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Clay Festival Success is Welcome News to Town Council

By Roger Lanse

Town Manager Alex Brown reported at the Silver City Town Council's meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, that the placing of chips on the town's chip-sealed streets was completed today, and they will be swept tomorrow to remove excess chips before the final fog sealing coat is applied later in the month.

The Silver City Clay Festival had triple the turnout of last year, one of the festival's organizers reported. Visitors came from California, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Mexico and Canada to participate in the various workshops, lectures and presentations. Forty-six attendees came on Tuesday, Aug. 5, and stayed through Sunday, Aug. 11. Many children attended classes in the use of clay at the Glenwood and Bayard libraries, the organizer said.

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Grant County Commissioners to hold public hearing on bond ordinance

By Mary Alice Murphy

This morning, Tuesday, Aug. 12, Grant County commissioners discussed the public hearing to be held at the regular meeting, Thursday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m. to address a bond ordinance. The ordinance, if approved, will authorize the issuance of bonds not to exceed $7 million. "These are bonds we've been working on for quite a while," Interim County Manager Abigail Robinson said.

After the meeting, she explained the ordinance will fund three projects: the upgrading on the electrical system and heating, air conditioning and ventilation in the Grant County Courthouse; the remodel of the interior of the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center; and a continuum of care for substance abuse, as a one-stop center from detox through treatment.-- Continue reading

Bayard Officials List Project Priorities

By Jim Owen

The Bayard City Council on Monday approved its 2016 Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan, which identifies projects for which officials will seek funding.

The state requires every town to draft an ICIP each year. The plan is a list of projects that councilors consider their top priorities. Bayard's goals are to complete construction of the town cemetery, erect a "Welcome to Bayard" sign on U.S. 180 and improve drainage on city streets.

Preliminary efforts to create the city's first municipal cemetery, off U.S. 180 south of town, are expected to be completed in September. Southwest Concrete & Paving of Silver City is the contractor.

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Cobre School Board meets new San Lorenzo Elementary principal

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board opened the public session a little after 7:15 in the District Office on August 11. All five board members were there; Frances Kelly, Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Frank Cordova and board president Toy Sepulveda. Kelly and Cordova were at the 5:00 p.m. tour held earlier of the renovated Bayard Elementary building. Kelly's comment was that the building looked great.

The board met in executive session at 6:00 where Sepulveda said they had discussed student identifiable information, limited personnel issues, financial report information, food cafeteria changes and goals for the superintendent. He said no decisions had been made.-- Continue reading

2014 Evergreen Garden Club Tour Showcases Local Greenery

Photos and article by Shirin McArthur

Smokey Bear Celebrates 70th Birthday

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Smokey Bear celebrated his 70th birthday at the Silver City Museum on Saturday afternoon. Kids and adults joined him for the celebration, taking pictures and eating cake, col-- Continue reading

Tikis and Tacos Luau draws kids and bigger kids

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Shirin McArthur On a clear summer evening, families flocked to the Bataan Memorial Park in Santa Clara for the Tikis & Tacos Luau, presented by the coalition that create-- Continue reading

Glenwood Gazette editor and publisher dies

Gale Moore, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Gazette, was found dead at her home this morning of undetermined causes. It is presumed that her body will be sent to the Office of the Medical Investi-- Continue reading

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