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Part 2 of Cobre and Silver School Board Candidate Forum

Editor's Note: This is part 2 of two parts of the school board candidates forum.


By Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver and Cobre School Board candidates continued answering questions from the audience at the forum held at the Western New Mexico University J. Cloyd Miller Library on Sunday, Jan. 25.

An audience member asked Trent Petty, candidate to be re-elected to Silver School Board District 3, and to Frances Vasquez, his challenger for District 3, about the articles about the audit and the concerns that the auditor Stone had.-- Continue reading

Forum gives Cobre and Silver school board candidates chance to answer questions

Editor's Note: This is part 1 of two parts on the school board candidates forum

By Mary Alice Murphy

At a Cobre and Silver schools board member candidate forum Sunday afternoon, all but two candidates were present. Absent were candidates Anthony Gutierrez and Mike McMillan, vying for the Silver School Board District 5 seat. McMillan was appointed to fill out Debbie Eggleston's unexpired term, but resigned so as not to show conflict of interest when his wife was seeking a position with the schools. She now works for Silver Schools, so the conflict no longer arises. When he resigned, Gutierrez was appointed to the seat, which he still holds. The two are running to fill the position for the next four years.-- Continue reading

Sen. Howie Morales states legislative priorities

In a brief visit late last week with Sen. Howie Morales, the Grant County Beat heard his main priorities for this 2015 60-day legislative session.

"As always, we want to accomplish a balanced budget," Morales said. "Even with such little revenues, we think there is no need to cut programs. I want to increase funding to education through the whole spectrum, but especially K-12. Educators took a cut to get the state out of the recession. We'll see what the revenue estimate is in February."-- Continue reading

Authorities still searching for Steven Morales

By Roger Lanse

Steven Morales, 36, of Silver City, charged with the death of Estevan Ortega on Wednesday, Jan. 14, was the subject of a search by law enforcement on Thursday, Jan. 22, north of Ridge R-- Continue reading

GRMC Board of Trustees members recognize five employees

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the beginning of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, five employees were recognized for their years of service to the hospital.

Present to receive their awards were Priscilla Baldwin, who has worked for 30 years at the hospital, in Discharge Planning; Amedeo Ferruccio, with 15 years in Physical Therapy; and Lillian Galindo, who has 20 years in Human Resources/Education. Also recognized, but not present, were Rene Carbajal for 35 years in the Operating Room and Dara Ann Foster for 15 years in Med Surg I.

A consent agenda of minutes from board, joint conference committee, finance committee, plant and facility committee, and HR committee meetings were approved.-- Continue reading

Cobre School Board Candidates discuss priorities at forum

By Margaret Hopper

On January 22, 2015, all four candidates for positions 4 and 5 on Cobre's school board were present at the Performing Arts Center for a forum sponsored by CATS TV/KOOT 88.1 FM Radio and the Silver City Daily Press. Nick Seibel, editor of the Press, moderated the event. Lori Ford, Executive Director of CATS and Stewart McClintic, Press reporter, were on hand to supply questions for the candidates who also answered those written by the audience. The event began shortly after 6:00 p.m. and was videotaped and aired by radio. Seibel promised the write-up would be in the Friday paper, as well.-- Continue reading

Update: Roadway conditions for Southwestern NM

UPDATE: ROADWAY CONDITIONS for Southwestern NM

Las Cruces: The District One office of the NMDOT has lifted the DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS for NM 404 - Anthony to Chaparrel, US 380 - east of San Anto-- Continue reading

Winter Weather advisory for Thursday, Jan. 22, is cancelled

(Editor's Note: Just in case, the sun isn't shining in your window, the winter weather advisory for Grant County has been cancelled.)

Winter Weather Advisory Is Cancelled...

The National Weather Servi-- Continue reading

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