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In Santa Clara, Mayor Richard Bauch, who was unopposed, garnered 104 votes.

For Trustee, Harry "Rocky" Hildebrand received 76 votes; Olga Amador, 106; and Thomas Caddell, 54. The top two vote-getters will serve as Trustees.

In Bayard, unopposed candidate for mayor, Chon Fierro received 230 votes. In the order the candidates for City Council were named on the ballot, Eloy H. Medina received 144; Steven J. Jimenez, 30; Raul D. Villanueva, 154; Frances L. Gonzales, 105; and Thomas James Muniz, 61. The top two vote-getters will serve as councilors.

Bayard, NM - On March 5, 2018 the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau investigated threats made by a student towards a teacher at Snell Middle School in Bayard.

The initial investigation determined that a fourteen-year-old male student at the school posted a video message on his social media threatening a teacher. The threat indicated the student would commit acts of violence against the teacher if his grade was not raised.

wnmu cdc copyA boy who receives Early Childhood Education in Western New Mexico University’s Child Development Center and Growing Tree programs, which were recently given five stars and ranked in the nation’s top tier.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children Put WNMU’s Early Learning Programs in the Top Tier

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Redemption of Two Series of Senior Notes

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that notices have been issued to redeem on April 4, 2018, $454 million aggregate principal amount of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) and Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC (FMOG) senior notes. In accordance with the terms of respective indentures governing the notes, the notes will be redeemed at the redemption prices set forth in the table below, together with accrued and unpaid interest on the notes redeemed to, but not including, the redemption date.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The opening reception for the Fifth Annual Southwest Birds Show was held at the Bear Mountain Lodge Thursday evening. Organizer Jackie Blurton said that over 50 people attended the opening, enjoying the Flamenco music of Farhad Arasteh, professor of mathematics at WNMU, and browsing the artworks inspired by the artists' love of birds.

The show will run through March 31, from 10 am to 5 pm daily at Bear Mountain Lodge.

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By Mary Alice Murphy

Early in 2016, an LS Mesa resident and spokesman, Capt. Wout Vantellingen, contacted the Grant County Road Department Superintendent Earl Moore with concerns about the safety of a county-maintained road.

Vantellingen explained that, after heavy rains and especially after decent snow falls, large parts of the Bear Mountain Road turn into a mud road where the mud can be as much as a foot deep. And it is impossible to turn off it. An ambulance without four-wheel five would not be able to come up the road.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Dr. Jonni McClure, Au.D, an audiologist with Mimbres Valley Medical Group, said she spent 21 years in Deming growing her practice and working with Dr. Twana Sparks. "Now I have joined the Mimbres Valley Medical Group."

"Hearing is important," McClure began. "It's important to me because it has provided me with a livelihood. Today I'm asking: 'How does hearing loss affect your business?'"

If you love Fort Bayard and want to see it preserved and developed, visit the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce office and sign the petition supporting the transfer of the property to the village of Santa Clara.

Take it around with you and get your friends to sign it, too. Find a copy below.

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The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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