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Social Entrepreneurship To Be the Focus of Business School Conference

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

An initiative created in 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a chance for countries, universities, mentors, investors and other collaborators to engage in and promote entrepreneurial activity. This is WNMU's third time participating.

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week is themed social entrepreneurship, a relatively new but quickly growing field within entrepreneurship.

20171106 las artistasEl Paso, TX – The annual Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show is happening on November 18 and 19 at the spacious EPIC RAILYARD Event Center on 2201 East Mills Avenue in downtown El Paso, TX (located off I-10). The show runs from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 18, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, November 19. Admission is $7 and free for children under 18. Valet parking is free.

The perfect kick off to the holiday shopping season, the Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show features beautiful, one-of-a-kind paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, wood, wearable art and more in all prices. Attendees can meet established and emerging artists and students, talk to them about their work, and shop for high quality art and fine craft. And every sale made at the show contributes to the livelihood of artists and craftsmen – many of whom are local small businesses.

Silver City, NM, November 6, 2017—Release. Permits for cutting Christmas trees on the Gila National Forest will again be available at all ranger district offices starting Monday, November 20. Families can obtain their permit and cut the family Christmas tree during the Thanksgiving holiday along with any visiting family or friends and avoid the after Thanksgiving Day rush.

Permits sell for $5.00 each (for any species) with a limit of one permit per household; or free permits are available for the aromatic piñon trees. Any tree species up to 10' high may be cut.

For the weekend beginning Friday November 03, 2017 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday November 06, 2017 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 56 calls for service and had 123 self-initiated activity, and made 8 arrest including 1 for DWI.

Included in the above calls for service are 3 Larceny, 4 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Criminal Damage to Property, 1 Fight Call, 2 Disturbances, 3 Shoplifting, 2 Harassment, 3 Welfare Checks, 2 Reckless Driver, 2 Motorist Assist, 1 Custodial Interference, 4 Unwanted Subjects, 1 Loud Party, 5 Citizen Assist, 1 Child Exchange, 1 Noise Complaint, 1 Hit & Run, 1 Vehicle Accident No Injuries

Contact: Ed Reynolds, Chief of Police

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Nov. 3

Reckless driver
Highway 180 – Santa Clara
Officer advised out stationary at MM 120 (near armory) on Highway 180.

S. Franey Street and Central Avenue
Subject was in an altercation with cousin/doesn’t wish to pursue charges/father came for subject/everything is okay.

Friday, Nov. 3

Suspicious vehicle
2 Ridge Road
Deputy advised vehicle is 10-07 and behind the gas station and he will be trying to find help to get it towed.

Suspicious vehicle
Grandview Drive
Deputy advised the vehicle is unoccupied but all the lights are on/will be watching the vehicle for a little bit. Deputy made contact with registered owner who advised this is her address and the vehicle belongs to her daughter.

Silver City, NM – Co-founder of Creative Startups Tom Aageson will speak at Western New Mexico University on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Parotti Building next to the Fine Arts Center Theater.

The first in a series of four Emerging Technologies and Creative Commerce lectures sponsored by PNM, Aageson's "Creative Startups" presentation is meant to engage the community in crafting a creative economy. He is an authority on this subject, as his Santa Fe-based Creative Startups reaches a global audience with its workshops and seminars as well as the Creative Startups Accelerator, which helps entrepreneurs grow their ventures "beyond the launch stage to profitability and growth," according to creativestartups.org.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Domestic disturbance
N. Yucca Street
Walk-in. No report.

Criminal damage to property
Pearl Street
Caller advised the door and window to the residence are open and she had them locked up. Caller believes she knows who it is and requests extra patrol.

Live from Silver City

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