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Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center, an event welcomed home veterans from various conflicts with a celebration to honor those who recently and in the past participated in Honor Flights.

Honor Flights for the southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, region, fly veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the various war memorials.

By Hallie Richwine

The Silver School Board candidate forum happened October 14, 2019 in the WNMU Global Resource Center auditorium. The Silver City Daily Press and Independent sponsored the event and Publisher Nick Seibel acted as moderator.

Seibel opened up with an introduction of C.P. Thompson, who covers education for the Silver City Daily Press (SCPD). Thompson asked questions on behalf of the newspaper.

Seibel asked that the audience, should they have questions, use the provided note cards and pencils to write them down and turn them in. He asked that questions be succinct and to have them addressed to all candidates rather than a specific candidate.

He also asked that applause be held until the end of the closing statements.

Photos by Frank Kenney

The annual Luna County Fair Junior Rodeo took place on Oct. 6, 2019 at the Luna County Fairgrounds in Deming. Frank Kenney was on hand to chronicle the event with his photography.

arts and military photo mrac Lt. Gov. Howie Morales spoke to participants at the Arts and Military Roundtable on Oct. 8. (Photo Courtesy of Mimbres Region Arts Council)Article by Mary Alice Murphy

According to New Mexico Arts, which in conjunction with the Mimbres Region Arts Council, organized the Arts and Military Roundtable on Oct. 8, 2019, The event at the Fort Bayard National Landmark New Deal Theater drew one of the largest crowds in their statewide outreach.

Attendees included veterans, art organizations, the Grant County Community Foundation, the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, the Silver City Museum, and those interested in arts and veterans.


Truck full of illegal immigrants crashes on southern New Mexico ranch

Corey King Oct 23, 2019 / 11:00 AM MDT

New Mexico
Posted: Oct 22, 2019 / 06:00 PM MDT / Updated:
DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – While some were at church or watching football Sunday morning, a southern New Mexico rancher was dealing with what he calls a security crisis: Border Patrol agents chasing a truckload full of illegal immigrants through his property.

Russell Johnson says this is becoming way too common an occurrence on his ranch along the U.S.-Mexico border. Johnson got a call from Border Patrol agents that a truck crashed through his fence trying to transport illegals into the United States.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy (with apologies for terrible lighting!).

At the Keep America Great banquet on Oct. 5, 2019, Grant County Republicans handed out awards to several members of their party.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals, so it was appropriate to have a blessing of people's pets at St. Francis Newman Center Parish on Oct. 5, 2019. Father Bartholomew Ezenwelem performed the celebration with readings and sprinkling of holy water on the animals.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Among the many things going on in Silver City on Oct. 5, 2019, Pedalista 2019, begun by Dave Baker of BikeWorks took over Gough Park. It offered bike rides, a chance to win a bicycle, a county house, information on local trails and activities, as well as homemade on the spot pizza.

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