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Lordsburg Area High Wind Warning in effect

New Mexico Department of Transportation announces Lordsburg Area Advisory
Please be advised that a High Wind Warning Advisory is in effect in the Lordsburg area. Please reduce speed and use caution while travelling in this area.

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NM-90 Bridge concrete pouring 121115. Did they finish?

NM-90 Bridge concrete pouring 121115. Did they finish?

The Beat's anonymous photographer went by Friday to see what progress was made in two days and "it's amazing" he said. "They are getting as much as possible done before the weather hits and the time is gone. They have just about finished the west side of the bridge pouring concrete."

"This concrete pouring is another amazing thing to me," the photographer opined. "Suffice it to say this is the first time I have witnessed it. I have learned a lot about bridge engineering from this. Very interesting. Anybody in Silver City and surroundings that isn't interested in this is missing out."

The Beat thanks him for his photography and his comments. He said he would try to stop by Monday to check if they had finished the concrete pouring.

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WNMU holds December 2015 graduation

Western New Mexico University held its December 2015 commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Fine Arts Center Theater. 

Photos are Courtesy of Abe Villarreal, WNMU communications directo-- Continue reading

Silver City Museum Hosts Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration 121015

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Grant County residents of all ages gathered at the Silver City Museum for its 31st Victorian Christmas. Free to the public, this annual event features special children’s activi-- Continue reading

Man cleaning yard discovers human skull in trash bag.

By Roger Lanse

Grant County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a request officer call on Monday, Dec. 7, about 10:45 a.m. at the Rio de Arenas trailer park. When deputies arrived, a man told them that he was weed-whacking in the front yard of a trailer space when he found a skull in a trash bag near the apple tree. GCSD Lt. Fermin Lopez told the Beat that the skull had been turned over to Office of Medical Investigation personnel.

An OMI official explained that the skull was indeed human and was inside a white trash bag, which was inside a cloth reuseable bag hidden in the tall weeds when the man found it.-- Continue reading

Grant County commission recognizes Cobre DARE graduates

Grant County commission recognizes Cobre DARE graduates

In no particular order are Commissioners Brett Kasten and Ron Hall, D.A.R.E. Sgt. Frank Gomez, Deputies Bill Mize, Manny Maldonado, Cody Cooper and Regan Aguirre, Darren the Lion, D.A.R.E. graduates past and present, Felicia Dominguez, Aimee Ryan,Whitney Cuellar and Mia Angel of Bayard Elementary, Kaylee Chavez of San Lorenzo Elementary, and Theresa Arredondo and Angelina Sanchez from Central Elementary, at the D.A.R.E. presentation at the County Commission meeting.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Only two commissioners were present at the County Commission regular meeting for December held on Thursday, December 10, 2015, as Commissioner Gabriel Ramos had a family emergency.

During approval of the budget, Commissioner Ron Hall asked that the D.A.R.E. presentation be moved up following public input, so that the students could return to classes.-- Continue reading

Contrail at sunrise 121115

What a photo! A contrail taken by Ernest O. Stolpe, a Beat Reader, from his front porch on Friday, Dec. 11, 2105.

Notice the orange at the bottom turning to purple when it hits cooler air, an then in the top, the winds sheared it off eastward.

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ASSET STEM Education™ receives grant to develop math teachers in underserved, rural New Mexico

PITTSBURGH—ASSET STEM Education™ (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching) is partnering with Freeport-McMoRan Foundation to develop elementary and middle school math educators across Grant County, New Mexico’s schools. The three-year program is funded through the Foundation’s Math Professional Development Initiative. ASSET, a national STEM education improvement nonprofit, will deliver professional development, math content and pedagogy, and strategies for developing math teacher leaders for sustainable education advancement in New Mexico.

“The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation is pleased to make this investment in math professional development for Grant County, New Mexico teachers,” said Tracy Bame, President of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. “Fostering opportunities for rural teachers to advance their knowledge of mathematics teaching, the basis of STEM education, supports our goal to help improve professional development opportunities in the communities where we operate.”-- Continue reading

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