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Annual Hurley Pride Festival held Saturday, May 14, 2016

Annual Hurley Pride Festival held Saturday, May 14, 2016

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Area residents came out in numbers for the Hurley Pride 11th Annual Festival and Car Show on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Stewart Rooks of the Grant County Farm Bureau manned a booth promoting the Farm Bureau and its activities, which support farmers and ranchers and educates teachers on agriculture, with its Ag in the Classroom Program.


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Saturday, May 14, featured the season opening for the Silver City Farmers' Market and Give Grandly!

The Silver City Farmers' Market opened Saturday, May 14, 2016, with vegetables, canned goods and breads for sale. Give Grandly!, an operation of the Grant County Community Foundation to support area n-- Continue reading

Fort Bayard demolition process 051316

Fort Bayard demolition process 051316

Trucks at the old Fort Bayard Medical Center continue to carry away debris. Photographer, Dave Schuhmann took these photos on Friday, May 13, 2016.

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Sixth Judicial District Attorney Democrat candidate forum held Thursday, May 12

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the latest Democrat candidate forum on Thursday, May 12, the two candidates for the Sixth Judicial District Attorney position, incumbent Francesca Martinez-Estevez and challenger Michael R. Rentería gave opening and closing statements and answered questions in between.

Nickolas Seibel served as moderator, as he is the editor and publisher of the Silver City Daily Press and Independent, which served as one of the sponsors of the forum, along with Community Access Television of Silver City and KOOT 88.1 FM radio and Grant County.

Rentería gave the first opening statement. "In a nutshell, my job is to connect with you as a candidate. I think it's important for candidates running for office to make your concerns my concerns, then I'll have the best chance to be effective."-- Continue reading

State Police Investigate Double Fatality in Luna County

Deming, NM - Around 5:30 this morning, New Mexico State Police was notified of a two-vehicle crash on State Road 26 at mile marker 16, northeast of Deming, NM.

The initial investigation revealed a passenger car traveling westbound on State Road 26 entered the eastbound lane of travel and collided head-on into a second passenger car traveling eastbound. The driver and sole occupant of the second vehicle was air lifted to University Medical Center in El Paso, TX for medical treatment and is listed in critical condition.-- Continue reading

ISC Regional Water Planning meeting holds next to last session 051116

By Mary Alice Murphy

Although facilitator Rosemary Romero said at the beginning of the meeting on the Regional Water Plan on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, that it would be the final meeting, after questions and discussions, it became obvious that things remained to be completed.

Joanne Hilton, who serves as a contract hydrologist for the Interstate Stream Commission on the multi-region planning process to build input into a State Water Plan, said: "If we find need of further discussion, we can come back, if needed, in June."

She said the overview of the plan had been released and received comment. "We are in the process of finalizing it to go to the ISC for acceptance."-- Continue reading

Grant County commissioners approve several proclamations at combined work and regular session 051016

Grant County commissioners approve several proclamations at combined work and regular session 051016

Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy

During public input at the beginning of the Grant County Commission combined work and regular session held Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the Grant County Administration Center, A. Genne Sharp-Torres said it had occurred to her that satellite dishes are often left all over the place after they are disconnected. "Is it possible to get companies to be responsible to collect them? It's an eyesore. The companies lease them, then lease them to the people and leave them to take care of it after they disconnect."

Cindy McClean, DWI Program coordinator, gave an update on recent activities. "We turned in our grant application for 2017. Because distributions are down, we are likely to lose 20 percent due to the state money situation. We are already down 16 percent from last year's budget. Other things are down, so it will work out."

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McKenna Fire grows to 9,000 acres

MIMBRES, NM; May 13, 2016 – Today’s flight and mapping of the McKenna Fire shows the fire has grown to approximately 9,000 acres on the Wilderness District of the Gila National Forest. The fire began May-- Continue reading

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