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Three exhibits at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center in Silver City

Three exhibits at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center in Silver City

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

According to Rebecca Martin of Silver City Arts and Cultural District three exhibits will show at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center in Silver City through Labor Day.

Marilyn M-- Continue reading

Candidate Forum held at WNMU on Thursday 082516, part 2

Editor's Note: In order to be comprehensive, this series will consist of at least three, maybe four articles. This second article addresses the opening statements of and answers by District 4 Grant County commissioner candidates. (Photos are Courtesy of Tom Vaughan)

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Grant County Commission candidate forum Thursday, Aug. 26, two candidates each from District 3—Alicia Edwards and Henry Torres, spoke, as did two from District 4—Billy Billings and Marilyn Alcorn. District 5 has two candidates—Harry Browne and Harry Pecotte as well as a write-in De Ann Bencomo. The forum was hosted by MEChA, Western New Mexico University Library and the Grant County Democratic Party, as part of its monthly forum series.

Abe Villarreal, WNMU marketing director, served as moderator.-- Continue reading

Candidate Forum held at WNMU on Thursday 082516

Editor's Note: In order to be comprehensive, this series will consist of at least three, if not four articles. This first article addresses the opening statements of and answers by District 3 Grant County commissioner candidates. (Photos are Courtesy of Tom Vaughan)

By Mary Alice Murphy

The six Grant County Commissioner candidates plus one who filed as a write-in gave opening statements at a candidate forum on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, hosted by MEChA, the Western New Mexico University Library and the Grant County Democratic Party, as one of its monthly forums.

WNMU Vice President for external affairs Magdaleno Manzanares welcomed the large crowd of around 130 people to the monthly forum. He also thanked Miller Library personnel for setting up the tables and chairs. He introduced the moderator, Abe Villarreal, WNMU marketing director.

Villarreal said the forum featured the Grant County Commission candidates for Districts 3, 4, and 5. For District 3, the candidates are Alicia Edwards and Henry Torres; for District 4, Billy Billings and Marilyn Alcorn; and for District 5, write-in candidate De Ann Bencomo, Harry Browne and Harry Pecotte.-- Continue reading

Missing Endangered Person Clarissa Alvarado

Missing Endangered Person Clarissa Alvarado

Friday, August 26, 2016, the Deming Police Department received a report of a missing endangered person.

Ms. Clarissa Alvarado was last seen this morning Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Mc Donald's res-- Continue reading

Opportunity High School work program develops

Opportunity High School work program develops

Photos and article by Margaret Hopper

From left, OHS Principal Jason Ping meets with teachers, Stephanie Tedford, Mark Martinez, Peter Limardo, Pat Kimmick, and Dixine Moore.

OHS receptionist Kalah Carrasco, meets with teacher Limardo.Fridays are different at Opportunity High School this year. Students have already been assigned their community contacts, for the most part, and few of them are present. Those who are there are waiting for meetings with staff or working on a project. The five teachers who are staff are in session with Jason Ping, principal, who is going over the present work in that first hour, handing out assignments still needed to get the new program off to a good start.

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Negotiation continues on proposed ALCS lease purchase agreement

By Margaret Hopper

The latest information on the Aldo Leopold Charter School leases for a proposed expansion for the school comes from Harry Browne’s comments and others from Alex Ocheltree, the owning -- Continue reading

Women of Distinction to be honored by Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Sept. 15

Women of Distinction to be honored by Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Sept. 15

Las Cruces, New Mexico - Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest is proud to announce the fourth annual Women of Distinction luncheon honoring Southern New Mexico women for their achievements and contributions, both personally and professionally, as a community leader and as a role model for girls. The luncheon will take place at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces, NM on Thursday, September 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available online www.gsdswwomenofdistinction.org or call 800-895-7390 ext. 220.

Honorees receiving this year's awards include Arianna Parsons, Priscilla Lucero, Diane Hamilton, Ann Palormo, Lori English, Olivia Lerma McDonald, LaJune Smith, Renay Scott and Barbara Hubbard. All are Women of Distinction!-- Continue reading

Mario Quintana Awarded K. Rose Wood Outstanding Older Adult Award

Mario Quintana coordinates the newly-formed Senior Olympics of Grant County.

Mr. Quintana's passion for Senior Olympics is infectious. While he is focused on those who are 50 or older, he has also man-- Continue reading

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