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Silver City Town Council changes and reviews ordinances

By Roger Lanse

At its Tuesday, Oct. 14 meeting, the Silver City Town Council approved an ordinance which repeals certain sections of the Uniform Traffic Code in reference to penalties assessed to motorists caught driving while texting. The UTO gives judges the discretion to fine a person guilty of texting while driving, anywhere from $0 to $500 with increasing penalties for repeat offenses. The new ordinance provides for a penalty assessment of $100 for the first and any subsequent offenses.

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Cobre School Board completes unfinished business, hears public input and requests

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at the District Office in Bayard on Monday, October 13, 2014. Board president Toy Sepulveda opened the meeting at 7:20, with four members present. Frances Kelly was unable to attend.

Sepulveda said the closed session began at 6:05 and a number of topics were under discussion, but no decisions were made. Topics included in the closed session were limited personnel, regarding a resignation, the recent audit report, student identifiable information and goals for the superintendent.

Unfinished business was the Body-Mass-Index letter draft that would inform parents of the children in the grades assessed and of possible needs and practices to improve the health of some students. The board read the letter and approved it for that purpose.-- Continue reading

Coolest Temperatures of season expected overnight into 101414

Coolest Temperatures of season expected overnight into 101414

Coldest Temperatures Of The Season Tonight With Some First Freezes Expected...

.A Moderate Strength Cold Front Pushed Into The Borderland Sunday Night And Monday Morning Bringing Dry And Cool Air Into The Region From The Rockies. Tonight Will Bring Clear Skies And Light Winds. This...Along With The Very Dry Air...Will Allow For Rapid Radiational Cooling And Settling Of The Airmass Leading To The Coldest Overnight And Early Morning Temperatures Of The Season Across Far West Texas And Southern New Mexico. 

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GRMC approves contract with Innova to provide ER services

By Mary Alice Murphy

Last week, Thursday morning, the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, held a final review of a contract, which the members approved.

Brian Cunningham, GRMC chief executive officer, said the hospital is excited to work with the new emergency room provider, Innova Emergency Medical Associates. The company will begin offering services to the GRMC ER at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2015.-- Continue reading

Red Dot Art Weekend Draws Visitors to Grant County

Article and Photos by Shirin McArthur

Folks Flock to Mimbres Health Fair and Harvest Festival 2014

Article and Photos by Shirin McArthur

Coming Out Day celebration held at WNMU

Coming Out Day celebration held at WNMU

Courtesy photos

Thursday night, at Western New Mexico University, a celebration honored National Coming Out Day, October 11,2014. The crowd heard a captivating speech from the Vice President of Student Affairs Mr. Isaac Brundage followed by a moving fashion show which demonstrated the struggle and upward climb of the LGBT community. There was also music with two lyrical performances and, enough food to feed a small village Thank you to WNMU for embracing the LGBT community and doing so in wonderful fashion.

For more information on the upcoming jam-packed WNMU Diversity Week, check out the university's website at www.wnmu.edu

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Santa Clara Plans Water System Improvements

By Jim Owen

The Santa Clara Board of Trustees has entered into a grant agreement with the New Mexico Environment Department to upgrade the village's water system.

Officials will use a $174,000 capital outlay, allocated by the state Legislature earlier this year, to rewire the community's wells and install a system to automatically turn pumps off when the tanks are full. The pumps are to be converted to solar power.-- Continue reading

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