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By Hallie Richwine

The Silver Consolidated Schools Regular Board Meeting took place Monday, April 16, 2018, in the Silver Schools Administration Building. All members of the Board of Education as well as Superintendent Audie Brown attended.

Senator Howie Morales gave a legislative update to the board, stating that the previous sessions have been productive, and this is the first time in many years that they have extra funding. With oil and gas prices rising, the state receives higher revenue. Morales said he would like more money to go to education.

By Hallie Richwine

The Village of Santa Clara Regular Meeting took place Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the Village Hall. Trustees Victor Arambula, Olga Amador, and Harry “Rocky” Hildebrand attended as well as Mayor Richard Bauch. Mayor Pro Tem Albert Esparza was absent.

Bauch reported considering a solar system to be put on top of the senior center. “I like the idea of being able to do that. It can offset electrical costs and money can be put back into the senior center.” He also said three different groups have asked about having events at Fort Bayard. Bauch looks forward to the projects at the cemetery and on South Bellm.

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UnitedHealthcare dominates final stage for second year running

(Pinos Altos, NM) – Rob Britton of Rally Cycling captured his second Tour of the Gila victory, arriving in Pinos Altos with close to a minute lead over Gavin Mannion of UnitedHealthcare, who won Stage 5 Gila Monster ahead of Britton and Rally’s Kyle Murphy. Axeon Hagens Berman finished a successful week winning both the sprinter classification with Chris Blevins and best young rider classification with Sean Bennett. Canel’s Specialized Oscar Sanchez retained the KOM jersey. UnitedHealthcare won the overall team classification for both the men and women.

“The team did such an amazing job, it’s hard to take too much credit. They kept me safe, protected and did exactly what I needed to put me in a safe position,” Britton said. “This is probably one of my favorite races, this is something I’ve been in the top ten in nearly every time save for maybe once. Last year I won the KOM. So this year its nice I was able to put the effort in on Mogollon finally, have a good time trial and seal the deal.”

Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Right after the UCI men's podium, a man jumped up on the top step of the winners' podium and asked to have his photo taken.

He handed his phone to someone to remember the moment. This reporter also took a photo of him.

Photos by Paul Michaud

Photos and video by Mary Alice Murphy

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

These photos, which do not have the riders identified begin with UCI men riders and continue with UCI women riders. The photos were taken right after the start as they headed down NM 90 toward the turnaround on a blustery, chilly day on Friday, April 20, 2018.

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New Mexico Wildfire Update for 4.20.18 - 6:15 p.m.

A wildfire in Socorro County has shut down Highway 116, one mile north of Bernardo, NM. The fire began around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon and is currently threatening 10 to 15 homes and some railroad tracks in the area. The fire is estimated at 30 acres. Multiple resources from NM State Forestry and local fire departments are working to suppress this fire. Check NMFireInfo.com for further updates.

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