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The Western New Mexico University Office of Veteran Affairs will observe the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a memorial event on campus Saturday, September 11th. According to a news release, the keynote address will be presented by 1984 WNMU alumnus J.R. Calkins, who worked on a Type 1 Incident Management Team that mobilized to New York City on September 12th, 2001, to assist with search and rescue efforts at ground zero. The event, which will be held in Old James Stadium, starts at 8 a.m. with a presentation of the colors and the national anthem sung by Mariachi Plata de WNMU. It will continue through 11 a.m. with speakers, music, and periodical silences in observation of the attack’s most devastating moments.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation works closely with the National Weather Service during monsoon weather condition months to provide safety information to residents and travelers. Some tips to follow are:

  • Never enter an area that has been barricaded due to flooding or drive into a road that is covered in water.
  • Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and other vehicles during inclement weather.
  • Never use cruise control when the roads are slippery.
  • Storm runoff can loosen boulders and rocks, be alert and look out for falling rocks.
  • If you feel you need to wait out the storm, pull aside as far off the roadway or shoulder area as possible. Turn off your lights and your engine and keep your foot off the brake pedal. If other drivers see your brake lights, they may assume you are on the roadway.

The Mayor of the Town of Silver is accepting applications to fil two volunteer positions on the Planning & Zoning Commission. The term is for 2 years and the applicant must reside within the town. For more information and an application form visit online at

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