Photographer Dave Schuhmann said: "Construction crew members are working on miscellaneous things — the parking lot, the insides, and the big hole."

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, except where marked as Courtesy of Diana Ingalls Leyba

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After the dedication of the Big Ditch mural of the Youth Mural Program, five artists who work in clay faced off in a Mud-Slingin' Rodeo competition.

Five potters' wheels were set up for

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

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On Sunday afternoon, as part of the Clay Festival 2017, the tile Big Ditch mural on the side of the cliff created by the floodwaters of the late 1890s and early 1900s, Diana Ingalls Leyba, Youth Mural Program director under the auspices of the

By Roger Lanse


At a July 24 arraignment hearing in Silver City’s 6th Judicial District Court, which turned into a kind of impromptu release hearing, according to district court staff, an attorney for Molynda Brewer requested her release. However, that request was denied and she was

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 Clay Festival events included the workshop at Syzygy Tile for people to make bowls for the Empty Bowls Community Dinner to be held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at The Volunteer Center to benefit the Grant County Food

By Roger Lanse


On Monday, June 19, a warrant for the arrest of James Anthony Castillo, 43, of Arenas Valley, was issued out of Grant County Magistrate Court. Castillo was charged in the warrant for concealing identity, and resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer. According to an

By Roger Lanse

On Wednesday, July 19, at about 7:21 p.m., the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority received a call stating a 3-year-old female, who was sexually assaulted, was in the emergency room, according to a Silver City Police Department blotter entry. Caller advised that possibly the

Editor's Note: Part five and the final article of this series of articles on the Grant County Commission work and regular sessions of July 18 and 20, 2017, will address county and elected officials' reports.

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the work session on Tuesday, July 28, 2017, Grant County

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