May 2nd, 2016: Local Headlines

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The Mimbres Region Arts Council participated in filling the “tree canopy” at the Office of Sustainability on Saturday as part of Comcast Cares Day.  Also on Saturday, children of all ages rode around the obstacle course as part of the annual Pedalista, which was held in Downtown Silver City.  Attendees listed to music and had special smoothies made by pedal power.

The American Legion Auxiliary Bataan Unit 4 proudly awarded four Deming mothers with Blue Star Banners at a presentation on April 14th at the Bataan Post Home.  Since 1917, the Blue Star Banner represents that an immediate family member is actively serving in the United States Armed Forces.

In sports news, Sophomore Mariangela Garcia and Senior Alicia Enriquez were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honorable mention squad as the teams were announced Tuesday.  The Lady Mustang softball team finished the season 21-34 overall and 17-23 in the RMAC, just missing out on the RMAC Tournament placing ninth.

Senior All-American Calum Hill added his second straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Golfer of the Year award, while junior All-American Harry Wetton landed on the First-Team.  Senior All-American Thomas Neve, senior Ben Skinner, Senior Daniel young, and sophomore Ross White were named to the honor roll.  The Mustangs now travel to NMSU for the NCAA West/South Central Regional that takes place today through the 4th.

Sophomore Vladimir Gnilozubov and junior Sacha Bretchel collected All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic First-Team honors for Mustang Tennis.  Redshirt sophomore Tristan Da Lio was named to the honor roll.  The Mustangs, 15-9 overall on the season, will wait for the NCAA Championship selection show tomorrow to see if they will make the regional field.  They are currently fourth.

Lady ‘Stang Tennis also received RMAC honors.  Seniors Ashley Newell and Claudia Osuna earned All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic First-Team honors, while senior Diamond Morrill was named to the honor roll.  The Lady Mustangs closed the season going 9-15 overall and ended the year with a strong 5-3 win against Colorado Mesa to claim the RMCA Tournament title.

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May 2nd, 2016: Silver City Radio on Location at Sears Hometown Store

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Sears remote on Saturday, 4/30/2016, and got in on the great sales and giveaways!  More than $1000 in prizes and cash giveaways!

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May 2nd, 2016: Silver City Radio on Location at Sun Valley True Value Deming

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Silver City Radio would like to thank the many listeners who came out and supported the Sun Valley True Value Deming Store Grand Opening. It was a huge success. See you this Saturday for the Grand Opening of the Silver City Sun Valley True Value Hardware. KNFT-FM will be on location from 11-1 with huge prizes to give away, food, and fun!

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April 29th, 2016: Copper Cowbelles Shindig Tomorrow Night

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Fiesta de Mayo will include dinner, dance and silent auction on Saturday – April 30, 2016.  The Fiesta will be held at the Flame Convention Center, 2800 Pinos Altos Road in Silver City, New Mexico.

The doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  A Beef Brisket Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The Silent Auction will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  From 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. you are invited to kick up your heel to the western music of the Yarbrough Band.

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April 29th, 2016: Local Headlines

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The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect until nine this evening.  Winds are expected to reach a maximum strength up 25 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 miles per hour, and will slowly diminish after sunset.  Visibility should remain above three miles, however local spots next to prime dust sources will see periodic streams of blowing dust which may cause temporary reductions in visibility to a half mile.  Affected areas include the southern Gila foothills/Mimbres valley, the southwest desert/Mimbres basin, Dona Ana County, El Paso County and Hudspeth County.

Due to the current spring weather pattern, Black Range Ranger District fire personnel are postponing the Area 74 prescribed fire until conditions improve. Potential weather conditions such as strong gusty winds associated with thunderstorms and precipitation are not aligning with the criteria outlined in the prescribed burn plan that need to be met before the project can begin. Strong winds will create holding concerns for firefighters on the ground and precipitation will adversely affect ground fuels that are needed to carry the fire. This mix of environmental factors will not allow for safe and effective prescribed fire operations.

