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Suspicious Death

By Roger Lanse

According to Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds, on Sunday, March 15, at about noon, a 38-year-old woman was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center from the 10th Street area sout-- Continue reading

Bar Six Prescribed Fire Planned for Silver City Ranger District

SILVER CITY, N.M., Mar. 12, 2015 – As part of a continuing program to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health and enhance wildlife habitat, fire managers are preparing to conduct a prescribed fire around the Bar Six area. This is a 650-acre broadcast burn, less than one mile southwest of the Flying A subdivision and approximately 12 miles southwest of Silver City, N.M. off Forest Road (FR) 851, also called Red Rock Road, and FR 118.

The project may begin either the week of March 23 or March 30, 2015, depending on conditions. Once the project is started, ignitions could continue two to four days. The project area will be signed and posted for public safety. Smoke will be noticeable during days of ignitions and may linger at night and early morning.

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The Volunteer Center Celebrates Completion of Greenhouse

The Volunteer Center Celebrates Completion of Greenhouse

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy 

Photo: Plants are lined up inside the greenhouse waiting their time to go into the ground.

The Volunteer Center at The Commons held an event Saturday afternoon to celebrate the completion of the large greenhouse. Funded by The Rotary Club and constructed with the help of volunteers, including youths from the Juvenile Probation Office, members of Rotary, as well as the youths and other volunteers from The Volunteer Center were on hand to show off the results.

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 03/13/15 at 4:00 PM – 03/16/15 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, March 16, 2015, at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 49 calls for service and had 193 s-- Continue reading

McIntosh Fire 031615 update 3 p.m.

Fire Information

Situation: Torrance County resources are Initial Attacking a fast-moving grass fire that is threatening 3 structures. *Assistance from Santa Fe County FD and Bernalillo County FD had been requested and are arriving on scene

Progression of fire has been stopped at about 20 acres. Fire fighters continue to secure control lines and cool off hot spots. 1 shed has been damaged by fire.*

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: McIntosh Fire UPDATE

Start Date & Time: 03/16/15 @ 1230

Start Location: 5 mile East of McIntosh, NM Torrance County-- Continue reading

McIntosh Fire 031615 12:30 p.m.

Fire Information

Situation: Torrance County resources are Initial Attacking a fast-moving grass fire that is threatening 3 structures.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: McIntosh Fire

Start Date & Time: 03/16/15 @ 1230-- Continue reading

NM State Forestry- Welcome Back Fire- 031515

Fire Information

Situation:

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Welcome Back Fire

Start Date & Time: Sunday, March 15, 2015/ 11:52 a.m.

Start Location: Espanola, behind Walmart

Cause of Fire: u-- Continue reading

Hudson Street-NM 90 Bridge informational meeting held

Bridge expected to be drivable by late 2015

By Mary Alice Murphy

Vince Peña, New Mexico Department of Transportation resident engineer out of the Las Cruces office, opened the meeting, saying it was the third public meeting, and he hoped it would be informative.

He introduced Brian Torres, NMDOT project manager; Alma Quintana, office manager; Luis Gonzales, inspector; and Johnny Macias, project superintendent with the contractor, Interstate Highway Construction.

Torres said the feedback from the meeting was being recorded.-- Continue reading

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