October 21st, 2016: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The northwestern part of Grant County was under a freeze warning from midnight until ten this morning due to a Cool Front that moved in, bringing temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday.  Affected areas included the upper Gila Valley and cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs, and Mule Creek.

Aldo Leopold’s governing council met Tuesday evening and heard about the recent hold of the lease assistance award for Aldo’s lease agreement on the current building, as well as other school business.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department recently made an arrest on one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted cases.  48-year-old Michael Sproule was arrested in the area of Albertson’s Shopping Center without incident and booked into the Grant County Detention Center.  He was wanted for a probation violation for charges including Aggravated Burglary with a Deadly Weapon, Embesszlement of a Vehicle, Forgery, and Resisting or Evading an Officer.

Friends of the Community and the Deming Police Department have joined forces with Weaver’s Welding Service out of Las Cruces to sponsor the second annual Great Pumpkin Candy Drop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at John T. Waits “Rabbit Park” on Deming’s north side.  Gates open at 10 a.m. and a variety of activities are planned before the actual candy loads are lifted and dropped from 100 feet above the park grounds.

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October 20th, 2016: Local Headlines

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Delta Mu Delta is holding a National Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser.  Cast your vote and donation within any department on the WNMU campus at the front desk to help reach the dollar quota for any number of WNMU faculty and staff.  Those who’s donations reach the required amount by next Wednesday, October 26th, will have their hair dyed pink on Friday the 28th.  To donate, or for a list of participating women of WNMU, visit the Delta Mu Delta Website at http://sb.wnmu.edu/delta-mu-delta/.

Some New Mexico lawmakers are turning their focus to expanding broadband access in the state and increasing the speed of existing connections as a means to boosting competitiveness.

New Mexico voters will have the choice in the general election of changing the constitution to allow district court judges greater discretion by denying bail altogether for defendants considered dangerous or who have histories of flouting court orders.  The amendment would also establish that nonviolent defendants are not to remain in jail simply because they cannot afford bail.

Yesterday, Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation passed during the recently concluded special session of the New Mexico Legislature, including Senate Bill 2 – the Transfer & Distribute Tobacco Settlement Fund, and Senate Bill 6 – the Tax Package.

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Think Pink!


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Delta Mu Delta is holding a Think Pink! fundraiser.  A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to a local business that deals with Breast Cancer Awareness.  Donations can be made within any department on campus at their front desk or on the website listed below.  The last day to donate will be next Wednesday, October 26th.  Hair dyeing will be done on Friday the 28th.

Do you see someone on the poster you’d like to see with PINK HAIR?!  If so, donate to help reach their dollar quota for the Delta Mu Delta Think Pink! hair-dyeing fundraiser.

Donate at WNMU, or visit http://sb.wnmu.edu/delta-mu-delta/

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October 19th, 2016: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The Silver District school board met Tuesday evening at 6:03 with four members present.  The board heard about the bond issue, deficiencies in special education classrooms, and concerns about the teacher evaluations.  Superintendent interviews are scheduled to be held Saturday, October 29th beginning at 8:30 after the board meeting.  The three committees are to meet each candidate separately in different rooms.  The board will make the final decision after these interviews.  If the board choses one of the candidates in these discussions, the announcement is expected later that evening.  Anticipating a selection and successful negotiations, the superintendent would be reporting for work at Silver when school resumes in January.

Luna County Clerk Andrea Rodriguez said recently that early voting numbers have been up from previous years, with more than 500 ballots being cast in the past week of the polls being open.  During the 2016 Primary Election, 3,500 ballots were cast in Luna County.  The early-voting numbers are quickly approaching that mark.  Voter turnout for the primary election for the state of New Mexico peaked at 34 percent.

Local law enforcement and first responder agencies from across Luna County, along with local motorcycle clubs, are sponsoring the second annual Shop With a Cop Bike Run this weekend to benefit the Shop With a Cop program for this year to provide Christmas presents to local youth.

