NM 190 closed from 8:30-noon 042624

Tyrone Individual Time Trial
The Tour of the Gila Bicycle race will have NM 90 reduced to one lane southbound starting at milepost 39 (Tyrone) to White Signal (mile marker 29). Northbound lanes will be closed. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Please seek an alternate route. The closure will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon in both directions.

Project Echelon Continues Winning Season, Scoring Victory on Stage 2

mesn stage 2 winnerScott McGill takes UCI Men's Stage 2. Photo by VeloImages/Brian Hodes for Tour of the Gila.

By Rebecca Reza, RadioTour

Silver City, NM — Scott McGill bolted to the line to win Stage 2 at the 2024 Tour of the Gila at Fort Bayard. The winds were battling the riders as the reduced bunch made the final turn into the finishing straight. McGill outsprinted the General Classification leader Wilmar Paredes (Team Medellín) in second and his teammate, Tyler Stites in third.

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Twenty24 Fights the Wind, Ushering Mejias to Victory at Fort Bayard

mejias 2Mejias crosses the finish line: Photo by VeloImages/Brian Hodes for Tour of the Gila.

By Rebecca Reza, RadioTour

Marlies Mejias of Virginia's Blue Ridge Twenty24 outsprinted her rivals to score the first major victory of the 2024 season on stage 2 at the Tour of the Gila. Mejias had won the sprint classification a little over a week ago at Redlands Bicycle Classic but was not able to take a stage victory despite her best efforts. She crossed the finish, emotional and celebrating with her team shortly after.

"It's not my victory but the entire team, and the hard work that they did that afforded me this win," Mejias said.

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Starts, progress and finishes of Stage 2 of the Tour of the Gila

The starts of the UCI Men, Men's 2, 3, and UCI Women took place at Fort Bayard. Women's 2, 3 started at Pinos Altos, but the Beat had no photographer there.This article contains three photo shoots. 

The start photos at Fort Bayard  were taken by Mary Alice Murphy. The progress photos as the riders raced up NM 15 toward Pinos Altos were taken by Cara Staab. The finishes and podium photos were taken by Paul Michaud.

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How to Register and Vote in the Primary

By Frost McGahey

The Grant County Primary takes place on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Two races have no Republican running in them so the winner of the Democrat primary wins the General Election automatically. They are for County Clerk and Magistrate Judge.

Randy Hernandez and Connie Holguin are running for County Clerk.
Patrick Snedeker and Matt Runnels are competing for Magistrate Judge, District 1.

There are no contested primaries on the Republican slate.

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Art gallery robbed by man with knife

By Roger Lanse

On Sunday, Apr. 21, 2024, at about 1:13 p.m. a Silver City Police Department officer was dispatched to the Three Wise Women Art Gallery located at 304 N. Bullard Street. The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority had informed the officer that a male with a knife attempted to take money from the business’ cash register.

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Freeport-McMoRan Publishes 2023 Annual Report on Sustainability

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Publishes 2023 Annual Report on Sustainability

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today announced the publication of its 2023 Annual Report on Sustainability detailing its environmental, social and governance performance during the year. This report marks FCX’s 23rd year of reporting on its sustainability progress. FCX has a long history of responsible production practices and strives to embrace evolving stakeholder expectations.

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Paredes of Team Medellín Takes Stage 1 Win Ahead of Stites UCI Men

tourofthegila2024 stage1 ucimen veloimagesParedes take Stage 1 Photo Courtesy of Velo Images/Brian Hodes for Tour of the Gila

mitchclintonphotography 2024 04 24 11 26 14 2Break away in Stage 1 Photo courtesy of Mitch Clinton Photography

Article by Rebecca Reza, RadioTour

Silver City, NM — Wilmar Paredes inched out Tyler Stites, crossing the finish at Mogollon to take victory in the Tour of the Gila opener. Paredes teammate, Walter Vargas, came in third to round the podium. The first stage took the pro men 92-miles from the heart of Silver City out to the ghost town of Mogollon. Team Medellín were first to launch the attacks in the final kilometers that would earn them the victory.

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