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By Mary Alice Murphy

The construction on 100 Market Street just west of the bridge over the Big Ditch coming into downtown Silver City will bring new curbs and roadway surface.

All new curbs will replace the south side of the block. At six inches high, they should prevent water going into the basement of the Hester House.

New drainage pipes under the alley behind the building will direct water that rolls down the street in rain storms to flow into the Big Ditch.

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner said the roadway instead of being crowned will be flat.

On September 12, 2017, the Silver City Police Department conducted a warrant roundup in Grant County. This was as a result of approximately a three month investigation. There were a total of seven officers involved in the operation. Homeland Security provided grant funding which paid for the overtime for the warrant roundup. Homeland Security, whose interest is in keeping communities safe, provides funding to local departments to assist in serving felony warrants. This partnership is of tremendous value to our community.

There were a total of 12 warrants earmarked to be served. Eight warrants were served out of the 12 during the roundup. Four persons are still wanted on outstanding warrants as of this news release

Las Cruces, NM; The U.S. Marshals are looking for 2 violent fugitives that are believed to be in the Las Cruces/Anthony area. Both fugitives have a history of having violent tendencies and are considered to be armed and dangerous.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Association of Commerce and Industry President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Espinoza visited Silver City on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, on the group's Focus Tour.

"We need to relook at regulatory issues," Espinoza said. "Are they incentivizing or hampering economic growth?"

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Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce hosted two speakers at the monthly luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

By Hallie Richwine

The City of Bayard Council meeting began at 2:05 pm after a work session that was approximately 50 minutes long. All councilors attended as well as Mayor Charles Kelly.

During the work session Clerk Kristina Ortiz explained the miscellaneous agenda items. The 2018 budget item adjustments were those needed to account for the differences in interest on certificates of deposit based on June 30. The notice of intent for the 2017 Uniform Traffic Ordinance Update as approved in the New Mexico Legislative Session referred to the state ordinance regarding off-road vehicles on highways. While Bayard does not have such an ordinance or resolution at this time for such vehicles, the state ruled that under certain circumstances off-road vehicles may be permitted on roads, and that it is up to each jurisdiction to make any further clarifications.

[Editor's Note: This is the final part of a multi-part series on the two-day Interim Legislative Water and Natural Resources Committee, which concluded its meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at a little after noon. This article will address the questions and answers on the topic of the day.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The one presentation by multiple presenters to the Interim Legislative Water and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 6, was titled: Arizona Water Settlements Act Implementation, Budget and issues; New Mexico Central Arizona Project (CAP) Entity Plans; Southwest Regional Water Project Alternatives.

(Mile Post 26 to 34.1)
Deming, NM

Deming: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Wednesday September 13, 2017:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with Braiser Asphalt (Contractor) will begin roadway reconstruction operations on NM 11 “Columbus Hwy” in Luna Co. Traffic will encounter lane drops with pilot car and flagging operations. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area.

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