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Veterans Choice Town Hall, Aug 5

July 30, 2016 Local News Releases
Mr. Mitchell Lawrence of the NM Department of Veteran Services will be facilitating a Veterans Choice Town Hall, 11:00 am, 5 August 2016 at the NG Armory in Santa Clara. Mr. Thomas Hare, from NM Legal Aid, will brief on "End of Life Preparation". Bring a lunch and come on down.

Seedboat Gallery Hosts CLAY Festival Gala Fundraiser 072816

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Over 80 people filled the courtyard and exhibit space of Seedboat Gallery for Thursday evening’s CLAY Gala. Nancy Spencer spoke about the Memory Jugs exhibition opening in the Seedboat Gallery. A silent auction, along with music, food and drinks, kept the evening lively.

Significant weather advisory until 4:15 p.m. 072916

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
326 Pm Mdt Fri Jul 29 2016

Southwest Desert/lower Gila River Valley Nm-
Southern Gila Highlands/black Range Nm-upper Gila River Valley Nm-
326 Pm Mdt Fri Jul 29 2016

...significant Weather Advisory For Northwestern Grant County Until
415 Pm Mdt...

At 323 Pm Mdt...doppler Radar Was Tracking A Couple Of Strong
Thunderstorms South Of Buckhorn And Northwest Of Buckhorn.

Wind Gusts Up To 50 Mph And Hail Up To One-half Inch Will Be
Possible With This Storm.

Locations Impacted Include...
Buckhorn...cliff...riverside...gila...bill Evans Lake...
Gila Middle Box...aldo Leopold Vista And Mogollon Box Campground. Read more...

First United Methodist Church shows appreciation to local first responders

First Responder Pizza RSFrom left are Sgt. James Cruzan, Brake handing a bag of cookies to Sgt. Joseph Arredondo, Betsy Evatt and Pastor Mike Brunk.(Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)

Representatives of the First United Methodist Church in Silver City have made the decision to recognize the Silver City police, Grant County sheriff's personnel and Silver City firefighters each month with cookies and pizza.

"We are challenging other churches to get on board with the effort," Linda Brake said.

Silver City Museum dedicates plaque to Harry Benjamin

Harry Benjamin Plaque rsHarry Benjamin PlaqueLearning Tree RSSilver City Museum Director Carmen Vendelin, standing in the museum courtyard by The Learning Tree, talks about Harry Benjamin's legacy as the founder of the museum.By Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Museum on Thursday, July 28, 2016, dedicated a plaque to the founder of the museum, Harry Benjamin.

Museum Director Carmen Vendelin thanked Syzygy Tile for creating the plaque.

Vendelin stood under The Learning Tree mural at the back of the museum courtyard. She said the previous museum educator had developed the idea for The Learning Tree. The tile leaves were made by younger children and installed by older children.

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Old Fort Bayard Hospital just a tiny pile of debris 072716

Photographer Dave Schuhmann said the pile of debris on Thursday was getting smaller.

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Downtown Silver City CLAY Festival Gallery Night 072616

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Silver City’s fifth annual CLAY Festival held its Gallery Night on Tuesday, July 26. Over a dozen galleries in the historic district participated in this opportunity for locals and visitors to view a variety of exhibitions, including Beakers, Cups and Mugs: The Art of Drinking juried exhibition.

Grant County Commission holds special meeting to approve final budget

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission held a special meeting Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016, to make final adjustments to the fiscal year 2016 budget. According to Financial Officer Linda Vasquez the adjustments included a $153,000 increase in property tax receipts and a $390,200 increase in the federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

In the financial report ending June 30, the county Road Fund had a cash balance of $305,000.

The General Fund had a cash balance of $3.291,797. Read more...

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