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  1. Commission 5 candidates discuss levy, finances, environmentRead the original story

    Wednesday |

    The three candidates for Grant County Commission District 5 faced off in the second Daily Press sponsored candidate forum Tuesday night at the Silver Consolidated Schools administration building. Each of the candidates - Democrat Harry Browne, write-in Democratic candidate DeAnn Bencomo and Republican Harry Pecotte - said they were in favor of the proposed four mill levy Gila Regional Medical Center is seeking support for on the November ballot.


  2. County lodgers tax board decides on adsRead the original story

    Monday Oct 24 |

    The Grant County Lodgers Tax Advisory Board is plugging along spending their marketing budget for the county to promote tourism in the area. During their regular quarterly meeting Thursday, Oct. 20, the board decided to continue funding two billboards in Alamogordo, a wrap on the Tucson Sun Link Streetcar, and advertisements on the Albuquerque to Santa Fe Rail Runner, apply for a grant from New Mexico Tourism, and fund digital advertising.


  3. Silver Schools approve mill levy extensionRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 19 |

    The Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education approved the extension of mill levy House Bill 33 on Tuesday evening in addition to extending its general obligation bond capacity. The next step is for the two to be placed on the February school board election ballot for the voters to approve.


  4. Gallery opens in historic Benjamin houseOctober 11th, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 11 |

    Sculptor Peter Kaiser discussed his work with Finn's Gallery co-owner Rebecka "Bex" Sasich and his former professor, Michael Metcalf , at the gallery's opening on Saturday. When late Silver City artist Harry Benjamin still lived, his iconic studio and gallery on the corner of Yankie and Arizona streets was a destination for tourists and a landmark for residents.


  5. 5Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 5 |

    The town project that has kept Cooper Street closed for the past few weeks is more than just a sidewalk replacement for the staff and students of El Grito .. The long-silent Gila/San Francisco Water Commission convened on Tuesday to dissolve itself and transfer its responsibilities to the New Mexico Unit of the Central ..


  6. WNMU honors distinguished alumni during homecomingOctober 1st, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 1 |

    Gladys Swan, left, and Richard Lawyer pose for a picture together Friday evening after Swan was recognized as this year's Distinguished Alumni Award winner and Lawyer as the Outstanding Alumni Ambassador during WNMU's Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday evening. Recently the air is cooler and crisper, and the days shorter.


  7. Crash sends Bayard woman to hospitalRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2016 |

    A crash at Silver Heights Boulevard and 14th Street sent a Bayard woman to the hospital on Tuesday after her vehicle collided with an ambulance that was responding to a call. Dora Simpson, 52, was driving her 2002 Chevy SUV north on Silver Heights Boulevard just before 1 p.m. that day, when a Silver City EMS vehicle, driven by firefighter Robert McGrath, was traveling west on 14th Street, with its emergency lights and sirens running.


  8. Doc visits Silver with call for DA to quitRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2016 |

    Dr. Mark Donnell continued his tour of local governing bodies at the Silver City Town Council meeting Tuesday night, asking them to take "a leadership position" and pass a resolution calling for the resignation of Sixth Judicial District Attorney Francesca Estevez. Estevez has been in the hot seat since she was filmed driving erratically and alleged to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


  9. Commission candidates offer a range of economic plansSeptember 14th, 2016Read the original story

    Sep 14, 2016 |

    Grant County Commission candidates: District 5 Democrat Harry Browne, write-in Democrat De Ann Bencomo, District 5 Republican Harry Pecotte, District 4 Democrat Marilyn Alcorn and Republican Billy Billings, and District 3 Democrat Alicia Edwards and Republican Henry Torres, with Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Terry at a candidates forum on Tuesday. Democratic and Republican candidates for three open positions on the Grant County Commission continued to share their divergent visions on the future of the county's economic base at a candidates forum at Western New Mexico University on Tuesday.


  10. 14Read the original story

    Sep 14, 2016 |

    By Christine Steele SILVER CITY - Gila Regional Medical Center CEO Brian Cunningham will visit the Green Chamber of Commerce meeting tonight to discuss .. Thank you for taking the time and energy to report the FACTS of such sad, distressful and regretful events in our community and our local government! Mark you calendars because the Grant County Fair Poultry Showmanship is coming up in two weeks!! We are going to have a demonstration for the kids Thursday September 22ed at 10:30 AM.


  11. Doc to push votes of no confidence for DARead the original story

    Sep 13, 2016 |

    Members of the Bayard City Council were the first municipal elected officials to hear a local doctor's call for the resignation of embattled Sixth Judicial District Attorney Francesca Estevez at the council's work session Monday. Dr. Mark Donnell - longtime anesthesiologist at Gila Regional Medical Center, and a candidate for Silver City mayor earlier this year - requested that the council take direct action to call for Estevez's resignation or, short of that, pass a resolution of no confidence in the district attorney.


  12. 9Read the original story

    Sep 9, 2016 |

    Both Grant County and Silver City law enforcement officers noticed erratic and threatening behavior from acting Silver City Police Department Capt. Mark ..


  13. Diversion group to hire additional engineerRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2016 |

    The group responsible for a controversial, proposed diversion of the Gila River took a step to better understand the technical aspects of the potential project by approving the hire of an additional engineer at their regular meeting on Tuesday. The meeting marked the group's first in Deming since its formation, and they faced different questions and criticisms from a different audience than they usually see at their Grant County sessions.


  14. Tax hike for hospital on ballotRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2016 |

    Voters will decide whether or not to help Gila Regional Medical Center out of a financial rut via a four mill levy question to be placed on November's general election ballot, after a decision by the Grant County Commission on Thursday. Hospital officials decided to pursue the tax because they are facing a $5 million shortfall from which they are struggling to recover.


  15. Documentary covering Gila diversion to air ThursdayRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2016 |

    Proposals to divert the Gila River have been the source of much controversy in southwest New Mexico for years, but the details of the project will be broadcast this week to audiences across the continent in a Discovery Channel documentary titled "Killing the Colorado." "Almost every state in the Colorado Basin is planning to build new dams and new diversions.


  16. Hospital, council hold mothersa photo contestRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2016 |

    Every day, all over social media, there are photos of proud new mothers showing affection to their newborns - holding their babes to their bosoms. Here in Grant County, there is a group that is celebrating that image literally and with love.


  17. 13Read the original story

    Jul 13, 2016 |

    Dozens of Grant County youngsters took the chance to examine an armadillo, gander at a king snake, and converse with a macaw while learning about the planet's .. Growth on the Black Fire, which ignited on Monday as a result of a Saturday lightning strike, is expected to slow thanks to quick work Monday night and Tuesday.


  18. Governor touts tourism gains at parklet openingJuly 12th, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 |

    True to the theme of her statewide tour supporting New Mexico tourism, Gov. Susana Martinez made one of her rare visits to Grant County at the grand opening of Parklet106 in Silver City. The governor also toured SYZYGY Tile, in front of which the parklet was constructed, and the Silco Theatre - which exists in part because of state funding.


  19. Gila diversion group to narrow options MondayRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2016 |

    On July 1, most areas of the Gila National Forest began to implement the recently updated Travel Management Rule, which includes some significant changes to roads in the forest and bans cross-country travel. The exceptions to the rule are on the Silver City and Glenwood ranger districts, due to ongoing negotiations with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.


  20. Art Association shines in lodgers' tax awardsRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2016 |

    The Silver City Town Council convened in a special meeting Monday evening with the town's Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board in order to grant funds to nine organizations. The town approved grants to all of the organizations that applied - with one stipulation for the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society specifying that the group would not receive its money until it turned in its final report from the past year.


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