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Flood Advisory for Grant County 080114

Flood Advisory for Grant County 080114

Editor's Note:I just got it posted, because I just got Internet access back.

Flood Advisory For... Grant County In South Central New Mexico... Northwestern Hidalgo County In Southwest New Mexico... West Central Sierra County In North Central New Mexico...

* Until 630 Pm Mdt

* At 426 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler Radar Estimated From .6 To 1.0 Inches Of Rain Had Fallen In The Last Hour Over Many Areas.

* Locations Impacted Include... Silver City... Redrock... Lake Roberts... Gila Hot Springs... Buckhorn... Georgetown... Cooney... Riverside... Camp Thunderbird... Mangas Springs... Bear Canyon Lake... Rocky Canyon Campground... Black Canyon Campgrounds... Sapillo Campground...-- Continue reading

Clay Festival going strong on Thursday, events continue through Sunday

Silver City’s Clay Festival continued Thursday, with four workshops and some youth activities, as well as various clay artwork displays around town. The Mata Ortiz Pottery workshop is easily visible, s-- Continue reading

Silver Schools Board fills unexpired vacancy

By Mary Alice Murphy

Trent Petty opened the special Silver Consolidated Schools special board meeting Thursday evening.

"There will be no public outburst tonight or you will be asked to leave," Petty said. "This is a special meeting for one purpose—to name a replacement board member to fill an unexpired term until the election next year."

Four candidates applied for the position, Jennifer Yost, Cathy Maxwell, Anthony Gutierrez and Mike McMillan. Two were unable to attend because of conflicts. They submitted statements to be read.-- Continue reading

Grant County 4-H Wildlife Team Competes at National Contest

Grant County 4-H Wildlife Team Competes at National Contest

From left are Grant County 4-H Wildlife Team members Wyatt Moon, Tyler Monzingo, Brandon Brown, Sinea Runnels, and their coach, Jerry Monzingo

The Grant County 4-H Wildlife Team attended the WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Education Program) national contest in Columbia, Missouri July 25-30. The team consisted of Brandon Brown, Wyatt Moon, Tyler Monzingo, and Sinea Runnels. The team's coach Jerry Monzingo and chaperone Kristen Fisher also attended.

During their trip the team attended educational activities, viewed a wildlife refuge, toured the Missouri River, and competed against other teams from around the country.

The contest consisted of five different portions: evaluating a site for wildlife management practices, writing a wildlife management plan, wildlife identification, general wildlife knowledge, and an oral defense for the wildlife management plan.-- Continue reading

2014 Clay Festival officially began Wednesday, take a tour of Syzygy

Silver City’s Clay Festival officially began Wednesday, although activities have been taking place for a couple of weeks already. Workshops, youth activities, tours of the Syzygy Tile Factory and an exh-- Continue reading

TEA Party Patriots Meeting Attendees Get Some Answers About Silver Schools


By Mary Alice Murphy

At the TEA Party Patriots Tuesday, July 29, 2014 meeting, the featured guests were Silver School Superintendent Lon Streib and Silver School Board President Trent Petty.

Vic Topmiller, TEA Party chairman, said the group tries to assist the community on issues.

Peter Burrows, TEA Party vice-chairman, moderated the question-and-answer session.

He also announced the next regular TEA Party meeting would take place Tuesday, Aug. 5, and would present a 1975 video of Milton Friedman, which Burrows described as "still very relevant."

Petty introduced himself and said he was elected to the school board in 2011 and has been president for the past year. He also served as Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce board president in 2012.

-- Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch through Saturday morning, Aug. 2, 2014

Flash Flood Watch through Saturday morning, Aug. 2, 2014

Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
241 Pm Mdt Wed Jul 30 2014

...Heavy Rains With Flash Flooding Potential For Thursday Through
Saturday Morning...

.A Moist And Unstable Air Mass Is In Place Over Southern New
Mexico And Far West Texas. Portions Of The Area Have Already
Received Heavy Rainfall...Resulting Saturated Soil Conditions. A
Frontal Boundary Is Expected To Move Into The Region Tonight And
Help Initiate Further Shower And Thunderstorm Development In The
Area. With Abundant Moisture In Place...Storms Will Be Able To
Produce Heavy Rainfall. Excessive Rain Runoff Will Have The
Potential To Produce Flooding Along Drainages...Arroyos And Small
Streams. Additionally...Poorly Drained Low Lying Areas And Roads
Will See Increased Ponding Of Water. This Moist Rainy Pattern Will
Persist Through Saturday For All Areas And Will Continue Over
Portions Of Southwest New Mexico Again On Sunday.

-- Continue reading

Cobre School Board reviews and approves June bills

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre's school board met July 28 at the district office in Bayard. All five board members were present for the very short open meeting that began at 7:06. Before this, the board had met in closed session to discuss limited personnel issues, student identifiable information, goals for the superintendent, food service changes and the recent financial audit report. No decisions were made in the closed meeting, according to Toy Sepulveda, president of the board.-- Continue reading

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