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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

A Meet and Greet for the community to meet with new County Manager Tim Zamora took place at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Wednesday evening, Sept. 8, 2021. About 40 folks attended, meeting Zamora and his wife, as well as chatting with friends and making new ones. 

By Roger Lanse

On Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at approximately 5:57 p.m. A Hurley Police Department officer was dispatched to 129 Geronimo Street in reference to a breaking and entering call. According to a Grant County Sheriff's Office offense report, the officer made contact with the owner of the home who advised he and his girlfriend were watching TV when his girlfriend said she saw someone go into their shed.

The owner then retrieved a hammer and went outside and yelled at the male, later identified as Daniel Abril, 41, of Las Cruces, to get out of the shed and sit on the sidewalk. Abril complied, the report said, and the girlfriend called 911. The owner told the officer, the report stated, "I then made Daniel stay on the sidewalk and wait for law enforcement to arrive." The blotter entry for this incident tells it a little differently. The girlfriend told the 911 dispatcher, "Her husband is currently on top of him keeping him restrained."

By Roger Lanse

Joseph Michael Medran, 23, was struck by a vehicle as he walked along Highway 180 near Uncle Woody's Flea Market on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at approximately 10 p.m., according to a Grant County Sheriff's Office press release. Medran was then struck again by possibly two additional vehicles, the release said.

Medran was treated by Emergency Medical services personnel and transported to Gila Regional Medical Center, but despite their best efforts he succumbed to his injuries, the release stated.

The incident is under investigation and GCSO is working with the District Attorney's Office to determine if charges will be filed.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor's Note: the photographer was so busy consuming all the goodies along the path of the Taste of Downtown that she failed to take photos at every stop. She apologizes to those she forgot to photograph, but says the food was great.]

The main attraction was the Taste of Downtown, but along the way, small signs pointed to the Studio Tour. Because this author photographer had a ticket for the food goodies, she ate her way from one end of Bullard to the other, but managed to visit a couple of art galleries, too.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Friday night, Saturday all day and on Sunday afternoon, Carnitas, Musica y Mas took place at Gough Park in Silver City. Vendors of food and goods lined the shady parts of the park. Music played over loud speakers throughout the days and evenings, and a car show on the west side of the park also brought people to the area. Several car aficionados came from Tucson and El Paso to join the fun. 

In the end commissioners disapprove the ordinance

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the beginning of the special Grant County Commission special meeting of Aug. 30, 2021, held at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Conference and Business Center, commissioners made the decision to hear commissioner reports before they got into the public hearing and consideration of the single item on the agenda: Ordinance No. 0-21-04, entitled: "An Ordinance Establishing Local Cannabis Zoning Regulations."

District 1 Commissioner and Chair Chris Ponce said he had been thinking about the ordinance and had had a lot of people talk to him about it. "Plus, I traveled to Mr. (Jeffrey) Castillo's hemp farm. I learned a lot about growing the plants. I'm being open-minded, but I feel personally that I would not vote for this ordinance. As a county we need to work on our zoning before we move into an ordinance that talks about zoning. I think state law already gives us a lot of what you want. The issue was studied for about four years."

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Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At Gough Park in Silver City on Saturday, Aug. 28, at least 100 people showed up and heard people speak and waved signs and American Flags in protest against Covid-19 mandates.

Sami Morales organized the event and spoke to the group, as well as introducing other speakers.

Silver City Calvary Chapel Pastor Joseph Gros gave the beginning prayer.

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