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Nine-term State Representative Dianne Miller Hamilton passed away at her home in Tijeras Tuesday after a short illness at the age of 87. She represented District 38, including Grant, Sierra, and Hidalgo counties in the southwest from 1998 to 2016. Among her many achievements, Representative Hamilton hosted two daily radio programs in Silver City from 1976-1999, held leadership roles in many community organizations including the Grant County Arts Council, the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation, the board of Hidalgo Medical Services, and the Silver City Library Board. In 1980 she became an associate member of her local LULAC Council and that same year helped to found Silver City’s first shelter for victims of domestic violence, El Refugio, which continues to help abuse victims four decades later. Arrangements are pending with the New Mexico State Capitol where she will lie state and with St. Francis Newman Center Parish in Silver City. She will be interred with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Gila National Forest has temporarily closed an area that includes portions of the Wilderness, Glenwood, and Silver City ranger districts in order to enact operations to remove unauthorized and unbranded cattle from the forest. According to a news release, the Forest Service has awarded a contract to gather the unauthorized livestock and deliver them to the livestock auction in Belen, New Mexico. There are an estimated 50 head of cattle to be removed by September 2022. To view the closure area map, visit the Gila National Forest page on Facebook or visit online at fs.usda.gov/gila. The closure is currently in effect and will last until Nov. 30th.
Today, the country celebrates the federal holiday known as Veterans Day. In 1918 this day was celebrated as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War 1, formally recognized on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Today we continue to celebrate the day as Veterans Day, still recognizing the original tie with November 11th. Veterans Day is on the same day every year — November 11 — regardless of on which day of the week it falls. In 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars. Today, we honor all veterans past and present.
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