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Top Stories for Tuesday, October 21st, 2014:


 Local veterans, from left, Frank Granadino, Paul Madrid, David Pratesi, David Jaurequi and Armando Amador gathered at the Bataan Memorial Park on Monday to discuss veterans’ issues with incumbent U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, right. Behind the group is the Forgotten Veterans Memorial, one of many remembrance installations at the park, overseen by Amador, project coordinator.

(Press Staff Photo by Benjamin Fisher)


By BENJAMIN FISHER

Daily Press Staff

Surrounded by monuments of wars past, incumbent U.S. Sen. Tom Udall visited Bataan Memorial Park on Monday to hear from local veterans about problems with Fort Bayard National Cemetery and the many remaining problems with Veterans Affairs health benefits.

While the veterans had plenty of other concerns, the one that originally brought the senator and candidate to Grant County is a disagreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs...




Last Wednesday, Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education member Mike McMillan resigned from his newly appointed temporary position for District 5.

McMillan was appointed to the board when Debbie Eggleston resigned earlier this year. McMillan only temporarily resided in the seat, which is up for re- election in 2015.

He said he resigned from the board because his wife wants to apply for a position with the schools and he cannot be on the board when she applies.

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By STEWART McCLINTIC

Daily Press Staff

Last Friday, the Silver City Police Department received a report about an explosive device behind Ace Hardware and the Grant County Business and Conference Center.

According to the incident report, offi cer Steven Delgado responded to a call around 4 p. m. about a bomb threat behind the building.

“ Upon arrival I spoke with Rick Unrein, who is an assistant manager at Ace Hardware. Rick advised me that he was approached by a...




The Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation discussed the future of the foundation Monday at its meeting at GRMC.

The hottest topic of the meeting concerned a letter regarding the differentiation between the foundation and the hospital.

According to foundation board President Susan Sumrall, to maintain its non- profi t status it must be clear that the hospital and the foundation are two separate entities.

“ Because of the anti- donation [law] so we can keep our 501 (c)3...