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Town council approves gross receipts tax increase

By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Town Council at its March 24 meeting approved a gross receipts tax of 0.25 percent, which when added to the present gross receipts tax of 7.7500 percent will bring the total to 8 percent. Imposition of the tax is scheduled to begin July 1, 2015.-- Continue reading

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By Mary Alice Murphy

County Commission Chairman, at the Tuesday County work session, apologized for not earlier recognizing Sen. Howie Morales, who was in attendance.

"I want to request to be on your next meeting agenda in April to present on this year's legislative session," Morales said.-- Continue reading

Grant County commissioners hear presentation on five-person commission

Grant County commissioners hear presentation on five-person commission

Photo shows Plan A of three plans for a five-person County Commission Photo Courtesy of Holley Hudgins

Article by Mary Alice Murphy

During Tuesday's Grant County Commission work session, commissioners made it clear at the presentation on a possible five-person commission that if a single one of them did not support the expansion of the commission, it would not happen.

Michael Sharp, Research & Polling Inc. vice president, said about four years ago, his company let the county know that, at that time, it met the numbers for a three-member commission.

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Hanover Group Requests Water Rate Reduction

By Roger Lanse

Mary Hinojosa, representing the Hanover Water Association, asked the Bayard City Council at their Monday, March 23 meeting, to reduce the cost of water supplied to Hanover residents by the City of Bayard. After some discussion, Mayor Charles Kelly suggested meeting together at a later date to discuss the matter further, to which the parties agreed.

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FCX Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Stock

PHOENIX, AZ, March 24, 2015 - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share payable on May 1, 2015 to holders of record as of April 15, 2015 for its common stock.


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Grant County Receives Federal Funds for Emergency Food and Shelter

Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) under Phase 32 has announced that Grant County has been awarded $11,573.00 to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs for the area. This award is part of the $120,000,000 that Congress has appropriated for EFSP, and the award for this area is based upon the total number of unemployed, as compared to the total number of unemployed in all qualifying jurisdictions in the country.-- Continue reading

Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 03/20/15 at 4:00 PM – 03/23/15 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, March 23, 2015, at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 48 calls for service and had 128 s-- Continue reading

Tips Prove Scarce in Homicide Case of Cassy Farrington

By Roger Lanse

Tuesday, March 24, marks one year since Cassy Farrington, 23, of Silver City, was found lifeless in a bathtub full of water in a residence on Mahogany Lane. The Office of the Medical Investigator has determined the death was a homicide. According to police reports, water to the bathtub was running when the body was discovered and, at least, part of the house had been flooded.

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