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Commemoration of U.S. entry into WWI 100 years ago

Commemoration of U.S. entry into WWI 100 years ago


Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

A wreath laying at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, took place Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Rocky Hildebrand, Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society member, accompanied by Joseph Trujillo, Fort Bayard National Cemetery program support assistant, placed the wreath in commemoration.

The keynote speaker was Doug Dinwiddie, Ph.D., retired history professor, who spoke about WWI soldiers.

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Silver Schools proposes changes to schedule, schools and other cost-cutting measures 040617

By Margaret Hopper

Silver Schools board and administration held a special “information only” meeting Thursday, April 6, with all board members present: Justin Wecks, Patrick Cohn, Ashley Montenegro, Frances Vasquez and Mike McMillan, chairman. The meeting began at 5:00 and adjourned just after 6:00 p.m. All presenters appeared to be well prepared and a lot of information was given in a short period of time, with support from PowerPoint® visuals throughout, where figures and key facts were given.

The stated purpose was to inform the board and community, along with others, especially district staff, of the realities facing the 2017-2018 budget. McMillan introduced Superintendent Audie Brown, who explained the continuing cuts from the State of New Mexico, forcing creative solutions from administrators to keep everything possible for students and their academic needs in the coming year.

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SC-GC chamber of commerce luncheon 040617

SC-GC chamber of commerce luncheon 040617

SC-GC Chamber of Commerce luncheon features county assessor and GRMC interim CEO

Raul Turrieta was a featured speaker at chamber luncheon, April 6, 2017

Below, GRMC interim CEO Alfredo Ontiveros, Chamber board president Bruce Ashburn, and GRMC CEO selection committee co-chair Tony Trujillo.

Photos by Margaret Hopper

Article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the monthly luncheon on April 6, 2017, Bruce Ashburn, who is serving as chairman of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, introduced the speakers.

Grant County Assessor Raul Turrieta said his office would be sending out valuation notices this week.



"The last day to contest the valuation is 30 days from the mailing date on the notice," Turrieta said. "We are stuck with the 3 percent cap on raising rates. It causes inequity. Until the first person, who bought his home at $100,000 10 years ago, sells it, and his neighbor, with the same type of house, same number of bedrooms and baths, paid $300,000 last year, we can't adjust the rate for the first buyer. The first buyer stays at the 3 percent cap.-- Continue reading

Tour of the Gila Presents the 2017 DECCA Leader Jerseys

Tour of the Gila Presents the 2017 DECCA Leader Jerseys


April 5, 2017 (Silver City, NM) – The Tour of the Gila is proud to once again be sponsored by the legendary cycling apparel brand, DECCA, for our leader jerseys. The historic Belgian brand knows pro cycling and has worked with the world’s best teams and riders since 1970, including Sean Kelly, Freddie Maertens, Joaquin Rodriguez, Alexander Kristoff, and many others.-- Continue reading

Forgotten Veterans Memorial Park has new infrastructure

Forgotten Veterans Memorial Park has new infrastructure

In front of the meeting and maintenance building the Vietnam veterans have recently had placed are Paul Madrid, Armando Amador, Al Candelaria, David Pratesi
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Honoring Vietnam veterans at ceremony Tuesday 040417

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

On a blustery day at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, veterans from the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 358, American Legion Post 18, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1328, all of Grant County, New Mexico, honored those who served during the then-longest war in American history, the conflict in Vietnam.

Bipartisan legislation, S. 305, authored by Senators Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Joe Donnelly of Indiana, permanently designated March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. President Donald J. Trump signed it into law.-- Continue reading

Arenas Valley crash injures two

By Roger Lanse

About 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, a two-car collision occurred on U.S. Highway 180 near the intersection of Racetrack Road in Arenas Valley.

According to a trusted source, Mr. Johnnie Sanchez, 84, of Silver City, turned west onto Highway 180 from Racetrack Road in his silver 2009 Toyota sedan, failed to yield to oncoming traffic, and was struck by a 2006 green Jeep SUV, driven by Ms. Jessica Ramirez, 25, also of Silver City.-- Continue reading

Bicyclist injured in crash

By Roger Lanse

According to a dependable source, a single-car/bicycle crash occurred on U.S. Highway 180 about one mile west of the junction of State Highway 61 about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27.

According to the source, bicyclist Megan Leonard, 25, of New Bern, North Carolina, was struck by an eastbound silver 2002 Lincoln driven by Stephen Quintana, 39, of Las Cruces.-- Continue reading

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