Location: 4 miles west of mile marker 37 on U.S. Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass, near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border. Legal description -- T9S, R21W, Section 30.

Start Date: July 10, 2017 Size: ~7-10 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine transitioning

Americorps Water Team 5 members pose for a last group photo on the front porch of Officer's Quarters 23B. From left are Team Leader Brittany Donovan, Heather Thompson, Tony Le Calvez, Kendall Bailey, Emmanuel "Manny" Garcia-Neyers, Lucas "Luke" Anderson, Sarah Talmadge, Rebecca Smith and Eli

Lee GruberBy Mary Alice Murphy

The regular monthly luncheon meeting of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce took place Thursday, July 6, 2017, for members to hear updates on the upcoming Clay Festival and to hear about the PNM rate case.

Lee Gruber, Clay Festival founder and

By Mary Alice Murphy

The meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity took place on July 6, 2017, a change of the regular first Tuesday of the month meeting, due to the Fourth of July holiday.

Allyson Siwik of the Gila Conservation Coalition gave the only public comments.

"As the New

Three photographers at different distances from the annual Independence Day fireworks display took pictures of the celebration.

Sandra Michaud took them from about a mile away; Intern Alexis Rico from a bit more than a mile away from a high point; and Mary Alice Murphy, from about four miles

Photographer Dave Schuhmann shows the progress on the exterior of Denny's, as well as the hiring now sign.

Applications for positions can be filled out at the Workforce Connections office at 410 W. Broadway for a tentative July 30 opening day.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

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Congressman Steve Pearce and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich participated in the Silver City Fourth of July parade.

Before the parade, the Beat had a few minutes to catch up with Congressman Pearce.

He noted that even if the Senate

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

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After the traditional Fourth of July parade through Silver City's downtown, each summer the Silver City Museum hosts an Ice Cream Social.

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