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Spur Fire Update – 7:00 p.m. May 25

QUEMADO, NM; May 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District, six miles northeast of Luna, is reported at 350 acres with around 80 personnel on the incident. The lightning-caused fire is being managed under a confine/contain strategy within a defined area north of Reserve.

The increase in acreage resulted from the actions fire crews took Tuesday night to ignite east of the fire along Road 49 when the weather was cooler and calmer. These measures were taken to prevent fire from spreading outside the established management area given the forecast for increased southwest winds. On Wednesday, crews worked to reinforce the northern boundary of the management area west to the 2006 Wilson Fire scar, continued to patrol firelines and examined the trail system surrounding the fire. Fire activity consisted of flame lengths from 12-18 inches burning in ponderosa pine, grass and forest litter.-- Continue reading

North Fire Public Meeting set for May 27

Magdalena, NM; May 25, 2016 - The Magdalena Ranger District Type 3 Incident Management Team lead by IC Mike Smith and IC Trainee Manuel Martinez would like to invite the communities surrounding the Ma-- Continue reading

Senior Health and Fitness Day held May 25, 2016

Sponsored by the Senior Olylmpics of Grant County, seniors streamed into the Crosspoint Church hall to learn about services and resources for seniors, as well as getitng information and an invitation-- Continue reading

Smart water meter installation in Silver City about 99 percent complete

By Roger Lanse

Town Manager Alex Brown reported to the Silver City Town Council at its May 24 meeting that the new ‘smart’ water meter installation project is about 99 percent complete.

Displaying a graph from one new meter’s output showing a water leak of one-half gallon per minute, Brown said this leak would never have shown up on the old meters. “So they were always losing this water. They then got their larger water bill and came and talked to me and we had a long discussion. I told them they had always been losing this water but the old meters couldn’t see it and they didn’t believe me.-- Continue reading

Congressman Steve Pearce addresses a water issue in New Mexico

By Mary Alice Murphy

In a call with New Mexico members of the press Wednesday morning, May 25, 2016, Congressman Steve Pearce gave an overview of the issue he was pinpointing, and answered questions.

"When I first came to office 14 years ago, with a two-year hiatus," Pearce said, "the Gosses in Weed were fighting the Forest Service for access to a spring they owned, which is surrounded by Forest Service land. Their cattle relied on the water, but the Forest Service kept cutting off their being able to use the water."-- Continue reading

WNMU Museum Planning for Renovations, Temporary Closure

WNMU Museum Planning for Renovations, Temporary Closure

Dr. Cynthia Bettison, University Museum Director; and Phillip Cave, Museum Assistant Director; wrapping artifactsSilver City, NM – For over 40 years, Fleming Hall has been home to the University Museum and a broad collection of Mimbres pottery known the world over.

Soon, the nationally registered historic building will be extensively renovated, something that University Museum staff have been anticipating for several months, wrapping and moving hundreds of pieces of pottery and artifacts.

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SHS girls' golf team feted by Silver City Town Council

SHS girls' golf team feted by Silver City Town Council

From left, the 4A state golf champions are Coach Gabby Begay, Rhiannon Jaramillo, Brooklyn Renteria, Chelsea Medina, Sage Begay, Esme Melendez, and Coach James Begay. Mayor Ken Ladner presented certificates from the New Mexico State Senate, courtesy of Sen. Howie Morales, to each player and coach.

By Roger Lanse

At the May 24, meeting of the Silver City Town Council, Mayor Ken Ladner proclaimed May 22-28, 2016, “Silver High School Girls' Golf Team Week” following the team’s victory in the state title shoot-out in the 4A Division. 

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Republican Candidates for House District 38 answer questions

By Mary Alice Murphy

Two Republican Candidates vying for the New Mexico House District 38 representative position answered questions from the Silver City Daily Press moderator, Nickolas Seibel, editor and publisher of the newspaper. Other sponsors for the event were Grant County and Community Access Television of Silver City and KOOT FM 88.1.

Daniel Galindo of Silver City gave the first opening statement. "I have been a resident of Grant County for 29 years. We raised our family here. I got into this race after I learned that Rep. Dianne Hamilton was retiring."

Rebecca Dow of Truth or Consequences spoke next. "I've lived in T or C since I was in fifth grade. "I am the founder and CEO of AppleTree Educational Center, which includes after-school programs, Manzano Christian School, and a home visiting program from birth to age 3 years."

"For the past 17 years I've been advocating in Santa Fe for our district," Dow said. "I love the Gila and have visited often."-- Continue reading

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