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6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2017

Photos by Sandra Michaud

It was a dark and stormy night, yet film and conservation enthusiasts braved the rainy weather to attend the 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Silco Theatre Sa-- Continue reading

Woman's house burns in the Mimbres

By Mary Alice Murphy

A family home belonging to Paula Norero burned to the ground on Friday, but not before she was pulled from the blaze.

Paula Holguin, Norero's daughter, said early Friday morning her nephew, Chris Valencia, came knocking at her door.

"It was still early, and he was pounding on the door," Holguin said. "I was a little reluctant to open it because I didn't know who it was. I was thinking it might be a thief; I was thinking the worst."

Holguin said she thought her nephew was in California, because he just graduated from boot camp for the Marines.

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The Volunteer Center hosts Fickle Pickle sale

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Volunteer Center on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, the first successful entrepreneur to make use of TVC's commercial kitchen, Harolene Pitts, had a pickle sale.

Her Fickle Pickles are pickles that keep for about three months in the refrigerator.-- Continue reading

American Legion Post surprises Medal of Honor winner

American Legion Post surprises Medal of Honor winner

From left are Quilt of Valor creator Bonnie Davis, quilt recipeint Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix, and Carol Pickering of the Southwest New Mexico Quilters' Guild American Legion Post 18 Commander Ray Davis is in the left background.

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Medal of Honor winner Drew Dix, who lives in the Mimbres, was in attendance at an American Legion meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the invitation of Allingham-Golding Post 18 Commander Ray Davis.-- Continue reading

Grant County Officials' Reports from work session and regular meeting 011017 and 011217

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 work session, department heads gave reports.

Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo said the facility has one vacancy. He said training for employees is taking place using online training through the New Mexico Association of Counties.

"The Inmate Support Group will meet to gather documents to submit during the legislative session," Carillo said.

He gave the average daily population for the month ending Jan. 6 as 87, with the high male population, 81 and the high female population at 16. "We had 93 on Jan. 6. Our one-year average daily population was 83, with an average length of stay at 38.42 days. We have had a slight decrease in activity over last month. We are holding seven for Hidalgo County."

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Grant County Commission holds first regular meeting of 2017

Grant County Commission holds first regular meeting of 2017

From left are Commissioners Harry Browne, Billy Billings, and Gabriel Ramos, former Commissioner Ron Hall receiving a recognition of his service from Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, and Commissioner Alicia Edwards. At back left is recently elected County Clerk Marissa Castrillo.

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The first Grant County Commission regular meeting of 2017, held on Jan.12, marked the first time the county has had a five-person commission.

Chairman Brett Kasten asked for a moment of silence. "Murray Ryan was a longtime state representative who did a lot for Grant County. He was an even better human being."

The first main item on the agenda was the election of a commission chairperson for 2017. Commissioner Gabriel Ramos nominated Kasten and Commissioner Alicia Edwards seconded the nomination. Kasten won unanimously.

"Thank you for your confidence," Kasten said.-- Continue reading

Man found not guilty of murder in Deming court

By Roger Lanse

Robert Tafoya, 25, was acquitted in Deming’s 6th Judicial District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 11, of first-degree murder charges, involving the shooting death of Richard Perez in Deming in -- Continue reading

Tucson man pleads not guilty in robbery case

By Roger Lanse

David B. Dunnavan of Tucson, who was arrested by Silver City police officers for robbery on Dec. 4, 2016, pleaded not guilty at his Jan. 3 arraignment in magistrate court. A jury trial-- Continue reading

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