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Bayard man charged in aggravated assault case

By Roger Lanse

On Saturday, Feb. 18 at approximately 1:53 a.m., a Bayard Police Department officer was dispatched to Poplar and South Canyon streets in reference to a shots fired call. When the officer arrived, contact was made with a named male who stated, according to a BPD incident report, that his 19-year-old stepdaughter had gone to the residence of Elias A. Andazola, 20, of Bayard, located at 102 South Canyon Street, to grab a cigarette. As she was walking toward that residence the stepfather advised he could hear arguing coming from that home.

As the stepfather started to walk down to the residence, the report stated, a named male came running toward him with a cut on top of his head, and stated that Andazola had hit him with the butt of a .22 caliber revolver.-- Continue reading

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash west of Las Cruces Dona Ana County

On, Thursday February 23, 2017, around 8:15 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to mile mark number 136 on Interstate 10 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that an eastbound commercial motor vehicle driven by Felipe Jose Ricardo Johnson, (52) from Apopka, F.L. crossed the median and entered the westbound travel lanes of Interstate 10 and collided head on with a passenger vehicle that was driven by Kathryn Armijo (54) from Deming, N.M.-- Continue reading

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash west of Lordsburg Hidalgo County

On, Thursday February 23, 2017, around 12:30 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to mile mark number 11 on Interstate 10 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a commercial motor vehicle (semi) driven by, Danny Sisneros (60) from Keenesburg, C.O., was traveling west on Interstate 10 through a low visibility dust storm when he rear ended a four door passenger vehicle pushing it into the the rear of another commercial motor vehicle (semi).-- Continue reading

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash west of Deming Grant County

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, around 5:30 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to mile mark number 46 on Interstate 10 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle, that was fleeing from U.S. Border Patrol Agents, was eastbound on Interstate 10. Near mile marker 46 the vehicle struck a road sign, entered the median and overturned several times ejecting the passengers.-- Continue reading

SCPD offering Traffic Control at 32nd and Swan streets before and after school

In cooperation with the Silver Schools Administration, the Silver City Police Department and the Silver City Fire Department will have personnel on hand to direct traffic at the intersection of 32nd S-- Continue reading

Girls Scouts of Grant County hold annual Thinking Day celebration 022217

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Girls from Girl Scout troops in Grant County, part of the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Council, celebrated Thinking Day on Feb. 22, 2017.

The day, Feb. 22, each year, is set aside worldwide for Girl Scout and Girl Guides to celebrate a day that brings them together as one large organization. The theme of the 2017 Thinking Day was "Grow."

Girls in local troops chose to learn more about individual countries throughout the world and showed posters and had giveaways at each table.-- Continue reading

Inmate Support Group sponsors art exhibit

Photographs courtesy of WNMU

Article Courtesy of Cari Lemon

The first art exhibit to display works of visual art from inmates from the Grant County Detention Center (GCDC) was held on Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m. at the main lobby of Miller Library, located on Western New Mexico University’s (WNMU) campus. The “Art From Within” exhibit will be displayed through March 10 for public viewing. Mike Carillo, GCDC Administrator spoke to the attendees at the opening and explained he started noticing the exquisite images and doodles created by some of the inmates. He realized this could be an avenue to encourage them to practice their natural talents and be recognized by them as a way to start thinking about behaviors outside of the choices that led them to be incarcerated. Carillo then contacted Abe Villarreal, Director of Communications at WNMU, to ask if there was interest in partnering to organize an art exhibit for the individuals’ works of art. Abe and his team joined the effort to coordinate this inaugural event. Committee members of the Inmate Support Program (ISP) later came on board to assist with getting the word out and inviting different members of the community to attend.-- Continue reading

Silver School Board considers four-day week 022117

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver Consolidated Schools board met Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Administration Building on Swan Street. All members were present: Ashley Montenegro, Mike McMillan, Chris Arvidson, Frances Vasquez and Arnold Torrez, president. The meeting began at 6:00 and recessed at 7:10 to go into closed session. Also present were Patrick Cohn and Justin Wecks, newly elected board members, who will be going to Albuquerque Thursday for initial training for their board work.

Under Presentations/Information, Laura Brown and Melissa Brown of Stout Elementary gave a very brief visual presentation illustrating some facts about a school of sardines and how a small percentage of contrary-swimming peers can turn the larger group in a different direction by persistent, dedicated efforts. The two had been to leadership training at the state level.-- Continue reading

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