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NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Public Involvement Meeting Silver City, NM for April 8

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with Interstate Highway Construction will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Reconstruction Project for Silver City, NM.

When:
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday April 8, 2015

Where:
Grant County Convention Center
3031 Highway 180 – E
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IRS Scam Alert!

This morning, this editor answered a long-distance phone call without looking at Caller ID. She should have looked. It was from a 202 area code, which is Washington, D.C., but the caller was Unknown.

The recording was extremely scratchy, but a woman's voice, with a strong accent, could be heard in bits and pieces. She said something like the IRS has a fraud case with your social security number on it. She repeated to call a number to straighten this out.-- Continue reading

Grant County Sheriff's Office seeks information on burglaries

(Silver City, NM)—The Grant County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a rash of Burglaries that have occurred within the county. Beginning March 8, 2015 to March 26, 2015 there has been several auto burglaries and criminal damage to vehicles in the areas of Palo Verde, Briarwood, Copper Ridge and Grandview. Several items were taken from inside of the vehicles. Several of the vehicles were unlocked at the time of the burglary and the ones that were locked had the windows busted out.

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NM Forestry Wildland Fire Information-Farms -040115

Fire Information

Situation: New fire on the west side of the Rio Grande in Valencia County near Jarales

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Farms

Start Date & Time: 04/01/15 @1345

Start Location: Jarales, Valencia County

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Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's Community Investment Fund makes award presentations

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Monday morning, March 30, at a seminar room in Western New Mexico University's Student Memorial Bulding, a room full of champions and awardees gathered to present and receive sizable checks from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.

Kevin Cook of Freeport McMoRan Inc. Community Development oversees the local process  of determining awardees of a total of $500,000 in Freeport-McMoRan Foundation grants that are handed out each year through an application process.-- Continue reading

Red Flag Warning for Thursday, April 2, 2015

Red Flag Warning for Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
242 Pm Mdt Wed Apr 1 2015

...dry And Windy Conditions Continue On Thursday...

.an Upper Level Trough Will Be Moving Over The Rockies On
Thursday. As It Does...west Winds Will Be On The Increase Across
The Region. Sustained 20 Ft Speeds Of 20 To 30 Mph Are Likely With
Higher Gusts. Relative Humidities Will Be Falling Into The Single
Digits For Most Locations Leading To An Increased Fire Threat.-- Continue reading

Silver City Ranger District Plans Bar Six Prescribed Fire

SILVER CITY, N.M., April 1, 2015 – After the current weather system exits the area, fire managers plan to initiate the Bar Six Prescribed Fire on the Silver City Ranger District. This 650-acre broadcast burn may begin Friday, April 3 approximately 12 miles southwest of Silver City, N.M., less than one mile southwest of the Flying A subdivision off Forest Road (FR) 118 and FR 851, also called Red Rock Road.-- Continue reading

UNM School of Medicine holds 50th anniversary event in Silver City

 Article by Mary Alice Murphy. Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, unless otherwise indicated.

Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard welcomed students and representatives from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine to WNMU's Besse-Forward Global Resource Center on Saturday afternoon, March 28, 2015.-- Continue reading

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