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Wizard of Id for November 26, 2015

November 26, 2015 Comics
By Parker & Hart

SCPD arrest man for assault with deadly weapon

Silver City Police Department officers arrested a man, later identified as Scott Theron, 36, of Mesa, Ariz., at the Drifter Motel over the weekend for assault with a firearm.

According to a SCPD incident report, on Saturday evening, Nov. 21, Theron was asked by an employee to leave the Watering Hole at The Red Barn Restaurant for being intoxicated and harassing customers. Theron allegedly became upset and was yelling as he left the bar.
When the employee went outside to see if he had left the property, Theron pointed a silver colored handgun at the employee’s chest.

A couple just arriving at the Watering Hole were assaulted as well, according to the report, Theron pointing his weapon at the woman’s head and at her husband’s chest, all the while yelling racial slurs at them. Read more...

NM CAP Entity members discuss next steps toward a diversion 112415

By Mary Alice Murphy

The NM CAP Entity, at a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, discussed the next steps toward the goal of creating a diversion of Gila River water. This follows the signing on Monday, Nov. 23, of the New Mexico Unit Agreement by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water & Science Jennifer Gimbel, who was delegated authority by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to sign it, as required in the 2004 Arizona Water Settlements Act. Read more...

LINKS ADDED:Film Production for "Sailboat" to take place in Silver City, NM

November 24, 2015 | Silver City, NM “Sailboat” to be filmed in Silver City.

Production is scheduled January 11, 2016 through March 13 in Silver City, NM.

iCandy Productions, an Australian-based film production company, launches production of “Sailboat”- a film about a boy with an unlikely name, who does the most unlikely thing...


NM-90 Bridge concrete not poured today as originally scheduled

By Mary Alice Murphy

"Due to a glitch, which we had to fix over the weekend," Johnny Macias, Interstate Highway Construction project superintendent, told the Beat, "we have rescheduled the first pour of concrete on the northbound lanes on the east side of the bridge for Dec. 1."

He said he brought in 20 additional workers, above the 30 he already has on the job, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22, to fix the problem. He said due to the work, the concrete could not be rescheduled until Dec. 1.

"We have the crews working on the southbound lanes on the west side of the bridge working to get it ready for the second pour on Dec. 8," Macias said.

According to the schedule, as presented recently, in spite of this glitch, with the pouring of the second two lanes on Dec. 8, that should keep the company on schedule to open at least two lanes before Christmas.

SCPD to present Thanksgiving baskets to needy families

Holding turkeys are, from left, SCPD Capt. Ricky Villalobos, SCPD staff member Kristin Medina, Officer Richard Flores, staff member Angelic Guerrero, American Legion Post 18 representative Ray Davis, and SCPD Chief Ed Reynolds. The prepared boxes are in front of them.

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

"In cooperation with the Allingham-Golding American Legion Post 18 and donations from the public, we have prepared five baskets, including turkey and all the trimmings, which we will present later today to five needy families in the community," Silver City Police Department Chief Ed Reynolds said.

"We appreciate the $150 donation from the American Legion," Reynolds continued. "We also spent about $200 on additional supplies for the families." Read more...

NM-90 Bridge being readied for concrete 112115

The anonymous photographer took photos at the bridge late Saturday afternoon. The site was busy with workers preparing for a concrete pour on Tuesday, Nov. 24, weather permitting.


Falling Through the Cracks

By Sandra Michaud

How do we keep at-risk children and families from falling through the cracks? That was the question posed to panelists and audience alike at the final Thursday Forum for 2015 at the WNMU Miller Library.

Alena Johnson, a foster parent; Richard Anderson, County Office Manager of the Grant County CYFD (Children, Youth and Families Department) Office; Bianca Padilla, program Coordinator of the Juvenile Probation Office and Jeanine Jones of WNMU’s School of Social Work were on the panel and Anita Roberts of CASA of Grant and Luna Counties moderated.

Roberts began by explaining how the CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – program worked. She said that the CASA volunteers are appointed by the court and talk with various people involved in the case, from the children, parents, and foster parents to medical experts, school staff and others involved in the case and compile a report for the judge to read before the hearing. The children are abused and/or neglected and the volunteer stays involved until the case is closed. Read more...

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