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Council nixes Texas Street oil receptacle

By Roger Lanse

A resolution which would provide for the encroachment of a grease barrel owned by Q's Southern Bistro, DBA Fry House, on a portion of the Texas Street right-of-way across from the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd was voted down Tuesday at the Silver City Town Council meeting, 3-1, with District 2 Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith casting the dissenting vote.

Supporters and those in opposition presented their testimony before the council.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commissioners hear preliminary budget numbers

By Mary Alice Murphy

At Tuesday morning's Grant County Commission meeting, commissioners heard preliminary budget numbers and were told they were not final, but will be tweaked by Finance Officer Linda Vasquez and County Manager Charlene Webb before Thursday's regular meeting.

Vasquez presented the expenditure report for the week ending May 21, 2015. Expenditures totaled $547,549.21, with one payroll equaling $206,673.98. Larger expenditures were to Wright Express for fuel in the amount of about $23,000; a payment of about $32,000 to Hub International for volunteer fire department insurance; approximately $17,000 to Southwest Concrete and Paving; and about $14,000 to Engineers Inc.-- Continue reading

Memorial Day commemorated at Fort Bayard National Cemetery 2015

Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Under a sunny sky, veterans and those who remember and honor those veterans who have died so that citizens of the United States may continue to celebrate their freedoms attended a commemoration at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Monday morning.-- Continue reading

Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by Republican Party of Grant County

Article and photos by Margaret Hopper, unless otherwise attributed

It's a time of challenges—and a time for changes—according to Scott Terry, moderator at the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner held at Western New Mexico University on Saturday evening hosted by the Grant County Republican Party.

Before the program began, the Gila Highlanders, a group of local musicians playing early American tunes on fife and drum, strings and other instruments common at colonial times, set the historic atmosphere for the gathering. As the Highlanders retired, representatives of the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 posted the colors and Republicans pledged again their loyalty to the nation and the freedoms it offers.-- Continue reading

Statement from Dr. Brian Robinson family says he will make full recovery

The Robinson famiy released a statement to let everyone know not to worry about Dr. Brian Robinson, as his "progress has been off the charts..."

Here is the complete statement received by the Beat:

"Thank you all for your continued concern and wishes of support for Brian and Lynn. We realize not being updated may cause some amount of worry, but please understand that Brian's recovery will be a slow, gentle process.

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Silver City MainStreet Celebrates 30 Years of Downtown Economic Revitalization Efforts in 2015

Silver City MainStreet Celebrates 30 Years of Downtown Economic Revitalization Efforts in 2015

Photo at left: First Silver City MainStreet Manager Sandy Solenberger revisits the "office" where MainStreet started in 1985. The "office" is under the stairs at City Hall.

Photo below: Silver City MainStreet Founding Board Members: Sudie Kennedy, Sue Jollensten, Rosalee Saiz, Susan Berry and Bobbie Neal Little. Former and current Board Members and Managers recently got together to celebrate 30 years of MainStreet in Silver City. (Courtesy Photos)

Silver City MainStreet was founded in 1985 and is celebrating a legacy of 30 years of enhancements and economic revitalization in the downtown historic district. For the past two years MainStreet has been coordinating the renovation of the Silco Theater, located at 311 N. Bullard Street. The reopening of the historic theater, built in 1923, anticipated to be in late November, will bring movies back to downtown. The opening of the theater will also create new jobs and contribute to the economic vitality of the already active downtown entertainment scene.


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NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge demo continues

NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge demo continues

Sunday morning, May 24, the workers for Interstate Highway Construction continued the demolition of the deck of the New Mexico 90/Hudson Street Bridge on the south side of Silver City. The destruction-- Continue reading

Blues and Bikes Festival draws large crowds for Saturday events

The Mimbres Region Arts Council hosted Blues and Bikes Festival on Saurday, its second day of three, drew large crowds and filled the park. Vendors of goods, from T-shirts and jewelry to food and moto-- Continue reading

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