facebook-24x24

You are here: HomeNewsFront Page News Articles

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.

-- Continue reading

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.

-- Continue reading

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
and Rep. Rodolopho “Rudy” Martinez.
While the-- Continue reading

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

Page 9 of 27

Live from Silver City

Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates

Welcome to Three Times Weekly Updates! You will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
captcha 
You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Fire Alerts

Editor's Note

This editori/reporter/photographer has tried to keep up this past week, but too many things were happening. You will likely be seeing items from Saturday and the Tour of the Gila during this week, too. Thanks for being a Beat reader and having patience with me.

WARNING: All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.

Feel free to notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Check Out Classifieds. And look at Sponsors to see who is helping the Beat.

It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat.

Post YOURS for quick results!

Note that if an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat

Remember that all articles and photos are copyrighted to the person who wrote or took them. Please ask permission before using anything written or photographed. We charge a small fee for use of photos.

When you click on the blue and orange button on the upper left side of most pages, you will find out how you can help the Beat defray its expenses, which, with increased readership, continue to grow. You will arrive at a page that gives you options of how you can Help the Beat. All help is greatly appreciated and keeps the news you want and need coming into your browser.

Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.

Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com.

Go to top