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Grant County Commission holds special meeting to hear ICIP input

 

By Mary Alice Murphy

The special meeting before Tuesday's Grant County Commission meeting was set to solicit input for the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. County Planner Anthony Gutierrez explained that the ICIP is now mandatory for state funding and some other funding sources. "By next year, it will be also mandated for the Colonias and Community Development Block Grant processes. For them, it is not necessarily a requirement to be in the top five. The only requirement is for legislative capital outlay, and the project has to be in the top three."

Bob Wilson, committee chairman for the community trails group, said the group facilitated getting the Continental Divide Trail Gateway designation. "Are the trails on the ICIP?"-- Continue reading

Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Central Grant County Through 230 Pm MDT 070814

Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Central Grant County Through 230 Pm MDT 070814

Southern Gila Foothills, Mimbres Valley, Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range Nm-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley, Nm-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin Nm-Upper Gila River Valley Nm-
129 Pm Mdt Tue Jul 8 2014

...Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Central Grant And Extreme
Northern Luna Counties Through 230 Pm Mdt...

At 120 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Meteorologists Were
Tracking A Line Of Fairly Strong Thunderstorms From South Of San
Lorenzo To West Of Silver City...Moving Southwest At 10 To 15 Mph.-- Continue reading

Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Northwestern Hidalgo And Western Grant Counties 070714

Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Northwestern Hidalgo And Western Grant Counties 070714

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
442 Pm Mdt Mon Jul 7 2014

Lowlands Of The Bootheel Nm-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley
Nm-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range Nm-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila
River Valley Nm-Upper Gila River Valley Nm-
442 Pm Mdt Mon Jul 7 2014

...Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Northwestern Hidalgo And Western
Grant Counties Through 530 Pm Mdt...

At 424 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Meteorologists Were Tracking
Strong Thunderstorms Mainly Over Western Grant County And West Hidalgo
County. This Activity Was Moving Southwest Around 10 10 15 Mph.

Hail Up To One-Half Inch In Diameter And Wind Gusts Up To 55 Mph Are
Expected With This Storm...Along With Local Heavy Rain With Brief Low
Area Flooding.-- Continue reading

SASS office vandalized and burglarized

The Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services office was broken into and damaged about a week ago.

Last Monday, June 30, Acting Director Stephanie Gonzales walked into the office about 9 a.m. Because she could smell smoke, she backed out and called Dispatch. Police and the Fire Department answered the call and put out the fires of papers smoldering on three desktops and investigated.

"Our three computers, an old and a new projector and their remotes and a brand-new never-used camera, also were taken," Gonzales said.-- Continue reading

Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 07/03/14 at 4:00 PM – 07/07/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, July 7, 2014 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 123 calls for service and had 417 se-- Continue reading

Gila National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions

July 07, 2014- Silver City, NM - With the onset of summer rains, the Gila National Forest will be lifting Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on July 08, at 8:00 A.M. MDT, allowing forest visitors to enjoy campfires again in undeveloped areas across the Forest.

"I appreciate how the public took care to be careful with campfires this season, visitors were diligent in following the restrictions and allowed forest personnel to focus on other fires that occurred," says Forest Supervisor Kelly Russell. The Gila National Forest has suppressed 44 fires for a total of 5,776.30 acres so far this year.-- Continue reading

Flood advisory for East Central Grant County on Silver Burn Scar 070514

Flood advisory for East Central Grant County on Silver Burn Scar 070514

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
300 Pm Mdt Sat Jul 5 2014

t Jul 5 2014

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An

* Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For...
East Central Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

 

* Until 500 Pm Mdt

* At 257 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler
Radar Estimated About A Half Inch Of Rain Had Fallen On The Silver
Fire Burn Scar...Which Is More Prone To Flooding Than Other
Terrain.

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Fireworks July 4th 2014

The main shooting firework in the middle is courtesy of B.J. Agnew. This composite photo is made up of many small photos by Mary Alice Murphy from several miles away and the main photo from much closer.

 

 

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