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2014 CLAY Festival Deconstruction

Clay Festival Students Destroy their Work to Build Something New

Photos and Article by Shirin McArthur

Friday was the concluding day for this year's four Silver City Clay Festival workshops. At the "Raku: A Deconstructive Approach" workshop, held in WNMU's McCray Clay Studio, students had created, broken, and glazed their pottery pieces, which were being kiln-fired before being reassembled with fast-drying glue.

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Resident shoots unwanted subject

By Roger Lanse

Silver City Police Officers were dispatched at about 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, to the 500 block of N. Texas Street, in reference to an unwanted subject complaint. Dispatch informed t-- Continue reading

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.

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