Published on Thursday, 08 October 2015 17:36
By Mary Alice Murphy
During public comment at the Grant County Commission regular session on Thursday, Oct. 8, Milo Lambert, county resident and Silver City fire marshal, said he wanted to express his gratitude for the improvements at the Grant County Shooting Range.
"I am chairman of the Shooting Range Board, and I want to personally thank Commissioners (Gabriel) Ramos and (Ron) Hall for paying for the improvements," Lambert said.
"Thank you," Hall replied. "My grandkids always want to go to the gun range. It's a good safe place."
Two ordinances deleting outdated and unused ordinances were approved. No. 15-05 deletes 1978 Grant County personnel ordinance No. 78-6-19, and No. 15-06 deletes 1984 employee relations ordinance No. 84-09-04.-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 08 October 2015 07:31
To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: PT Freeport Indonesia and the Government of Indonesia Agree on Continuation of Operations of the Grasberg Mining Complex beyond 2021
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) and the Government of Indonesia have engaged in productive discussions regarding PT-FI's long term operating rights and investment plans. The Government is currently developing economic stimulus measures which include revisions to mining regulations to promote economic and employment growth.
In consideration of PT-FI's major investments and prior and ongoing commitments to increase benefits to Indonesia, including previously agreed higher royalties, domestic processing, divestment and local content, the Government has assured PT-FI that the Government will approve the extension of operations beyond 2021, including the same rights and the same level of legal and fiscal certainty provided under its Contract of Work.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 18:29
By Mary Alice Murphy
Several venues will change where one votes in Grant County during next year's primary and general election seasons. Some things will remain the same.
Although included in next year's elections will be the choosing of three new commissioners, two of whom will be new positions, as the commission chose to expand to five commissioners. Commissioners Brett Kasten and Gabriel Ramos will retain their positions until the 2018 election and their replacements, as they will have reached term limits, will go into office Jan. 1, 2019.
Every Grant County registered voter will continue to be able to vote early during the 30 days prior to the primary and the general election at the Grant County Clerk's Office, as in years past. The Bayard Community Center will also be open for early voting.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 11:34
USA’s Top 15 Coolest Towns To Visit
Posted on August 28, 2015 by Ailene in Attractions, Islands, Lakes, Spectacular Destinations, USA
3. Silver City, New Mexico
Unlike the many abandoned former mining towns that pepper the American west, Silver City has adapted in the post-mining era to become a home for artists, musicians, writers, and students at Western New Mexico University.
Why it’s so cool?-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 08:01
To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Appoints Two New Directors
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates. In connection with this agreement, Andrew Langham and Courtney Mather have been appointed to FCX’s Board of Directors. With these additions, the FCX Board is comprised of eleven directors, nine independent directors and two executive directors.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 20:10
Two public hearings will lead off Thursday's regular meeting
By Mary Alice Murphy
Tuesday's Grant County Commission work session addressed a two-and-a-half page agenda, every item of which will be approved or not at the Thursday, Oct. 8 regular meeting. The Thursday session will begin with two public hearings.
The first is consideration of an ordinance, No. 1505, to repeal the 1978 Grant County personnel ordinance, No. 78-6-19. The language of the repealing ordinance states personnel policies and union agreements now governing personnel matters, have replaced the outdated ordinance, which has not been applied for many years. The second ordinance, No. 1506, will repeal the 1984 employee relations ordinance No. 84-09-04. The repealing ordinance finds that the 2003 Public Employee Bargaining Act sufficiently covers labor matters.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 16:56
By Mary Alice Murphy
Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch welcomed participants to a public input meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, at the former National Guard Armory.
"The purpose of this meeting is to get public input for the consultant we hired to write a business plan to utilize old Fort Bayard," Bauch said. "We want to plan what we will do once the old hospital comes down."-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 07:30
To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces New Board Structure & Review of Strategic Alternatives for Its Oil & Gas Business
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has reduced the size of its Board from sixteen to nine members and is undertaking a review of strategic alternatives for its oil and gas business, following constructive discussions with many of its largest shareholders.-- Continue reading
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