LAS CRUCES – Winter-weather is here and the Department of Transportation is ready. The NMDOT is working around the clock to monitor the roads, report road conditions, spread salt and cinder and plow snow if necessary. In coordination with law enforcement, the NMDOT has some advice for drivers when traveling through unfavorable road conditions.
Tips to know:
• WEAR YOUR SEATBELT
Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly buckled up.
By Roger Lanse
At the Nov. 26, 2019, Silver City Town Meeting, Lane Porter, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 110, described a project he completed with the help of 25 volunteers and city employees. The project was building a retaining wall, of concrete block donated by Southwest Concrete and Paving Inc., along the Big Ditch between Kelly and Market streets, complete with periwinkle plantings. The wall will prevent erosive soil movement onto a sidewalk. Porter said completion of the project met one of the requirements necessary to earn the highest Scout ranking of Eagle. From viewing the slides Porter presented, it appeared the wall was about 50 feet in length and approximately three feet high.
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Including the cities of Silver City and Lake Roberts
801 PM MST Wed Nov 27 2019
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST THURSDAY...
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches,
mainly above 7000 feet, but snow levels may fall down to 6000
feet at times into the early morning.
Silver City, NM, November 26, 2019 – All nine of Grant County’s Volunteer Fire Departments (Cliff-Gila, Ft. Bayard, Lower Mimbres, Pinos Altos, Santa Rita, Sapillo Creek, Tyrone, Upper Mimbres, and Whiskey Creek) and the Grant County Fire Management Office collected amongst their membership to help provide Thanksgiving Meals to both families in their respective districts and the Silver City Gospel Mission.
Awareness is Key to Prevention
Silver City -- The holiday season is here and Silver City Police and Fire officials are urging the public to be aware of potential hazards and to take extra precautions to insure a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, some 30% of house fires and nearly 40% of home fire deaths occur between December and February. Holiday dinners with friends and family are a cornerstone of holiday gatherings. Fire Chief Milo Lambert warns that most house fires start in the kitchen, and he urges homeowners to make sure they have a fire extinguisher rated for cooking fires on hand, and that they know how to use it.
The personnel of the Grant County Sheriff's Office put together 20 boxes of items for Thanksgiving to deliver to families. They personally delivered each box to the recipient family.
Donors included Dr. Clay Allred of Arena Valley Vet Clinic, Cassie Health Care, Thunder-1 Rod Design, Albertson's and Griffin Propane Inc.
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