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Wreath Across America Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. However, Wreaths Across America at Fort Bayard National Cemetery's wreath placement time scheduled for 9 am Friday, December 15, has been changed to 3:30 pm Friday due to estimated late truck arrival.

By Mary Alice Murphy

In pre-meeting announcements before the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Dec. 7, 2017, Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner said the Gospel Mission is in need of sleeping bags and wool blankets to provide to its clients. Open hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Santa Claus, also known as chamber director Scott Terry, thanked Ladner for the LED lights lighting the downtown for him and his reindeer, as well as for visitors to the town.

Christopher Murillo, 37 years of age, Silver City, was arrested on three outstanding warrants at about 4:49 pm on December 11, 2017. Murillo was wanted in connection to the arson case involving the police vehicle impound lot on Market Street.

Murillo has been charged with:
Warrant for Arrest Docket No. M19FR201700211:
Trafficking Controlled Substances (Heroin), Trafficking Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking of Controlled Substances (Heroin), Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking of Controlled Substances (Methamphetamine), Distribution of a Controlled Substances (Marijuana), Conspiracy to Commit Distribution of Controlled Substances (Marijuana), Transportation of Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

By Roger Lanse

District 2 Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith opened her remarks at the Tuesday, Dec. 12 meeting of the Silver City Town Council, by saying, “When we discussed the fact that the county had okayed recreational off-road vehicles on the county streets, we knew that there were going to be probably an uptick on our streets. And we agreed that we would engage in education, public education. I’d like to ask you, Mr. Brown (Alex Brown, Town Manager) to bring that public education and move it over into citation of the actual use. I’ve seen a number myself. I know that some are riding on the streams, stream beds, rights-of-way, so I’d like to really encourage us to begin to take action on the unlawful use of recreational vehicles in our town.”

Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds responded to Aiman-Smiths remarks saying “We have put out a zero tolerance on it. We’re done with the education portion of it.”

Photos Courtesy of ErnestO Stolpe

We invite you to come and see the Christmas lights on display in Tyrone, NM, that cheerfully light up the dark days of December. Some massive outdoor displays in Tyrone attract visitors from miles away this year.

NMCAP Entity 120517

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 and the final part of a three-article series on the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity's Dec. 5, 2017 meeting]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity members, at their Dec. 5, 2017 meeting, considered an increase to a budget line item, two engineering work orders, as well as a work order for a strategic plan and business plan and a discussion regarding next steps for engineering.

CAP Entity Executive Director Anthony Gutierrez asked that the professional services line item be increased by $150,000.

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-article series on the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity's Dec. 5, 2017 meeting]

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity meeting held in Silver City on Dec. 5, 2017, Entity Executive Director Anthony Gutierrez asked that an additional amount of $500 be taken out of the utilities line item of the budget to be put toward audit fees.

In a brief discussion, David McSherry, representing the city of Deming, asked if the amount would be enough to cover the gross receipts tax, too. Gutierrez assured him it would.

The motion was approved.

Grant County

This morning around 11:11 a.m. New Mexico State Police Officers were notified of a motorcycle crash in the median of I-10. The crash occurred westbound near mile post 43, approximately 35 miles west of Deming, NM.

Upon arrival at the scene officers learned that a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle had entered the median for unknown reasons and crashed ejecting the rider.

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The Grant county Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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