Created on Thursday, 02 May 2013 08:50
Piedra Fire Information - 5/3/13 - 8:00 am
Situation: The Piedra Fire is burning four miles E/SE of Bernalillo, NM. Crews from the US Forest Service are responding at this time. No structures are threatened. Numerous federal and state ground and air resouces have been ordered. The fire is approximately three acres.
Incident Name: Piedra
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 15:20
The family of Bataan Death March survivor Pablo Gutierrez, who died last year, celebrated his memory with the presentation by Congressman Steve Pearce of an American flag flown over the Washington D.C. Capitol. They are from left, Jessica Dominguez, Ruth Garcia, Denisha Castillo, Pearce, Rosemary Gutierrez (Pablo's daughter), Sal Beltrán, Tina and Fred Martinez.
Congressman Steve Pearce on Tuesday around noon visited the Silver/Bayard VFW Post 3347 and presented a flag that had flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to Rosemary Gutierrez, the daughter of the last Grant County survivor of the Bataan Death March, Pablo Gutierrez, who died last year.
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 14:37
Brief Results of Stage 1, the Silver City to Mogollon Road Race of the 27th annual Silver City's Tour of the Gila powered by SRAM.
Top 3 Stage
1. Mara Abbott (Exergy TWENTY16)
2. Kristin McGrath (Exergy TWENTY16)
3. Katie Donovan (NOW and Novartis for MS)
Town of Silver City Leader's Jersey: Mara Abbott (Exergy TWENTY16)
Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Queen of the Mountain Jersey: Mara Abbott (Exergy TWENTY16)
Champion System Best Young Rider Jersey: Rushlee Buchanan (TIBCO)
Grant County Sprint Jersey: Brianna Walle (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 14:25
Editor's Note: This is the final part of a two-part series on an economic development forum hosted by the Gila Economic Development Alliance at the Grant County Business and Conference Center.
The Gila EDA held a forum Tuesday morning to present projects. The three panelists were Grant County Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard, and Silver City Town Manager Alex Brown.
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:35
And they're off! (Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)
The stellar field ready to contest the 27th annual Silver City’s Tour of the Gila powered by SRAM, the third race on the 2013 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC), promises to bring exciting competition to New Mexico’s premier road stage race. The race will cover 260 miles of Southwest New Mexico terrain with over 18,000 feet of climbing from May 1-5.
The race includes two previous winners of the prestigious Italian race Giro Rosa winners, German Claudia Haeusler (2009) of Team TIBCO and American Mara Abbott (2010) of Exergy TWENTY16 team who is also a two-time Tour of the Gila champion (2007, 2010); the reigning and nine-time USA Cyclo-cross Champion Katie Compton of Trek Cyclocross Collective; and the current leader of the NRC classification Alison Powers of NOW and Novartis for MS.
Created on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:12
The Gila Economic Development Alliance this morning convened a forum to introduce to the public projects to enhance quality of life and economic development in Grant County.
Gila EDA Board President Jeremiah Garcia introduced the effort with the mission of the alliance—to create and retain jobs. "Our goal is to build relationships, build the business community and bring people together. We are all here for a reason—we love Grant County."
The panel members were County Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard and Silver City Town Manager Alex Brown.
Kasten thanked the Gila EDA for hosting the forum.
Created on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:03
Special weather statement
National weather service el paso tx/santa teresa nm
103 pm mdt tue apr 30 2013
Upper gila river valley-southern gila highlands/black range-
Southern gila foothills/mimbres valley-
Southwest desert/lower gila river valley-lowlands of the bootheel-
Uplands of the bootheel-southwest desert/mimbres basin-
Eastern black range foothills-sierra county lakes-
Northern dona ana county-southern dona ana county/mesilla valley-
Central tularosa basin-southern tularosa basin-
West slopes sacramento mountains below 7500 feet-
Sacramento mountains above 7500 feet-
East slopes sacramento mountains below 7500 feet-otero mesa-
Western el paso county-eastern/central el paso county-
Northern hudspeth highlands/hueco mountains-salt basin-
Southern hudspeth highlands-
Rio grande valley of eastern el paso/western hudspeth counties-
Rio grande valley of eastern hudspeth county-
Including the cities of...Gila hot springs...Buckhorn...
Mule creek...Cliff...Silver city...Lake roberts...Kingston...
Fort bayard...Mimbres...Faywood...Hurley...Grant county airport...
Winston...Truth or consequences...Derry...Spaceport...Garfield...
Hatch...Radium springs...Las cruces...Vado...Sunland park...
Alamogordo...Tularosa...White sands monument...Orogrande...
White sands range headquarters...Chaparral...Mescalero...
Mountain park...Timberon...Cloudcroft...Sunspot...Apache summit...
West el paso...Upper valley...Fort bliss...Socorro...
East and northeast el paso...Hueco tanks...Loma linda...
Dell city...Cornudas...Salt flat...Sierra blanca...Fabens...
Created on Monday, 29 April 2013 18:19
The fourth candidate for the position of Western New Mexico University provost/vice president interviewed in Silver City today. William "Jack" Crocker, whose most recent administrative position was as vice president of Academic Quality and Success at the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, now serves on the board of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he was a founding dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
His circuitous route in and out of academia included stints in poetry writing, and song writing and recording, as well as time spent in Albuquerque, NM. His love for the area influences his desire for the position at WNMU.
Crocker said he likes the tagline of "Transforming the Future Together," and based his presentation on the three main words. He visited Silver City last October in a consulting capacity, which sparked his interest in coming to the university.
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