As a reminder, there will be a Dyslexia Simulation and Information Event tonight at 6:30 pm at the WNMU Martinez Building room 212.  Go in and learn what it is like to have dyslexia and struggle with reading.

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October 18th, 2016: Local Headlines

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The Office of Sustainability for the Town of Silver City recently received a grant from Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Inc. to purchase plants for public spaces.  Projects include native shrubs planted at Memory Lane Cemetery, pollinator-attracting native flowers in the Orchard behind the Office of Sustainability, and two areas of Gough Park.  Additional plantings planned include some of the recently constructed curb cuts on Highway 180 West.

In sports action, the Western New Mexico University men’s golf team currently sits 14th after the first two rounds of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate that opened Monday at the Par 71, 7,242 University Golf Course.

The Lady Mustangs volleyball team took a close 3-0 victory over UT Permian Basin on Monday night in sets of 25-17, 25-23 and 25-21.  WNMU is currently 14-8 for the season and 6-5 in Lone Star Conference play.  The Lady ‘Stangs host Texas A&M Kingsville on Friday night.

New Mexico MainStreet announced several initiatives to promote the creative economy and cultural tourism in New Mexico, including a new Arts & Cultural Districts Trail and a New Mexico Arts & Cultural Districts website. The trail highlights New Mexico’s eight State-Certified Arts & Cultural Districts, encouraging visitors to travel to the districts to experience and enjoy New Mexico’s traditions through cultural institutions and the arts.

The USDA today encouraged rural small businesses and agricultural producers to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.  USDA is accepting Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) applications for: 1) energy audit and renewable energy development assistance grants, and 2) renewable energy system and energy efficiency guaranteed loans and grants.

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Grant County 4-H Fares well in State Rodeo Finals

The following is a release from the Grant County 4-H program:

State 4-H Rodeo Finals

While several 4-H’ers were competing at the Grant County Fair, several other 4-H’ers were competing in the State Championship 4-H Finals Rodeo in Albuquerque, NM. As to be expected Grant County 4-H did exceptionally well. In the Novice Division Riley Ybarra placed 5th in the Barrel Racing. Meason Ybarra won second in Step Down, third in Breakaway Roping which led to him being the Average Winner for Breakaway. Meason also won second in the Steer Stopping which made him the Average Steer Stopping Winner. Meason was awarded the Novice Reserve All Around Champion of the Finals. Everett Reeves stood out winning third place in Flags, first in Breakaway Roping, first in Steer Stopping, first in Step Down which led to him being the Average Winner for the Step Down event. Everett Reeves was also the Novice All Around Champion for the finals competition as well as the All Around Novice Champion for the year.

For the Junior Division, Mariah Humphrey placed fifth in Poles. Quincy Reeves placed fourth in the Team Roping (Heeling), third in both the Tie Down and Ribbon Roping and second in Team Roping (Heading).

We are extremely proud of all of the 4-H’ers who qualified for the State Championship Rodeo Finals. They worked very hard all year to qualify for the Championships and the hard work and dedication of these individuals paid off. We are looking forward to the upcoming 4-H year and are very excited for these 4-H’ers as well as other 4-H’ers who will be competing in 4-H Rodeo in 2017.

If you are interested in getting involved in 4-H, please feel free to stop by our office at 2610 N. Silver St. Silver City, NM 88061 or call us at 575-388-1559. As always you can keep up with all 4-H events and activities by liking us on Facebook Grant County 4-H

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity employer.  All programs are available to everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.  New Mexico State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.


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Reminder: Community Meetings on Forest Plan Revision

Public Invited to Community Meetings on Forest Plan Revision


SILVER CITY, NM; October 18th, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Gila National Forest would like to remind the public of community meetings scheduled in late October to early November 2016 to discuss assessment key findings on ecological, social, and economic topics, collaborate to determine needs-for-change to the current Forest Plan, and continue the dialogue between the Forest and nearby residents, users, and interested individuals.  The revised Forest Plan will describe the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next fifteen years on the Gila National Forest.


