By Hallie Richwine
The City of Bayard Council Meeting on September 24, 2018 began at 2 p.m. after a short work session. Mayor Chon Fierro and Councilors Adrian Ortiz and Eloy Medina attended, and Mayor Pro Tem Raul Villanueva joined the meeting by phone.
Council first agreed to handle items which needed a full quorum and vote since Villanueva joined the meeting remotely.
The first action item discussed was the adoption of Ordinance 5-2018, the increase of the gross receipts tax by .25%. This increase is dedicated to the General Fund and Bayard anticipates generating $30,000 per year.
[Editor's Note: As a 19-year customer of Griffin's Propane, we can vouch for the company's service. We have never run out of propane, nor had to get emergency propane.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
This author has just been informed (through a letter to the editor) that Ikard-Newsome was purchased by Pinnacle Propane out of Texas. The letter lists phone numbers to call to find out why propane has not yet been delivered.
As an alternative, in case of emergency, or in case you want to purchase propane from a more reliable source, who knows its customers, contact Griffin's Propane at 575-388-4433. The company has been locally owned since its beginning. The local owner, Richard Griffin, works at the Silver City, NM, office and his daughter has also started working with him, so it is likely to continue to be family-owned for the long term. The company serves southwest New Mexico and a few locations in southeast Arizona. https://www.griffinspropane.com
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, and Apache Summit
1138 AM MDT Mon Oct 8 2018
...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 8 AM MDT TUESDAY...
Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the last day to register to vote at your county clerk's office or through a certified registrar in New Mexico.
It is also the first day that you may vote absentee, generally at your county clerk's office.
By Mary Alice Murphy
Gila National Forest Supervisor Adam Mendonca opened the meeting and introduced the facilitator Heather Bergman.
"This is a different sort of meeting," Mendonca said. "We are looking for specific input for the ongoing forest plan revision."
Those present were given clickers to choose with yes, no of unsure if the range of alternatives for each item considered included what most concerned them. If not, they were asked to write down what they thought important but was outside the range of alternatives.
Photos by Mary Alice Murphy
Volunteers from the Stantec Engineering firm in Silver City gathered on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to paint the interior of the Centro de Amistad Senior Community Center in Santa Clara.
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