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AARP to Present "Guarding Against Identity Theft and Scams" - Nov. 8

October 25, 2014 Local Events
Joe Wlosinski of AARP will present Guarding Against Identity Theft & Scams on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Bayard Public Library, 1112 Central Avenue. Bayard.

GRMC Board of Trustees celebrates good news with a standing ovation for CEO and leadership team

Dr. Stinar lauds GRMC for offering continuing medical education

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the beginning of the Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting, three long-time employees were recognized. Denise McNutt has just completed 30 years with Gila Regional; Rollane Collyge, 20 years; and Susan Medina, 15 years.

"They are part of a great team," Board Chairman Charles Kelly said. "We thank them for their hard work."


Grant County Commissioners recognize volunteer fire departments and firefighters

Members of volunteer fire departments recognized were, from left, Tyrone VFD members, Alan Leonard, Wendy Shaul and Roger Gros, General Services Director Randy Villa, Pinos Altos VFD Chief Lucy Whitmarsh and Fort Bayard VFD Cheif Joe Chavez.

Below, presenting and accepting proclamation, from left, are Commissioner Gabriel Ramos, Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, Learning Center for Dyslexia lead instructor Tamara Ogilvie, Commissioner Ron Hall, Learning Center board member Martin Miller and instructor Fiona Bailey.

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

During the public input portion of the Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, regular Grant County Commission meeting, General Services Director Randy Villa asked to recognize two volunteer fire departments—Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Fort Bayard VFD. Read more...

GSFWC prioritizes water projects by category

By Mary Alice Murphy

After public comments, Gila/San Francisco Water Commission members discussed a request by the Interstate Stream Commission for the GSFWC to re-prioritize its 2012 list of projects.

During public comments, Gerald Schultz, audience member representing statewide Natural Resource Conservation and Development districts, read from his prepared comments. Read more...

Grant County Commission hears about GRMC finances and preparedness

Editor's Note: This is part two of the Grant County Commission Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, work session and covers county reports.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Brian Cunningham presented the first county report heard by commissioners at their Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 work session.

"I want to clarify once again that the financial report I give you is more than a month old," Cunningham said. "We will present the latest report for September at the board meeting this Friday. At the end of the first two months of the fiscal year, July and August, we had a positive bottom line of $336,000. We are off to a good start for the year. We have 143.2 days of cash on hand. We are in the midst of a third-party audit. The results have been sent to the state, and the preliminary report is positive." Read more...

Grant County Commission hears how much it saved by changing insurance providers

By Mary Alice Murphy

After adding an item to the agenda, addressing indigent claims, the first item of business for the Grant County Commission's work session of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, was the financial report.

Financial Director Linda Vasquez reported the county had made expenditures of $681,390.73 since the last report. Amounts, in round numbers, included a payment of about $1,600 for the quarterly payment to the High Desert Humane Society, with which the county contracts for animal control services; $20,000 to Engineers Inc. for the North Hurley project; $16,000 in the quarterly payment to the Grant County Extension Service; $14,500 for the monthly inmate health care; $40,000 to Wright Express for fuel; $18,000 for lead-proof vests for the Detention Center officers; $60,000 to Sacaton Construction for the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department expansion; and payroll of $196,893.89. Read more...

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