Community meetings will occur on the following dates and locations. Meetings are open house style so people can drop in anytime during the meeting.

Date                      Time                      Location

October 24th           7-9 pm                  Roundup Lodge, Acklin Hill Road, San Lorenzo

October 25th           5-7 pm                  Quemado High School Cafeteria, 3484 Hwy 60, Quemado

October 26th           4-6:30 pm            Glenwood Community Center, 14 Menges Ln, Glenwood

October 27th           4-6:30 pm            Catron County Fairgrounds Building, Hwy 12, Reserve

November 1st    4-6:30 pm            Lyon Event Center, 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences

November 2nd   4-6:30 pm            WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky Streets, Silver City

November 3rd    4-6:30 pm            NM Farm and Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces


For further information, please visit the Forest Plan Revision website at http://go.usa.gov/h88k, or contact Matt Schultz, Forest Planner, 575-388-8280 or matthewschultz@fs.fed.us.


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Tune in for Your Chance to Win Zombie Chia Pets and Scratchers!


The Chia-pocolypse is here!  Tune in to your favorite station, KSCQ 92.9, KNFT 102.9, or KNFT-AM 950 (FM 96.5) for your chance to win!  We at Silver City Radio are giving away Zombie Chia Pets and Lottery bucks for Zombie Chia Pet Scratchers from the New Mexico Lottery.  Just listen for the ZOMBIE cue to call, run to the phone and call 538-3396.  Be the first to guess the Zombie Chia Pet of the day to win!

Is it Draggin’ Drew?  Lifeless Lisa?  The Restless Arm?

Just be the first caller to guess right, and you could be a winner!

Promotion participants must be at least 18 years of age.


The New Mexico Lottery has raised over $707 million dollars for public education.  Over 103,500 students have received their in-state college tuition paid by Legislative Lottery Scholarships, which can be used to attend 25 public colleges and universities statewide.  For more information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships, visit www.nmlottery.com, your student’s high school counselor, college or university financial aid office, or the New Mexico Department of Higher Education.

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October 17th, 2016: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The Historical Committee of the village of Santa Clara celebrated the installation of its first Little Free Library last week.  The first of five Little Free Library boxes planned for the village is located outside City Hall.

Deming residents were invited to a recent presentation about the possibilities and ways marijuana could become legal in New Mexico.  Those in attendance heard about the possible benefits of legalizing the substance within the state and the effects it would have on commerce and taxes.

In sports action, the Western New Mexico University football team gave the nationally ranked number 9 team, Texas A&M Commerce a scare before falling short in a 38-24 loss on Saturday.  The Mustangs play this Saturday at Fort Lewis College.

The Lady ‘Stangs volleyball team lost a 3-0 sweep to number 11 Angelo State University on Friday night in sets of 25-19, 25-12 and 25-21.  WNMU also lost a tough 3-0 match against Tarleton State University with sets of 25-12, 25-16 and 25-6.  The Lady ‘Stangs return home to face UT Permian Basin tonight at 6 pm.  WNMU swept the Falcons when they played in Odessa earlier in October.

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Halloween Events, 2016


Halloween is just around the corner, and we’re preparing our annual Halloween Events announcement.  If you have an event for Halloween, whether for the weekend before, or Halloween Night, and you want to include your event in our announcement, send it our way!  Events we include in this announcement are Trunk or Treats, Haunted Houses, Special Crafts, Costume Parties, and more.

You can send us your flier or information by fax to 538-3396, send us an email to events@silvercityradio.com, stop by 1560 North Corbin Monday through Friday from 8 to 5, or give us a call at 538-3396.

Please submit qualifying events as soon as possible for inclusion in the special Halloween announcement.  We would love to have a complete list available for residents.  The events listing will also be posted on our website for viewing convenience.

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