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Top Stories for Wednesday, October 29th, 2014:


Take Back the Night




Western New Mexico University and various partnering community organizations hosted a Take Back the Night walk Tuesday evening. Take Back the Night is a nationwide event focusing on eliminating sexual violence. The march began at the WNMU Student Memorial Center Patio, continued east on College Avenue, then went down Bullard Street and ended on Broadway where students and members of the community listened to guest speakers, took photos at a photo booth, ate and danced. Pictured above, from left, are WNMU students Cronn Chavez, Jessica Dominguez, Diana Ontiveros and Miguel Gutierrez carrying a “Shatter the Silence' banner to encourage people to speak out against domestic violence and sexual abuse.


(Press Staff Photo by Nickolas Seibel)


Santa Fe District Judge Raymond Ortiz will hold a hearing on Thursday to determine whether he will maintain a temporary injunction against the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission that bars the ISC from meeting.

Ortiz issued the injunction last Friday in response to a lawsuit brought against the commission and its members by Norman Gaume, a water engineer and former head of the ISC. In his suit, Gaume alleged the commission and a subcommittee studying the future of the...




After being struck by a car Monday while walking east on Broadway, Annie Crawford was reported to be in stable condition at an El Paso hospital Tuesday evening.

In an email to the Silver City Daily Press, Crawford’s mother, Judith Kaluzny, wrote that her daughter was in critical condition with a skull fracture and injury to one of her hands, but no other broken bones.

Kaluzny, who lives in Fullerton, Calif., added that Crawford will undergo CT scans and was kept under...




By STEWART McCLINTIC

Daily Press Staff

Orlando Chavez of Hurley escaped from the Hurley Police Department after being arrested and detained by HPD officers Monday.

According to HPD Chief Pete Ordonez, officers brought Chavez into their station for processing and booking following a high-speed chase. While in the police station and boundwith handcuffs on his wrists and restraints on his ankles, Chavez was able to escape.

Ordonez said Chavez was somehow able to break...




By BENJAMIN FISHER

Daily Press Staff

Silver City residents could be in store for yet another change in theirwater policy after the Town Council heard a presentation for possible water meter upgrades at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

For the past few months, Town Manager Alex Brown has been working closely with Yearout Energy Services Company on a possible plan to upgrade the town’s water meter system to a radio read system. Brown hopes that this upgrade would help town...