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SWCCA meets and tables resolutions

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Southwestern County Commission Alliance members met in a short meeting today, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, to hear public input and address two resolutions.

The first to speak during public input was Nancy Kaminski, Southwest Audubon Chapter president.

"I want to comment on the resolution the Travel Management Plan," Kaminski said. "I think you need some history. President Richard Nixon issued Executive Order 11644 in 1972 to protect the forests from the estimated 5 million off-road recreational vehicles. Now there are 40 million off-highway vehicles."-- Continue reading

ATM theft saga continues with arrest of third suspect

By Roger Lanse

On Dec. 1, 2014, Silver City Police officers were called to the 100 block of West Market Street in reference to damage to a window and entry door of a business. When officers arrived they were told by the business owner that the only thing missing was a Chino Federal Credit Union ATM machine from the west side of the business.

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SCPD Weekend Report 12/12/14 at 4:00 PM – 12/15/14 at 8:00 AM

Narrative: For the weekend, beginning Friday, December 12th , 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, December 15th , 2014, at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 51 calls fo-- Continue reading

Holiday Market at Old Post Office features artists of many talents

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Wreaths Across America Celebrated at Fort Bayard on Saturday

Article and most Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, with the first three photos of the slideshow courtesy of Mark Erickson

Dean Bearup of the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 served as the master of ceremonies. He began the event with a welcome to the about 75 people gathered and wished everyone a Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

"The air is chilly, but we have warmth in our hearts for this lovely setting we have here," Bearup said. "We have come to pay our respects to those buried here."

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What is a police blotter? And where does it come from? And why is it called a “blotter?”

What is a police blotter? And where does it come from? And why is it called a “blotter?”

Photo: BreAnne Davalos, Interim Director Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority and CAD

The term "blotter" has been used since the 16th century to refer to some form of record-keeping notebook. Large ledgers used to note down entries of daily events in businesses and police stations were often termed "desk blotters," perhaps because when open they resembled the large blotters used to routinely dry ink from the quill pens used in those days. Many of us remember using smaller blotters to prevent smudging of wet ink from fountain pens. But, no one seems to know the exact etymology of the word. The blot thickens.

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Lt. Gov. John Sanchez announces education initiatives to WNMU audience

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez announces education initiatives to WNMU audience

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez speaks to a WNMU audience about education initiatives.

Lt. Gov. Sanchez and President Joseph Shepard, the two men in the center wearing ties, pose with the students from Mexico, who are in Silver City learning English.

Article and Photos By Mary Alice Murphy

Friday at noon, immediately following the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents' meeting, Lt. Gov. John Sanchez announced several education initiatives to students, faculty and regents in Light Hall.

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WNMU holds December graduation ceremony

Photos Courtesy of Abe Villarreal

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