In sports new, Ashley Newell, Mitch Glasmann and Calum Hill were named the 2015-16 Western New Mexico University Senior Student-Athletes of the Year.  This marks the third year the Senior Student-Athlete of the Year award has been handed out. Last year, Ganna Tiurina and Zayde Khalil took home the honors, while two years ago, Rodrigo Almeida and Nicole Luna collected the accolades.

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced New Mexico’s participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.  This day is an opportunity for safe disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medications.  On Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm, expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs can be dropped off for proper disposal at collection sites throughout New Mexico.  Collection sites will be set up in dozens of communities across the state, and will be staffed by state and local law enforcement agencies.  The service is free and anonymous.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $261,033 to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s pesticide program. The grant will help fund activities including pesticides enforcement, certification and training, worker protection, proper pesticides containment, and protecting water quality and endangered species.

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April 29th, 2016: Join us at Sears Hometown Store!

Join Silver City Radio at Sears Hometown Store in the Furniture Gallery plaza next to Gough Park tomorrow!  We’ll be there, live, from 11 am to 1 pm.  We’ll be giving away great prizes, and $250 in gift cards.  And you can expect great savings at Sears while you’re there.

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April 28th, 2016: Local Headlines

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The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation announced grant recipients of the 2016 Community Investment Fund.  Nine nonprofit organizations were awarded a total of $362,150 at an awards ceremony held today at the WNMU Student Memorial Building.  The 2016 grant recipients include: the Town of Hurley- $40,000 for the Regional Water System; the Village of Santa Clara- $45,100 for a splash park; Silver Consolidated Schools- $90,250 for the SADDLE Program; Grant County- $20,000 for Helping Seniors Stay Healthy; Silver City MainStreet- $15,000 for the Plaza/Farmer’s Market; Opportunity High School- $83,500 for Vocational Education; The Imagination Library of Grant County, Inc.- $15,000 for Just Imagine!; the Southwest Center for Health Innovation- $26,000 for MCAT+ DAT Summer Academy; and the Southwest Christian Center- $27,300 for Project AIM 2016.  The Community Investment Fund Committee cultivates and selects programs to receive financial support based on established criteria to address the priorities identified by the community and strives to assist in the success of recipient programs.

Four students who exemplified leadership in the classroom and in the community will be inducted into the Student Hall of Fame for 2016.  The 2016 inductees are Dylan Contreras, Lawrence Garcia, Omar Lopez and Chyler Imai.

The Aldo Leopold Charter School Governing Council held a special meeting Monday evening, April 25, 2016 to address the budget and to discuss negotiations for a facility for the school’s middle school.  The calendar for the upcoming school year was discussed, and a preliminary budget was presented.  Action items on the agenda included support of the board for moving forward on negotiations for the building; the approval of the school year calendar and accepting the salary schedule as presented. They also moved to accept budget adjustment requests of an addition of $6,692 to the Title II funding.

The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced today that events will be held statewide during Heritage Preservation Month, established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. State preservation offices, historical societies, local preservation groups, parks and municipalities host events throughout New Mexico and the nation during May. An events calendar is posted on HPD’s website: nmhistoricpreservation.org.

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) welcomed passage of their bill in the Senate Commerce Committee aimed at protecting young athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries. The senators, all members of the committee, introduced the Youth Sports Concussion Act earlier this year to help ensure that safety standards for sports equipment, including football helmets, are based on the latest science and curb false advertising claims made by manufacturers to increase protective sports gear sales.

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April 28th, 2016: We’ll be at Sun Valley Hardware in Deming!

If you’re going to be in Deming tomorrow, or if you’re already there, come join us at Sun Valley, True Value Hardware at 1700 Columbus Road!  We’ll be live on site from 11 am to 1 pm with some fantastic station giveaways.  Plus, you can enter to win prizes from Sun Valley Hardware, including a Weber grill, a patio furniture set, a weed eater, a Troy built lawnmower, and more.  Don’t forget the BBQ!  Come join us tomorrow, Friday April 29th from 11 am to 1 pm at Sun Valley True Value Hardware in Deming!

