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This weekend was packed with a number of local events. The 10th Annual Gila River Festival, dedicated to the three young conservationists who perished in a plane crash earlier this year, filled the streets of downtown Silver City with a puppet parade on Saturday. The Gila River Festival officially kicked of on the WNMU Campus on Thursday evening, and offered such events as kayaking the river, the parade, and various lectures around town.
Fort Bayard Days were also celebrated this weekend with an old-fashioned baseball game featuring the hometown Fort Bayard Burros versus visiting Tucson Saguaros. The game was played for about an hour and a half on Saturday, with play open to anyone who wanted to jump in. The Burros won both games, the first with a score of 13 to 11, and the second 17 to 10.
The Silver City Museum, in collaboration with the Small Town Christmas Events is seeking participants for a Christmas Wreath Contest. The theme of the 2014 Small Town Christmas is: Christmas in Silver City 1914. The wreaths will be on display in the month of December and be featured during the Silver City Museum’s annual Victorian Christmas Open House. Gift Certificates to the Silver City Museum Store will be awarded! To host the event, we need to have a minimum of ten participants submitting a wreath. Wreathes would need to be non-perishable and made of faux greens. If you are interested in participating in this fun holiday contest, contact the Silver City Museum at 538-5921.
According to Fox News, Silver City is one of the Main Streets across the US most worth seeing. According to the story on Fox News, Silver City got its name as a mining town, but now the city is known as a cultural destination with its thriving downtown arts district, numerous annual festivals celebrating the city’s cultural heritage and rich arts culture, authentic Mexican cuisine and endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Visit today’s headlines at Silver City Radio dot com. The full article can be read here: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/slideshow/2014/09/17/very-best-main-streets-across-usa/#/slide/rteewweterto.
Another high speed chase began in Luna County on Friday as a 33 year-old man in a silver Toyota led police on a 70 mile chase that started west of Deming on I-10. The top speed reached was around 130 miles per hour, and the vehicle was finally stopped on Avenida de Mesilla around 9:30 am. The El Paso man was then involved in a 5 ½ hour standoff with police and negotiators, that ended when a New Mexico State Police Officer shot and killed him. The specific threat that prompted the officer to fire has not been released, although at one point during negotiations, the driver was threatening to shoot at officers with two guns found in his car. No officer injuries were reported, and the two passengers of the car were safely removed from the situation.