By Hallie Richwine
The Silver Consolidated Schools Regular Board Meeting took place Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Silver Schools Administration Building. Board President Mike McMillan and Board Members Ashley Montenegro, Patrick Cohn, Michelle Diaz, and Eddie Flores attended as well as Superintendent Audie Brown.
The board heard a presentation from Klayton Bearup, Silver High School Agricultural teacher and FFA advisor, about the possibility of building a agricultural structure for animal rearing and teaching. The ideal location would be part of the existing campus near the auto shop complex. With many things that need to be considered before such a building exists, Bearup wants to overcome those challenges.
Silver City MainStreet has conducted a historic district vacancy survey. The survey was conducted by the Economic Vitality committee with volunteers from the community. The historic district is bounded by San Vicente Street to the south, Cooper Street to the west, College Street to the north and Bullard Street is the east boundary. The results are a ten percent vacancy rate in the district.
The survey was conducted on the commercial buildings in the district. "We have heard people state that half of downtown is empty, but that is not accurate," states Silver City MainStreet board president Patrick Hoskins. Some of the buildings that are empty also happen to be the larger buildings and most of those are located on Bullard St. giving a distorted view of the actual vacancy rate."
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Including the cities of Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden,
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By Roger Lanse
According to Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds, his department was made aware of a threat circulating on social media referring to a possible shooting at Silver High School at about 6:30-7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22. Reynolds immediately dispatched uniformed officers to the high school and to La Plata Middle School, as well as sending additional patrols to other area schools.
Continuing to investigate the possible source of the threat, SCPD determined the threat originated in Springfield, Ohio, Reynolds said. The public information officer for the Springfield Police Department stated the threat is localized to the Springfield area and is being investigated by their department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
By Roger Lanse
Silver City Police officers were dispatched on Saturday, Feb. 17, at about 8:36 p.m., to 25th and Yucca streets in reference to a shots-fired complaint.
Being flagged down at the location, officers were told, according to a police document, a male had been shot. Officers then saw a white Chrysler 300 with a bullet hole in the front bumper. Several shell casings and one unspent round, all appearing to be 9mm, were on the ground in front of the car, and what appeared to be drops of blood.
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