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Give Grandly 2016 by a Whisker Raises $100,000 !

On Saturday May 14, 50 nonprofit organizations gathered at 7th and Bullard in Silver City and at Leyendecker Plaza in Deming. They informed and engaged active citizenry about their organizations. The social issues and unmet needs, that these nonprofits are working every day to address, were the reasons individuals gave grandly. Apparently the public was so impressed they generously gave to the effort a total of $100,000, according to Barrett Brewer, Chair of the Grant County Community Foundation and Peggy Hutchinson, Treasurer of the Foundation. For the third year in a row, The Grant County Community Foundation was the sponsoring organization for the entire event, which benefits the member organizations of The Southwest New Mexico Nonprofit Coalition.-- Continue reading

Old FBMC demolition continues 052516

Old FBMC demolition continues 052516

Photographer Dave Schuhmann says progress continues on the demolition of the old Fort Bayard Medical Center.

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ALCS Governing Council approves FY 17 budget, hears reports

By Margaret Hopper

Aldo Leopold's Governing Council met Tuesday evening, May 24, to complete some policies and approve the budget and other funding applications on the agenda. All six counselors were present, at least at the beginning: Mary Gruszka, Shauna McCosh, David Peck, Jose Herrera, Dale Lane and Ken Stone, chair.

Harry Browne gave the business manager's report. The projected amount of 2016-2017 revenue was reported at $2,348,317, with an equal amount of projected expenditures for personnel services, supplies, materials and the like.

A number of budget adjustments (BARs) were listed, $2000 for supplies and materials, $1500 and $2000 for salaries' expense, $500 and $1000 for employee and other travel, $2500 for contract services, $500, other charges and $1261, instructional materials.-- Continue reading

Car-bicycle crash on Hwy 15

By Roger Lanse

Wednesday morning at about 9 a.m. a motor vehicle and a bicyclist were involved in a crash on Highway 15 about three miles north of Pinos Altos. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s-- Continue reading

Spur Fire Update – 9:00 a.m. 052616

LUNA, NM; May 26, 2016 – The Gila/Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Gabe Holguin has transitioned with the Quemado Ranger District. IC Holguin assumed command of the S-- Continue reading

Spur Fire Update – 7:00 p.m. May 25

QUEMADO, NM; May 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District, six miles northeast of Luna, is reported at 350 acres with around 80 personnel on the incident. The lightning-caused fire is being managed under a confine/contain strategy within a defined area north of Reserve.

The increase in acreage resulted from the actions fire crews took Tuesday night to ignite east of the fire along Road 49 when the weather was cooler and calmer. These measures were taken to prevent fire from spreading outside the established management area given the forecast for increased southwest winds. On Wednesday, crews worked to reinforce the northern boundary of the management area west to the 2006 Wilson Fire scar, continued to patrol firelines and examined the trail system surrounding the fire. Fire activity consisted of flame lengths from 12-18 inches burning in ponderosa pine, grass and forest litter.-- Continue reading

North Fire Public Meeting set for May 27

Magdalena, NM; May 25, 2016 - The Magdalena Ranger District Type 3 Incident Management Team lead by IC Mike Smith and IC Trainee Manuel Martinez would like to invite the communities surrounding the Ma-- Continue reading

Senior Health and Fitness Day held May 25, 2016

Sponsored by the Senior Olylmpics of Grant County, seniors streamed into the Crosspoint Church hall to learn about services and resources for seniors, as well as getitng information and an invitation-- Continue reading

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