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Arrest made in 2006 Penny Park murder

On September 15, 2015, at 8pm, Justin Giacolleti, 31 years of age, from Rio Rancho, NM, was arrest on a warrant for an Open Count of Murder. The charge stems for the beating death of Fred Allison, who was 54 years of age at the time.

On June 17, 2006, at about 2:06 am, Mr. Allison was found in the Penny Park, which is located at 1305 Grant Street, in Silver City. Mr. Allison was found unresponsive near the entrance to the park and appeared to have blunt force trauma to his head. Mr. Allison was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center and then later to Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas, where he was pronounced dead on June 18, 2006.-- Continue reading

NM CAP Entity approves bylaws, budget resolution and holds discussions

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity meeting held at the Grant County Administration Center on Sept. 15, after changes to and approval of minutes, the members heard public comment.

"I admire and respect all of you in this project, but I've been at this myself since 1982," M.H. "Dutch" Salmon, Grant County resident, said. "I've seen three proposals for big Gila River water project, with much better credentials than this one, nonetheless die a natural and well deserved death; enough to know that this one is certainly doomed.-- Continue reading

Cobre School Board receives intriguing idea to take care of weeds

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre school board met Monday evening, September 14, at Hurley Elementary. The board met in closed session at 6:04 where, according to Toy Sepulveda, board president, they discussed student identifiable information, limited personnel and the superintendent's evaluation. No decisions were made in that meeting.

In the public session which began at 7:00 p.m., four members were present: Frank Gomez, Frances Kelly, Frank Cordova and Sepulveda. Robert Montoya was absent. While there was unfinished business scheduled, the board agreed to let the children go first with the Spanish language lesson which Marcela Shepard demonstrated, using a variety of students from first through sixth grades, showing different aspects of instruction at differing grade levels. The plan was to get them finished quickly, so they could go home and get some sleep for tomorrow.-- Continue reading

Two Silver City women honored by Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest

Two Silver City women honored by Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest

Photos Courtesy of Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. The group photo includes all of this year's class, from left are Carol Gaines, Stephanie Bestelmeyer, Nicole Martinez, Adrieene Dare (of Silver City), Faith Hutson, Judy LIcht, Mary Alice Murphy (of Silver City), Eldelisa Nava, Juliet Williams, and Ellen Saige.

The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest honored 10 women from southern New Mexico and El Paso area as Women of Distinction on Thursday, Sept. 10, in Las Cruces.

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Fort Bayard Days canceled this year due to demolition of old hospital

Fort Bayard Days canceled this year due to demolition of old hospital
















(Photo Courtesy of the New Mexico Archives and copies are available for purchase at the Fort Bayard Museum.)

Fort Bayard Days 2015 has been cancelled due to demnolition of the 1920 Veteran's Administration Hospital

With the demolition process in action, the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society has canceled the September 18 - 20, 2015 Fort Bayard Days.

However the Fort Bayard Museum and tours of Fort Bayard will continue throughout most of the process.-- Continue reading

Pickamania! Draws a Mellow Crowd to Gough Park

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Pickamania! concluded on Sunday with a crowd of all ages that gathered to take in the music, sample carnival rides and foods, and shop from a variety of regional vendors.

Mariachi performances celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Mariachi performances celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Pictured are Fiesta De La Gente Con El Mariachi with Alma de Jalisco and Salvador Hernandez, and Ballet Folklorico Tierra Del Encanto. (Photos Courtesy of Dr. Gilbert Arizaga)











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NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge latest photos 091215

NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge latest photos 091215

The anonymous photographer says that although not much progress is visible, he can tell that a lot of concrete has been pour and is curing. 

Find out the latest news on the bridge progress at the public involvement meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Grant County Administration Center.

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