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Mario Quintana Awarded K. Rose Wood Outstanding Older Adult Award

Mario Quintana coordinates the newly-formed Senior Olympics of Grant County.

Mr. Quintana's passion for Senior Olympics is infectious. While he is focused on those who are 50 or older, he has also man-- Continue reading

Silver School Board sets timeline for proceeding with superintendent search

Silver School Board sets timeline for proceeding with superintendent search

By Margaret Hopper

Silver school board members, at left,  attended another special training session Monday, August 22, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Administrative building. All five were present, as well as John Carter, interim superintendent.

The trainer was Dr. Dan Patterson, pictured below, associated with the New Mexico School Board Association, the group that board members selected to help them with the superintendent search. He began by restating the goal of getting the best leaders possible for its clients, who require leaders for schools, law enforcement groups, fire protection units and similar state services.

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Cobre School Board hears update on requests for use of facilities 082216

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre school board held a very brief meeting on Monday, August 22 at the District Office in Bayard. The regular meeting began at 7:15 with three board members present. The earlier closed session, which discussed student identifiable information and limited personnel issues had Robert Montoya, Frances Kelly, Frank Cordova and Toy Sepulveda, the president, but when Montoya was called out suddenly, the board was reduced to a bare quorum.

Unfinished business included the third readings and approvals for Sick Leave policy, Annual Leave policy and Bereavement Leave policies. All three were approved at this meeting.

There were two requests for use of facilities. Southwest Youth Football League asked to use the high school field, and Ruben Udero and family asked to use the Snell and high school wrestling rooms for the Cobre Youth Wrestling program. The first was approved, with the Udero request being tabled until the next meeting to complete more paperwork.-- Continue reading

Recent Catwalk Road meeting presents options

Project requests public input

Courtesy of Concerned Catwalk Citizens

Justin Henwood, project manager for New Mexico Department of Transportation, gave the presentation on the two, possibly three Catwalk Access options. Large aerial maps were on display with the Options marked.

Funding for the project is provided by the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP). The monies are only available for improving or providing access to public lands through transportation projects.

The purpose of this particular project is to improve access to the Catwalk and reduce maintenance needs. The FLAP has granted this project $4.5 million to begin the screening process. The environmental recourse evaluation looks at these elements: air quality, water flooded plains, vegetation, noise, species status, wetlands, recreation and social economics. DoT is beginning the screening phase. All comments from the public are very, very important during this phase.-- Continue reading

WNMU students paint W 2016

Photo by Mary Alice Murphy

On Sunday, Aug. 21, Western New Mexico University students climbed W Mountain north of Silver City for an annual whitewashing of the mountain.



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Town adopts Master Bicycle Plan

By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Town Council at its Aug. 23, 2016 meeting approved a resolution adopting the Town of Silver City Master Bicycle Plan. District 2 Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith, Assistant Town Manager James Marshall and Office of Sustainability Director Denise Smith outlined the initiation, development and completion of the plan. Work on the plan began in May 2014 and Community by Design was hired to present the final draft to the town.

Marshall stated the bicycle plan is part of the town’s Comprehensive Plan and is listed as a goal in developing a bicycle, trails and pedestrian plan.

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Agreement Signed With Mexican University

Agreement Signed With Mexican University

Pictured from left to right are Jose Luis Medina, UTCam Dean of Education; Jose Gilberto Marquez Murillo, UTCam Provost; Jorge Alberto Aguirre Lechuga, UTCam President; and Dr. Magdaleno Manzanarez, WNMU Vice President External Affairs.Silver City, NM – Officials from the Universidad Tecnologica de Camargo (UTCam), a Mexican university based in the state of Chihuahua, visited the Silver City campus on Monday to sign an agreement of understanding with Western New Mexico University.

UTCam is a new, public university, established in 2012. The university's mission focuses on creating professions that support the development of the region of Camargo, in the State of Chihuahua.

The agreement has four points of cooperation including the exchange of faculty members and students for study and research; the practice of joint research activities and publications; the exchange of scholars to participate in conferences and symposiums; and the exchange of information in fields of interests to both universities.-- Continue reading

Copper Cruizers hold 25th anniversary event with Run to Copper Country

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

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