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Photos of trees and details by Mary Alice Murphy

Guadalupe Montessori School is hosting the Festival of Trees for the fifth year in a row, but in a new venue—the former Curious Kumquat building. 

The rooms lend themselves to good traffic flow, with a pop-up store of handcrafted items by local artisans also for sale.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

On a cloudy winter day, scores of people gathered at Bear Mountain Lodge to carry the ceramic bones created for the One Million Bones Project to their final resting place in a mountain meadow above the lodge.

Photos and article by Roger Lanse

20171208 1103071Cake prepared by Walmart to honor law enforcement.

20171208 110544 0011From left are Hollianne Dickson, Ass’t Manager; Alvaro Chavez, Asset Protection Manager; Lt. Ramon Terrazas, New Mexico State Police; Lt. James Cruzan, SCPD; Patrolman Daniel Tavison. SCPD; Capt. Ricky Villalobos, SCPD; Dep. Jason Jordan, GCSD; Sheriff Raul Villanueva, GCSD; Lt. Fermin Lopez, GCSD; and, Lt. Sam Rodriguez, GCSD; and Sandy Gonzales, store manager.

Silver City Walmart’s Asset Protection Manager Alvaro Chavez led a discussion between store personnel and representatives of local law enforcement agencies Friday morning, Dec. 8. Chavez stated that every quarter the store tries to do an outreach program such as this.

Silver City, NM – During their meeting on Dec. 7 on the Western New Mexico University campus in Silver City, the WNMU Board of Regents unanimously approved the Five-Year Plan for New Degree Programs, Sabbatical Leave Recommendation 2018-19, Capital Transmittal for Ritch Hall and Regents Row, and Mid-Year Budget Adjustment Request Fiscal Year 18 and Approval of Asset Disposal.

Chair Jerry A. Walz, Vice Chair Janice Baca-Argabright, Student Regent and Secretary/Treasurer Arlean Murillo and regents Drs. Carl Foster and Dan Salzwedel were all in attendance.

For full story and photos, go to https://www.abqjournal.com/1103397  

By Elise Kaplan and Ryan Boetel / Journal staff writers

Published: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:12am

Updated: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1:32pm

AZTEC, NM — Three people are dead, including two students and the suspected shooter, after a shooting at Aztec High School, in Aztec, Thursday morning, according to New Mexico State Police.

laney swears in diazThe Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education Special Meeting took place Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the board room of the Silver Schools Administration Building.

Board President Mike McMillan called the meeting to order and explained the action items for the evening to nominate, appoint, and swear in the new district 4 board member. Other action items included nominating and electing a Silver Consolidated School Board Vice President. Before these items the board heard presentations from the candidates.

[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-part series of articles on the about three-hour long meeting of the NM CAP Entity held on Dec. 5, 2017.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Before the members of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity got into the major topics of the meeting held on Dec. 5, 2017, several people gave public input.

The first to give input was Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition executive director. "Today the CAP Entity will finalize their transaction letter to the Bureau of Reclamation to begin the NEPA process. As I have said before, there is an utter lack of fairness of using all of the dollars to benefit only a few."

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Hanover Outpost hosted two days of Holiday Mercado, with multiple vendors selling everything from fabric items to jewelry, to wood works, paintings, photos with Santa, and good smelling food to quench hungry shoppers. Outside, a young man sold fresh cut Christmas trees.

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