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San Simon loses its ‘old bank’ building to fire
The San Simon Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire the morning of Monday, Aug. 7, after someone reported to the Cochise County Sheriff's Department the “old bank” was on fire, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carol Capas.
Union Pacific engine catches fire near San Simon
A Union Pacific engine caught fire at about 11 p.m. Saturday night, stopping near I-10 and North Cabot Road, in San Simon. There were no injuries and, with a replacement engine, the train resumed travel six hours later.Contributed Photo/San Simon Volunteer Fire District
GWP discusses the threat and costs of floods
SAFFORD — At this month’s Gila Watershed Partnership Meeting the topic was flooding, the damage, the aftermath and the costs involved.+1This slide shows damage to a Duncan area home as a result of flooding.Ken Showers Photo/Copper EraAugust’s guest speaker was Greenlee County Engineer and GWP Vice B
BREAKING: Key witness missing in Farrington trial
Former Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Sanchez, who was the lead investigator on the Cassy Farrington murder case, was subpoenaed back in July to appear as a witness to testify at trial but he has not and no one has been able to locate him.
TUSD wants public input on "Rodeo Days" holiday
TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Unified School District won't rename the "Rodeo Days" holiday just yet.Board members took up the issue of renaming the school break at Tuesday's meeting.They decided in a 4-1 vote to take a community survey about the name.A board member proposed changing the name because of co
6 WHS students for the win
From left, Eric Lon, Mackenzie Palkovics, Isabel Fimbres, Alex Sanchez, Jeremy Nieto, Khezia Perolino and teacher Ty White are shown holding the first place trophy given to the Duncan-Willcox team that made up part of “Grumbo Aerospace,” the fictitious engineering company of 64 students that won the
Brown Bag History Series begins next month
A “Kartoon Kard,” drawn by pharmacist-turned-artist Hal Empie, of Duncan, portrays life “Way Out West.”Contributed Photo/Willcox Historic Theater Preservation Inc.
Everything you need to know to get started fishing in New Mexico
Both Young Pond at Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave., and Alumni Pond, located on the New Mexico State University campus, next to the Pan American Center, are stocked with everything from trout to catfish by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
State presents case in first day of Farrington trial
He told the jury that the victim, then Cassy Brooks, met Brad Farrington when she was 15 and Brad 20. When she was 17, Brad got Cassy pregnant, and they got married and moved to Silver City, where he became a Silver City police officer and she a nurse. The couple had another child, a daughter this t
Hamby, Blurton featured artists at Hearst Church Gallery
SILVER CITY - This weekend’s featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild at the historic Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos, just up Highway 15 from Silver City, are Ruth Hamby (Friday) and Jackie Blurton (Saturday and Sunday).
UTV vote fails, Ray resigns
After a split vote killed his long-lived attempt to allow side-by-sides on Silver City streets, District 3 Town Councilor Jose Ray verbally resigned Tuesday night, saying, “Sometimes you have to read the writing on the wall.” Ray’s ordinance amendment found a number of vocal supporters in the commun
County to vote on flyover response
The Grant County Commission is expected to vote on an official response to the U.S. Air Force’s proposal to fly as many as 10,000 sorties of training F-16 pilots to an area over Grant and Catron counties, which appears now to be over the Gila National Forest and part of the Gila Wilderness.
Grant County copper sales, production drop again
In the full first six months of 2018, production at Chino was down 40 million pounds, from 120 million in 2017 to 80 million pounds to date this year.
Bird migration patterns focus of Heritage Days keynote
A new report on the eye-opening changes occurring among bird migration routes in sky island mountain ranges and nationally will be one of many free, informative program presentations Sept. 7-9 at the 10th annual Chiricahua-Peloncillo Heritage Days events in Portal and Rodeo, N.M.The kickoff keynote
Diversion group adds, removes project components again
The group behind the proposed diversions of the Gila and San Francisco rivers are considering paring away components of their proposed project, following early analysis, to avoid spending the time and money it would take to engineer them further. Entity engineers have also been tasked with fleshing
Western New Mexico University plans welcome back bash in Silver City, NM
SILVER CITY, N.M. – Western New Mexico University students will celebrate their return to school with the annual Welcome Back Bash in The Hub Plaza at the corner of 6th and Bullard streets in downtown Silver City on Friday, August 17.
Mustangs help clean up Hurley
Hurley resident Jennifer Bivens was taking a morning walk down Diaz Avenue on Saturday and saw a sight that brought a smile to her face. Nearly a hundred ..
Another healthy summer courtesy of Kidz Cooking Club
“This is just a great way to keep the healthy living momentum going during the summer months, while still having lots of fun with kids, good foods and physical activity,” Lunt said. “The children had so many favorite recipes that they made this summer — recipes they can make at home for their famili
Bayard tables wastewater rate changes, raises GRT
When the Bayard City Council met Monday, its members expected to vote on a change to the ordinance that manages the regional wastewater system user code for the system’s member entities in Grant County’s Mining District. But requests from the mayors of Hurley and Santa Clara led to the Bayard counci
Lightning fire burns 140 acres on ranch
Tyrone Volunteer Fire and Rescue was called out around 3 p.m. to a fire a few miles off Christopher Road, just off N.M. 90, Tyrone Fire Incident Commander Ken Goddard said. When firefighters arrived, the fire was only five acres, Goddard said, but strong winds pushed the fire west and east, spreadin