[Editor's Note: This is the final article in a three-part series on the Outdoor Economics Conference held in Silver City Oct. 2-4, 2019.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The last panel this author attended was Opportunities, Challenges and Benefits of Trails. The moderator was Amy Camp, Cycle Forward owner, and panelists included Teresa Martinez, Continental Divide Trail Coalition executive director; Julie Judkins, Appalachian Trail Conservancy director of education and outreach; Matt Nelson, Arizona Trail Association executive director; and Christy Tafoya, New Mexico State Parks director.
The first question is: what is the benefit of trails to businesses?
To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Announces Appointment of New Member to its Board of Directors
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the appointment of John J. Stephens to its Board of Directors and as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Stephens, 60, has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Inc., a diversified global leader in telecommunications, media and entertainment, and technology, since 2011. He has responsibility for financial planning, corporate development, accounting, tax, auditing, treasury, investor relations and corporate real estate. Prior to his current position, Mr. Stephens held a series of successive positions in the finance department. He began his career with AT&T in 1992. Before joining AT&T, he held a variety of roles in public accounting. Mr. Stephens received his B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Rockhurst University and earned his J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law.
By Roger Lanse
A Christian missionary, Leonard Smith, supported by Bible Baptist Church here in Silver City, who was born in Mexico and has lived in Culiacan for many years, reported on the violence there last week. The following is an excerpt from his email.
“Our people are ok. One of our men, from the village of Limon de los Ramos, who works at a toll gate north of the city, was detained, along with other workers, by the cartel guys. No harm was done, and they were let go after several hours. The city has never seen anything like this. The cartels sent a loud message – we are in charge. Within a couple of hours after Chapo’s son was detained, the cartel had all of downtown blocked, all roads leading in and out of the city controlled with cars and trucks on fire, several major intersections blocked with trucks, busses on fire, they attacked the state police headquarters, the prison, where 55 men escaped (4 of them have been caught) and they also attacked the military base . . . And, most importantly, they had the houses of high military brass, and politicians surrounded and sent the message, let the boy go or your families die. So, they let the boy go. Government was totally unprepared for such a huge organized response to the arrest of Chapo’s son.
Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy
At the October 3, 2019 Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, featuring Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner talking about ongoing and upcoming projects in the town, surprise visitors showed up.
Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small popped in with state Sen. Gabriel Ramos, both of whom were attending the Outdoor Recreation Economics Conference in the large room at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center near where the luncheon was taking place.
The appearance of Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014 in Lordsburg on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, was part of celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s completion
Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary.
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