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CANCELLED: ALERT: Areas of Grant County under flash flood warning

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An

* Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For...
East Central Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

* Until 730 Pm Mdt

* At 335 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Stretching From The North End Of
Silver City...To Hanover...And Iron Creek Campground. Over A Half
Inch Of Rain Has Fallen In Some Places In The Past Half Hour.

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Monsoon Puppet Parade—part of 2014 Gila River Festival

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Children of all ages took part in Saturday's annual Monsoon Puppet Parade, part of the Gila River Festival. Beginning at Gough Park at noon, and joined by the Monsoon Puppets-- Continue reading

NMDOT announces closure of NM 211

Road Advisory:
NM 211 at mile post 3.3 (Bear Creek) is closed due to flooding. Please seek alternate route.

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Silver City is a Main Street worth seeing

Fox News has named Silver City as one of the Main Streets across the U.S. most worth seeing.

Among others in the region, Silver City joins Sedona, Arizona; Pueblo Colorado; Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; and V-- Continue reading

Fort Bayard Days 2014 ends with interdenominational worship service

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Visitors to Ft. Bayard on Sunday morning were treated to a military band concert, followed by an interdenominational worship service hosted by the Rev. Earsey Ross (portrayin-- Continue reading

UPDATE: 2014 Fort Bayard Days-Saturday—Fort Bayard Burros take both vintage base ball games

Photos by Shirin McArthur and Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday the lawn at the center of Fort Bayard was filled with tents, a cannon, historic artifacts from the Civil War era, and re-enactors, dressed i-- Continue reading

UPDATE: Flood Watch Sept. 21, through Sept. 22, Monday afternoon

UPDATE: Flood Watch Sept. 21, through Sept. 22, Monday afternoon

Flood Watch

UPDATE: Area extended to include the southwest portion of Grant County and all of Hidalgo County, including Lordsburg.

...Moderate To Heavy Rainfall Possible Over Southern New Mexico And
Far West Texas Through Monday...

.Abundant Moisture Will Flow Back Into The Area Today And Monday
For Increased Chances Of Widespread Moderate To Heavy Rainfall.
Scattered To Numerous Showers And Thunderstorms Will Develop With
The Aid Of Frontal Boundary Moving Into The Area And A Passing
Upper Level Trough. The Ground Remains Moist From Previous Heavy
Rains Of A Few Days Ago...So Much Of This Rain Will Be In The Form
Of Runoff. Flooding Along Drainages...Arroyos...Small Streams And
Low Water Crossings In Possible Through Monday. Urban Areas May
See Street Flooding And Ponding Of Water In Poorly Drained Low
Lying Areas. The Heavy Rain Potential Will Diminish Monday Night
And Early Tuesday.

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Interim Legislative Behavioral Health Committee hears about continuum of care in Grant County

By Mary Alice Murphy

Several members of the Grant County community, who have been working on a continuum of care to address substance abuse, spoke before the Interim Legislative Behavioral Health Committee on Wednesday at Western New Mexico University.

Those speaking included Susie Trujillo of Gila Regional Medical Center Project Development; Michael Carillo, Grant County Detention Center administrator; Ron Hall, District 3 county commissioner; Chris DeBolt, Grant County Community Health Council coordinator; and Jim Helgert, WNMU professor of chemical dependency studies.

Trujillo praised Hall's hard efforts. "We are here before you because Ron is so passionate and committed that he has moved us forward."-- Continue reading

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