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Forum for County Commissioner candidates for District 5 held Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 2016

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

Gila Resources Information Project Meeting on Copper Rule

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

New camera over Silver City- new link

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

Deming motorcycle crash victim ID’d as deputy sheriff

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

NMDOT fog sealing NM 15 mile post 25-43

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

Proposal to allow UTVs on city streets crashes and burns

Proposal to allow UTVs on city streets crashes and burns

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

Link fixed: Joint agreement signed for camera to show Silver City live

Link fixed: Joint agreement signed for camera to show Silver City live

From left are WNMU President Joseph Shepard, Silver City Radio's Ted Tucker, Silver City Manager Alex Brown and Mayor Ken Ladner and Grant County Manager Charlene Webb sign a joint agreement.

By Mary-- Continue reading

Prescribed Fires Planned on Wilderness Ranger District-smoke may be noticeable

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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