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County moves wind farm deal forward
The Grant County Commission took the first step Thursday morning toward what amounts to an incentive deal for a wind farm project proposed for the southern reaches of the county. After initial public reaction to the project, however, several commissioners had some serious questions for the project’s
Street Fest to celebrate area culture
“It started last fall as an idea to start bringing more cultural experiences during the school year, and to act as a fundraiser for MEChA and [the] music program, so we can help them travel to different MEChA and music conferences and provide small scholarships to students,” he said.
Wind farm here could power 100,000 homes
The Great Divide Wind Farm, which has been proposed by Boulder, Colo.-based renewable energy developer Scout Clean Energy LLC, will be in the southern tail of the county, 14 miles east of Lordsburg. As envisioned, the wind farm would involve the construction of 60 to 100 wind turbines on land owned
Duncan falls to Ray in three
DUNCAN — Duncan hosted Ray volleyball Tuesday night and, after starting off strong, the Lady Wildkats lost their rhythm, losing, 23-25, 14-25, 16-25.+1Duncan’s Janaye Eddy (00) sets the ball.Angela Guajardo Photo/Eastern Arizona CourierDuncan head coach Sandy French said, “I think they came on stron
Silver City man guilty of federal gun charges
ALBUQUERQUE – Michael Scott Freeman, 42, of Silver City, pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Las Cruces to violating the federal firearms laws by unlawfully possessing a firearm. The firearms at issue allegedly were stolen during a home burglary in Grant County in August 2017.
Rock and Roll Car Show returns to Duncan this month
DUNCAN — The fourth annual Fall Rock n’ Roll Car Show is returning to the town of Duncan later this month.The show is scheduled to be held Oct. 27 across from the Centennial Park in Duncan. Awards will be given to first- and second-place winners in categories that include: best of show, farthest tra
Silver City Police blotter, Oct. 16-17
Welfare Check:A caller in the 2500 block of North Swan Street notified police of a pickup with the hood up, a torn couch in the bed, and a male subject slouched over in the driver’s seat. Police found the truck at Denny’s and advised everything was OK.
Housekeeping items addressed by DUSD board
DUNCAN — During his report to the Duncan Unified School District governing board, Superintendent Eldon Merrell announced that Cassidy Waters will receive her national farmer degree at the National FFA Convention this month. Merrell said if his recollections are correct, she will be only the fifth Du
Silver City Police blotter Oct. 11-15
Battery: A caller in the 2500 block of Yucca Street reported he was beaten up last night and left in a ditch behind the SCPD. The 51-year-old suffered a head injury, cuts to his hands, and chest pain.
Rodeo, parade shine despite wet weekend
The looming threat of inclement weather did little to dampen spirit or exuberance for Benson Butterfield Overland Stage Days.The parade Saturday morning and the two-day Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association Butterfield Days Rodeo at the Arena Bar and Rodeo Grounds provided more than enough hat
Learning about the Gila Rive: Hands-On
Students from Lordsburg enjoy the Gila River as they look for macroinvertebrates at the Children's Water Festival (Photo by Carol Ann Fugagli)Beginning in 2004, the Children’s Water Festival has taken place in Grant County annually, offering elementary students from throughout the region a chance to
Ex-deputy no-show at contempt hearing
Former Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Sanchez failed to appear for his arraignment in Silver City District Court on Friday morning on a contempt ..
NNDOT and TLC offer updates on Pinos Altos Road, NM 15, construction 10/10/18
Joel Miller of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, District 1, and Greg Meyers, superintendent of road reconstruction contractor TLC, gave updates on the progress along the stretch of NM 15 between U.S. Highway 180 and 32nd Street in Silver City.
Former town employee charged with embezzlement to go to trial
A former town of Silver City purchasing agent charged with embezzling $12,000 from the town by allegedly using her city credit card to buy gifts, concert tickets, and thousands of dollars’ worth of makeup for her personal business selling Younique products will head to trial after she was declined f
Purse auction and silent auction to benefit PEO
SILVER CITY - Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Fossil, Vera Bradley – You could be the new owner of these name brand purses. Silver City P.E.O. Chapter BR will host the 7th annual Purse and Silent Auction on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church and Fellowship Hall, 1915 N. Swan Street, in Silv
Cobre school enrollment up, Silver down
The Silver and Cobre consolidated schools tallied their first official enrollment numbers of the school year last week, and compared to the end of the last school year, Silver saw a drop in numbers, while Cobre had an increase.
Santa Clara 150th birthday celebration a hit
The weather held out and it turned out to be a great afternoon for the village of Santa Clara’s 150th birthday celebration. Two hundred to three hundred ..
County’s deputy pay slightly lower than counterparts’
In the recent forum for Grant County sheriff, the candidates revisited the issue of deputy pay, saying the department used to be one of the better paid ones but now can’t retain deputies because of the low pay.
Hurley Pumpkin Patch draws a crowd: Taking a bite out of fall
(Press Staff Photo by Christine Steele)Morgan Wendt, 12, succeeds in snagging an apple while bobbing for apples at Hurley’s annual Pumpkin Patch event on Saturday, organized by the Hurley Pride Committee.
Grant County Water Commission holds workshop on regional water project 100218
The commission is made up of representatives from the county and the municipalities of Silver City, Hurley, Bayard and Santa Clara.