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Congressman Pearce: Statement on Border Crisis Supplemental Package

August 01, 2014 Non-Local News Releases
Washington, DC (Aug. 1, 2014) Congressman Steve Pearce released this statement following the House of Representative's vote to pass the emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian and national security crisis at the southern border. "The House action taken today will help secure the border, provides the President with the funds necessary for humanitarian aid for children and families,…

Flood Advisory for Grant County 080114

Editor's Note:I just got it posted, because I just got Internet access back.

Flood Advisory For... Grant County In South Central New Mexico... Northwestern Hidalgo County In Southwest New Mexico... West Central Sierra County In North Central New Mexico...

* Until 630 Pm Mdt

* At 426 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler Radar Estimated From .6 To 1.0 Inches Of Rain Had Fallen In The Last Hour Over Many Areas.

* Locations Impacted Include... Silver City... Redrock... Lake Roberts... Gila Hot Springs... Buckhorn... Georgetown... Cooney... Riverside... Camp Thunderbird... Mangas Springs... Bear Canyon Lake... Rocky Canyon Campground... Black Canyon Campgrounds... Sapillo Campground... Read more...

Clay Festival going strong on Thursday, events continue through Sunday

Silver City’s Clay Festival continued Thursday, with four workshops and some youth activities, as well as various clay artwork displays around town. The Mata Ortiz Pottery workshop is easily visible, since it is being held under tents in the front of the Syzygy tile store Thursday and Friday. By midafternoon today, participants had finished handbuilding their pots, which were slowly drying under cover, while they sanded and buffed pre-made pots in preparation for decorating.

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Silver Schools Board fills unexpired vacancy

By Mary Alice Murphy

Trent Petty opened the special Silver Consolidated Schools special board meeting Thursday evening.

"There will be no public outburst tonight or you will be asked to leave," Petty said. "This is a special meeting for one purpose—to name a replacement board member to fill an unexpired term until the election next year."

Four candidates applied for the position, Jennifer Yost, Cathy Maxwell, Anthony Gutierrez and Mike McMillan. Two were unable to attend because of conflicts. They submitted statements to be read. Read more...

Grant County 4-H Wildlife Team Competes at National Contest

From left are Grant County 4-H Wildlife Team members Wyatt Moon, Tyler Monzingo, Brandon Brown, Sinea Runnels, and their coach, Jerry Monzingo

The Grant County 4-H Wildlife Team attended the WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Education Program) national contest in Columbia, Missouri July 25-30. The team consisted of Brandon Brown, Wyatt Moon, Tyler Monzingo, and Sinea Runnels. The team's coach Jerry Monzingo and chaperone Kristen Fisher also attended.

During their trip the team attended educational activities, viewed a wildlife refuge, toured the Missouri River, and competed against other teams from around the country.

The contest consisted of five different portions: evaluating a site for wildlife management practices, writing a wildlife management plan, wildlife identification, general wildlife knowledge, and an oral defense for the wildlife management plan. Read more...

2014 Clay Festival officially began Wednesday, take a tour of Syzygy

Silver City’s Clay Festival officially began Wednesday, although activities have been taking place for a couple of weeks already. Workshops, youth activities, tours of the Syzygy Tile Factory and an exhibition and reception all took place. Today’s photos give our readers a glimpse behind the scenes where Syzygy’s handmade tiles are formed, fired, glazed and packaged.

Photos by Shirin McArthur

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