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Experience Fort Bayard from Friday through Sunday with living history exhibits, children's activities, vintage baseball, military band and a military ball. Learn more about Fort Bayard and the settling of the West.
Parents Natasha Jasso and Ramon Pena carry long-stemmed roses and a portrait of their son Ramon "Momo" Pena III, who died in a wreck in 2009. Family and friends commemorate his passing with an annual bike run.
By Sky Klaus Mia Cordova, 6, touches the tortuous shell that was on display by the Albuquerque Bio Park. Mia attends school at Harrison Schmitt Elementary.
Grant County authorities confirmed Friday that two inmates escaped from the Grant County Detention Center Thursday night, just after 10 p.m. Adam Martinez and Tyler Cole were allegedly both accounted for during formal inmate count at 9 p.m., then escaped sometime afterward. Administrators at the detention center say they believe the two men removed a panel from the ceiling and climbed up into it.
Silver City firefighters Paul Ortiz and Anthony Murillo stand in attention before starting the color guard march in WNMU's Sept. 11 memorial.
Firefighters from all over New Mexico, including Red River, Glorieta, Tijeras, and even a few from south of the border, came to the third annual New Mexico Fire and EMS Expo in Socorro Thursday to the learn the proper techniques to rescue the wounded and extinguish dangerous diesel fires that could burn at a moment's notice. "At the academy, we get training opportunities that aren't available in more rural areas around the state," said Silver City firefighter Milo Lambert.
SILVER CITY >> New Mexico State Police initiated a search and rescue in the Gila National Forest on Tuesday that ended happily. New Mexico Search and Rescue found the lost man, Sam Newton, 27, of Portales, and reunited him with his family, according to a police report.
By Sky Klaus For the Sun-News Left-to-right: Beau Bassett, Volunteer Center Director of Programs Becca Anderson, Executive Director Alicia Edwards, intern Kelsie Schedel and Food Distribution Manager John Conway. The Volunteer Center accepted the 2014 president's volunteer service gold award, a letter from President Barack Obama and a pin in recognition of their volunteerism and service from Bassett Wednesday.
SILVER CITY >> After more than six months, Hanover is still in a water crisis - and while some financial issues have been resolved, the inability to pump water from Hanover wells is likely to last until the end of the year. With one 500-foot well completely down and a second well only pumping for a couple of hours each day, the Hanover Mutual Domestic Water Consumer Association must pay Bayard $1,300 a month to supply water to 107 houses in Hanover.
SILVER CITY >> At Tuesday's Grant County workshop session, Grant County commissioners bid a fond farewell to former Grant County Manager Jon Saari, and welcomed new Manager Charlene Webb. Webb, 43, was county manager for Roosevelt County for 12 years.
Raven's Nest owner Jeff Hawley Monday morning. He is excited to be at his new space, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.
SILVER CITY >> During discussion of the Silver Consolidated School District's budget last week, Associate Superintendent Candy Milam revealed the district expects to have just $109,962 in cash reserve in the bank by the end of the school year - far below the recommended reserves, according to an official with the New Mexico Public Education Department. PED recommends school districts hold a minimum of five percent of the budget in reserves, PED public information officer Larry Behrens said in an email.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 01:51 am
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