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July 27, 2014 Local Events

LULAC Receives WNMU President's Award, Students Receive Scholarships

Article and photos by Shirin McArthur (the rest of the article can be read after the photos)

The Silver City League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 8003 held its 30th Annual Scholarship and Student of the Month Awards Celebration at WNMU on Saturday, July 27. Eighteen students received college scholarships and seven Cobre and Silver High School students received Student of the Month Awards. In addition, LULAC itself received the 2014 WNMU President's Award, which recognizes important individuals, families and companies that have made significant contributions to the university, Grant County and/or New Mexico.



2014 Clay Festival Poker Tournament helps lead off week of events

The Clay Festival’s Poker Tournament Fundraiser took place Saturday evening at the Silver City Old Elk’s Lodge. The Poker Tournament uses casino quality poker chips, the best of which—including these—are made from clay. Proceeds from the Poker Tournament help support the many free activities which will be happening every day this week, throughout Grant County. For more information on upcoming events, visit http://www.clayfestival.com/events.html

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Silver City Farmers' Market 072614

Summer's heat did not deter visitors to the weekly Farmers' Market, where the smell of freshly cooked calabacitas enticed people to the Grant County Extension Service booth, while melodies by Gleemaiden filled people's ears.

Photos by Shirin McArthur

GRMC Board recognizes several, hears end of year fiscal report


By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Friday, July 25, Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting, Chairman Charles Kelly began the meeting by naming newly appointed officers.

"Pam Archibald, who has served for several years as secretary/treasurer, will become vice chairman," Kelly said. "Jeremiah Garcia has accepted the appointment to be secretary/treasurer. These appointments are for the rest of the year."

Kelly then introduced the newly appointed board members—Joe Ramirez and Dr. John Stanley. Read more...

The Gila-San Francisco Water Commission met, had no quorum


By Mary Alice Murphy

The Gila-San Francisco Water Commission held a meeting July 22, 2014, but had no quorum.

Chairman Anthony Gutierrez asked if there were any public comments.

Gerald Schultz, who represents the New Mexico Resource and Conservation Districts presented three items. In the first, he said he reviewed the report "Analysis of Flow and Water Use Alternatives on Hydrologic Conditions in the Riparian Corridor of the Gila-Cliff Basin" written by S.S. Papadopolus & Associates of Boulder, Colo., which had previous conducted a study to investigate ground and surface water interactions. The report ran four simulated scenarios with and without CUFA diversions, according to Schultz. He read from the summary: In all simulated scenarios, groundwater declines of ¼ quarter foot to one foot, depending on location, are noted during periods of CUFA diversion. The declines do not persist beyond a few days to about two weeks.


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