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NMISC voted to accept several staff recommendations

NMISC voted to accept or modify most staff recommendations

By Mary Alice Murphy

The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission members at their meeting, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Albuquerque accepted or modified staff's recommendations that were presented at a public meeting in Silver City on Nov. 14, 2014, and are posted at nmawsa.org.

The ISC was tasked with sending a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior by Dec. 31, 2014, stating New Mexico's intent to develop the 14,000 average annual acre-feet of water, as allocated to the southwestern four-county region of New Mexico by the 2004 Arizona Water Settlements Act.-- Continue reading

Interstate Stream Commission Votes In Favor of a Sustainable Water Future for Southwest New Mexico

(SANTA FE, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission voted in a public meeting today to support water conservation projects, rural communities and the environment in Southwestern New Mexico through the Arizona Water Settlement Act (AWSA). The Commission's recommendation includes municipal water conservation, capturing and saving flood waters for future use, and effluent reuse in the Luna, Grant, Catron and Hildago County areas. New Mexico has no financial obligation at this time.

The AWSA allocates to New Mexico an annual average of 14,000 acre-feet of additional water from the Gila Basin and up to $128 million in non-reimbursable federal funding.-- Continue reading

W&N holds 11th annual Thanksgiving dinner for community

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

W&N Enterprises hosted its 11th annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the community Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2014, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Swan Street.

A steady stream of people entered and exited the building. Some stayed and ate dinner in the hall, while listening to music by Jericho; others carried meals out in packages to go.-- Continue reading

Three Generations of Veterans Grace Forum Panel

Photos and Article by Charlie McKee

The topic of the November Public Forum hosted by Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Miller Library, the Grant County Democratic Party, the Native American Club, and ASWNMU on Thursday, Nov. 20, was "Honoring Our Veterans."

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Strong West To Northwest Winds Expanding Across The Region

Strong West To Northwest Winds Expanding Across The Region

Strong West To Northwest Winds Expanding Across The Region...

.A Strong Trough Of Low Pressure Aloft Will Move Across The
Central Rockies Today While A Pacific Cold Front Will Move Into
New Mexico By Late This Afternoon.This Will Allow Winds To
Increase Throughout This Morning And Last Most Of The Afternoon.
Strong Winds Have Spread Into A Wider Portion Of The Lowlands
Than Anticipated...So The Advisory Is Being Expanded And Pushed
For Another Couple Of Hours. The Strongest Winds Will Still Be
Through Mountain Passes And Along East Slopes Of Terrain Which
Tend To Accelerate Winds.

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Marines gather donated Toys for Tots

Marines gather donated Toys for Tots

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Today, Saturday, Nov. 22, Marines and friends, including Santa Claus, from the Gaffney-Ogelsby Marine Corps Detachment 1328, were at Walmart to accept donated toys for the  Toys for Tots program to provide toys to needy children.

From left, Marine Richard "Cos" Erwin, Santa Claus AKA Paul Stevens, Marine Frank Donohue, Marine Bobby Tavernier, organizer of the local campaign, Danna Lopez and helper Carla Marquez get read to accept toys.-- Continue reading

Office of Sustainability gives our bags and bulbs, accepts electronic recycling

Office of Sustainability gives our bags and bulbs, accepts electronic recycling

Editor's Note: Oops. These photos stayed hidden in the camera since a week  ago.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Office of Sustainability, PNM and The Volunteer Center are providing free bags to replace the single-use bags that will no longer be available as of Jan. 8, 2015.

On Nov. 15, the nationwide America Recycles Day, at the Silver City Office of Sustainability, people had the opportunity to recycle electronics, glass, as well as regularly recyclable materials. 

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GRMC Board of Trustees hears report on the "truing up" of federal payments

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first item of business on the Gila Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees meeting was to recognize Frances Montes for her 15 years of service to medical surgery 1. Montes said: "I want to thank everyone for this honor. I work with a bunch of great people."

The GRMC auxiliary president's report was in the packet, but no questions were asked. Board Chairman Charles Kelly said: "The auxiliary members do a great service for the hospital."

GRMC Marketing Director Holley Hudgins noted the auxiliary would be preparing six Thanksgiving baskets for six caregiver families.

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