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Updated as conditions change: Difficult Driving Conditions in Region

(Editor's Note: This article is updated all day today as conditions change. If you are traveling or planning to travel. Check back often.)

Difficult Driving Conditions are being reported and have been posted on the NM Department of Transportation web site http://nmroads.com. These notifications may also be found by calling 511 in state or 1-800-432-4269.

UPDATE:New Mexico 90 northbound and southbound from mile marker 12 to mile marker 39. Roads are snow packed and icy in spots. Snow is causing low visibility. Motorists are advised to slow down and proceed with extreme caution.


Las Cruces: Interstate 10 at Motel Blvd (exit 139) is open to traffic. Motorists are encouraged to proceed with caution.

US 70 is OPEN, roads are still slushy and icy in spots at the San Augustine pass mile marker 162 to 172 east of Las Cruces. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and to proceed with caution. Updates  will be posted as conditions change.

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Town council approves restoration of the Silco Theater

By Roger Lanse

At its Wednesday, Jan. 21, meeting the Silver City Town Council approved, as amended, a notice of intent ordinance adopting the restoration of the Silco Theater as an economic development project and authorizing the town manager to secure funding for the project from any and all available sources, including grants from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Town Manager Alex Brown recommended to the council, White Sands Construction of Alamogordo to complete the project, step by step, as funds become available.-- Continue reading

Clarified: Silver Consolidated Schools Board hears about forum, pre-test

The Silver Consolidated school board met on January 20, with four members present; Chris Arvidson, Tony Egan, Arnold Torres and Trent Petty. The first session, the work period, began at 5:05. Superintendent Lon Streib introduced topics and people in the work session.

Razanna Robinson-Thomas reported on her town hall meeting of December 3 at WNMU's Global Resource Center, where a panel of three students spoke on student/school issues and took questions from the attending audience. Thomas commented on that meeting and told of plans for another meeting by April 27, when she hopes the area schools and students will have helped start a new council. This one should address the school policy focus that the Youth Substance Abuse Council will use to help reduce the use of substances that adversely affect students' health and study performances presently and in the future.-- Continue reading

Dog bites man – bullet bites dog

By Roger Lanse

According to a Silver City Police Department report, a male and a female jogger reported that ,as they were running past a S. Cooper Street residence on Friday, Jan. 16, at noon, a gray and white female pitbull ran out of a yard towards the joggers and bit the man on the rear of his left upper thigh. The report stated the man said he hit the dog in the head with his fist and the dog "let go and ran back into the yard."-- Continue reading

Shots fired on 15th Street

By Roger Lanse

On Saturday, Jan. 17, at about 11:30 p.m., Silver City Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence on 15th Street in reference to a shots fired complaint. Officers were told by the owner of the house that Richard (Ricardo) Mendoza, 27, of Silver City, had pointed a gun at him when he was in the house with Mendoza and his sister, Stephanie Mendoza, and her boyfriend. The owner, the Mendozas' father, stated, according to a SCPD incident report, that Richard Mendoza had fired a shot into the air inside the house after pointing the gun at him.-- Continue reading

Winter Weather Advisory for Thursday, Jan. 22, changes area and duration

Winter Weather Advisory for Thursday, Jan. 22, changes area and duration

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 8 Am To 11 Pm Mst

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has
Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For Snow...which Is In Effect
From 8 Am To 11 Pm Mst Thursday.

* Event: Periods Of Moderate To Heavy Snow Across The Southwest
Mountains Of Southern New Mexico.

* Snow Accumulations: 2 To 4 Inches Of Snow Thursday Morning
Through Evening.

* Timing: Rain Showers Overnight Will Turn To Snow Thursday
Morning And Taper Off Late Thursday Evening.-- Continue reading

SmartAsset places Silver City as No. 1 Best Place to Retire in New Mexico

According to https://smartasset.com/retirement/retirement-calculator?utm_source+mbo#newmexico , Silver City is the No. 1 Best Place to Retire in New Mexico.

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Grant County Winter Weather Advisory: Jan 21 3:00 PM to Jan 23 12:00 AM MST

Grant County Winter Weather Advisory: Jan 21 3:00 PM to Jan 23 12:00 AM MST

Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Eastern Black Range Foothills-Including the Cities Of...Silver City...Lake Roberts..Kingston...Fort Bayard...Hillsboro...Winston

537 am MST Wed Jan 21 2015

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has Issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Snow... Which Is in Effect From 3 Pm This Afternoon to Midnight MST Thursday Night.


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