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Cora Witchell, 84, a Resident of Silver City- pending

November 23, 2014 Obituaries
Cora Witchell, 84, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, November 22, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Marines gather donated Toys for Tots

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Today, Saturday, Nov. 22, Marines and friends, including Santa Claus, from the Gaffney-Ogelsby Marine Corps Detachment 1328, were at Walmart to accept donated toys for the  Toys for Tots program to provide toys to needy children.

From left, Marine Richard "Cos" Erwin, Santa Claus AKA Paul Stevens, Marine Frank Donohue, Marine Bobby Tavernier, organizer of the local campaign, Danna Lopez and helper Carla Marquez get read to accept toys. Read more...

Office of Sustainability gives our bags and bulbs, accepts electronic recycling

Editor's Note: Oops. These photos stayed hidden in the camera since a week  ago.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Office of Sustainability, PNM and The Volunteer Center are providing free bags to replace the single-use bags that will no longer be available as of Jan. 8, 2015.

On Nov. 15, the nationwide America Recycles Day, at the Silver City Office of Sustainability, people had the opportunity to recycle electronics, glass, as well as regularly recyclable materials. 


GRMC Board of Trustees hears report on the "truing up" of federal payments

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first item of business on the Gila Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees meeting was to recognize Frances Montes for her 15 years of service to medical surgery 1. Montes said: "I want to thank everyone for this honor. I work with a bunch of great people."

The GRMC auxiliary president's report was in the packet, but no questions were asked. Board Chairman Charles Kelly said: "The auxiliary members do a great service for the hospital."

GRMC Marketing Director Holley Hudgins noted the auxiliary would be preparing six Thanksgiving baskets for six caregiver families.


NMDOT announces NM 152 is open

NM 152 Kingston OPEN
Roadway Work at milepost 30.1 is Complete
Las Cruces - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District has lifted the closure on NM 152 near Silver City, as work has been completed.

Youth survey reports success and challenges

A trio of epidemiologists and officials presented Grant County's results of the Youth Risk and Resiliency survey given in 2013 to Middle and High School students. Both Silver and Cobre Consolidated Schools participate in the national survey to track healthy, and not-so-healthy, behaviors of students. (From left to right) Dan Green, NM Department of Health; Gabriella Abousleman, NM Public Education Department and Dr. Linda Peñaloza, UNM Prevention Research Center.

Silver City, New Mexico, November 21, 2014: The good news is the kids are alright, or at least, getting better concerning alcohol use and school violence in Grant County, according to Dan Green, epidemiologist for the New Mexico Department of Health. In areas, like youth behavioral health issues, prescription drug abuse, and tobacco use, especially of newer products like electronic cigarettes, Grant County is working to offer more support to meet students' reported needs. Read more...

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