And join us next weekend in Silver City!

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April 27th, 2016: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect from 2 pm to 8 pm on Thursday.  Winds will increase in the late morning and attain maximum strength mainly from 3 to 7 pm before slowly diminishing.  Westerly winds will have sustained speeds near 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hours.  Blowing dust will reduce visibility, causing hazardous driving conditions, especially for high profile vehicles.

Hidalgo Medical Services CEO Dan Otero said in a recent release, “On behalf of all the employees at HMS, we wish to extend our condolences to the family, children, friends and loved ones of Nikki Bascom.”  Otero said “Nikki was an incredible individual who was loved by everyone at HMS, and we will miss her dearly.”

In sports news, the number 28 WNMU men’s tennis team earned a number of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference awards in their final year in the RMAC on Friday.  Awards include RMAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year, and several players were named to All RMAC Teams.  The WNMU women’s tennis team was also well represented on the list.

Two Lady ‘Stang golfers were named to the All-RMAC Second Team.  The Lady Mustangs completed the RMAC Tournament in fourth, after posting one of the lowest team score rounds of 295 to move into fourth on the last day and compete in the medal/match third place versus CSU-Pueblo.

Eight Western New Mexico University softball players were named to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Teams.  WNMU tied Regis for the most players on the list.

The New Mexico Department of Health is establishing a New Mexico Emergency Public Health Information (NMEPHIN). This network’s purpose is to help emergency preparedness agencies disseminate information quickly and effectively during an emergency. The Department will utilize the Everbridge mass notification system. There is no cost to the members to join this network. It is a push notification network, with members receiving information during a public health event.

Hundreds of teens are capitalizing on a new state law that allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the general election in November to vote in the June primary.

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April 25th, 2016: Local Headlines

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The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect through 9 tonight.  The Fire Weather Watch that had been issued is no longer in effect.  Winds this afternoon were expected to range from 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.  Relative humidity is at a low 8 to 15 percent. Winds will be strongest along and west of the Rio Grande.  A Fire weather watch is in effect for tomorrow afternoon and evening for most locations in the borderland except in mountain locations.  The highest threat of fire weather for Tuesday shifts to the lowlands east of the Rio Grande where the winds will be strongest.

The New Mexico Historic Theater Institute held its second annual meeting in Silver City last week. The event kicked off Thursday night, with the grand opening of the newly renovated Silco Theater and a showing of “Batman vs. Superman.”  Friday morning featured an overview of the New Mexico Historic Theater Initiative and industry trends, a tour of the Silco and tours of the El Sol and Gila theaters.

The Gila National Forest is home to over 200 recorded rock art sites. Rock art is extremely fragile, once damaged the site can never be repaired to its original condition. Visitors to the rock art sites across the Gila National Forest may notice that these places have not always been respected. Please follow the rock art etiquette guidelines below when visiting rock art sites: Avoid touching the rock art or surfaces around it as the oils in a single handprint can chemically affect the rock surface. Do not apply any substance to the rock art surface, including water or any other fluids.  Do not trace images with sticks, stones, chalk, or other substances.  Do not attempt to remove graffiti, chalking, lichen, bird droppings, or anything else from rock art.  Do not collect or disturb artifacts or features at rock art sites.  Speak out to prevent damage to rock art and report new rock art destruction.

In sports action, The No. 28 Western New Mexico University men’s tennis team earned their seventh straight RMAC Tournament Crown this weekend following a 5-2 win over Colorado Mesa University.  This is the last season for WNMU to play in the Rock Mountain Athletic Conference.  WNMU leaves the RMAC having gone 37-0 in regular season matches and 14-0 in tournament play over the past seven years in which they have won both titles.  The Lady Mustangs took a 5-3 victory to earn their fourth RMAC Tournament title in their final year in the conference on Saturday.

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