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Silver School Board prioritizes projects for bond funding, continues discussion on four-day week 032117

By Margaret Hopper

The regular school board meeting was preceded by a work session, which started at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the bond projects needed in the district, which the recent reinstatement of bonding capacity in the February elections made possible. All board members, the superintendent, and the Maintenance Director, Barry Ward, were on hand to discuss the months of recent search and survey findings with personnel from George K. Baum and Associates, the bonding company the district has been working with to bring the project this far.

Mark Valenzuela, who has made many trips to the district to this date, and others of the firm, looked over the re-prioritized list and discussed the initial steps to be taken, now that the bond issue has passed.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission to issue proclamations, will consider a contract for conference center management, hears bad financial news

By Mary Alice Murphy

In the financial expenditure report at the Grant County Commission work session, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Financial Officer Linda Vasquez said the total expenditures from Feb. 10, 2017 through March 10, 2017, equaled $2,771,721.73.

The payments included payroll checks for two pay periods for a total of $404,440.57. Checks of larger amounts include the January 2017 fuel charges to Wright Express Fleet Services for $21,917.64; North Hurley Road construction Colonias Project to Morrow Enterprises Inc. for $50,083.63; off road diesel for road department equipment to fuel Center Plus for $17,318.11; for 2017 insurance coverage contributions for multi-line and law enforcement liability to New Mexico Insurance Authority for $660,530; final payment for Forgotten Veterans Memorial at Bataan Park to Sacaton Construction for $24,169.57; for fire truck for the Fort Bayard Volunteer Fire Department to Siddons Martin Emergency Group for $220,091; for three roof top air-conditioning units for the Courthouse to Cooperative Educational Services for $92,029.84; for January, February and March 2017 medical management services at the Detention Center to HCP Systems for $51,993; and for engineering services for North Hurley Colonias project, Rosedale Road and Tyrone Colonias project to Occam Engineering Inc. for $46,927.66.-- Continue reading

Subject dies after traffic stop

At about 12:38 am, an officer of the Silver City Police Department made a traffic stop on a pickup on Highway 90 South near Victoria Street in Silver City. The vehicle was stopped for having a rider s-- Continue reading

Grant County Community Health Council hears presentations and sector reports 032017

By Mary Alice Murphy

Two guest presentations at the beginning of the Grant County Community Health Council meeting of March 20, 2017 addressed opportunities for members.

Kyle Meredith of the Grant County Search and Rescue group said the organization is always looking for more volunteers. "We are an all-volunteer group and always needs more members. We would be happy for you to attend one of our regular meetings to learn about us."

He handed out brochures about the organization and its mission and services. The brochure also lists what hikers should always plan for before a trek and what they should always carry on any hike whether for the day or an overnight stay.-- Continue reading

GRMC positions and salaries from reduction in force

Gila Regional Medical Center Interim Chief Executive Officer Alfredo Ontiveros has announced a reduction in force, as posted here on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Today, March 21, the Beat received a list o-- Continue reading

Breaking news: Rudy Marquez III arrested

Breaking news: Rudy Marquez III arrested

The Grant County Sheriff's Department has just arrested Rudy Marquez III. The arrest took place in Santa Clara New Mexico. Agencies that assisted in this arrest were the U.S. Marshals Office-- Continue reading

Silver City Museum Grand Re-Opening

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Silver City Museum had its grand re-opening celebration Saturday, March 18, 2017. Visitors were able to see the restored floors, the new entry, new Museum Store area and a-- Continue reading

Community Outreach Day Community Resource and Health Fair 2017

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Silver City Woman’s Club hosted 27 groups and organizations for the Community Outreach Day Resource and Health Fair Saturday, March 18, 2017. The Woman’s Club Community Outrea-- Continue reading

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