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Grant County Sheriff's Department blotter – May 22 through May 25, 2015

May 26, 2015 Local News Releases
Friday, May 22 Request officerGCSDWalk-in advised that he knows a named male who is responsible for multiple burglaries. He does not have any concrete evidence but knows that the male brags about the burglaries. Request officerLittle Cherry Lane – Pinos AltosCaller advised that his father who has Alzheimers has been missing since May 20. Caller believes he is trying to get to Indiana. Welfare…

Grant County Commissioners hear preliminary budget numbers

By Mary Alice Murphy

At Tuesday morning's Grant County Commission meeting, commissioners heard preliminary budget numbers and were told they were not final, but will be tweaked by Finance Officer Linda Vasquez and County Manager Charlene Webb before Thursday's regular meeting.

Vasquez presented the expenditure report for the week ending May 21, 2015. Expenditures totaled $547,549.21, with one payroll equaling $206,673.98. Larger expenditures were to Wright Express for fuel in the amount of about $23,000; a payment of about $32,000 to Hub International for volunteer fire department insurance; approximately $17,000 to Southwest Concrete and Paving; and about $14,000 to Engineers Inc. Read more...

Memorial Day commemorated at Fort Bayard National Cemetery 2015

Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Under a sunny sky, veterans and those who remember and honor those veterans who have died so that citizens of the United States may continue to celebrate their freedoms attended a commemoration at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Monday morning. Read more...

Statement from Dr. Brian Robinson family says he will make full recovery

The Robinson famiy released a statement to let everyone know not to worry about Dr. Brian Robinson, as his "progress has been off the charts..."

Here is the complete statement received by the Beat:

"Thank you all for your continued concern and wishes of support for Brian and Lynn. We realize not being updated may cause some amount of worry, but please understand that Brian's recovery will be a slow, gentle process.


Silver City MainStreet Celebrates 30 Years of Downtown Economic Revitalization Efforts in 2015

Photo at left: First Silver City MainStreet Manager Sandy Solenberger revisits the "office" where MainStreet started in 1985. The "office" is under the stairs at City Hall.

Photo below: Silver City MainStreet Founding Board Members: Sudie Kennedy, Sue Jollensten, Rosalee Saiz, Susan Berry and Bobbie Neal Little. Former and current Board Members and Managers recently got together to celebrate 30 years of MainStreet in Silver City. (Courtesy Photos)

Silver City MainStreet was founded in 1985 and is celebrating a legacy of 30 years of enhancements and economic revitalization in the downtown historic district. For the past two years MainStreet has been coordinating the renovation of the Silco Theater, located at 311 N. Bullard Street. The reopening of the historic theater, built in 1923, anticipated to be in late November, will bring movies back to downtown. The opening of the theater will also create new jobs and contribute to the economic vitality of the already active downtown entertainment scene.



NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge demo continues

Sunday morning, May 24, the workers for Interstate Highway Construction continued the demolition of the deck of the New Mexico 90/Hudson Street Bridge on the south side of Silver City. The destruction, which began Friday, May 22, is expected to take 10 days.

Photo Courtesy of Rodger Koest, employed by IHC.

Blues and Bikes Festival draws large crowds for Saturday events

The Mimbres Region Arts Council hosted Blues and Bikes Festival on Saurday, its second day of three, drew large crowds and filled the park. Vendors of goods, from T-shirts and jewelry to food and motorcycle accessories lined the perimeter and southward on Pope Street. 

Chairs filled every spot of grass and dancers crowded in close to the music.

Most photos by Mary Alice Murphy, unless otherwise noted.

GRMC approves setting up special committee

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, while hearing reports and updates, later in the meeting got into a discussion on the need for a special committee to promote dialogue among area physicians and the hospital.

In addition to the special recognition given to Barbara Guber for her more than 39 years of service to Gila Regional Medical Center, which can be seen at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/21989-barbara-guber-recognized-by-gila-regional-medical-center-for-years-of-service , other long-time employees of GRMC were recognized.


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