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Seventh Ranked West Texas Dominates Lady Mustangs

December 02, 2016 Sports
West Texas A&M has been one of the top teams in Division II over the years and they proved why Thursday night when the No. 7 ranked Lady Buffs used a plus-50 advantage inside the paint and shot 67 percent in taking the 100-52 victory over the Western New Mexico University women's basketball team in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. WTAM (6-1, 1-0 LSC) shot 77 percent through the…

Winter Weather Advisory from 7 p.m. Friday 120216-5 a.m. Saturday 120316

Southern Gila Highlands/black Range-
Including The Cities Of...silver City...lake Roberts...kingston...
Fort Bayard
459 Am Mst Fri Dec 2 2016

...winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 7 Pm This Evening To
5 Am Mst Sunday...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A Winter
Weather Advisory For Snow...which Is In Effect From 7 Pm This
Evening To 5 Am Mst Sunday.

* Timing...rain Showers Developing Late Evening And Then Turning
To Snow Overnight.

* Main Impact...snow Amounts Of 3 To 5 Inches...highest Over The
Black Range...will Result In Some Snow Packed Roads And
Dangerous Driving Conditions. Read more...

PNM names "Energy Stars" at Chamber luncheon

Article and Photos by Margaret Hopper

On Thursday, December 01, 2016, the Chamber of Commerce turned the meeting over to Bruce Ashburn, PNM’s Regional Stakeholder Coordinator. Ashburn was there to publicly announce the PNM awards and grants to area businesses and nonprofits who were increasing their business energy efficiency and reducing usage. He said reasons to use the C of C meeting to announce these awards included a chance to invite those not yet Chamber members to become that, and also to get the Chamber and community to know these innovators better.

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VA administrators reach out to veterans and families

By Margaret Hopper 

VA SC16 RS(from left) Jared Howard, Assistant Director, Santa Fe National Cemetery; Andrew Welch, Director of the New Mexico VA Health Care System; and Timothy Love, Service Center Manager, Albuquerque VA Regional Office (Courtesy Photo)A number of local and state people from the Veteran’s Administration were available to talk with veterans and their families on Tuesday, November 29, at the American Legion Hall.

Andrew Welch, Director of New Mexico VA Health Care Systems, opened the general information portion at the podium, introducing Tim Love, Acting Director of the VA Regional Office tasked with benefits, and Jared Howard, Assistant Director of Santa Fe National Cemetery and Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Read more...

Gila Regional Medical Center CEO Resigns

This past Monday (11/28/16), Brian Cunningham, CEO of Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) submitted his notice of resignation to GRMC’s Chairman of the Board, Jeremiah Garcia.

“There is no way that I could adequately express my thankfulness for the opportunity to serve GRMC for these past 14 years, and especially for the last 3 years as CEO," Cunningham said. "I have learned and grown so much as a result of working side-by-side with all of you, and we have together tackled enormous challenges and achieved some incredible results. I can honestly say to all of you that I gave GRMC everything I had, and I can also honestly say that I got so much more in return from all of you.” Read more...

Silver City Police Department offers tips for safe holiday shopping 2016

Holiday Season Crime Prevention Tips

It’s that time of year again and the Silver City Police Department wants you to have a safe and memorable holiday! Here are a few tips to help make that possible.

Shopping:
•Drive defensively. Traffic is heavier during the holidays. A good rule of thumb is right in, right out of parking lots.

•If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area.

•Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car.

•Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside. Read more...

2016 MainStreet Lighted Christmas Parade

Photos Courtesy of several local photographers, with credits on each photo.

The Awards Ceremony was held at Little Toad Creek and Distillery, 200 North Bullard Street, immediately following the 26th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. There were many beautiful entries and a great amount of hours that went into producing spectacular light displays for the enthusiastic crowds who attended the annual event coordinated by Silver City MainStreet. Read more...

2016 Fiber Arts Holiday Market

The Southwest Fiber Arts Collective held a holiday market at the Woman's Club on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

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