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mercerSilver City, NM - The following is information for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Silver City Police Department (SCPD).  Please refer all media inquiries and questions to SCPD at (575) 388-8840.

SCPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating Michael A. Mercer.  Mercer is a seventy-six-year-old Caucasian male, six-feet-one-inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with gray hair, and blue eyes.  Mercer was last seen around 8:00 a.m. on January 3, 2020, driving away in a vehicle from 208 South Corbin in Silver City, NM. 

Yesterday was filing day for positions on the Silver City Town Council. Incumbents District 1 Councilor Cynthia Ann Bettison and District 3 Councilor José Ray filed with no opponents filing.

By Roger Lanse

New Mexico State Police were dispatched on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at about 10 a.m., to a single car crash on Highway 35 near MM 20. Officers determined that James Hukill, 50, of Mimbres, was driving at a high rate of speed and crashed his black 2017 Volkswagen into a tree. Further investigation revealed Hukill to be intoxicated.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Santa Clara Armory filled with volunteers and lots of parents and children choosing and picking out toys for Christmas.

Robert and Danna Lopez have led the effort every year and been in charge for six years. The project is cone through the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Robert said he and his wife have been involved with Toys for Tots in Grant County for nine or 10 years. "I did it my entire career in the military."

Volunteers included American Legion Riders, Marin e Corps League Detachment members and many other volunteers from the community.

Active Shooter DRILL began at Silver High School at about 1 p.m. today, Jan. 7, 2020. People were advised to avoid the area due to road closures. This is NOT an emergency. It is only a drill, the announcement said.

It was completed just before 3 p.m.. An alert notified people of the completion.

By Mary Alice Murphy 

[Grant County District 5 Commissioner Harry Browne moderated the meeting he promoted to receive input on the potential designation of Silver Acres and the surrounding area as a colonia, in order to access funding to upgrade the water, wastewater and road systems in the area. His district includes the area under consideration. District 4 Commissioner Billy Billings also attended because his district lies just south of the area. District 1 Commissioner and Chairman Chris Ponce attended, as did District 3 Commissioner Alicia Edwards.]

Browne: My interest was to give you the option to give us input. [Pointing to the map] I would like to see it move and include more land to the east.

The meeting is not being recorded. We ask anyone with concerns give them to the commissioners in writing. 

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Silver City Museum held a workshop the Saturday before Christmas to show people how to create Christmas tree ornaments the way the Victorians did. Each participant received a bag of materials with which to make an orange pomander, gilded walnuts and a tinfoil garland.

Erin Griffith, Interim Educator for the Museum, explained how the Victorians used available materials such as fabric, fruit, nuts and metal scraps to decorate their trees.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City MainStreet announced the winners of the 2019 Holiday Merchant Window contest and the Spirit of Christmas Award, December 18 at 9:30 am at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center. Twenty-two merchants had entered the contest and many more decorated their windows for fun.

The merchants' special window displays were judged for creativity/originality, holiday spirit, and lighting and prizes for first, second and third and a community choice award were awarded.

The first-place winner went to Encore, second place to Kris’s Unique Boutique, and third place to Vintage Fantasies. The community choice award went to the Silver City Food Co-op. MainStreet encouraged residents to come downtown and see all the windows and holiday lights. Some were funny and others historic, and all made downtown a fun place to be.

Last year MainStreet initiated an annual award, the Ward A. Rudick Spirit of Christmas award with Ward A. Rudick being the first recipient. This year the award went to Patsy Madrid who owns Vintage Fantasies. Madrid has always decorated her store windows for the holidays and sponsors a fundraising event each summer to raise funds for holiday decorations.

Mike Madigan, Silver City Co-op assistant manager, asked the Beat to recognize the two employees who painted the window for the contest. They are Elysha Montoya and Annabella Gomez.

The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit the website, www.silvercitymainstreet.com, to learn more.

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