Cowboys for Cancer Research is a group originally organized by the Sunshine Club of QWEST (formerly US West) Pioneers (retired telephone workers.) Over the past 30 years this group has evolved into a diverse team of dedicated members representing our community. Funds raised by the Cowboy for Cancer Research events such as a team roping event, dinner/dance, golf tournament, and our community help seed new research studies and equipment that will benefit patients directly by providing promising new treatments. The team roping event was staged 8 miles north of Las Cruces on the Valley Drive at the Sproul Arena (formally the Calhoun Arena) on Harvey Farms Road, but will move to the Southern New Mexico Fair Grounds for 2014! We have also teamed up with NMSU Aggies Tough Enough To Wear Pink which has rocketed our growth as a non-profit.
The Cowboys for Cancer Roping event will take place this weekend at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Las Cruces. Visit http://www.c4cr.com/ to learn more.
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For residents of the City of Bayard, the chip seal project originally scheduled for September and October has been rescheduled for June 2015. The change of schedule is due to the inclement weather. As a reminder, all vehicles need to be removed from city streets no later than May 31st for the chip seal project. Contact the Bayard City Hall at 537-3327 for information on the project areas.
If you’ve suffered livestock forage or feed grazing losses in 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014, the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) may offer help. For ranchers who have not contacted FSA by September 30, 2014, the Budget Control Act of 2011 passed by Congress requires USDA to reduce LFP payments by 7.3 percent beginning October 1, the start of the federal fiscal year. If you’ve already registered with your FSA office for LFP assistance, or have an appointment scheduled, you are not subject to the payment reduction. If you haven’t yet contacted your local FSA office, please register, request an appointment, or begin an LFP application with your county FSA office by September 30, 2014. You can also register online at www.fsa.usda.gov/disaster-register.
HispanicBusiness Inc. has again recognized PNM Resources, which includes utility operating companies PNM and TNMP, as one of the top companies in the nation for diversity. The 2014 rankings rank PNM Resources seventh best among the 45 companies named. HispanicBusiness Inc. has been publishing the list of the best companies for diversity for 10 years. Last year PNM Resources was ranked number 12 among 50 companies. Companies on the list are rated according to five specific categories: board and leadership, recruitment, retention and promotion, marketing and community outreach, and supplier diversity.
Luna County Sheriff’s Deputies Tuesday afternoon rescued a man after his vehicle was swept away on Spanish Stirrup Road by strong flood waters. The 78 year old reportedly came across a flooded dip in the road and did not see the area in time to stop his vehicle. He was carried about a quarter of a mile away. The man was not injured, and he has made arrangements to retrieve his vehicle.
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Three local students were recently awarded scholarships by the Copper Cowbelles. The scholarships are awarded to Grant County High School Graduates pursuing agricultural college degrees, including animal science, range management, and horticulture. The recipients of the 2014-15 scholarships are Ryan McCauley, an animal science major at NMSU; Tansee Bussey, an agricultural extension education major at NMSU; and Erin Crumbley-Fuchs, a veterinary medical student at Texas A & M. Congratulations to these three scholarship recipients.
The Silver City Town Council yesterday approved a notice of intent to repeal an existing municipal ordinance dealing with texting while driving and adopt a new ordinance that specifies a $100 penalty for a texting while driving conviction. The new ordinance is part of a mass of uniform traffic ordinances put together by the Municipal League for use by municipalities statewide to adopt. Also at the meeting, October 5th through the 11th was declared as “Fire Prevention Week.” Anthony Murillo, a firefighter/paramedic for the Silver City Fire Department will be the department’s coordinator for the week-long event, visiting schools and daycares and having open house at the town’s two fire stations, educating children about the need for fire prevention, particularly keeping home fire alarms operational.
The memorial edition of the Glenwood Gazette for founder and publisher Gale Moore is expected to be available beginning tomorrow. A memorial ceremony is also set at 11 am on October 11th at the Glenwood Community Park. And what about the future of the Gazette? A woman has declared her intent to continue publishing the Glenwood Gazette, starting with the December issue. She is very familiar with the Glenwood area, but she asked to let her introduce herself and what her plans are for the Gazette in the December issue.
The Greenlee County Fair, in Duncan, Arizona happens September 18th through the 21st. Enjoy some of the best that County Fair’s can offer with the Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo, Mud Drag Series Finals, a livestock show & auction, Horseshoe Tourney, dancing, Powder Puff & Grudge Mud Race and more! The fun begins Friday with a Livestock Show 8:00am. At 4:30pm catch the Parade and, at 6:00pm you won’t want to miss the action at the Junior Rodeo Finals. Enjoy the Mud Drags and get your best, “baddest” pickup, and bring it on down to drag race on Saturday and Sunday Powder Puff and Grudge Mud Racing. Races start at 10:00am. Get there early to enter both days from 8:00am to 9:00am. Saturday the Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo starts at 7:00pm! Enjoy dances Friday and Saturday nights with live country and rock music by “Crossroads.” The weekend concludes on Sunday with Team Roping at 9:00am and Mud Drag Grudge races & Powder Puff races at 10:00am. This year’s Greenlee County Fair has so much to enjoy. Come out September 18th through the 21st. For a list of all events or rules call 928-359-2032 or visit their website, www.co.greenlee.az.us. or facebook “Greenlee County Fair & Racing
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The Silver Consolidated School Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 18 has been moved from its regular location at the central administration office. It will be held in the Little Theater at Silver High. The work session begins at 5:00 and the regular meeting begins at 6:00. Both sessions are open to the public.
