Monday Morning News Dump

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Well, another Monday here in Grant County. What’s going on?

Beginning this week Jose Hernandez will be on trial in District Court. He’s accused of a murder in 2004 (I believe), which, unfortunately, was before my time as a (non-student) journalist here in this fair city. So, my knowledge of the case is a little rusty. I can say that it was delayed because a key witness died in the Grant County Detention Center late last year. Check this afternoon’s Daily Press for more info.

Tuesday night’s Silver City Town Council meeting is shaping up to be an interesting one: it appears as though Mayor James Marshall is seeking a moratorium on the sale of town property. With a moratorium already in place regarding the extension of water mains outside the city limits, it looks like the town is trying to develop some criteria for actions (like the sale of property) that, if allowed, have long-term impacts on residents.

On Wednesday the Democratic Party is hosting the first of two candidate forums for the upcoming primary. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be in the Grant County Administration Center.

The county is my cohort, Mary Alice Murphy’s, beat – I play this one pretty fast and loose. But, from what I understand, minimum wages, construction of a new detention center, and the possibility of a shift to a five-member commission will be hot topics. Also, the drug problem in the county will figure big.

There may be some interesting news coming out of the county mid-week (teaser) – I’ll let you know.

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