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PNM Warns Customers of New and Continuing Scams

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – PNM is warning customers to be alert for a possible new scam reported during the past few days. A customer received a call from someone claiming to be a PNM employee who stated that the customer’s power would be disconnected so the company could change the electric meter at that location. The customer became suspicious when the caller could not provide information about PNM or the procedure in question.-- Continue reading

Spate of graffiti incidents reported

Spate of graffiti incidents reported


Originally the Silver City Police Department weekend release indicated two burglaries at commercial businesses had occurred. However, one of the incidents, La Plata School, was later reclassified as criminal damage to property.





Photo of the suspect at the Wells Fargo ATM.


The only burglary over the weekend was the Silver Café, located at 512 N. Bullard Street.

Since July 8, 2015, the Silver City Police Department has received 13 complaints of graffiti. Of those, seven occurred over this past weekend.



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New Mexico Economic Development Course at WNMU this week

New Mexico Economic Development Course at WNMU this week

Economic Development Course this week at Western

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

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The New Mexico Economic Development Course, being held this week at Western New Mexico University, began Sunday with an orientation and a reception for students and invited guests.-- Continue reading

Hudson Street/NM 90 Bridge photos 071815

Hudson Street/NM 90 Bridge photos 071815

This photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, continues to provide to the Beat photographs of the progress on the Hudson Street-New Mexico 90 Bridge. He said: "They have made a lot of progress and poured a lot of concrete. Coming right along."

The Beat appreciates the photos and thanks the photographer for his recording the steady progress of the bridge.

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Building a ChipCrete wall in front of Office of Sustainabilty

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

Gordon West of Gila Woodnet is the idea man behind ChipCrete, which is made of wood chips and a binder, which his step-daughter, a chemist, helped him refine.

The Office of Sustainability is building a small enclosure in front of the office and underneath a canopy, which mimics a forest. The first wall installed was an adobe wall, with help from Mule Creek Adobe and a lot of volunteers.-- Continue reading

A motorcycle-car ride to the Mimbres benefits The Gospel Mission

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

A ride was organized by José Ray Jr. and Robert Lopez to benefit The Gospel Mission. More than 30 riders took off for a round-trip to Mimbres, after which The Gospel Mission hosted a lunch for them.

Rev. Roberto Barreto of the Hurley Shrine of the Infant Jesus blessed the riders.-- Continue reading

Democratic Party Forum addresses recent Supreme Court decision

By Mary Alice Murphy

With the topic of "Same-sex marriage? Did Love Win?" the Grant County Democratic Party and Western New Mexico MEChA hosted a forum at the WNMU J. Cloyd Miller Library on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Mary Hotvedt, former Democratic Party chairwoman, moderated the event, which featured panelists Dr. Joe Saide, retired dentist and chairman of the Grant County LGBT Association; Rev. Tyler Connoley of the Silver City United Church of Christ; Alicia Edwards, The Volunteer Center executive director; and Father Anthony Basso, pastor of the Newman Center.-- Continue reading

Fiber Arts Festival 2015 continues today

The 2015 Fiber Arts Festival at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center continues today, Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Creative fiber artists from all over the re-- Continue reading

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