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The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District will be implementing seasonal closures from December 12th through March 31st for some campgrounds during the winter seasons. The following campgrounds will be closed: Iron Creek, Upper Gallinas, Railroad Canyon, Cherry Creek, and McMillan. Gila National Forest visitors are reminded to check weather and road conditions prior to heading out into the Forest and to be mindful of hazards that can be present during the colder months, including sudden weather and temperature changes and falling trees.
The Kiwanis Club of Silver City held their annual Gazebo Lighting and Sing-off on Friday evening. Four Kiwanis-sponsored youth groups competed in a sing-off of holiday favorites, with first place going to the G.W. Stout K-Kids group. After the sing-off, those present enjoyed seasonal cookies and hot chocolate. The lighting for the gazebo was provided by Ace Hardware, and the Sing Off was sponsored by Western Bank.
The 6th Annual Tamal Fiesta Y Mas took place in Silver City on Saturday. The WNMU Mariachi Plata band and Caliente Band from Las Cruces provided entertainment.
A Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy was flagged down by a semi driver yesterday just before 10 am in reference to a potential Amber Alert sighting. The driver advised the Deputy he saw a male and young female matching the description of an Arizona Amber Alert that had been aired the night before. The Deputy made contact with the pair at about mile marker 4 on Highway 78. The girl, who was determined to be the missing 12 year old girl, was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released. The suspect, Lawrence James Halamek of Pima, Arizona, was arrested on a warrant for Custodial Interference.
Today, on the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, Congressman Pearce issued the following statement in honor of the Greatest Generation: “75 years ago, our nation experienced one of the worst attacks in its history,” said Pearce. “On December 7, 1941, thousands of military personnel and civilians living in Pearl Harbor lost their lives, many of whom remain entombed in their vessels to this day. Yet in the midst of the greatest horror our nation had ever experienced, brave Americans rushed to the aid of those in danger. Our nation did not cower or break in the face of adversity; instead, we stood together. December 7th forever changed the United States. The hours, days, months to follow redefined our nation to the world, redefined what it means to be American. Embodying resilience and grit, the Greatest Generation stood in the face of danger and sought justice for our fallen. We must ensure the ideals of these heroes remain, and that the nation they built endures.”