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Gila National Forest announces new Silver City District Ranger

SILVER CITY, N.M. – The Gila National Forest has announced that Diane Taliaferro has accepted the position as the new Silver City District Ranger and will assume her duties on Nov. 3, 2014.

"We are fortunate to have Diane on the Gila as she will bring a wide array of experiences to the forest," said Kelly Russell, Forest Supervisor.

Taliaferro comes from the Forest Service Region 3 office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she held the position of Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Program Manager.-- Continue reading

Ceremony to Honor Veterans on Veterans' Day

November 11, 2014
Fort Bayard National Cemetery

Come join us as we honor all Veterans Past and Present
Hosted by The American Legion Post 18

Participating will be the Silver/Bayard VFW, The Marin-- Continue reading

Bayard Council Acts on Water Meters, Street Culvert

By Jim Owen

The Bayard City Council on Tuesday moved forward on two major infrastructure projects.

Officials approved a grant agreement to obtain funding for replacement of all city residents' water meters with devices that can be monitored automatically. Currently, Bayard employees must go door to door to manually read meters. The project, which is to begin in January, also will include replacement of a main waterline on Railroad Street.-- Continue reading

Silver City Museum hosts "Ghost Stories"

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Museum on Saturday, Oct. 25, hosted members of Western New Mexico University's Anne-Marie Elder's Theater 250 communications class, the storyteller class to-- Continue reading

Art in the Barn held at The Red Barn

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday, Oct. 25, artists from The Grant County Art Guild plied their artistic creations at The Red Barn. 

Freeport-McMoRan Reports Third-Quarter and Nine-Month 2014 Results

· Net income attributable to common stock totaled $552 million, $0.53 per share, for third-quarter 2014, compared with net income of $821 million, $0.79 per share, for third-quarter 2013. Net income attributable to common stock for the first nine months of 2014 totaled $1.5 billion, $1.47 per share, compared with $2.0 billion, $1.96 per share, for the first nine months of 2013.

· Consolidated sales for third-quarter 2014 totaled 1.08 billion pounds of copper, 525 thousand ounces of gold, 22 million pounds of molybdenum and 12.5 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBOE), compared with third-quarter 2013 sales of 1.04 billion pounds of copper, 305 thousand ounces of gold, 23 million pounds of molybdenum and 16.5 MMBOE.-- Continue reading

The plan is to open NM 152 late Thursday, Oct. 30

Management is pushing the open date for NM 152 and wants construction crews to finish a lot of the work while the road is open. There will be warning signs for the narrow sections of the road until we-- Continue reading

Preparations continue for Catwalk reconstruction

Preparations continue for Catwalk reconstruction


The Catwalk National Recreation Trail remains closed after flash flooding severely damaged the recreation area. Forest Service engineers applied for and were approved for Emergency Relief, Federal Owned (ERFO) funding to reconstruct the entire Catwalk hanging structure, pedestrian bridges, trails and picnic areas. (Courtesy Photos) (more at the end of article)

GLENWOOD, N.M. — The Glenwood Ranger District hosted an open house for area residents to present plans to reconstruct and restore the Catwalk National Recreation Trail and parking facilities on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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