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Silver City Woman's Club Gets NEW Boiler

April 29, 2017 Community News
David M. Anderson and David L. Anderson,owner of Enchanted Trails PlumbingOn February 10, 2017 in a cold snap the Silver City Woman's Club's baseboard heating boiler went kaput. The SC Woman's Club Weil-Maclain boiler was installed in 2008 and was thought to have a 10 year warranty. Dale Lane of Keenan Supply intervened for the club with the boiler company, but in the end they refused to honor…

GRMC receives input on choice of Cancer Center service provider 042817

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Friday, April 28, 2017, Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting, Interim Chief Executive Officer Alfredo Ontiveros recognized Pat Nesbitt, who was with Gila Regional overseeing facilities for 10 years. He recently resigned and went to work for Hidalgo Medical Services.

"My second announcement is that Carrie Young, who has been our counsel, has submitted her resignation," Ontiveros said. "She will take the uniform bar exam, so she is able to work anywhere with her Juris Doctor degree. She is also a nurse."

Board Chairman Jeremiah Garcia said to Young: "You've always been here for us. She has taught us a lot, including that we should go to our counsel to make sure we're doing things right."

Board member Magdaleno Manzanares said his daughter is a young lawyer. "I have told her about you," he said to Young. "I told her you are a woman who tells a bunch of guys what to do."

"I want to thank the board for interacting with me," Young said. "You spend a lot of time dedicated to this hospital." Read more...

Silver Schools survey results on proposed four-day week

By Margaret Hopper

After an Investigation of Public Records Act request, the Beat received the surveys done to determine community, staff and student support for a four-day school week.

The survey was presented in a number of portions; first, a list of five survey questions followed by numbers and percentages for the three differing groups, parents, staff and community. Then the same groups had their comments listed under “no support,” “no opinion,” and “support.”

As stated in the news article http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/36406-silver-school-board-disapproves-four-day-schedule-3-2 , there were plans for student results, too, but Silver Schools technology director Ben Potts said at the meeting that those responses came in so late that time ran out for including them. It was noted that the responding students were 76 percent for it, but their other responses were not given. Read more...

Chad Young succumbs to injuries sustained in Sunday’s crash

 Chad Young, in front, dies of crash-related injuries. Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Clinton Photography

April 29, 2017 (Silver City, NM) – The Tour of the Gila has been informed that 21-year-old, Axeon Hagens Berman rider, Chad Young, succumbed to his injuries sustained in a crash during Sunday’s Gila Monster stage while descending to the Cliff Dwellings.

The Tour of the Gila community is devastated by the news of Young’s passing. On behalf of the entire Tour of the Gila staff and the Silver City, New Mexico community, we want to express our deepest condolences to Chad’s family, friends, and his teammates during this painful time of sorrow and mourning.

“It’s a heartbreaking situation,” Jack Brennan said, Race Director for Tour of the Gila. “The Axeon Hagens Berman team and its Team Director, Axel Merckx, have always recruited and mentored these incredible young men to help them mature in the sport of cycling, and Chad was certainly in that mold. As a father and grandfather myself, I want to express my sincere condolences to Chad’s family and friends.”

The Tour of the Gila takes place in and around Silver City, New Mexico and consists of road race stages, an individual time trial, and a criterium. Stage 1 for the 5-day race, is a point-to-point road race en route to the ghost town of Mogollon. The criterium is held in downtown Silver City with high speeds, 90-degree turns, and a brutal climb to weed out the weak. The iconic “Gila Monster” road race’s final climbing stage ends with a climb up to the tiny enclave of Pinos Altos, nestled in the Gila National Forest. www.tourofthegila.com 

Red Flag Warning: Fire Weather Watch in effect Saturday 042917

he National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT Saturday For Fire Weather Zone 111. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect 

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT on Saturday.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 111.

* WIND...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...Lowland locations south and west and south of
a line from Deming to Lordsburg.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.


Movies from Tour of Gila and Earth Day

Movies of Tour of Gila by Paul Michaud. Movie of Earth Day by Sandra Michaud


McKeen Ranch Days 2017

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Margie and Hugh B. McKeen of Alma, NM, have been hosting Ranch Days to teach elementary school students about ranching life for 19 years. About 300 students, each on Tuesday and Wednesday, attended the more than 20 stations, ate lunch and then watched branding.

Gusty winds hinder attack on Sawmill Fire in Arizona

Sawmill Fire

The fire is located southeast of Green Valley, AZ, and near the Coronado National Forest

State Route 83 reopens south of I-10
State Route 83 has reopened this afternoon south of Interstate 10 after being closed for nearly three days because of the Sawmill Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers.. more
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