Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:21
Grant County Commission members, at their Tuesday, May 21 work session, heard a report on the county's preliminary budget to be submitted to the state by June 1, if approved at the Thursday, May 23, regular session.
County Manager Jon Paul Saari presented the preliminary budget for 2013-14. He said that Linda Vasquez, director of fiscal services, "catches all my errors."
"We sat with directors and got their wish lists," Saari said. "The budget includes some increases and even some decreases."
Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:03
Glenwood, NM; May 22, 2013— Work will be completed by the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2013, along an additional ¼ mile of the Catwalk trail to the 8-sided view area kno-- Continue reading
Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:50
Editor's Note: Preceding the article from the Beat, we are posting a news release from the Gila Regional Medical Center marketing department: GRMC Senior Management Will Remain
At a special Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, May 21, the board unanimously resolved there would be no changes in the management team.
The board noted that they were dissatisfied with some of the recent actions taken by the management team and will set forth strong and measurable expectations for the senior leaders.-- Continue reading
Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:43
(Courtesy Photo taken Tuesday afternoon)
Situation: Evacuations have been lifted for the structures that were threatened by the McKenny Fire last evening. Crews worked through the night, putting out hot spots and securing fire lines. After taking a GPS measurement, the fire has been downsized to 160 acres with no additional growth observed. Fire crews are mopping up the fire area today and focusing on hot spots, ahead of stronger winds that are expected later today.
Start Date & Time: 5/21/13 @ 16:47
Start Location: McKenney Rd, near old Quail Ridge burn
Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:30
Situation: Crews are making good progress against the McKenny Fire, which has grown to approximately 200 acres. Water drops from the USFS helicopter and air tankers have been very effective in the rugged, inaccessible terrain and crews are conducting a burn out at this time. Temperatures and wind speeds have dropped, also aiding suppression efforts. The fire is burning in the vicinity of McKenny Road near the old Quail Ridge Fire area near Silver City.-- Continue reading
Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:29
At a special Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, May 21, Interim Board Chairman Charles Kelly said the reason for the meeting was to decide if there needed to be changes, and "if so, to what degree and what will happen in the interim."
"We all care for, love and need this hospital," Kelly continued. "I hope that whatever happens that we can come together. The hospital is one of the main features of Grant County. Let's care for it."
Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 20:41
Situation: Crews from Silver City, VFDs and the US Forest Service are responding to a fire on McKenny Road near the old Quail Ridge Fire area near Silver City. Due to gusty winds, the fire has grown to an estimated 60 acres. Additional resources have been brought in. The fire is buring toward the east through rugged, inaccessible terrain Three structures are threatened at this time and have been evacuated. A helicopter from the USFS is also responding.-- Continue reading
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