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Painting the W 082315

Painting the W 082315

To complete Spirit Week at Western New Mexco University, students, on Sunday morning, Aug. 23,  climbed W Mountain north of Silver City and whitewashed the W for its annual refresh.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

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Photos of NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge 082215

Photos of NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge 082215

Although not much visible progress is being made, themain supports seem to be coming to completion. At the latest New Mexico Department of Transportation meeting, Roger Koest of Interstate Highway Construction said the bridge beams would begin soon. 

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WNMU pool and fitness preview brings many interested community members

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Lawrence Garcia, Western New Mexico University student body president, opened the celebration by saying: "A couple of presidents ago, we put in a fee toward recreation. We never know where our student fees go, but with this building, we know. It's tangible."-- Continue reading

Nuclear New Mexico: Past and Present, 70 years, 1945-2015

By Sandra Michaud

The issues surrounding nuclear weapons and their effects on New Mexico were the subject of a public forum held Thursday evening in the J. Cloyd Miller Library on the WNMU campus.

The panel of four, moderated by Nick Seibel, publisher of the Silver City Daily Press, presented their views on the subject and then answered questions from the audience of over 50 people.

The forum started off by a statement from Elizabeth Driggers, from Senator Tom Udall’s district office.-- Continue reading

Silver City, Fruitland Honor Guard Units Take Top Prize During Competition Phase of 2015 Honor Guard Conference

Silver City, Fruitland Honor Guard Units Take Top Prize During Competition Phase of 2015 Honor Guard Conference

Photo: The Silver City Unit(ALBUQUERQUE, NM)-- Honor Guard Units from The Marine Corps League/Detachment 1328 in Silver City and the Upper Fruitland Veterans Association took top honors in the competition which highlighted the 2015 Honor Guard Conference on August 21 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque.

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Hidalgo County Fair 2015

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Hidalgo County Fair is going on. It started Thursday, Aug. 20 and continues through Aug. 23.

Seventeen New Mexico women honored for inspiring young women to pursue STEM fields

A woman from Silver City was among the honorees—Mary Jemin.

Albuquerque, NM- Aug. 4, 2015: Dubbed the New Mexico Women of STEM, 17 women from across the state were honored for their contributions in motivating young women to pursue education and careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The room at the Pete Domenici Health Center of UNM was packed Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, with 14 of the honorees, their guests, event organizers and VIPs in attendance. The reception took on a sunflower theme to symbolize the spreading of seeds to a younger generation of female STEM professionals. Each honoree received an NM Women of STEM poster featuring each with a favorite inspirational quote, an award letter, and they also took part in a photo shoot for a 16-month calendar that will feature these 'STEM Sunflowers.'-- Continue reading

An open letter regarding GRMC financial management

Exclusive to The Grant County Beat – August 20, 2015

Subject: An open letter to the citizens of Grant County regarding the financial management and performance of Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC)

From: David R. Furnas, CHCIO, CISM, CISSP, PMBA
Former Chief Information Officer for GRMC, 2006-2013

Citizens of Grant County - It has come to my attention that some members of the community are calling into question the performance of Mr. Craig Stewart, former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GRMC, with some individuals even going so for as to allege he may have engaged in professional misconduct that directly contributed to GRMC’s recent sub-optimal financial performance.

I can easily explain how that could simply not be true and, to do that, I need to take just a few minutes of your time to familiarize you with three elements of the financial management process at GRMC in which the CFO plays a key role:-- Continue reading

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