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By Mary Alice Murphy
The Beat has outlined some of the negative impacts of the injunction from a U.S. District Court judge in Tucson, as a result of a 2014 WildEarth Guardians lawsuit on the monitoring or lack thereof of the endangered species, Mexican spotted owl.
The negative impacts continue to proliferate. Children and adults have worked hard to represent the state of New Mexico at its best in decorating Washington, D.C. for the Christmas holidays.
[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a multi-part series of articles on the work session on Sept. 24, 2019 and regular meeting on Sept. 26, 2019.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
After two presentations at the beginning of the Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 24, 2019, a review of the regular meeting agenda began.
The presentations may be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/53553-grant-county-commission-holds-brief-special-meeting-prior-to-work-session-092419 and http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/53609-date-correctedgrant-county-commission-work-session-092419-part-2
The first item on the regular meeting agenda was a proclamation declaring Oct. 1-5, 2019 as New Mexico Grown Week and October 6-12, 2019 as National 4-H Week, requested by Commissioner Alicia Edwards and Commissioner Billy Billings.
By Roger Lanse
Thomas Laws, 61, of Silver City, arrested on Aug. 26, 2019, for violating provisions of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including nine counts of wire fraud, seven counts of transporting or transmission of money stolen and converted by fraud, and two counts of identity theft, made an initial court appearance in U.S. District Court – Las Cruces on Aug. 28, 2019. On Aug, 30, he was arraigned, and on Sept. 6, Laws was released on a $5,000 secured bond with conditions.
Laws has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, in U.S. District Court – Las Cruces, at which time a trial date will be set, according to district court staff. District court staff also believe the trial will occur sometime in November, however, Laws’ attorney, Daniel Rubin of Las Cruces, would not comment on that.
This article addresses a presentation on use of AWSA water.
[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a likely multi-part series of articles on the work session on Sept. 24, 2019 and regular meeting on Sept. 26, 2019.]
Following the special session, county reports and the first presentation on D.A.R.E., which can be visited at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/53553-grant-county-commission-holds-brief-special-meeting-prior-to-work-session-092419, a second presentation giving an update on the New Mexico CAP Entity proposed action was made.
Anthony Gutierrez, New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity executive director, said his kids had been in the D.A.R.E. program at Cliff. "It's a wonderful program."
Grant County has approximately 100 registered sex offenders, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department wants the community to know where they reside so they can choose to avoid those houses when trick-or-treating.
“We do the best we can in making sure sex offenders live where they tell us, so it is crucial that our citizens visit our website to see who the registered sex offenders are and where they are living,“ Sheriff Frank Gomez said. Citizens are encouraged to check any addresses where they or their family spend time. Sheriff Gomez said, “The mapping and address feature found on the website pinpoints exactly where an offender lives.”
Fair season begins in September with the New Mexico State Fair. Youth from New Mexico and Grant County take their best exhibits to compete with other youth from around the state. Here is how the 4-H members from Grant County did at the State Fair, September 5-15, 2019:
Ketch Bays- Champion Angus steer
Lizzy McDonald-2nd Place Junior Self-Determined Quilted Exhibit and Record Form
Kayleigh Massengill-3rd Place Novice Keychain
Joseph Massengill-2nd Place Junior Keychain
Next, was the Grant County Fair, held September 18-22, 2019:
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