By Mary Alice Murphy
New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity Chairwoman Darr Shannon opened the meeting by announcing it was Purple Heart Day.
Allyson Siwik gave the only public comment. "Now that the NEPA scoping process is over, I want to comment from the public perspective. The public found it difficult to comment. People got conflicting information at the open scoping meetings. New information was released during the scoping. The project seems to be a moving target."
In old business, members addressed the second amendment to the joint powers agreement. On the telephone, Interstate Stream Commission Attorney Dominique Work said the CAP Entity approved the amendment before the ISC July meeting, which was cancelled by the ISC. "The amendment will be presented to the ISC at its meeting on Aug. 16."
Silver City, NM, August 15, 2018 — A haul truck extended the life of Freeport-McMoRan’s Chino mine over State Highway 152 on August 8 when the first load of copper ore from Hanover Mountain was delivered to Chino operations.
That truck represented the culmination of a $60 million project to connect the historic mining district of Cobre to the concentrator and leach piles of the adjacent Chino mine, ensuring the near-term future of both properties.
Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy
On Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, a contingent of personnel from the University of Arizona Museum of Art celebrated the return of the stolen Willem de Kooning "Woman-Ochre" to their museum in Tucson. They came to Silver City to again thank the owners of Manzanita Ridge second-hand furniture store for returning the painting, which had been stolen from the museum the day after Thanksgiving in November 1985.
By Roger Lanse
District 3 Councilor Jose Ray Jr. brought his proposed ordinance allowing recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs), better known as side-by-sides, on town streets to the Silver City Town Council’s Tuesday, Aug. 14, meeting hoping to receive approval. And, judging from the size of the crowd in the auditorium, passage of the measure looked promising. In fact, of the 12 residents who showed up to speak on the issue, 10 were in favor of the ordinance. Many who spoke in favor asked, “Give us a chance.”
Ray stated “We have come down to what will be the final vote. We have tried to satisfy what people wanted. I had a conversation with Chief Portillo this morning and he’s against it. But, he also told me that, if this is to pass, we would be able to have some sort of training.”
By Hallie Richwine
The City of Bayard Council Meeting on August 13, 2018 began at 2:00 p.m. after a work session that was approximately 30 minutes long. Councilors Zeke Santa Maria and Eloy Medina as well as Mayor Pro Tem Raul Villanueva and Mayor Chon Fierro attended.
During public input Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch spoke to council about the Regional Wastewater System. Santa Clara is included in the project and is slated to pay 29 percent of the cost. While Bayard is taking on most of the project at 41 percent, Santa Clara wants to have a meeting to discuss some concerns. Bauch said there has been an increase over the past three years of almost 4 percent per year and fears additional increases will be hard on the community. While Santa Clara has already passed an intent to adopt the user fee changes, he would like more time to discuss the impact to the communities.
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley NM-
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NM-Upper Gila River Valley NM-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley NM-
349 PM MDT TUE AUG 14 2018
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY UNTIL 415 PM MDT...
At 347 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorms 5 miles north of White Signal, or 6 miles southwest of Tyrone. These storms were nearly stationary.
Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 50 mph with blowing dust will be possible with this storm.
Locations impacted include...
Mangas Valley, Tyrone Mine, Jacks Peak, Oak Grove, Tyrone, White Signal and Silver City.
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