Local News: March 21, 2023
Next week, the Hidalgo County Teen Maze will take place on Tuesday, March 28th, and Wednesday, March 29th. There will be more than 1000 junior and high school students from the area participating. The teen maze is a three-dimensional game-based maze in which 35 agencies collaborate to ensure that youth have the opportunity to make real-life hypothetical decisions and also experience the benefits and/or consequences based on the choices they make. HMS is pleased to help make this event possible with the help of so many.
SNM’s dirty little secret
It’s Southern New Mexico’s dark, dirty secret. The visitor centers from Alamogordo to Lordsburg, from Las Cruces to Truth or Consequences, avoid this truth and fear its consequences. Chambers of commerce keep it out of their conversations. As I write this, on a Wednesday afternoon in Las Cruces,...
Missing 3 year old girl found safe after Amber Alert
New Mexico State Police say 3-year-old Avyanna Gaco-Hernandez was found safe after she was taken from her home in Deming, New Mexico. State Police say Avyanna was taken from her home on west 3rd Street in Deming by Jamie Gamboa and Adriana Rivas. Gamboa is a 34-year-old male who is...
Worried about well water quality? Visit Silver City Farmers’ Market
Two departments are conducting free domestic well water testings at the Silver City Farmers' Market.
KRQE Newsfeed: Amber Alert, New plans, Rain and snow, Obelisk latest, Road improvements
Wednesday’s Top Stories Wednesday’s Five Facts  Amber Alert issued for three-year-old Deming girl – An Amber Alert has been issued for three-year-old Avyanna Gaco-Hernandez. Police say she was abducted from her residence in Deming on the 600 block of west Third St. They say she was abducted by Jaime Gamboa and Adriana Rivas. Avyanna […]
Gabriella Blumberg Signs Her Letter of Intent to Play Tennis at Western New Mexico University
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Another day in Casper, another high school athlete signs their letter of intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Kelly Walsh’s Gabriella Blumberg signed to continue her tennis career at Western New Mexico University. One of the reasons that she chose to...
Community Spotlight: Silver City Pride 2023
On today’s Community Spotlight, host Candice Burke is joined by Scott Plate. Scott is on the Board of Directors of LGBTQ Grant County and is one of the organizers for the upcoming, Silver City 2023 Pride event. He will talk all about the event and how to get involved.
Local News: March 17, 2023
Here is a look at some local news and happenings brought to you by Silver City Radio. The Gila National Forest is reporting an unusually wet spring on the Gila National Forest. Caution is advised to nearly all visitors due to soft roads and abnormally high river flows. The 2022 monsoon season delivered nearly double the amount of rain as compared to an average season, with greater than average precipitation continuing through winter. As a result, water tables are recharged, and the ground remains saturated. Streams that typically only flow during or after recent storm events are still experiencing above-normal flows, with many sites registering two to three times the long-term average flow. Hikers and equestrians are advised against attempts to cross any fork of the Gila River. Rafters report numerous fallen-tree hazards across the Gila River, flooded campsites, and other safety concerns associated with high flows. Forest roads at higher elevations remain snowbound, boggy, and soft, ready to entrap the unsuspecting motorist. Access to Catwalk National Recreation Area is inadvisable due to 3-foot water depth at the last stream crossing.
- Cobre grad returns to Grant County to shoot indie horror film
This week, a short film written by a young man from Hurley was shot on location at downtown’s Silco Theatre, in a bathroom at Hurley Elementary School and in a classic Buick. The film features not only the writer’s classmates but also members of his family and extras from a community casting call.
Town of Hurley seeks new police chief
The town of Hurley is looking for a new police chief, as well as an animal control officer. Former Chief Steven Gallegos resigned last month to take a job with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Mayor Ed Stevens told the Daily Press following Tuesday evening’s regular Town Council meeting.
Local Arrest Report for Monday March 13, 2023
DEMING – Here’s today’s local arrest report. Luz Gomez, age 21, was arrested on a Luna County Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… Jesus Majalca, age 42, was arrested on a Deming Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines… Fernando Arambula, age 19, was arrested on a Luna County Magistrate warrant for failure to appear, and a Deming Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines… Donald Moore, age 58, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance… Miguel Rodriguez, age 31, was arrested on a Luna County Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines and Harry Legardo, age 30, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant.
Deming Woman Arrested On Warrant for Stolen Checks
DEMING – 30-year old Deming resident Angela Garcia was arrested on a warrant charged with a fourth-degree felony after she cashed a check for $450 at Pepper’s Supermarket. The Deming Headlight reported that the check was drawn from the bank account of Basin Range Volcanic Geolapidary Museum. The checks were reported stolen to the Luna County Sheriff’s Department.
Tour of the Gila set for April 26-30 in Silver City
Tour of the Gila is a five-day stage race for international teams, men and women and amateur racers in North America. Held April 26-30 in Silver City, and throughout the Gila Wilderness. “If racers want to experience European-style racing, Tour of the Gila is it," Jack Brennen, race organizer, said....
Deming Man Arrested After Traffic Stop
DEMING – Deming resident Jason Diaz was stopped by New Mexico State Police on West Granite Street. Diaz refused to cooperate with officers. The Deming Headlight is reporting that the Deming Police Department brought Diaz’s mother to the traffic stop to try to get Diaz to cooperate with the police.
Silver Heights trail plans on hold pending study, outreach
The town of Silver City’s Trails and Open Space Committee is pumping the brakes on plans to propose a trail system for the open space on the top of Starski Ridge, which separates lower Little Walnut Road on one side from the Silver Heights neighborhood around 19th and 20th streets on the other.
Hurley plan: Lack of property restricts development
The town of Hurley is in the process of updating its five-year comprehensive plan, and will hold a series of meetings through early May to address several of the areas it covers. The meetings are open to the public and are conducted at 1 p.m. at the Hurley Community Center....
Local News: March 10, 2023
Western New Mexico University announced that they completed the public input phase of its updated 5-year Master Plan that included a public meeting hosted on the WNMU Silver City campus and two periods for online review of the draft plan with the ability to submit input. In total, 101 comments were shared with the university. Many of the comments received were about the proposed expansion and modernization of J. Cloyd Miller Library, including the plan to expand its digital resources, with some expressing concern that the library’s physical holdings would be eliminated. WNMU President Joseph Shepard has indicated that the library will continue to purchase and shelve books. “As a public institution, we are a depository of knowledge, not just for our students but for the local and regional community,” said Shepard. “Maintaining and continued expansion of the physical stacks in the library are of paramount importance but we are also looking to ensure access to those who choose digital formats and students using library resources from afar,” said Shepard.
Kelly Walsh’s Gabriella Blumberg Signs With Western New Mexico
Kelly Walsh tennis star Gabriella Blumberg has signed with Western New Mexico University in Silver City. Blumberg won the 4A #1 singles State Championship in 2022 and did not lose a set in the process. She defeated Ashli Smedley of Cheyenne Central 6-2 and 6-3 in the championship match and finished the season 20-0.
Tax revenue up; Vistas de Plata moves forward
At Tuesday evening’s brief Silver City Town Council meeting, Town Manager Alex Brown reported on the progress of a number of construction projects, as well as key revenue generators. Regarding repairs to the roof of the City Hall Annex — soon to become City Hall — he said that...
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