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Photos by Hallie Richwine 

The Gila River Festival Extravaganza happened September 21, 2019 at Gough Park.

Grant County, NM - On September 21, 2019 at around 10:00 a.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a cyclist on State Road 146 near Mile Post 16 north of Hachita, NM

The initial investigation indicated a 2018 Chevy SUV driven by a male (56) of Phoenix, AR, was traveling south on State Road 146 and struck a cyclist who was also riding south on State Road 146.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Linda Pecotte gave the introduction at the Patriot Day ceremony at Gough Park on Sept. 11, 2019 to commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11, the tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked New York City World Trade Towers and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Thanks to courageous passengers on a flight that was on a track to Washington D.C. likely to strike the White House or Capital, United Flight 93, instead crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, killing all aboard.

evan climateEvan King of ALCS, holds a sign with a fellow student.Photos and article by Hallie Richwine; video courtesy of Dr. Twana Sparks

Twenty-seven weeks ago, Silver City youths participating in the youth empowerment program called the Thinking on a Mountain project began taking a stand, literally, at Gough Park. Anywhere from 5 to 20 students held signs and rallied for change. 

Fueled by the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and inspired by Greta Thunberg, these Aldo Leopold Charter School students, alumni, and friends participated in the #FridaysForFuture climate change awareness protests. On September 20, 2019 adults all over the globe joined young people, and Silver City was no exception.

Dr. Shepard To Remain at Helm of WNMU Through 2024

Silver City, NM – The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents extended President Joseph Shepard’s contract through 2024 at its meeting on Thursday, September 19, in Albuquerque. They also approved the transfer of university golf course equipment to the Town of Silver City, voted to move forward with funding phase three of the Harlan Hall Natural Science building renovation, agreed to purchase 42.4 acres of land for a future facility in Deming, and tabled the president’s 2019-2020 evaluation form and performance goals.

Regent Chairwoman Janice Baca-Argabright presented the president’s contract with two major changes to the previous one. “Last year, Dr. Shepard did not accept the raise the governor mandated for those who work in higher education. We’d like to give him that raise. We’d also like to include a sabbatical of three months,” Argabright said.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Harrison Schmitt Elementary honors first responders on Patriot Day 091119

By Mary Alice Murphy

Harrison Schmitt Elementary School Principal Leslie Ormand spoke at the beginning of the Patriot Day celebration at the school to honor first responders on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on United State territory in New York City, Washington D.C., and a crash landing in a field in Pennsylvania, which stopped what many believe would have been another attack on either the White House or the Capitol in D.C.

The annual Grant County Fair began today, Sept. 19, 2019 and will continue through Sept. 22, morning.

See below for the complete schedule: 

The annual Grant County Fair began today, Sept. 19, 2019 and will continue through Sept. 22, morning.

See below for the complete schedule: 

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