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Environment Department Reaches Settlement Agreement

September 23, 2014 Non-Local News Releases
With Frontier Field Services For Air Emissions Violations (Santa Fe, N.M.) -- The New Mexico Environment Department has entered into a settlement agreement with Frontier Field Services, LLC to resolve alleged violations at the Empire Abo Gas Plant located in Eddy County. Alleged violations include exceeding permit limits for volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, sulfur…

Gila EDA Roundtable 091914 heard community reports and announcements

Editor's Note: This is the concluding report on the Sept. 19 Gila Economic Development Alliance meeting.

The Gila Economic Development Alliance meeting then went into community reports.

County Commission Chairman Brett Kasten said he and others have met with four or five air carriers, including the present one, for the essential air service to the county airport. "Great Lakes would bump up to two flights a day; Mokulele Airlines would offer three flights a day; Pacific Wings, two flights; and Boutique Air, four times a day. Boutique has by far the nicest plane, a Pilatus PC-12. A flight would be about 55 minutes, with eight seats in the plane and a lavatory. We will be making a recommendation, with public input heard on Oct. 7 at a combined work and regular session." Read more...

Gila EDA Roundtable participants hear from Gila Hike & Bike co-owner

Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series on the Sept. 19 Gila Economic Development Alliance meeting.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Sean Ormand, Gila EDA Board member, moderated the Friday, Sept. 19, Gila Economic Development Alliance monthly Roundtable meeting.

He introduced Chris Schlabach, co-owner of Gila Hike & Bike, a downtown Silver City bicycle business.

"I'm from western New York and I never got into winter sports," Schlabach said. "I checked out the Southwest. I came out in late 2008 or early 2009. I'm into bicycling. I did the Tour of the Gila in the spring of 2009. I participated only in the first two days, because it was too hard, but I was hooked. I've done several Tour of the Gila races since. I looked at Tucson and Albuquerque, but for me, it was all about the outdoors. Silver City had great weather, great people and a great quality of life. When I was offered an opportunity to buy into Gila Hike & Bike, I went for it. The business has a great reputation and a great clientele. It doesn't seem like work at all." Read more...

Cobre School Board members hear what brings positive state grade results

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre School Board met on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the district office in Bayard. The closed session began at 6:03 p.m. where they discussed limited personnel (new hiring), student identifiable information, goals for the superintendent and the district's finances, according to board president Toy Sepulveda. The public session began at 7:12 with all board members present.

Superintendent Robert Mendoza asked the board to approve the resolution and proclamation of district elections and the capital improvements tax election, items to be voted on in early February. A second resolution would authorize and direct the election procedures. The board approved both and at the end of the meeting members signed all the documents for that process to begin. Read more...

CANCELLED: ALERT: Areas of Grant County under flash flood warning

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An

* Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For...
East Central Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

* Until 730 Pm Mdt

* At 335 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Stretching From The North End Of
Silver City...To Hanover...And Iron Creek Campground. Over A Half
Inch Of Rain Has Fallen In Some Places In The Past Half Hour.


Monsoon Puppet Parade—part of 2014 Gila River Festival

Photos by Shirin McArthur

Children of all ages took part in Saturday's annual Monsoon Puppet Parade, part of the Gila River Festival. Beginning at Gough Park at noon, and joined by the Monsoon Puppets at the Silver City Farmer's Market, the parade wound its way down Bullard Street to the Silver City Museum.

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