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By Mary Alice Murphy

"The Little Vampire" movie is based on a children's book with the same title, written by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, a resident of Silver City.

She has written many books using the title character. They have been translated into languages all over the world, including English from Sommer-Bodenburg's native German, and less well-known languages, such as Bahasa Indonesia and Turkish.

Chief Reynolds Encourages Neighborhood Watch Programs to Reduce Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries

Silver City, NM - Crime in Silver City dropped in 2017 across nearly all categories, compared to 2016, according to a recent report by Silver City Police Chief Ed Reynolds. The greatest drops in crime were noted in damage to a vehicle, which decreased nearly 35 percent and criminal damage to property, which dropped 21 percent. Larcenies are down 30 percent, and burglaries dropped 13 percent.

Both calls for service and self-initiated activity by police officers dropped 10 percent in 2017, for a total of 12,571 and 24,278, respectively. Citations issued were down 27 percent, total arrests dropped nearly 14 percent and motor vehicle collisions decreased nearly 16 percent. Crime was up in just two categories: robberies, which increased to 5 from 2, and motor vehicle thefts which jumped to 34 in 2017, up from 19.

NM 35 from mile post 25 to 26 both lanes will be intermittently closed due to road repair, traffic will encounter a flagging operation while work is being performed. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Please expect delays. Closure will be lifted at approximately 3 pm.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Reinstates Cash Dividend on Common Stock

 February 06, 2018 04:51 PM Eastern Standard Time

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its Board of Directors has reinstated a cash dividend on its common stock. The Board intends to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share, with the initial quarterly dividend expected to be paid on May 1, 2018.

Richard C. Adkerson, FCX’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our Board’s action to reinstate common stock dividends reflects strong execution of our plan to strengthen FCX’s financial position over the last two years, improved market conditions and a positive outlook for strong cash flow generation. We expect to continue to strengthen our balance sheet, maintain a disciplined approach to investing in attractive growth projects as economic conditions warrant and provide cash returns to shareholders. We remain focused on building values for shareholders and a continuation of positive market conditions will enable the consideration of additional cash returns to shareholders, consistent with our long-standing tradition.”

On February 5, 2017, at about 7:06 p.m. officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to a reported stabbing in the 2000 block of N. Silver Street in Silver City.

Upon arrival, officers located a Hispanic male, 39 years of age, with a last known address in Santa Clara, was found to have been stabbed in the front upper right arm area.

For child exploitation and child pornography conviction

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood and Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

ALBUQUERQUE – Michael Ray Sepulveda, 39, of Silver City, N.M., was sentenced yesterday afternoon in Las Cruces, N.M., federal court to 25 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for his conviction on federal child exploitation and child pornography charges. Sepulveda will be required to continue to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Reports Fourth-Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2017 Results


•Net income attributable to common stock totaled $1.0 billion, $0.71 per share, for fourth-quarter 2017. After adjusting for net gains of $291 million, $0.20 per share, fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted net income attributable to common stock totaled $750 million, $0.51 per share.
•Consolidated sales totaled 1.0 billion pounds of copper, 593 thousand ounces of gold and 24 million pounds of molybdenum for fourth-quarter 2017 and 3.7 billion pounds of copper, 1.6 million ounces of gold and 95 million pounds of molybdenum for the year 2017.

FeVa Fotos photographers, Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan, opened a show titled “Vast” at the Mimbres Region Arts Council Gallery on Feb. 1. The show will be available for viewing between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday through Feb. 28. The MRAC Gallery and Office is located in the Wells Fargo Bank Building in Silver City.

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