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Intersection Signalisation at Highway 180 and Pinos Altos Road has been REPAiRED. 

4-WAY Stop– Silver City Area
Hwy 180 “Silver City” and the intersection of NM 15 “Pinos Altos” will have a 4-way stop in operation until repairs can be made to the signal light control box. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. The 4-way may be in effect for up to two weeks.

It looks like someone slid into it or ran into it somehow and demolished it and took out signs, too.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Completes Sale of Portion of Cobalt Business to Umicore

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its cobalt refinery in Kokkola, Finland and related cobalt cathode precursor business to Umicore for total cash consideration of approximately $200 million, including approximately $50 million of working capital.

Under the terms of the agreement, FCX separated its cobalt business and Umicore acquired the refinery and cathode precursor business, which represents approximately 60 percent of the refinery’s historical revenues. FCX and its partners will retain Freeport Cobalt’s remaining cobalt business with operations in Kokkola, Finland and sales offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The retained cobalt business is a leading global producer of cobalt fine powders, chemicals, catalyst, ceramics and pigments.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

American Legion New Mexico Allingham Golding Post 18 Commander John Sterle served as master of ceremonies at the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

happy thkgving 2019

LAS CRUCES – Winter-weather is here and the Department of Transportation is ready. The NMDOT is working around the clock to monitor the roads, report road conditions, spread salt and cinder and plow snow if necessary. In coordination with law enforcement, the NMDOT has some advice for drivers when traveling through unfavorable road conditions.

Tips to know:
Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly buckled up.

By Roger Lanse

At the Nov. 26, 2019, Silver City Town Meeting, Lane Porter, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 110, described a project he completed with the help of 25 volunteers and city employees. The project was building a retaining wall, of concrete block donated by Southwest Concrete and Paving Inc., along the Big Ditch between Kelly and Market streets, complete with periwinkle plantings. The wall will prevent erosive soil movement onto a sidewalk. Porter said completion of the project met one of the requirements necessary to earn the highest Scout ranking of Eagle. From viewing the slides Porter presented, it appeared the wall was about 50 feet in length and approximately three feet high.

vfd food collectionPictured bove during a recent meeting of the Rural Fire Chiefs Association are representatives from the various Volunteer Fire Departments with a sampling of some of the food items that were collected.( Coutesy Photo)Silver City, NM, November 26, 2019 – All nine of Grant County’s Volunteer Fire Departments (Cliff-Gila, Ft. Bayard, Lower Mimbres, Pinos Altos, Santa Rita, Sapillo Creek, Tyrone, Upper Mimbres, and Whiskey Creek) and the Grant County Fire Management Office collected amongst their membership to help provide Thanksgiving Meals to both families in their respective districts and the Silver City Gospel Mission.

Awareness is Key to Prevention

 Silver City -- The holiday season is here and Silver City Police and Fire officials are urging the public to be aware of potential hazards and to take extra precautions to insure a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, some 30% of house fires and nearly 40% of home fire deaths occur between December and February. Holiday dinners with friends and family are a cornerstone of holiday gatherings. Fire Chief Milo Lambert warns that most house fires start in the kitchen, and he urges homeowners to make sure they have a fire extinguisher rated for cooking fires on hand, and that they know how to use it.

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