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Silver City Territorial Charter Day 2-17

Territorial Charter Day 2017

Photos by Paul Michaud (as marked) and Mary Alice Murphy

Video by Paul Michaud


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GRMC Board of Trustees holds special meeting Monday 022017 to choose CEO selection committee

By Mary Alice Murphy

Monday, at a little after noon, members of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees met for two agenda items. The first was to determine a selection committee to choose a permanent chief executive officer. The second item on the agenda was to discuss and review board bylaws.

Interim CEO Alfredo Ontiveros continues in the position until a permanent replacement is found. The board chose him to replace CEO Brian Cunningham, who resigned from the position after replacing the previous CEO Brian Bentley more than three years ago. Cunningham had served GRMC for 14 years prior to deciding he wanted to pursue other opportunities for personal growth.-- Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan Updates Status of PT Freeport Indonesia Operations 022017

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Updates Status of PT Freeport Indonesia Operations

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) is providing an update on the status of PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PT-FI) operations and its discussions with the Government of Indonesia on concentrate exports and other matters related to its Contract of Work (COW).

Following more than five years of discussions with the Government, in which PT-FI negotiated in good faith to be responsive to the Government’s aspirations while protecting the rights of its stakeholders, the parties have failed to reach agreement.-- Continue reading

Red Barn site now an empty lot 021717

Red Barn site now an empty lot 021717

Photos by Dave Schuhmann taken Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

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Correction: Grant County commissioners approve road improvement levy ordinance in special meeting 021617

By Mary Alice Murphy

The purpose of the Grant County Commission special meeting on Feb. 16, 2017, was a public hearing regarding an ordinance entitled Fleming Tank Road and Wind Canyon Estates Improvement District Assessment Levy Ordinance.

Three commissioners, a quorum, were in attendance. District 3 Commissioner Alicia Edwards chaired the meeting. District 4 Commissioner Billy Billings and District 5 Commissioner Harry Browne also attended.

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Grant County commissioners hear county directors' and elected officials' reports

By Mary Alice Murphy

As part of the combined work session and regular meeting on Feb. 14, 2017, Grant County commissioners heard from department directors and elected officials.

Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo was the first to give his report. He reported the jail has three staff vacancies. The population includes four that are being held for Hidalgo County.

Road Superintendent Earl Moore said installation of a sewer line had begun and his department would fix the road when it was complete. The Rosedale Road project is suspended for a time, because water is running where personnel need to install a culvert. "It should take about a week when we can get in. We've done patching, but with recent rains and snow, we are back to square one. We ask everyone to be patient."

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GRMC Foundation hosts ice cream social on Valentine's Day

GRMC Foundation hosts ice cream social on Valentine's Day

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, who accidentally hit the wrong button on her phone and one photo is in black-and-white.

On Valentine's Day, the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation hosted an Ice Cream Social to thank caregivers and guests.

Kim Clark, foundation member, left, serves ice cream to Auxiliary member Eileen Smith.  Marketing Director Joe Kellerman is behind Clark.

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Grant County Commission combines work and regular sessions Feb. 14, 2017

Grant County Commission combines work and regular sessions Feb. 14, 2017

Presenting a proclamation of Feb. 18 as Territorial Charter Day are Commissioner Billy Billings, left; Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, fourth from left, Commissioners Harry Browne, Alicia Edwards and Gabriel Ramos. Accepting the proclamation are Raul Turrieta and Brandy Thornburg, second and third from left.

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, combined work session and regular meeting, when the item for approval of the meeting agenda came up, District 1 Commissioner Gabriel Ramos asked for an item addressing a memorandum of agreement for challenging implementation of the Travel Management Plan of the Gila National Forest to be removed. "I want to research it more," he said.-- Continue reading

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