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ACCIDENT – Cliff Area

US 180 northbound at mile post 58 all lanes are closed due to a vehicle accident. Law enforcement is on scene, motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and watch for emergency personnel, use extreme caution. Please expect delays.

img 8852Recipients of United Way grants and board members

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce regular monthly luncheon meeting on Oct. 4, 2018, members and guests heard a presentation from John Sterle of the Allingham-Golding American Legion Post 18.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County Water Commission Chairman Gabriel Ramos opened the meeting on Oct. 2, 2018.

The commission is made up of representatives from the county and the municipalities of Silver City, Hurley, Bayard and Santa Clara.

Priscilla Lucero, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments executive director, introduced the presenters for the workshop, Olga Morales and Karl Pennock of the Rural Community Assistance Corporation.

Fatal Crash in Luna County

Luna County, NM - On October 12, 2018 at around 5:20 a.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on Interstate 10 near Mile Post 63 west of Deming, NM.

The initial investigation indicated a 2004 Cadillac was traveling west on I-10. For reasons unknown, the Cadillac left the roadway and rolled. The driver Eddie Lee Williams (59) of Somerton, AZ sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

[Editor's Note: Apologies for this late publication. We are trying to catch up!]

By Mary Alice Murphy

After a few corrections to the minutes of the September meeting, New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity Board members heard public comments at their Oct. 2, 2018 meeting.

Gerald Schultz said he was representing the Coronado Resource Conservation and Development District out of Truth or Consequences. 

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Western New Mexico University Foundation held its annual Hats in the Garden fundraiser on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2018.

img 1148Timm and Jennifer Hass receive the New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts Region 3 2018 Outstanding Land Stewardship Award from John Merino, Grant Soil and Water Conservation District chairman.Timm and Jennifer Haas have been at their Mule Creek ranch for over 15 years. They have been participating in Natural Resources Conservation Services Conservation Stewardship Program  (2 contracts) and EQIP (3 contracts) programs since 2004. Over the years they have installed solar pumping plants , watering facilities and pipelines to better manage and distribute water sources on their property. They also improved a riparian area with a brush management practice, pushing out invading Junipers. This practice allowed beneficial tree species to thrive and is allowing grasses to reestablish in the now open areas.

img 1150Dusty Hunt receives the award from John Merino, chairman of the Grant Soil and Water Conservation DistrictThe New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts presented Duston (Dusty) L. Hunt Jr. with its 2018 Region 3 Outstanding Conservationist Award.

Dusty has been working on conservation issues for Grant County for over 30 years. Most particularly for the Mangas Watershed where he is a full-time rancher in the Burro Mountains.

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