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By Mary Alice Murphy

During public input at the beginning of the meeting, Gerald Schultz, representing the Jornada Resource and Conservation Development District, which he said includes the former Black Range RC and D, came forward to speak.

"It is unfortunate that no one from this group made it to the Upper Gila Forum in Thatcher, Arizona, on Jan. 11," Schultz said. "One item I will relay is about the trends that climate change will have on temperatures and your projects."

By Roger Lanse

According to Assistant Town Manager James Marshall, Harris Gray, a local landowner, has formally requested the town annex a portion of his holdings in The Ridges off of Ridge Road, including Chukar, Partridge, Bobwhite and Fairway drives; a portion of Pheasant Drive; and properties east of Grand Mesa. Marshall also said that inquiries have also been made for annexation along Mountain View Road, 7th Street, and in Indian Hills.

Marshall introduced a resolution clarifying and expressing Town of Silver City policy of neither seeking nor desiring the annexation of developed property to the town.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

About 180 students from around the region, including Silver and Cobre Schools, as well as girls from Deming, Lordsburg and Columbus gathered at Western New Mexico University on Saturday, March 30, 2019, for the annual Expanding Your Horizons. The program presented 16 different activities for girls from fifth through eighth grades to learn about careers for women.

Las Cruces, NM — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be monitoring roadway conditions with law enforcement as high wind advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service. The NMDOT would like to remind the traveling public that blowing dust can escalate to blinding dust storms as they move quickly through remote areas. If you must travel, we recommend that you monitor local forecast conditions prior to starting your trip, and visit our web site as roadway conditions change throughout the state of New Mexico.

Roadway advisories will be posted on www.nmroads.com , or by calling 511. If you are approaching a dust storm or caught in a dust storm, the below tips can help keep you safe.

The 33rd Annual Tour of the Gila Bicycle Race begins Wednesday May 1, 2019 and runs through May 5, 2019. For more information about the race please visit www.tourofthegila.com 

For Silver City, the biggest race event will occur on Saturday May 4, 2019, in the downtown area. The race route for this day covers Bullard Street, College Avenue, Cooper Street and West Broadway. There will be restroom facilities located throughout the downtown area. For the Saturday event, the Visitor’s Center parking lot will remain open for parking.

Silver City, NM, April 9, 2018—The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 for all of the Gila National Forest due to strong winds and low relative humidity.

Only the National Weather Service can issue a Red Flag Warning. The term Red Flag Warning is used by fire weather forecasters to alert fire personnel and the public of potential extreme and critical fire weather due to high winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are issued when the ALL of the following criteria are met:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mrs. Dayna Jones, a teacher at La Plata Middle School in Silver City, New Mexico was nominated for the Hannah E. (Liz) MacGregor Teacher of the Year History Teacher Award. The MacGregor Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by James F. Harris in honor of his sister and is awarded to one middle and one high school teacher annually.

Each of the 57 National History Day affiliates may nominate one middle and high school teacher each for this award. Mrs. Jones is the junior division nominee from New Mexico. The two $5,000 awards are presented to teachers who demonstrate a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest.  

“Teachers are one of the greatest resources children have to develop the skills necessary to become critical thinkers,” said National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “The nominees for the MacGregor Award have shown a dedication to teaching that goes beyond the classroom. I congratulate Mrs. Jones on her nomination.”

By Mary Alice Murphy

The safety moment at the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, March 29, 2019 addressed a notice that the hospital has posted in various locations throughout the facility.

Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias said that nationwide hospitals are making these announcements.

It states that abuse of or interference with medical personnel will not be tolerated.

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