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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Western New Mexico University Homecoming Parade started at the Grant County Courthouse, traveled down Broadway over to Bullard Street and up College Avenue to The WNMU campus.

Lots of candy filled small and large bellies that morning and afternoon.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

A reception was held Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 for the work of Barbara Nance that is being spotlighted this month at the Bear Mountain Lodge Art Gallery. Nance works in many different media and her whimsical paintings, sculptures and furniture will be on display at the gallery through the end of October. They can been seen at the Lodge from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and are available for purchase.

ROAD ADVISORY:
LANE CLOSURE – DEMING AREA
I-10 westbound at mile post 53 to 54 (Quincy) the passing (left) lane will be closed due to blade patching. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. The closure will be lifted at approximately 5:30 pm.

ROAD ADVISORY:
LANE CLOSURE –GILA HOT SPINGS AREA
NM 15 at mile post 42 roadway will be intermittently closed due to blade patching. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. The closure will be lifted at approximately 5:00 pm.

ROAD ADVISORY:
LANE CLOSURE – GLENWOOD AREA
US 180 from mile post 51 to 52 roadway will be intermittently closed due to blade patching. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. The closure will be lifted at approximately 5:00 pm.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Water Commission met in Hurley on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

Gary Berg of OCCAM Engineers said the plans (to get water to Hurley) are in the hands of the Drinking Water Bureau for approval. "We have answered a few comments and questions. A letter of approval should come out next week around Sept. 29. As soon as we get a good report, we will get the bidding documents together and get bidding done for the production well."

Priscilla Lucero, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments executive director, said a lot has happened since the last commission meeting in December.

rock slide rsPhotographer Dave Schuhmann photographed the rock slide that happened just south of Bayard on U.S. 180.

The Community Development Council met September 13, 2017 to award Community Development Block Grant Awards. The Council awarded $12,274,835 to project around the state and allocated $1.5 to the Economic Development Set-aside and $507,000 to the Planning Set-aside. A special acknowledgement was given to the Town of Hurley ranking 4th for expending funds efficiently and effectively and coming under budget. Award recipients are as follows:

Village of Santa Clara
Bayard St. Improvements
$750,000

santa claraSam Baca, Community Development Council Representative; Stephanie Schardin-Clarke, Community Development Council Chair; Richard Bauch, Mayor; Jolene Slowen, Local Government Division Bureau Chief. 

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