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Cobre School board members hear discussion on potential of a four-day week

Cobre School board members hear discussion on potential of a four-day week

Newly election Cobre School Board member Gabriel Holguin, center, attends the meeting with his son, David, at left,  and daughter Hannah, at right.

Photo and article by Margaret Hopper

Every Cobre school board member attended the meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017, including Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Fran Kelly, Frank Cordova and Toy Sepulveda, president. The closed session opened at 6:03; they recessed to discuss student identifiable information and limited personnel issues, not returning until 7:30, at which time Sepulveda reopened the meeting. Also present was Gabriel Holguin, Arenas Valley, freshly elected, and observing the process.-- Continue reading

Chocolate Fantasia Awards 2017

Video and photos by Sandra Michaud

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner gives opening remarks for Awards ceremony at Little Toad Creek Brewery.


A gathering of people were at Little Toad Creek Brewery on Saturday evening to celebrate the success of Chocolate Fantasia 2017. Three chocolate judges had sampled the chocolates in a blind taste test to decide who would be named the top chocolatiers, while a committee of 10 judges gave ratings to the business host decorations, averaging the scores to come up with the sites most in tune with this year’s theme, “Wild West Days.”

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Silver City Municipal Election absentee and early voting underway for March 7, 2017 election


Absentee Voting for the March 7, 2017 Regular Municipal Election for the Town of Silver City is currently being held at City Hall, 101 W. Broadway, and will end on March 3, 2017. Voters wishing to vote by Absentee may request an application to vote by absentee by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 534-6346. The application will be mailed to your address. You may also request an application at the Town Clerk’s Office in City Hall. An absentee ballot may not be taken out of the Town Clerk’s Office. You may vote the ballot in the office, or have it mailed to your address.-- Continue reading

Sllver City seeing increase in stolen vehicles

The Silver City area is seeing an increase in the number of stolen motor vehicles.

So far this year, the number of motor vehicles stolen has been six. There were a total of 19 stolen in 2016. This includes 5 motor vehicles and 1 trailer.

-On January 9, 2017, at about 6:30 am, two motorized scooters were stolen from the carport in the 2400 block of Cactus Street. One was a red and black 2007 Honda. The other was a bare metal stripped down scooter.-- Continue reading

MRAC Chocolate Fantasia 021117

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, brought lots of folks to downtown Silver City, many carrying red boxes to hold the 20 pieces of chocolate that they would collect with each ticket.

Mimbres Region Arts Council-- Continue reading

New Mexico CAP Entity hears website proposals, hears model presentation, discusses Senate bill and other business 020917

By Mary Alice Murphy

The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity heard several people give public input at its Thursday, February 9, 2017, monthly meeting. Also on the agenda was retired professional engineer and former Interstate Stream Commission director Norm Gaume a presentation on a model developed by him and other engineers.

Because two presenters of proposals for a website were on the phone and had time constraints, the agenda item was pushed toward the front of the agenda.-- Continue reading

ALCS Governing Council hears about student plans, the budget, a fundraiser and committee reports 020917

By Margaret Hopper

Aldo Leopold Charter School met Thursday evening at the headquarters with a limited number of Governing Council members, Mary Gruszka, Ken Stone and Shauna McCosh, vice chair, who ran the meeting which started at 5:30.

Daniel Gruszka, student council representative, reported on class activities. Sophomores had taken a trip, juniors were working on the prom, and they had also taken a Santa Fe trip where they talked with legislators and asked about school funding issues. Senate Bill 30 specifically affects small and charter schools.-- Continue reading

Pair charged with multiple offenses after burgling local business

By Roger Lanse

Bruce Granillo Jr., 18, of Silver City and Armando Marquez, 20, also of Silver City, were arrested by Silver City police officers Feb. 3, 2017, at approximately 1:20 a.m., after being caught red-handed inside the Your Loan Company at 1800 E. Highway 180.

According to police documents, the burglary was reported by a person who advised he saw at least one individual inside the building. When the first officer arrived at about 1:05 a.m., he also saw in the light from his headlights one person, later identified as Marquez, inside the business. With weapon drawn, the officer commanded him to lie on the ground, which Marquez did after first exiting the building. At this time, Marquez said there was another male inside the building and that male had a gun.-- Continue reading

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