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Police investigate shooting on Gold Street

By Roger Lanse

On Sunday, May 24, at about 11:40 p.m. Silver City police officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Gold Street in reference to a male who had been shot in the leg. When offic-- Continue reading

Bayard City Council hears about new cemetery in work session

Approves budget in regular session

By Mary Alice Murphy

Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Bayard Cemetery, city officials held a City Council work session and a regular session.

Bayard Clerk/Treasurer Kristina Ortiz gave an overview of the budget, which was to be approved at the regular session.

"The only items removed from the first budget were two vehicles," Ortiz said. "Salaries are the same. Those on the agenda are in the budget. Those hired and serving on an introductory basis are included with the increase when they go to full time.

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Bayard Cemetery holds ribbon-cutting

Bayard Cemetery holds ribbon-cutting

Photo and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

Bayard, up until Tuesday, May 26, was the only community in Grant County that did not have a cemetery.

On Tuesday, a ribbon-cutting officially opened the Bayard Cemetery, located about a mile east of the city limits. The overall size of the cemetery is 40 acres. The first phase developed 11 acres, which holds 800 plots and 96 areas for cremains. A committal shelter will shield mourners from the sun, rain or snow.

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Cobre School Board adopts meeting schedule, expenditures and hears of end of school scheduling

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met on Tuesday, May 26, as Monday was a designated holiday. The agenda was very short but there had been other meetings earlier. Frank Cordova, vice chair, called the open meeting at about 7:10 in the absence of Toy Sepulveda, who was in Albuquerque attending the Law Conference meeting. He remarked that Sepulveda had called in but was brief, unable to say much at that time.

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Council nixes Texas Street oil receptacle

By Roger Lanse

A resolution which would provide for the encroachment of a grease barrel owned by Q's Southern Bistro, DBA Fry House, on a portion of the Texas Street right-of-way across from the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd was voted down Tuesday at the Silver City Town Council meeting, 3-1, with District 2 Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith casting the dissenting vote.

Supporters and those in opposition presented their testimony before the council.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commissioners hear preliminary budget numbers

By Mary Alice Murphy

At Tuesday morning's Grant County Commission meeting, commissioners heard preliminary budget numbers and were told they were not final, but will be tweaked by Finance Officer Linda Vasquez and County Manager Charlene Webb before Thursday's regular meeting.

Vasquez presented the expenditure report for the week ending May 21, 2015. Expenditures totaled $547,549.21, with one payroll equaling $206,673.98. Larger expenditures were to Wright Express for fuel in the amount of about $23,000; a payment of about $32,000 to Hub International for volunteer fire department insurance; approximately $17,000 to Southwest Concrete and Paving; and about $14,000 to Engineers Inc.-- Continue reading

Memorial Day commemorated at Fort Bayard National Cemetery 2015

Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Under a sunny sky, veterans and those who remember and honor those veterans who have died so that citizens of the United States may continue to celebrate their freedoms attended a commemoration at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Monday morning.-- Continue reading

Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by Republican Party of Grant County

Article and photos by Margaret Hopper, unless otherwise attributed

It's a time of challenges—and a time for changes—according to Scott Terry, moderator at the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner held at Western New Mexico University on Saturday evening hosted by the Grant County Republican Party.

Before the program began, the Gila Highlanders, a group of local musicians playing early American tunes on fife and drum, strings and other instruments common at colonial times, set the historic atmosphere for the gathering. As the Highlanders retired, representatives of the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 posted the colors and Republicans pledged again their loyalty to the nation and the freedoms it offers.-- Continue reading

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