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U.S. Marine veteran helping veterans with cross-country bicycle ride

U.S. Marine veteran helping veterans with cross-country bicycle ride

By Mary Alice Murphy

You are seeing lots of bicyclists in Silver City this weekend. Most are preparing for the Tour of the Gila next week.

However, one particular lone rider, Tom Wiseman, is a U.S. Marine veteran making a cross-country ride from Florida to California.

When asked why, he replied that his entire life has been devoted to veterans. He served eight years as a county veterans service officer in Defiance, Ohio, his hometown.

His purpose is to raise money to buy a van for veterans in VFW Post 4419 in Clay County, WV. The Post's van, lost in flooding in 2016, was used to take veterans to medical care, including mental health counseling and for the Post's honor guard to take part in funeral details.-- Continue reading

ALCS welcomes two new members to governing council 041317

By Margaret Hopper

Aldo Leopold Charter School (ALCS) Governing Council was larger than usual with two new members Thursday evening. Present were Christa Osborn, A. J. Sandoval, Mary Gruszka, Shauna McCosh, Ken Stone, Dale Lane and David Peck, Chairman. Martin Maxwell was not present. Peck explained later that the new ones were being supported by those who are outgoing soon, but still attending. There is room for them all, as the Council could have more members than it presently does, he said.

Noting that the School Sponsored Activity Policy still needed work, Peck then asked for agenda approval and the ALCS Foundation was introduced in its approved form. The paperwork was finished as a 501 (c) 3 with mission and purpose, goal and strategy spelled out. After the presentation, board members were lavish in their praise for those who created the Foundation and saw it through to the finish.-- Continue reading

Denny's progress 041417

Denny's progress 041417

Photographer Dave Schuhmann stopped by the Denny's site today and said no one was working, but added: "(it) looks like they are very close to pouring concrete, with the pipes and electrical installed."

-- Continue reading

Has Silver City been proclaimed a sanctuary city?

By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Town Council watched approvingly at its Tuesday, April 11 meeting, as Mayor Ken Ladner, building on Resolution 2003-31, proclaimed that town departments “shall continue the practice of not utilizing their limited resources for searching, surveilling, seizing, or detaining possible undocumented persons who have not committed a crime” and “shall continue their policy of refraining from making any inquiries into the status of citizenship of any person they may encounter.” The full text of the proclamation follows:

“Whereas, the Town council of the Town of Silver City finds that it is appropriate that certain core principals of this Council and the government which it forms be reaffirmed, celebrated, and proclaimed to the inhabitants of the Town, and to all others who may inquire; and-- Continue reading

Glenwood Dutch Oven Gathering 2017

Photos by Sandra Michaud

After a year's hiatus, Dutch oven cooking enthusiasts once again gathered at Glenwood Community Park to offer up tasty treats to an enthusiastic audience. Molly Bryan, who organized this year’s gathering, said that after the death of Gale Moore, who had organized the contest for 14 years, none took place in 2016.-- Continue reading

Local woman injured in crash

By Roger Lanse

On Thursday, April 6, at about 3:20 p.m., a single-car rollover accident involving a 1999 VW Beetle, occurred on Ridge Road. The driver, a 27-year-old female, was transported by ambulan-- Continue reading

Circus Big Top goes up in Hurley 040917

Photos Courtesy of Rebecca Spann

The circus was in Hurley today, Sunday, April 9, 2017, for two shows.

Thanks to Rebecca Spann for getting the action while the tents, especially the Big Top were going-- Continue reading

Easter Egg Hunt at Hurley Park brings out kids and parents

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

At least 80 to 100 kids and parents showed up at the Hurley Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017, to take part in an Easter egg hunt hosted by the Grant County Federated Republican Women.

Many of the eggs had prizes in them, including free tickets to the circus, which will take place on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. across from the park.-- Continue reading

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