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NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Demolition info meeting set

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office along with Interstate Highway Construction (IHC) has commenced with minor work along NM 90/Hudson Street and US 180/Truck Bypass Road.

The NMDOT and IHC will extended the date once more to remove the bridge on NM 90 to May 18, 2015 due to the processing of environmental commitments and documentation for this project. The NMDOT will hold its next public meeting on Wednesday May 13, 2015 to discuss the project status.-- Continue reading

Silver City Fire Department Receives First of Two New Rescue Units

Article and photos by Shirin McArthur

The Silver City Fire Department has received the first of two new, custom-built Advanced Life Support Rescue Units, which are replacing two rescue units that were built in 2003. The second new truck will be arriving in Silver City in about 20 days.

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NM True TV features the Gila Region

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Man killed in car crash near Deming

By Roger Lanse

On Tuesday, May 5, at approximately 5:20 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers responded to a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 180 about nine miles north of Deming.

According to a news release, a Chevrolet Trail Blazer driven by Crista Waldrop, 19, of Deming was southbound, when her vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a Jeep SUV driven by William May, 72, also of Deming.-- Continue reading

Grant County Residents Give Grandly

Article and Photos by Shirin McArthur

Silver City residents and nonprofit organizations from around Grant County gathered in Gough Park on Tuesday, May 5, to "Give Grandly" in celebration of the National Day of Giving known as Give Local America.

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Firefighters respond to two lightning-sparked fires

SILVER CITY, N.M.; May 5, 2015 – Firefighters responded to two lightning sparked wildfires on the Gila National Forest over the weekend. The Elk Fire, 11 miles southwest of Quemado Lake, was contained at less than one acre and the School Fire on the Reserve Ranger District was contained at approximately three acres. Firefighters also assisted on the 420-acre Red Hill Fire 45 miles south of Animas, NM. To date, the largest wildfire on the forest was the 24-acre North Star on the Wilderness Ranger District in March.-- Continue reading

Opportunity High/Vocational Education programs make progress

By Margaret Hopper

After eight months of starts and adjustments, the Opportunity High/Vocational Education department is looking back to see what progress has been made by students in these new programs at Silver High. Considering that the entire country is in financial difficulty and that most districts hesitate to expand under such conditions, the project is being watched and is gaining interest.

The planners began with a report they could refer to, written in 2012, under the name of Senate Memorial 65, a Feasibility Study for a Career and Technical Training Center. The creation of this 50-page study made for Grant County attempted to project how a technical/career center would benefit the county by increasing occupational opportunities and meet employers' needs.

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Photo Essay Tour of the Gila Sunday Podium

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, with a closeup courtesy of Sandy Feutz

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