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Silver City Neighborhood Alliance Board of Directors Meeting

September 20, 2014 Local News Releases
Silver City Neighborhood Alliance Board of Directors Meeting Open to All Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:00 pm, Vicki's Eatery, Market Street The Silver City Neighborhood Alliance will hold irs fall board meeting on Sunday, September 21, 2014, beginning at 4:00 pm at Vicki's Eatery, Market Sreet, downtown Silver City. For more information on the agenda, contact the Alliance at This email address is…

Jim Helgert to receive Community Champion Award

Article and photo by Roger Lanse

Jim Helgert, on the faculty at Western New Mexico University as professor of the Chemical Dependency Program, has been chosen for a Community Champion award by Molina Health Care of Albuquerque. Helgert was nominated for one of the six 2014 awards by Brandy Jimenez of the Silver City office of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. The award will be presented at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and Historyon  Thursday evening, Sept. 25.

Helgert has a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology, a master's degree in arts and interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in chemical dependency and counseling, and is currently working on his doctorate in education and organizational leadership with an emphasis in behavioral health, all from WNMU.



Grant County Jobless Rate Dips Slightly in August

By Jim Owen

The official unemployment rate in Grant County was 7.5 percent in August, down slightly from the previous month. The figure was the same as that reported for August 2013.

Out of a labor force of 11,580 residents, 863 were actively looking for jobs last month, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The numbers were 908 of 11,599 in July, and 877 of 11,651 in August a year ago. Read more...

Students from area schools learn about history at Fort Bayard Days on Friday

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Friday—School Days—at Fort Bayard Days 215 students from area elementary schools, along with 25 teachers and adults took part in various informational booths and activities explaining the history of Fort Bayard.

Fort Bayard Days will continue Saturday with re-enactors and informational booths, two vintage base ball games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., a military band performing in the gazebo at 1 p.m. and a military ball on Saturday evening. Sunday morning will feature an interdenominational service with two chaplains portrayed.

Blaze TV Project Chronicles Tactics of the Federal Government

Courtesy Photo: A pipe fence with 2 strands of cable. Total length of the fenced area is approximately 2 miles with estimated 40 acres enclosed.

By Joe Delk

Special to the Beat

In late April, friends, who ranch in southeast Arizona, contacted me and told me that last year they had worked with the producers of a TV program called "For The Record" that airs on The Blaze TV Channel. For The Record aired their episode entitled "Borderless" in September 2013. 


Local TEA Party hears from former Border Patrol agent


By Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City-Grant County TEA Party Patriots heard from a retired Border Patrol officer at a Tuesday evening meeting. He is vice president of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers. Jeff Everly's topic was the border situation.

"After I served as a Border Patrol officer, I joined the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE," Everly said. "I retired in 2011 after 27 years in the two agencies. Now I'm a private investigator." Read more...

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