Cobre approves superintendent involvement in defense.

By Lynn Janes

The Cobre Consolidated School Board held a regular meeting on March 28, 2024. Board members in attendance included, Gilbert Guadiana, David Terrazas (phone), Angelina Hardin, and Emmarie Heredia. Acting superintendent Michael Koury also attended. Gabriella Begay did not attend.

Dottie Pfeifer with Kiwanis presented the students of the month awards for February and March.

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CLOSURE Pine Street - Deming due to CMV crash

Pine eastbound at milepost 1 all lanes are closed due to a CMV Crash. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs , and watch out for emergency personnel, while using caution. Please expect delays.

Santa Clara purchases village properties

By Lynn Janes

The Village of Santa Clara held a meeting March 28, 2024. Mayor Arnold Lopez called the meeting to order. Mayor Pro Tem Albert Esparza trustees, Olga Amador, , and Ralph Trujillo attended. Peter Erickson did not attend.

Mayor's report

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Tapestry of Talent Show a Success 040624

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Tapestry of Talent Fiber Art Fashion show, a fundraiser for the SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC), was held Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the historic Silco Theater in downtown Silver City. The show featured one-of-a-kind fiber art designs constructed especially for the event.

The show sold out and ticket holders were treated to a great show featuring more than 100 garments and accessories. The fundraiser is unique because 100 percent of the sales of the garments sold immediately after the show go to the maker of the item. This is part of SWFAC's mission which is to provide a means for rural fiber artisans to earn income. SWFAC receives the proceeds of the tickets sold and the gift basket drawings. This year, $2,400 was made by the artisans, up from $1,700 last year.

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Update on Pavon kidnapping

UPDATE: Wednesday, Apr. 10

Pavon was located the evening of Apr. 2, 2024, at her Lintero apartment, according to SCPD. At that time there was some noticeable swelling to her face. Pavon stated she would come into SCPD and talk more with officers, but she has yet to make an appearance.

Juveniles attempt break-in at Hillside Apts.

By Roger Lanse

On Saturday, Apr. 6, 2024, at about 3:20 p.m., a Silver City Police Department officer responded to the Hillside Apartments, 2545 N. Silver Street, to an aggravated burglary call. While en route, the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority advised the officer that the tenant stated that four male juveniles were attempting to break into her apartment.

According to an SCPD incident report, when the officer made contact with the 61-year-old female caller, she stated that the juveniles were there to fight with her grandson and one of them, wearing a purple hoodie, broke a window to her apartment and attempted to enter. When she rushed into the room to see what was going on, the four juveniles ran away, she said.

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UPDATE: Unidentified man steals car with toddler inside.


The male was later identified as Shelby Anderson, 45, of Deming. He was arrested and booked into the Grant County Detention Center on Saturday, Apr. 6, 2024. GCDC staff told the Beat, Anderson remains in custody as of Apr. 10, on a no-bond hold.

By Roger Lanse

Silver City Police Department officers responded to the Ridge Road Chevron on Friday, Apr. 5, 2024, at about 6:05 p.m., to a stolen motor vehicle call. The victim, the 37-year-old father, told the responding officer that his silver 2012 Chevy Cruze, with his 2-year-old daughter in the back seat, had just been stolen by a white, bald-headed male.

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UPDATE: Woman abducted by man with a weapon

Update: According to a trusted source, Cssandra Pavon was located. No other information is available.

By Roger Lanse

On Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2024, at about 12:14 p.m., Silver City Police Department officers responded to the Lintero Apartments, 2711 Leslie Road, in reference to a kidnapping complaint. The caller stated a male pointed a gun at a female and both left the Lintero apartment parking lot in a silver Chrysler 300. The caller identified the two as David Castillo and Cassandra Pavon.

According to an SCPD incident report, one witness stated she heard yelling and screaming in the parking lot and when she walked out she saw Castillo, 30, of Santa Clara, holding Pavon, 34, of Silver City, in a headlock with his left arm and holding a black pistol in his right hand. Castillo pointed the pistol at the witness from 6-8 feet away and told her to "mind your own business."

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