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Bayard to Borrow Money for Water Project

By Jim Owen

The Bayard City Council, during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday afternoon, voted to take out a $109,000 loan to pay the community's share of a major water project.

Most of the cost is being covered by the federal and state governments. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded an $837,600 grant, and the state Legislature has approved $234,000 in appropriations, for the project.

The work is to involve the replacement of all Bayard residents' home water meters with devices that can be monitored remotely and automatically. City employees who have been going around town to read meters every month will be assigned other duties.-- Continue reading

Travel management decision released


SILVER CITY, NM; June 10, 2014 – The Gila National Forest has completed its Travel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Forest Supervisor Kelly Russell has signed the Record of Decision selecting Alternative G.

With the publication of the legal notice in the forest's newspapers of record, the start of a 45-day appeal period and resolution will begin.

Alternative G was selected after thorough analysis by forest specialists and evaluation of over 2,000 comments received during the formal public comment period from individuals, organizations, and elected officials.-- Continue reading

Signal Peak lookout dies in accident

Signal Peak lookout dies in accident

John Kavchar, "looking out." He died in an accident Saturday. (Photo Courtesy of Mark Johnson)

Longtime Signal Peak lookout, John Kavchar, along with his horse, Sundance, died Saturday in an accident. He called in the recent Signal Fire and had to evacuate the lookout tower that day.

When Kavchar didn't check in with Forest Service dispatch this past Sunday morning, his colleagues, including Mark Johnson, relief lookout, went looking for him. They found him and his horse along the Ridge Trail between Signal and Blacks peaks. Both were dead.

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 06/06/14 at 4:00 PM – 06/09/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, June 6th , 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, June 9, 2014 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 60 calls for service and had 240 self-- Continue reading

Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo Exceptional Rodeo 2014

The cowboys and cowgirls of the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo each year allow clients of LifeQuest to have a chance at the rodeo life astride a horse. 

Photos by Alaina Dunivan

Block of Downtown Bullard Street taken over by car show

The 8th Annual Southwest New Mexico Car Show, with more than 70 entrants, took over a long block of Bullard Street on Saturday. 

Norman Castrillo, the president of the Silver City Chapter of the Estilo Car Club, said represented at the show were hot rods, muscle cars, low riders, vehicles under construction and originals. "I grew up with car shows," he said. "I've carried on the tradition to now. We have vehicles from El Paso, Tucson, Las Cruces, Deming, and, of course, Silver City and Grant County." -- Continue reading

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