Published on Thursday, 14 May 2015 19:53
Cobre High School Band members played for the commissioners and audience. Those playing include, not in order, Brianna Cabrera,, Tatiana Cabrera, Amber Peña and Alexis Rico on flute; Rylyn Phillips, Hannah Rileym Emmarie Ryan and Joby Torres on clarinet; ana Escarcega, Kayla Gonzales, Caitlyn Hyde, and Vanessa Padilla on saxophone; Jesus Badillo, Elysha Montoya and Ty Warhank on French horn; Maurillo Gomez, Matthew Sals and Juan Urenda on trumpet; Analysia Salcido on Baritone; Robert Gomez, Jaime Hernandez, James Lawrence and John Trujillo on tuba; and Aiyana Arellano, Jaedyn Arellano, Brandy Hernandez, Sam Holguin, Zeke Ramirez and Michael Vasquez on percussion.
Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy
At the beginning of the Grant County Commission Thursday, May 14, 2015, regular meeting, immediately following the Pledge of Allegiance and the Salute to the Flag of New Mexico, the championship Cobre High School band played The Star-Spangled Banner, which you can hear below.
Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 20:43
By Mary Alice Murphy
At Wednesday evening's monthly meeting on the New Mexico 90-Hudson Street Bridge project, Brian Torres, New Mexico Department of Transportation project manager, said on Monday, May 18, crews will begin taking down the asbestos-covered water line. The process should take three to four days. Friday, May 22, demolition of the bridge deck will begin. That should take about 10 days.
"It will take 40 days to take down the whole bridge," Torres said. "June 1, we will put in the drill shaft."-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 17:08
By Mary Alice Murphy
The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, with the aid of the Interstate Stream Commission, is holding meetings throughout the state to update the regional water plans concurrently.
Tuesday afternoon in Silver City, facilitator Rosemary Romero introduced Joanne Hilton, hydrologist for the updates, and Angela Bordegaray, ISC state water planner.
Bordegaray said the OSE set up the concurrent updates of all regional water plans to provide consistent data when it comes time to complete the state water plan.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11:39
By Roger Lanse
Tuesday, May 11, at about 8:45 p.m. Grant County Sheriff's Department deputies were dispatched to Highway 15 near MM 2 in reference to a family dispute. A nearby resident reported to the Beat that about five law enforcement vehicles and two fire engines had headed northward, and a portion of the highway was blocked.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11:30
Damage to a Luna County Detention Center telephone for the purpose of procuring weapons led to a short period of lockdown for Luna County inmates on Wednesday, May 6. Contrary to an incorrect media report based on the allegations of a sole inmate, Luna County Detention Center officers followed standard operating procedures to secure a cell block after finding several three-to-four inch screws to be missing from a telephone.
The incident began shortly after noon when county employees were investigating damage inmates caused to a shower and exhaust fan and came across a telephone that had been dismantled with screws removed. Inmates were left in their cell block, unrestrained, for questioning until about 3:20 p.m., when they were moved to a recreation yard.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 07:50
By Roger Lanse
Town Manager Alex Brown stated that the preliminary FY 2016 budget needs to be in Santa Fe by the end of May. "It does not have to be approved by you," Brown told the council, "But we always do bring it to be approved by you." Because the gross receipts tax has been increased one-quarter of one percent an increase in GRT to the general fund is projected to be about 4.2 percent, Brown stated. "Actually, almost all of the operational costs for almost all of the departments will stay at zero – there is no increase. However, the judicial department is budgeted to go up about 10 percent."-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 21:00
By Mary Alice Murphy
"Everyone in the county is thinking about Brian Robinson, and we hope he gets well soon," Grant County Commission Chairman Brett Kasten said at the Tuesday, May 12 work session.
He also asked for a moment of silence because Financial Officer Linda Vasquez's father-in-law passed away the day before.
The first item to be addressed on the Thursday, May 14, 2015, regular meeting agenda is another public hearing on the proposal to increase the Board of County Commissioners to five members.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:43
By Margaret Hopper
Cobre began its school board meeting about 7:10 p.m. Monday, May 11. All members were present: Fran Kelly, Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Frank Cordova and Toy Sepulveda, board president. The earlier closed session reportedly began at 6:00, where they discussed teacher contracts, student identifiable information, food service contract and retirement and resignation issues. No decisions were made at that time.
As there was no old business, Tony Sosa, truancy specialist and Bianca Padilla of the JPO program reported on past activities with Cobre students under the JPO work for the year. Their total truancy referrals this semister were 469 with 244 from Cobre High; 63, Snell; 74, Bayard; 54, Central; 64, Hurley; 4, San Lorenzo; and 14 from other sources. Truancy figures were checked for cause, and some were illnesses. Others were unexcused and the first one prosecuted, said Sosa, for the first time.-- Continue reading
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