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Illegal woodcutting earns pair child mistreatment charges

By Roger Lanse

Grant County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at about 4 p.m., to 247 Fierro Road near Fierro to respond to a call about illegal woodcutting behind the caller’s house. When deputies arrived the caller stated people often cut wood illegally behind her house on Cobre Mine property, according to a GCSD incident report, and she saw a vehicle drive back there and heard chainsaws cutting wood.

A deputy walked behind caller’s house toward the sound of a chainsaw cutting wood, the incident report said, and observed a silver Cadillac four-door car, and someone honking the horn and yelling, “The cops are here. The cops are here.” The report stated a male, later identified as Aaron Gonzalez, 33, of Bayard, got into the front passenger seat of the Cadillac with a chainsaw, and a female, later identified as Kristina Dominguez, 31, also of Bayard, got behind the wheel and attempted to move the vehicle, but the car wouldn’t move.-- Continue reading

Incoming Silver Schools superintendent attends board meeting 121316

Incoming Silver Schools superintendent attends board meeting 121316

Photos and article by Margaret Hopper

Community interacts with Audie Brown, new superintendent, and his wife, at right.Moving the board meeting forward by a week, Silver District held its December meeting at the District Office on Swan Street onTuesday evening. All five board members were present: Ashley Montenegro, Mike McMillan, Chris Arvidson, Frances Vasquez and Arnold Torres, president. A visit from Audie Brown, the chosen new superintendent and his wife, was an added high point for the evening. The meeting opened at 6:00 p.m.-- Continue reading

CLARIFIED:Council favors donating Hillcrest Hospital site for affordable housing community

By Roger Lanse

Mark Schumacher, representing Bethel Corporation, the construction company, which built the Silver Cliffs project on Little Walnut Road, outlined a proposal to turn the old Hillcrest Hospital site into a 69-unit affordable housing community. Schumacher said their proposal addresses much of what is contained in the 2010 Town Plan for Affordable Housing.

Bethel’s proposal would create 69 units with rents ranging from about $450 for a one-bedroom unit to about $475 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Shumacher stated that Bethel has built affordable housing projects in various parts of the country including several here in New Mexico. “We know what we’re doing; every affordable housing project we’ve built is 100 percent occupied. This is just the first step for this project, this will get us to the starting line.”

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Cobre School board members approve financial reductions

Cobre School board members approve financial reductions

Cobre board members come out of closed session; Irene Rodriguez, secretary, Frank Gomez, Fran Kelly, Frank Cordova, Superintendent Robert Mendoza, Toy Sepulveda and Robert Montoya.

Photo and article by Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met Monday evening at the District Office in Bayard with all five board members present: Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Fran Kelly, Frank Cordova and the board president, Toy Sepulveda. The closed session began at 6:03 p.m., said Sepulveda, where they discussed student identifiable information, limited personnel issues and superintendent evaluations. No decisions were made in the closed session, he said.-- Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan Announces Early Results of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the early results of its previously announced offers to eligible holders to exchange any and all of the outstanding senior notes issued by Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC (FM O&G), FCX Oil & Gas LLC and FMSTP Inc., as co-issuers, and guaranteed by FCX, for (1) new senior notes to be issued by FCX and guaranteed by FM O&G and (2) cash.-- Continue reading

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, saw several happenings in Silver City

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City was its usual busy self on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. This photographer got to three of the activities.-- Continue reading

WNMU Fall Graduation takes place Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Photos Courtesy of Western New Mexico University Photographer Jay Hemphill

The Western New Mexico University fall graduation took place Friday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2016,at the Fine Arts Center Theatre.

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