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High Desert Humane Society holds monthly vaccination clinic 091016

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Friend of the Silver City Library hold a book sale 091016

Friend of the Silver City Library hold a book sale 091016

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Friend of the Library held its periodic book sale to raise funds for the Silver City Public Library

Below, several ladies peruse the fiction shelves and visit with friends.

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SWNMCOG Board hears updates and reports

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments Board regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, members discussed when to have the Regional Transportation Planning Organization meeting.

As many of the members are the same for the two boards, it was decided that the RTPO meetings would be held starting at 10 a.m. on the regular SWNMCOG meeting mornings right before the COG. The change will begin with the October meeting.

SWNMCOG executive director Priscilla Lucero presented an update on the Stronger Economies Together USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant revolving loan fund. "We were awarded the SET funding in June 2012. That was when we approved a resolution for all the county and municipal entities in the four-county region to work together. We received the RBEG funding for one year to set up the revolving loan fund under the Southwest Regional Housing Authority. The funds have been de-obligated.-- Continue reading

Crossing on Diaz Avenue in Hurley to be reconstructed

For the past year Sen. Howie Morales has been working with the Department of Transportation Supervisor Loren Hatch and District Engineer Trent DooLittle, Mayor and Council of Hurley and Priscilla Lucero from the SW Council of Governments. As you can see on the attached letter, we are pleased that the full amount to reconstruct the Hurley Crossing on Diaz Avenue was awarded.

This was important to the Council for several reasons. Councilor Ed Stevens (even before he was on council) met with Morales and then Mayor Ed Encinas to alert Morales of the condition of the crossing Hurley residents have had to deal with for many years. It was an immediate safety concern to him, Morales said, with the non-functioning crossing signals, walkway paths for residents and children exiting school buses and damage to vehicles caused by crossing.-- Continue reading

NM CAP Entity meets in Deming 090616

Members discuss website, professional services contract, auditor choice

By Mary Alice Murphy

With a change of venue for this meeting to Deming, about 50 people, many from Deming and Luna County, were in attendance at the regular monthly meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.

The first to give public comment was Vivian Gonzales of the Phoenix Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. "We put out a fact sheet with questions and answers. I don't think I have enough copies, but it can be read at the usbr.gov website with the links to the New Mexico CAP Project."

"This will be my last time to come to the CAP Entity meeting," Gonzales said. "I'm going to another agency." She told the Beat after the meeting she was excited to be going to work for the International Boundary and Water Commission in El Paso, Texas.-- Continue reading

St. Francis Newman Center Parish hosts picnic

Parishioners of St. Francis Newman Center Parish, about 200 or so of them, gathered at Gomez Peak picnic pavilion on Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016, to participate in Mass celebrated by Bishop Oscar Cantu o-- Continue reading

Taste of Downtown sold out 090316

Taste of Downtown 090316

Photos by Sandra Michaud

Cloudy skies and an occasional light drizzle did not deter crowds of people from visiting Historic Downtown Silver City tosample goodies from fourteen-- Continue reading

Southwest Print Fiesta took place Saturday 090316

The Mimbres Region Arts Council Southwest Print Fiesta was held on Yankie Street on Saturday. Vendors and artists lined the street, but the big event was the giant printing press in the form of a 3,00-- Continue reading

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