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Lady Stang Earns RMAC Summit Award

April 18, 2015 Sports
Bobbi Pierson earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Summit Award for women's golf on Friday. The RMAC Summit Award is presented to the student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals sites for each of the RMAC's championships. All GPAs are based on a straight grading scale to ensure consistency among institutions. Any tie is broken by the…

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.a Stronger Upper Low Over Southern Colorado Will Move Slowly
Eastward Today. Lee-side Cyclogenesis Will Lead To A Tight
Surface Pressure Gradient Over Much Of New Mexico And Far West
Texas... While A Very Dry Air Mass Remains In Place. Sustained
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Grant County Water Commission discusses funding for water project

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first order of business for the Grant County Water Commission was to appoint the chairman and vice chairman. Silver City Town Manager Alex Brown was approved to remain as chairman and Hurley Mayor Edward Encinas will serve as vice chairman.

As this was the first meeting of the year for the group, the members approved the Open Meetings Act resolution.

The main topic for the meeting was to discuss further funding for the regional water project.


Santa Clara Mayor signs agreement with state

Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch signs agreement with state (Photo Courtesy of Shirley Wiegel)

By Mary Alice Murphy

Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch signed an agreement with the state of New Mexico this morning at a special village council meeting.

He told the Beat that the agreement with the state is for the village to do emergency weed abatement and pothole repairs to improve the site for safety and aesthetically.

"We will be working with volunteer groups and city crews to keep Fort Bayard from deteriorating further," Bauch said.

The agreement, because it was signed in the middle of the fiscal year is good until July 1.

Long time MRAC Executive Director Faye McCalmont Announces her Departure

Faye McCalmont (Courtesy Photo)

Silver City, NM – If you've had the pleasure of jamming out to a free music festival, walked past the radiant colors of a mural, or worn a gown to celebrate the arts you have probably experienced one of the dynamic offerings that represent the Mimbres Region Arts Council.

Building communities and enriching culture are something that MRAC has worked toward for the past 30 years, and one woman has made it her mission to do so. Faye McCalmont has led the charge as MRAC's Executive Director for the past 20 years, and she has decided it's time to pass the torch. "I have so enjoyed my time at the helm of the Arts Council. I love this organization and all the wonderful people involved in making it such a success. But, 20 years is long enough and I'm excited to see how the organization will benefit from a fresh view and new ideas. We have built a solid, strong foundation that can support growth in the future. The MRAC Board and staff are committed and hardworking and will see the organization through this transition," says McCalmont. Read more...

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