiden performed folk songs for the audience.-- Continue reading

Police nab thief during a burglary in progress

Police nab thief during a burglary in progress

Jordan Harris caught burglarizing house

By Roger Lanse

Jordan Harris, 35, of Silver City, was arrested by Silver City police officers on April 17, 2015, after officers were dispatched to an address on Bennett Street in reference to a burglary in progress.

Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority personnel advised officers that a white male wearing a green hat and a black backpack was seen entering the house shortly before officers arrived at approximately 10:06 a.m. According to police documents, officers made contact with Jordan inside the house. Jordan was wearing a green hat and a black backpack. Once escorted outside, Jordan was placed in handcuffs.-- Continue reading

GRMC Board of Trustees hears some good news

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first order of business for the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees is usually to recognize employees who have served the hospital for long periods of time.

At Friday's meeting, the total number of years by the three employees equaled 70 years of service. Rita Alvarez, who works in information systems, has served the hospital for 35 years. Ruth Jurado, in dietary, has worked at GRMC for 20 years, and Jenny Shurtz, who was on hand to receive the recognition, has spent 15 years in the Behavioral Health Unit.-- Continue reading

EVENT CANCELLED: Possible Critical Fire Weather Conditions Saturday 042515

EVENT CANCELLED: Possible Critical Fire Weather Conditions Saturday 042515

Possible Critical Fire Weather Conditions Saturday...

A Storm System Will Be Diving Out Of The Pacific Northwest And
Into The Great Basin On Saturday. This System Will Help To
Increase The Winds Across The Region And Bring In Drier Air To
The Lowlands. Sustained Winds Of Around 20 Mph With Minimum
Relative Humidities Under 15 Percent Are Expected. These
Conditions Will Lead To An Elevated Fire Danger Saturday

Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-

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Town establishes a Green Community Program

Town establishes a Green Community Program

Receiving a certificate proclaiming April 19-25 as Marine Corps League Week are, from left, Marc MacDonald, Ben Collins, Frank Donohue, George Morrison and Mayor Michael Morones.

By Roger Lanse

Mark Valenzuela and Neal Skiver from the Santa Fe investment banking firm of George K. Baum & Company explained how the town could invest in renewable energy financing in reference to implementing a Green Community Program and other qualified conservation projects. Valenzuela told the council that "we can get financing for you for 20 years at 1 percent." He and Skiver went on to say that New Mexico has been allotted $20 million for energy conservation projects and the money is available from the federal government by applying for qualified energy conservation bonds.-- Continue reading

Photos added: Grant County Commission makes proclamations, hears reports

Artilce and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Grant County Commission regular meeting April 23, 2015, commissioners started the meeting with public input.

James Baldwin, county resident, said he had concerns about the Grant County Administration Center building. "Two of the arches have serious cracks. This is an old building and the railings are starting to rust. I would at least like to see the railing look new and painted shiny black. The second concern is recycling. I would like to request a recycling bin at the corner of Artcher and Cottage San. There are about a thousand people in the area, who could access it."

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Silver School Board discusses restructuring of meetings; hears budget report

By Margaret Hopper

Silver School Board began its April 21 meeting at 6:p.m. Tuesday, not opening with the work session at 5 as in the past. All board members were present: Chris Arvidson, Arnold Torres, Tony Egan, Mike McMillan and Frances Vasquez, board president.

Linda Pafford of Mimbres spoke in the beginning public comments period, asking the board to resist some of the assessment requirements set by PED at Santa Fe. She said the district's attorney could help with this and another issue of teacher protests; under the No Child Left Behind Bill there were two paragraphs that would challenge the state's present positions. As further support she gave members information on a recent resolution from Arlington, Texas, urging school boards to create alternative plans that would place authority with local boards. Another speaker, Janie Turrieta, thanked Lisa Ortega in public for her three years as principal of Sixth Street Elementary.-- Continue reading

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