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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

Interim Economic and Rural Development Legislative Committee hears suggestions to reform the liquor license laws

Editor's Note: This is the final, albeit long, report from the ERDC meeting held in Silver City on July 14-15.

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Western New Mexico University J. Cloyd Miller Library, on Wed-- Continue reading

Rainbow east of Silver City

I hope you had a chance to see both ends of a double rainbow Thursday evening. One end could be seen near Pinos Altos and the other end southeast of town. At least that was what this photographer saw on her way home this evening.

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Grant County TEA Party hosts Matt Schultz, Gila National Forest planner

By Mary Alice Murphy

"Why Should I Care?" was the title of the first slide, Matt Schultz, Gila National Forest planner, presented in his talk about the just begun revision of the Forest Management Plan.

"You should care because we will address clean water and fresh air, food, economic opportunities, wood products, cultural and religious practices and recreation," Schultz said.-- Continue reading

Red Canyon Fire Lifts Forest Road and Trail Closures 071625


U.S. Forest Service
Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands
Magdalena Ranger District
Magdalena, New Mexico
Red Canyon Fire Lifts Forest Road and Trail Closures

Magdalena, NM; July 16, 2015 - For Immediate Release. The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 17,843 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.-- Continue reading

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