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Top Stories for Wednesday, December 17th, 2014:


‘Smeltertown Shenanigans’




Local author Jerry Boswell held a book signing for his new memoir, “Smeltertown Shenanigans,' at Diane’s Parlor on Tuesday night. “Smeltertown Shenanigans' combines a historical background of the community in the 1950s and ’60s with a series of embellished stories about Boswell’s adolescence in Hurley. A second book signing is planned for Saturday, Dec. 20, at J.W. Gallery from 1-3 p.m. Above, Boswell signs a copy of his memoir for local historian Susan Berry.


(Press Staff Photo by Avelino Maestas)


By BENJAMIN FISHER

Daily Press Staff

The Gila/San Francisco Water Commission repeated at length its intention to become the Central Arizona Project New Mexico unit entity for the Arizona Water Settlements Act at its meeting on Tuesday, before approv-ing a letter to be sent to the Interstate Stream Commission again requesting that be done. In so doing, it hopes to continue development of a financial plan for the AWSA government money through investment bank George K. Baum, which...




By STEWART McCLINTIC

Daily Press Staff

The Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education met Tuesday evening at the Silver Schools administration building to hear presentations regarding the district’s annual financial audit from Stone McGee & Co. and bullying.

Mike Stone, reporting on the audit, stated there were no major findings, but there was still room to improve.

Stone said the district’s cash reserve balance was down to 1.5 percent from last year — the New...




Those running for election to the Silver Consolidated School District and Cobre Consolidated School District school boards had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file their candidacy at the Grant County Administration Center.

Those who filed picked balls out of a hat to determine where their names would appear on the ballot for the election in February.

In the Silver School District, Frances Vasquez plans on going toe-to-toewith board President Trent Petty for the seat in District...


The state of New Mexico, through its department, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, has officially sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior voicing its intent to construct a diversion to the Gila River and develop the water from that diversion, as permitted through the Arizona Water Settlements Act.

The letter was the final step in a decade-long debate over the use of government funds for water projects before the controversial AWSA diversion project...