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Photos by Sandra Michaud

After a successful event, the Chocolatiers and other participants gathered at the Little Toad Brewery to celebrate. Ticket holders had voted on the back of their tickets for best Decorations and for best Chocolates, and the tallies were in.

The first set of awards were given for decorations and costumes for the theme “Cupid Carnaval.” There were two Awards of Merit, one given to the Lotus Center and one to Pretty Sweet Emporium. Third Place People’s Choice went to the Copper Quail; Second Place to Morning Star/WNMU; and First Place to Curl Up and Dye.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

It was a perfect February day to stroll around Historic Downtown Silver City and enjoy handcrafted chocolates offered by 26 Chocolatiers. For a $25 ticket festival-goers could pick out a variety of 20 chocolates to take home or eat on the spot. Over 400 tickets were sold, with the proceeds going to support Mimbres Regional Arts Council programs.

People had all sorts of systems for carrying the treats, from boxes that were for sale at Chocolate Fantasia headquarter to bowls, egg cartons, Tupperware and tackle boxes. And some just enjoyed them as they walked.

dsc 1176From left are FCC consumer bureau assistant chief Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, VA veterans engagement program analyst NaShid Dickerson; and FCC consumer education and outreach specialist Alma Hughes.

Article by Mary Alice Murphy; Photo by Sandra Michaud

[Editor's Note: Thanks to Sandra Michaud for attending and recording, plus taking a photo, at the event that this author could not attend.]

The Silver City Public Library served as the venue for the Federal Communications Commission staff members, along with partnering host United Way of Southwest New Mexico, to talk about communications issues and answer questions from the audience on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

Lyle Ishida, FCC chief, consumer affairs and outreach division, spoke first. "We are here to listen and share information on consumer issues. We are the consumer team."

gcswcd 1The attached photo is of an irrigated field in Grant County that was being leveled for more efficient water distribution. A pipeline with Alfafa Valves is shown. This is work engineered and monetarily supported with NRCS programs.

During the past election, the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District (Grant SWCD) Supervisors were challenged to tell their story. This is the second offering. The first featured the Upper Gila Arroyo Watershed District. This article will try to explain the District’s relationship with agriculture.

Confirms that paying staff is a priority

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 31, 2020, began with the first item of business— the safety moment.

Chief Quality Officer Tanya Carroccio said because of problems with an electrical plug, the hospital had some momentary issues with getting a ventilator to work. "I asked what the process was for checking the wall sockets, and I found out we did have a process. Now we're doing education on not jarring the socket by yanking plugs out. The outcomes were good in this situation, but we are warning people to be cautious with plugs."

ROAD ADVISORY
LANE CLOSURE – Silver City Area
NM 90 northbound driving lane at milepost 41 “Hudson Street Bridge” will have workers and equipment in the area for rock shoulder placement. A flagger operation will be in place for the safety of our crew. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. This closure will be in place daily from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm all week.

By Roger Lanse

A white 1989 GMC pickup driven by Jason Chavez, 24, of Reserve, was traveling south on Box Canyon Road on Sunday, Feb. 8, when it left the roadway at MM 3 near Cliff and flipped onto its left side.According to a Grant County Sheriff’s Office crash report, a deputy arrived on scene at approximately 12:55 a.m. and found the driver out of the vehicle. The driver told the deputy he fell asleep and the next thing he knew he was on the side of the road. The report also stated the driver advised he was able to crawl out the driver’s side window and had sustained moderate injuries to his hands and face.

The driver was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center by EMS, the report said, and the vehicle was towed.

By Roger Lanse

On Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at about 10 p.m. Silver City police officers responded to a possible homicide at 1417 N. Silver Street, behind Domino’s. According to an SCPD incident report narrative, upon arrival officers made contact with Darlinda Little, 65, of Silver City, who advised officers that Amy Gonzales, 39, also of Silver City, was deceased inside Little’s trailer. Officers then entered the home and found Gonzales on the living room floor with what appeared to be bruising and blood on her face, head, and neck, the report said. EMS personnel from the Silver City Fire Department and Gila Regional Medical Center arrived on scene and advised that the victim was not breathing and was cold to the touch.

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