Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016 14:29
By Mary Alice Murphy
Three candidates for Grant County Commissioner District 5 gave statements and answered questions at a forum Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 2016. Hosted by the Silver City Daily Press, Editor Christine Steele served as the moderator
The three candidates are Harry A. Pecotte, Republican; Harry Francis Browne, Democrat; and write-in candidate, DeAnn Bencomo, Democrat.-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:27
By Sandra Michaud
A varied group of people met last Thursday evening at the Bayard Community Center to discuss Grant County mining issues and hear updates about the New Mexico State Supreme Court’s hearing on the “Copper Rule” case. The court heard oral arguments on September 28 and is expected to issue a ruling soon.
The discussion also touched on other aspects of the impact the court’s ruling may have and encouraged people to attend the hearing for the Lampbright Waste Rock Stockpile to be held Thursday, October 27, at 5:30 pm at the Grant County Administration Center. Information about the hearing may be found at this link: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/MMD/MARP/NorthLampbrightStockpile.html -- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 21:02
Editor's Note: It has come to our attention that although we fixed the link in a previous article that some people are still having trouble accessing the correct link to the camera that will be put on-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:17
By Roger Lanse
The New Mexico State Police continue to investigate a motorcycle crash that happened Sunday night on Pine Street and Highway 549 in Deming.
Traveling east on Pine Street toward Highway-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 08:56
NM 15 (PINOS ALTOS HWY)
(MP 25 to 43)
Pinos Altos, NM
Pinos Altos: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Wednesday October 26, 2016:
The NMDOT a-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 08:04
Mayor Ken Ladner presents Pro Bono Week proclamation to Cathryn Wallace
By Roger Lanse
A proposed ordinance sponsored by District 3 Councilor Jose Ray Jr., which would have allowed utility task vehicles (UTVs), also called side-by-sides, to operate on city streets, was defeated 3-1 at the Silver City’s Tuesday, Oct. 25, council meeting. The proposal was opposed by councilors Cynthia Bettison, Lynda Aiman-Smith, and Guadalupe Cano, representing Districts 1, 2, and 4, respectively. The three cited safety, noise, and enforcement issues.
Several residents spoke before the council prior to the vote, supporting and opposing the UTV measure.
Mayor Ken Ladner stated that on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, the new Highway 90 bridge will be officially designated the “Veterans Memorial Bridge.” The hour of the dedication will be announced shortly, he said.
The council approved a long-term lease for the management of the Silver City Municipal Golf Course, also known as Scott Memorial Park Golf Course. The lease is with Western New Mexico University, and its president Joe Shepard said they are attempting to manage the course to PGA standards. “We’re having conversations of indeed hiring a superintendent of greens. In the six months we’ve maintained the golf course we’ve already aerated it twice. That typically has not happened in the past four-five years. We are now on a regular schedule for fertilizer – an approved PGA type of program. And, yes, we do cut the grass on a regular basis and we’re very sensitive about that.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:33
By Mary-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:01
Mimbres, NM; October 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release –The Wilderness Ranger is planning to conduct various prescribed fires beginning in November and continuing into the spring as conditions allow. The projects include broadcast burning and pile burning.
· Pile burns are planned in these locations:
· Off Hwy 35, and Elkhorn Road, behind Desert West Auction
· Lake Roberts off Forest Drive and FSR 4206M
· Near the Gila National Monument Visitor Center
· Off Hwy 35 behind Camp Thunderbird
· Off Hwy 35 along FSR 4085Y
· Off Hwy 35 along Lincoln Canyon Road
Broadcast burns are prescribed burning activities where fire is applied generally to most or all of an area within well-defined boundaries. The following broadcast burn is partially funded by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish:-- Continue reading
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