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Tour of Gila features citizen races on Saturday

For residents, the highlight of the Downtown Criterium is to see their kids and grandkids race up and down or around the loop. The Silver Stompers performed at the end of the citizen races.

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Tour of Gila Downtown Criterium brings out residents and visitors alike

These photos are by Mary Alice Murphy, unless marked that they are by Alaina Dunivan.

The Downtown Criterium kept people downtown for much of the day. At about 3 p.m., a champagne celebration was held-- Continue reading

Tour of Gila Time Trials Podium

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Tour of the Gila Time Trials women racers starting

These are photos of women racers as they get going on the Tyrone Time Trials held Friday during the Tour of the Gila 2016.

All photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Cobre School Board hears successes, accepts donation, funding that has been reduced 050916

By Margaret Hopper

The May 9 meeting of Cobre school board was held in San Lorenzo Elementary. Three of the five directors were present: Robert Montoya, Frances Kelly and board president Toy Sepulveda, assuring a quorum. The executive session began at 6:08 p.m. where student identifiable information, limited personnel and the budget shortfall were discussed. The open public session began at 7:26.

As old business, the board approved the receipt of a donation from Tommy Rueda of X-Caliber Collision, an auto shop in Silver, a check for $1254 for the Athletic Fund.

Michael Koury, principal of San Lorenzo, told of recent successes at the school. He told of the average reading for students, by grade, in the accelerated reading program. Kindergarten figures began in January, with students reading an average of 62 books each. In other grades, the figures were by the year, with first graders reading an average of 197 books, second graders 186, and in the upper grades, the figures were in the 220s to the 250s per student.

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Fort Bayard Demolition continues with debris removal 050916

Fort Bayard Demolition continues with debris removal 050916

Photographer Dave Schuhmann went out to Fort Bayard on Monday, May 9, 2016, and discovered they are hauling away debris, evidently to facilitate the removal of the rest of the East Wing.

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Abbott Locks in Overall Win with Final Stage Victory

Silver City, NM (May 8, 2016) – Doing what she does best, Mara Abbott (Amy D Foundation) climbed to her 6th overall win at the Tour of the Gila today. The two-time Giro Rosa winner showed why she’s a level above the rest by sealing another overall Tour of the Gila on the final stage of the 30th edition of the race. Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-BikeRider) held on to second place on GC, while Jasmin Glaesser (Rally) turned out a stellar ride to move up into third overall, one second ahead of Brianna Walle (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) who dropped to fourth place.

Crosswinds and massive climbs made it a brutal day on the road for the pro women. Despite the challenges, the racing was still aggressive from the gun, with Colavita, Amy D and TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank launching the majority of attacks during the early stages of the race.-- Continue reading

McKenna Fire spreading to the northwest in the Gila Wilderness

MIMBRES, NM; May 9, 2016 - Wilderness District fire managers estimate the McKenna Fire has grown to 1,900 acres since it was first reported Friday, May 7 in the Gila Wilderness. The fire is located about eight miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

The McKenna Fire is being managed for multiple objectives that will help reduce exposure to firefighters, remove hazardous fuels and decrease the probability for high severity wildfires in the future. Officials say this fire could continue for several weeks depending on current and forecast weather, fuels and terrain.-- Continue reading

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