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Bayard posts notice of intent to adopt amendment to animal control ordinance

August 23, 2016 Legal Notices
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT CITY OF BAYARD The City of Bayard hereby gives public notice of the intent to adopt amendments to Chapter 6 – Animals of the Municipal Code of Ordinances> AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 6 – ANIMALS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF ORDINANCES AND RENUMERATION OF THE CHAPTER This amendment is to insert the language from Ordinance 1-2014 as it was inadvertently left…

Copper Cruizers hold 25th anniversary event with Run to Copper Country

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Copper Cruizers, which has about 20 active member car enthusiasts, held its 25th anniversary event at Gough Park on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Clara Bustillos, one of the members and organizers, said 153 entries were shown all around the park. "We have 110 from out of town, but El Paso, Texas; Las Cruces Lordsburg, Hillsboro and many from Grant County, NM; Tucson, Orale, Hereford and Bisbee, Arizona, with Phoenix probably being the farthest."

She said the planning for the show begins in January.

First Born and Woman's Club team up to give baby shower

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Saturday, Aug. 20, a baby shower took place at the Woman's Club.

Adriana Bowen, First Born director, said: "It was our idea, but it took Vera McGregor of the Woman's Club to make it happen."

"We see some parents who have support and others don't," Bowen said. "We felt every new mom deserves a baby shower. The shower is open to new moms. Read more...

Fort Bayard celebrates 150th birthday with presentations

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday morning, the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society held a birthday party for the Fort Bayard National Landmark. The actual date of the beginning of Fort Bayard was Aug. 20, 1866.

The first presenter was Nancy Owen Lewis, talking about her book Chasing the Cure in New Mexico, which covers the history of treatment of tuberculosis in the state. Fort Bayard held an important place in that history with its sanitariums and care for those with tuberculosis or consumption, as it was called. Read more...

Senior Olympics banquet recognizes local and state winners

Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County Senior Olympics held its annual banquet Thursday, Aug. 18. Patricia Cano, board member, served as moderator.

She announced that the national Senior Olympics will be held in Albuquerque in 2019, and encouraged all the local Olympians to prepare to compete from Grant County that year.

"We've come a long way this year," Cano said. "We started a new organization and had zero dollars. Elva Quimby and Mario Quintana organized us the Martha Muñiz got us going with an enchilada fundraiser. Corinna Vigil, Margaret Chavez and Katie Romero were also instrumental." Read more...

NM-90 below the bridge

Photographer Dave Schuhmann, who chronicled the NM-90 Bridge construction in photo essays, tool a look below the bridge to see what had been accomplished to make it look the same as before. He said: "The contractor must be finished with whatever he had to do there. There is a small parking place and a bullentin board on the west side. Water is flowing."


Grant County Commission work and regular sessions 0816 and 081816

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the beginning of the regular session of the Grant County Commission on Aug. 18, 2016, several people from the Sheriff's Department spoke during public input.

Cpl. Manuel Maldonado said he has been with the department since Nov. 5, 2007. "I stand alongside my brothers to speak to you about our concerns. But first I ask for a moment of silence for José Chavez of Hatch and other officers killed recently."

After the moment of silence, Maldonado said the U.S. has more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement personnel, 12 percent of whom are female. More than 1.6 million violent crimes occur each year. Since the first policeman was killed in 1791, more than 24,000 have lost their lives in the line of duty. Their names are on a memorial in Washington D.C.


Grant County commissioners approve putting four-mill levy on the General Election ballot

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the work session on Aug. 16, Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Brian Cunningham explained why the resolution proposing a four-mill levy for the hospital was on the agenda for approval on Aug. 18.

"Three years ago, we were in the hole for $ 9 million," Cunningham said. "We recouped that the following year and continued to be in the positive for the next year. However, at the end of FY 16, we were at a negative $3.2 million. This is the most challenging environment for health care. It is a capital heavy operation. We have reinvested in IT restructuring and keeping the revenue stream going. Quality is still our major focus. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid just gave GRMC a 4-star rating, one of only three in New Mexico, with no 5-star ratings in the state." Read more...

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