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Court Orders Feds To Release Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan

By Etta Pettijohn

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to do what it should have been doing all along, establishing an updated recovery plan for the Mexican Gray Wolves.

Last Monday U.S. Judge Jennifer Zipps, in the District of Arizona, approved an agreement reached last April between environmental groups, the states of Utah and Arizona, and the FWS, to complete a recovery plan by the end of November 2017. The agreement sets parameters for management of the reintroduction program, including where they should be allowed to roam, and to establish population targets.-- Continue reading

Candidate Forum for Grant County Commissioner District 3-20161017

By Mary Alice Murphy

In another candidate forum, this time sponsored by the Silver City Daily Press and moderated by publisher Nickolas Seibel, candidates for Grant County Commissioner 3, Democrat Alicia Kay Edwards and Republican Henry Torres gave statements and answered questions.

Torres gave his statement first, citing his history of being a Grant County native, serving as livestock inspector for many years, and later as a Realtor. Torres also served two terms on the Grant County Commission from 2001-2008, during which time he served as commission chairman.

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Bonds and mill levy discussed by panel Oct. 17

Article Courtesy of Cari Lemon

On Monday, October 17, at Western New Mexico University’s Miller Library, three panelists participated in a public conversation about the funding opportunities for state and county institutions. Karen Whitlock moderated the discussion. During this election, voters have the choice of whether or not to vote for the General Obligation (GO) Bonds B & C and the Mill Levy. Gilda Baeza-Ortego, WNMU librarian and director, explained how Bond B would impact the libraries in the state, and specifically Miller Library.-- Continue reading

Details about PNM rate case

Details about PNM rate case

It has been more than five years since PNM increased the base price customers pay for their electricity.

Since then, PNM has invested more than $650 million in the electric system and facilities to protect the environment and help meet future emission regulations.

No one likes higher energy cost, but these higher rates simply recover the money PNM has already invested to keep your energy reliable, safe, while meeting environmental regulations.


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New Mexico state 4-H Rodeo Finals

While several 4-Hers were competing at the Grant County Fair, several other 4-Hers were competing in the State Championship 4-H Finals Rodeo in Albuquerque, NM. As to be expected Grant County 4-H did exceptionally well. In the Novice Division Riley Ybarra placed 5th in the Barrel Racing. Meason Ybarra won second in Step Down, third in Breakaway Roping, which led to him being the Average Winner for Breakaway. Meason also won second in the Steer Stopping which made him the Average Steer Stopping Winner. Meason was awarded the Novice Reserve All Around Champion of the Finals. Everett Reeves stood out winning third place in Flags, first in Breakaway Roping, first in Steer Stopping, first in Step Down which led to him being the Average Winner for the Step Down event. Everett Reeves was also the Novice All Around Champion for the finals competition as well as the All Around Novice Champion for the year.

For the Junior Division, Mariah Humphrey placed fifth in Poles. Quincy Reeves placed fourth in the Team Roping (Heeling), third in both the Tie Down and Ribbon Roping and second in Team Roping (Heading).-- Continue reading

P.E.O. Chapter BR hosts purse auction 20161015

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The P.E.O. Chapter BR managed the purse auction this year, with help from Chapter AG. The annual event raises funds for a local scholarship recipient of the Nancy Champlin Scholarship.

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Silver City Museum offers string art class 20161015

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

As part of the Red Hot, Red Dot Art Festival, the Silver City Museum led a workshop on string art, using watercolors and folded paper.

La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery Fall Art and Wine Extravaganza October 15

Photos by George Plant

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