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July 28 Incident at Grant County Detention Center managed by officers and area responders


On the evening of July 28, 2014, beginning at approximately 6:45 p.m., tension arose among the inmates in the male unit of the Grant County Detention Facility. Some of the inmates from different pods within the male unit were behaving aggressively towards the officers and engaging in misconduct such as kicking the pod door, throwing flip flops at the pod windows in the direction of an officer, and banging on the pod windows.

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Bayard Budget Includes Funds for Major Projects, Pay Raises

By Jim Owen

The Bayard City Council on Monday approved a 2014-15 fiscal-year budget that lists $9,370,510 in anticipated expenditures. That is about the same as the $9,207,293 budgeted for the previous fiscal year.

The figures include money for infrastructure projects that is provided, in the form of grants and loans, by the state and federal governments. The city's actual expenditures from July 2013 through June 2014 were just $3,996,982 because several major projects scheduled to be completed during the year were delayed. The cost of those projects are included in the 2014-15 budget.-- Continue reading

Little by little, Streib works for school improvement

When Silver Schools Superintendent Lon Streib looked back over his first month with the district nearly two years ago, he said he remembered wishing for more time; there were gaps in the educational process that created problems for students, and some of the curricular foundations needed to be rebuilt.

But, he said, there was no time to do that. School was in session, and they had to look at the final product, especially for seniors, and make them the priority. They had to assure the best possible ending for them and work backwards to fill in as many of the holes as they could. (That was the class of 2012-2013.) They just did their best.-- Continue reading

New Mexico fire and weather update 072814

Govina Fire burning on the Reserve Ranger District

SILVER CITY, N.M. -- The Govina Fire started on July 24, 2014 on the Reserve Ranger District. The fire is 53 acres and burning in grass, mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, and pinyon juniper north of John Kerr Peak. Fire behavior is active on all sides and creeping through grass and needle cast. This fire is being confined within existing road systems and natural barriers for resource benefit objectives. Smoke may be visible in Apache Creek and Aragon areas during the mornings and evenings. Smoke may be visible from the San Augustine Plains area. Smoke in the Reserve area will be visible from the Tige and Sycamore fires as well as other fires in southeast Arizona. For any additional information please contact the Reserve Ranger District at (575) 533-6231.

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Flash Flood Warning in northeastern Grant County through 6 p.m. 072814

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
258 Pm Mdt Mon Jul 28 2014

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A

* Flash Flood Warning For...
Northeastern Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

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LULAC Receives WNMU President's Award, Students Receive Scholarships

Article and photos by Shirin McArthur (the rest of the article can be read after the photos)

The Silver City League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 8003 held its 30th Annual Scholarship and Student of the Month Awards Celebration at WNMU on Saturday, July 27. Eighteen students received college scholarships and seven Cobre and Silver High School students received Student of the Month Awards. In addition, LULAC itself received the 2014 WNMU President's Award, which recognizes important individuals, families and companies that have made significant contributions to the university, Grant County and/or New Mexico.


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2014 Clay Festival Poker Tournament helps lead off week of events

The Clay Festival’s Poker Tournament Fundraiser took place Saturday evening at the Silver City Old Elk’s Lodge. The Poker Tournament uses casino quality poker chips, the best of which—including these—are ma-- Continue reading

Silver City Farmers' Market 072614

Summer's heat did not deter visitors to the weekly Farmers' Market, where the smell of freshly cooked calabacitas enticed people to the Grant County Extension Service booth, while melodies by Gleemaid-- Continue reading

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