Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 20:18
By Margaret Hopper
The regular school board meeting was preceded by a work session, which started at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the bond projects needed in the district, which the recent reinstatement of bonding capacity in the February elections made possible. All board members, the superintendent, and the Maintenance Director, Barry Ward, were on hand to discuss the months of recent search and survey findings with personnel from George K. Baum and Associates, the bonding company the district has been working with to bring the project this far.
Mark Valenzuela, who has made many trips to the district to this date, and others of the firm, looked over the re-prioritized list and discussed the initial steps to be taken, now that the bond issue has passed. Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 18:22
By Mary Alice Murphy
In the financial expenditure report at the Grant County Commission work session, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Financial Officer Linda Vasquez said the total expenditures from Feb. 10, 2017 through March 10, 2017, equaled $2,771,721.73.
The payments included payroll checks for two pay periods for a total of $404,440.57. Checks of larger amounts include the January 2017 fuel charges to Wright Express Fleet Services for $21,917.64; North Hurley Road construction Colonias Project to Morrow Enterprises Inc. for $50,083.63; off road diesel for road department equipment to fuel Center Plus for $17,318.11; for 2017 insurance coverage contributions for multi-line and law enforcement liability to New Mexico Insurance Authority for $660,530; final payment for Forgotten Veterans Memorial at Bataan Park to Sacaton Construction for $24,169.57; for fire truck for the Fort Bayard Volunteer Fire Department to Siddons Martin Emergency Group for $220,091; for three roof top air-conditioning units for the Courthouse to Cooperative Educational Services for $92,029.84; for January, February and March 2017 medical management services at the Detention Center to HCP Systems for $51,993; and for engineering services for North Hurley Colonias project, Rosedale Road and Tyrone Colonias project to Occam Engineering Inc. for $46,927.66. Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:00
At about 12:38 am, an officer of the Silver City Police Department made a traffic stop on a pickup on Highway 90 South near Victoria Street in Silver City. The vehicle was stopped for having a rider standing up in the bed of the pickup.
The subject, later identified as Ruben Diaz, 63 years of age, from Silver City, jumped out of the back of the truck and attempted to push the officer away and get into the driver’s seat of the police unit. The officer gained control of Diaz and placed Diaz in handcuffs. The subject had a medical crisis and emergency medical services was called to the scene. A short time later he was pronounced deceased.
The New Mexico State Police was contacted and is conducting an investigation into the incident.
Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 14:50
High wind warning in Hidalgo County, visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles please use caution. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:33
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Western El Paso County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Lordsburg,
Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale,
Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston, Truth Or Consequences,
Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs, Las Cruces,
Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo, Tularosa, White Sands Monument,
Downtown El Paso, West El Paso, and Upper Valley
1206 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017 Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:51
Critical Fire Conditions Expected Wednesday And Thursday Afternoons...
An approaching strong Pacific trough aloft with its associated cold front will approach the west coast overnight and move into the central and southern Rockies Thursday.
This will result in gusty 20-ft winds with sustained speeds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph or more across southwest New Mexico Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday...strong gusty 20-ft winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph or more will mainly be concentrated to the lowlands east of the Continental Divide. With high or greater fire dangers in place across all of southern New Mexico and far west Texas...very low fuel moistures in place and lowland minimum relative humidities OF 8% to 15% expected...there is an increasing risk in the development of critical fire conditions in these areas Wednesday and Thursday.
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 110
Southwest Mountains/gila Nf/apache Nf/glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 111
Southwest Deserts And Lowlands/las Cruces
601 Am Mdt Wed Mar 22 2017
Red Flag Warning In Effect From 2 Pm This Afternoon To 7 Pm
Mdt This Evening For High Fire Danger...low Relative Humidity...
And Strong Winds For Fire Weather Zones 110 And 111... Read more...
Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:57
Critical fire conditions expected Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
An approaching strong Pacific trough aloft with its associated cold front will approach the west coast overnight and move into the central and southern Rockies Thursday. This will result
in gusty 20-ft winds with sustained speeds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph or more across southwest New Mexico Wednesday
afternoon. On Thursday...strong gusty 20-ft winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph or more will mainly be concentrated to the
lowlands east of the Continental Divide. With high or greater fire dangers in place across all of southern New Mexico and far west
Texas...very low fuel moistures in place and lowland minimum relative humidities to 10% to 15% expected...there is an increasing risk in the development of critical fire conditions in
these areas Wednesday and Thursday.
Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Wednesday Afternoon Through Early Wednesday Evening For 20-foot Winds Over 20 Mph And Relative Humidities Under 15% For Fire Weather Zones 110 And 111...
The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday evening. Read more...
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