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GSFWC to meet following CAP Entity 100416

October 01, 2016 Legal Notices
GILA SAN FRANCISCO WATER COMMISSIONAGENDAOCTOBER 4, 2016Immediately following NM CAP ENTITY MEETING LOCATION: Grant County Commissioner’s Meeting Room1400 Highway 180 East; Silver City, NM I. Roll Call II. Approval of the Agenda III. New Business:a. Discussion – Action or No Action: Determine the successor of the Gila-San Francisco Water Commission and dissolution of Gila-San Francisco Water…

Senate Fixes Budget Crisis with Bipartisan Solution

Successfully Ushered Legislation to Close $600 Million Shortfall without Tax Hikes, Protecting Classrooms and Children, Priorities for Families

(Santa Fe, NM) – New Mexico Senate Democrats tonight successfully passed a package of bipartisan legislation that balances the state’s budget. In fact, for the 2017 Fiscal Year, the measures create a surplus of $91 million. The Senate’s blueprint, passed during the one-day special legislative session, erases an estimated $600 million deficit for Fiscal Years 16 and 17 through a combination of expenditure cuts, unspent balance sweeps, revenue adjustments and re-purposing of capital outlay funds. Democrats called for shared sacrifice, while protecting the priorities of families, children and classrooms. Read more...

NM 211 at mile post 3.2 closed due to running water

NM 211 at mile post 3.2 (Bear Creek) running water along dips, roadway will be closed at this location and a detour is in place, please proceed with caution when crossing roadway.

Updated PNM rate case information

PNM has carefully reviewed the written final order from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission regarding the company’s rate case. Based on the specific elements of the NMPRC ruling, we have calculated the average system increase and the bill impact for the average PNM residential customer:

Overall avg. system increase approved: 7%
PNM original request: 14%

Estimated monthly bill impact for average PNM residential customer for North: $6.89

North includes all PNM service territory except for Alamogordo, Ruidoso and Silver City areas. This number reflects the difference between what customers pay today versus what they will pay under the new rates.

Estimated monthly bill impact for average PNM residential customer in South: $1.26

The difference between North and South is due to the gradual integration of Southern customers into the overall PNM service territory after the company purchased TNMP, which had been serving customers in the South. Read more...

Candidate Debate at the Miller Library 092216

P9220378From left: Sen. Howie Morales, running unopposed to retain his seat;
Mary Hotvedt, running as a Democrat for House District 38 Representative
and Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez, running to regain his seat for House District 39 Representative.

Article and photo by Sandra Michaud

An audience of about 40 people attended the debate between the candidates for the New Mexico State Legislature’s Districts 38 and 39 and State Senator Howie Morales, who is running unopposed.The session was part of the Grant County Democratic Party's regular monthly forums.

The candidates for District 38 were Rebecca Dow (R), who sent a representative with a statement, and Dr. Mary Hotvedt (D); for District 39 they are State Representative John Zimmerman (R) who is running for re-election, who also sent a representative with a statement, and Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez (D), a former State Representative.

Allison Evans, Assistant Professor of Political Science at WNMU, moderated the debate. Read more...

Photo added: Council approves UTV NOI measure on a split vote

Silver City Fire Marshal Milo Lambert receives proclamation declaring Oct. 16 22 as Fire Prevention Week from Silver City Mayor Ken LadnerSilver City Fire Marshal Milo Lambert receives proclamation declaring Oct. 16-22 as Fire Prevention Week
from Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner
By Roger Lanse

At its September 27 meeting the Silver City Town Council approved a Notice of Intent to adopt an ordinance amending the town’s traffic laws with respect to off-road vehicles. The measure, if adopted, would permit the use of these vehicles which met standards, including highway tires, seat belts, a steering wheel, and non-straddle seating, among others. Termed UTVs, or Utility Task Vehicles, they were described by the NOI’s sponsor, District 3 Councilor Jose Ray Jr, as being much safer than ATVs, which would continue to be disallowed on city streets under the proposed amendment.


Cobre School Board hears about Snell garden and cyber bullying

Hannah Burnette, new Cobre Board of Education student representative

Photos and article by Margaret Hopper

Cobre school board met at the district office on September 26, 2016. The closed session began at 6:02, where they discussed student identifiable information and limited personnel issues. The public portion came to order at 7:12, with a rather brief agenda. All five directors were present: Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Frances Kelly, Frank Cordova and Toy Sepulveda, president of the board, who reported that no action was taken during closed session.



Gila River Fiesta 2016 Parade and Extravaganza

Photos by Sandra Michaud

People from as far away as New York and Virginia were in Silver City this weekend during the Gila River Fiesta 2016. At the Gila Bikeworks, youngsters created butterfly wings and other costumes and then lined up for the Monsoon Puppet Theater Parade down Bullard to Broadway and then to Yankie and Texas Streets where the Extravaganza took place. Music, food vendors, dancing and other fun events took place during the afternoon and evening.

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