By Pep Parotti
The game that stunned U.C.L.A.
By anyone’s measure, it must have been a long trip home. But when the New Mexico State Teachers College (now WNMU) Mustang hoopsters returned to Silver City from their hugely successful West Coast tour on January 3, 1940, they must have been a supremely happy group of young men. In a matter of two weeks during the Christmas season, including jaunts into Texas and Arizona, they had defeated their opponents seven times losing only one match to the Texas Miners by two points. Along the way, in addition to the game they had taken from the Miners, the Mustangs had twice defeated the West Texas State Buffaloes, twice defeated the Arizona State Teachers College (NAU) Lumberjacks, and snatched a stunning come from behind December 29 victory from Loyola of Los Angeles, one of the four best teams on the West Coast; Eddy Page and Willis Smiley’s skills had put the Mustangs over the top 45-40 in the game’s last six minutes.
By Roger Lanse
According to an official source, an unresponsive 46-year-old man with a Silver City address was found by a city worker lying on the ground near the Gough Park Pavilion at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Cause of death will await the results of an autopsy. However it appears the man may have died from exposure as he was not dressed for cold weather wearing thin athletic pants, T–shirt, and a light jacket, the source said.
The man was transported by EMS personnel to Gila Regional Medical Center ER, where unsuccessful attempts were made to resuscitate him, the source stated.
NM 90 clear, although still some spots with melting ice.
US 180 Cliff to Glenwood, clear mostly
Bear Creek still running
By Mary Alice Murphy
[Editor's Note: This author stayed only for the informational part of the meeting.]
Lt. Jonathan Robinson from public affairs at Holloman Air Force Base made announcements. He requested that audience members not applaud or make comments when speakers were talking, plus other items of information for attendees.
The session opened with a video. The sound was not very loud and audience members complained they couldn't hear, but the volume was as high as it would go.
Difficult Driving Conditions in Cliff Area
NM 78, NM 153, NM 293, NM 159 has roadways reported as snow packed and icy. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. Crews are out plowing roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Difficult Driving Conditions – Cliff/Glenwood
US 180 has roadway reported snow covered and with black ice. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. Crews are out plowing roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Difficult Driving Conditions in Silver City to Lordsburg
NM 90 from mile post 0 to 37 is snow packed and icy, road has been reopened, continue to use caution as plow truck are in the area. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. The NMDOT is out plowing roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Severe Driving Conditions in Silver City to Lordsburg
NM 90 from mile post 0 to 37 is snow packed and icy, road is closed until conditions change. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. The NMDOT is out plowing roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.
New classified for Silver City church seeking office manager.
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