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Gila EDA Roundtable participants hear from Gila Hike & Bike co-owner

Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series on the Sept. 19 Gila Economic Development Alliance meeting.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Sean Ormand, Gila EDA Board member, moderated the Friday, Sept. 19, Gila Economic Development Alliance monthly Roundtable meeting.

He introduced Chris Schlabach, co-owner of Gila Hike & Bike, a downtown Silver City bicycle business.

"I'm from western New York and I never got into winter sports," Schlabach said. "I checked out the Southwest. I came out in late 2008 or early 2009. I'm into bicycling. I did the Tour of the Gila in the spring of 2009. I participated only in the first two days, because it was too hard, but I was hooked. I've done several Tour of the Gila races since. I looked at Tucson and Albuquerque, but for me, it was all about the outdoors. Silver City had great weather, great people and a great quality of life. When I was offered an opportunity to buy into Gila Hike & Bike, I went for it. The business has a great reputation and a great clientele. It doesn't seem like work at all."-- Continue reading

Cobre School Board members hear what brings positive state grade results

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre School Board met on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the district office in Bayard. The closed session began at 6:03 p.m. where they discussed limited personnel (new hiring), student identifiable information, goals for the superintendent and the district's finances, according to board president Toy Sepulveda. The public session began at 7:12 with all board members present.

Superintendent Robert Mendoza asked the board to approve the resolution and proclamation of district elections and the capital improvements tax election, items to be voted on in early February. A second resolution would authorize and direct the election procedures. The board approved both and at the end of the meeting members signed all the documents for that process to begin.-- Continue reading

CANCELLED: ALERT: Areas of Grant County under flash flood warning

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 730 Pm Mdt

* At 335 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Stretching From The North End Of
Silver City...To Hanover...And Iron Creek Campground. Over A Half
Inch Of Rain Has Fallen In Some Places In The Past Half Hour.

-- Continue reading

Monsoon Puppet Parade—part of 2014 Gila River Festival

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Children of all ages took part in Saturday's annual Monsoon Puppet Parade, part of the Gila River Festival. Beginning at Gough Park at noon, and joined by the Monsoon Puppets-- Continue reading

NMDOT announces closure of NM 211

Road Advisory:
NM 211 at mile post 3.3 (Bear Creek) is closed due to flooding. Please seek alternate route.

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Silver City is a Main Street worth seeing

Fox News has named Silver City as one of the Main Streets across the U.S. most worth seeing.

Among others in the region, Silver City joins Sedona, Arizona; Pueblo Colorado; Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; and V-- Continue reading

Fort Bayard Days 2014 ends with interdenominational worship service

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Visitors to Ft. Bayard on Sunday morning were treated to a military band concert, followed by an interdenominational worship service hosted by the Rev. Earsey Ross (portrayin-- Continue reading

UPDATE: 2014 Fort Bayard Days-Saturday—Fort Bayard Burros take both vintage base ball games

Photos by Shirin McArthur and Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday the lawn at the center of Fort Bayard was filled with tents, a cannon, historic artifacts from the Civil War era, and re-enactors, dressed i-- Continue reading

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