Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

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One of the exhibit's explanatory plaques talked about Murray Ryan's early years: The Impish Child of a Legendary Family. This photo, at left, is of lifelong buddies-the terrible trio-from left, Bill Sheen, Mary Jane Martens

From left are District 38 Rep. Rebecca Dow, District 39 Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez, and District 28 Sen. Howie Morales. (Photo Coutesy of Tom Vaughan of FeVa Fotos)

By Mary Alice Murphy

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Western New Mexico University Miller Library, the Grant County Democratic

Fires in Arizona have blazed up over the past few days with westerly winds bringing smoke into southwest New Mexico. If you are going hiking this weekend, be sure to check before entering national forests to find out what conditions are with fires.

And fires continue to burn in New Mexico:

Silver City/Grant County

On Thursday June 22, 2017 around 3:41 p.m. the New Mexico State Police received information of an abandoned vehicle off Forrest Road 430 approximately an eighth of a mile from State Road 15 near mile post 36.

The driver of the vehicle Mr. Phillip Cook (24) of Albuquerque, NM

Photographer Dave Schuhmann continues to provide the Beat a chronicle of the construction of the Denny's restaurant.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The June 29, 2017, special board meeting held by the Grant County Board of Commissioners had a short agenda, which took a little over an hour, including a recess in the middle for a meet-and-greet with the five finalists for the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees.


Quemado, NM, June 29, 2017 -- The Baca Fire, at approximately 11,139 acres, is located on the Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest and has been burning since May 12, 2017.

Quemado District Ranger, Emily Irwin stated ”Based on the information received over the past two weeks we do not expect

Location: Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District

Start Date: June 6, 2017 Size: 7,397 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component

Resources: 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 34

Containment: 10% (managed for

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