The two men who escaped Grant County Detention Center last Thursday were apprehended yesterday afternoon. Adam Martinez was located in a mobile home on Mountain View Road about a mile from the detention center and, after a standoff with several law enforcement agencies, was taken back into custody in the early afternoon. Tyler Cole was reportedly found on 8th Street and arrested a little over an hour later. The location of where Martinez and Cole are now being housed is not being made public.
Four members of the Silver City Ladies Golf Association played in the Deming Invitational Golf Tournament on Saturday. Linda Boucher, Julie Curran, Dagmar Lane, and Wilma Nelson took 2nd place in the net division as a team, and Dagmar Lane earned first net over the field, as well as honors for closest to the pin on the Number 11 hole.
Aaron Baldridge of the Reserve Ranger District was recently presented with the National Rangeland Management Award, which is awarded each year to an employee of the US Forest Service for their contribution to outstanding achievement for on-the-ground management of rangelands. Baldridge was cited for his excellence in effective leadership and communication skills working with livestock grazing permits, interdisciplinary resource specialists, local governments, congressional staffers and an assortment of forest users.
The remnants of Hurricane Odile, which hit Mexico this weekend, are expected to bring as much as 7 inches of rain into parts of the Southwest. The National Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Watches for much of Arizona, southern New Mexico, and even parts of Nevada and California. The heaviest rainfall is expected to hit Tucson in Arizona, and Las Cruces in New Mexico. Since flash flooding can occur without warning, drivers are advised to be safe and keep an eye on changing conditions.
The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society is pleased to present their Annual Fort Bayard Days this weekend, September 19th and 20th. Experience Fort Bayard with living history exhibits, children’s activities, a style show with morning tea, vintage baseball, military band, and a military ball.
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If you’re signed up for Code Red, you’ve heard or will shortly hear that both of the escapees from the detention facility on ridge road are back in custody!
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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for much of Southwest New Mexico this week. The moisture associated with Hurricane Odile is spreading quickly, and will help create numerous showers and thunderstorms at least through tomorrow evening. The threat for heavy rains may lesson by Wednesday evening, but could increase again for Thursday and Friday as the actual remnants of Odile move across the area. The Flash Flood Watch is for Grant, Hidalgo, Dona Ana, Sierra and Luna Counties.
Monday morning, Law enforcement spotted Adam Martinez, one of two prisoners who escaped Grant County Detention Center last Thursday. Martinez was pursued by several law enforcement agencies, but after turning down an arroyo on a blue four-wheeler, he once again eluded Silver City Police, Grant County Sheriffs, Bayard Police, US Marshalls, and New Mexico State Police. The pursuit began on Gold Street near the city yard. Sheriff Raul Villanueva advises the public to remain on the lookout for Martinez and the second escapee – Tyler Cole. Both men are considered dangerous.
The International Student Exchange Program is currently seeking host families for boys and girls from all over the world. ASSE is a nonprofit public benefit organization founded by the Swedish Ministry of Education. The students are 15-18 years of age currently waiting to come to the United States for either a semester of school or the full academic year. These kids all speak English and are excited to learning about our country by living with and being part of a host family. At the same time they want to share their culture and language with you. These students are well screened, fully insured, and have their own spending money. They will expect to be included in family activities including household responsibilities. For more information about being a host family contact Lynn Janes. She can be reached at email@example.com or 575-590-0308. You may also contact ASSE directly at 1-800-733-2773 or their website – host.asse.com.
The New Mexico Department of Health recently announced that New Mexico healthcare facilities are meeting several national healthcare-associated infection prevention goals. Many healthcare-associated infections are preventable through proven practices. New Mexico continues its initiative to monitor and prevent healthcare-associated infections and to share findings with the public. Findings from 2013 revealed fewer central line-associated bloodstream infections than predicted nationally. This improvement met the national prevention target for 2013. Additionally, the healthcare personnel influenza vaccination rate during the 2013-2014 influenza season was 77.5 percent among 27 New Mexico inpatient healthcare facilities that submitted vaccination data to the Department.
For our Lordsburg listeners:
I-10 both east and westbound passing lanes at mile post 27.5-31 will be closed intermittently due to the survey crew working in this area. Please reduce speed and use extreme caution. Closure will approximately be lifted at 2:30 pm.
As summer thunderstorms wind down, the Glenwood Ranger District will open the Catwalk Recreation Trail from dawn to dusk effective immediately.
“We are experiencing pleasantly cool late summer afternoons now and want the public to be able to stay and enjoy the picnic area and historic trail as we transition into fall,” says District Ranger Debbie Cress.
District personnel will continue to monitor the potential for storms through National Weather Service outlooks. Temporary closures may be necessary throughout upcoming months if significant rainfall is predicted.
The public can expect to see district employees working to repair damage in the picnic area where water flowed outside the stream channel during summer thunderstorms and may occasionally encounter equipment clearing gravel and rocks from crossings on N.M. Highway 174.
Closures remain in effect for the universally accessible trail and for Whitewater Creek from the CCC steps to the junction of Gold Dust Trail #41.
Please contact the Glenwood Ranger District office for further information, (575) 539-2481.