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Santa Clara now owns National Guard Armory

Santa Clara now owns National Guard Armory

Brig. Gen Kennth Nava speaking, Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch, far left, and Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez partially hidden by podium.By Roger Lanse

The National Guard Armory building in Santa Clara, in a transfer ceremony Thursday, June 15, was formally conferred to the Village of Santa Clara by the New Mexico Army National Guard. Village Mayor Richard Bauch said: "This is a great economic opportunity for us."

Bauch said that the village will use the building for municipal offices, a community center, and plans to lease office space to generate revenue.

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June 13, 2017, Town of Hurley Meeting Highlights

By Alexis Rico

Grant County Beat Intern

The Town of Hurley held its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 5 p.m. All members of the council were present for the meeting.

After the agenda for the meeting was approved, Raul Salcido gave a few comments and suggestions to the council during the public input section of the meeting.

Salcido suggested the council be careful in the ordinances that the council will be passing later on in the year. He said the council should consider a raise for the mayor as an incentive for good upcoming candidates for the mayor of the town in the-- Continue reading

Golden Fire in San Pedro Mountain area 062117


Incident Name: Golden Fire

Start Date & Time: 6/21/17 1630

Start Location: Hwy 14 and Hwy 144 San Pedro mountain area , East of NM Hwy 14

Cause of Fire: Unknown

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Silver School Board hears about progress on bond-funded projects 062017

Silver School Board hears about progress on bond-funded projects 062017

Mark Valenzuela, school bond advisor, presented at work session

By Margaret Hopper

The regular Silver School Board June meeting on June 20, 2017 was preceded by a work session at 5:30 to allow Mark Valenzuela of George K. Baum & Company, the firm assisting the board with the planning on the bond issue, and Alicia Edwards of the Wellness work, to present more lengthy information on their presentations before the main business meeting. The work session went on past its time, ending about 6:30 and breaking into the period set for the regular board meeting.

Those present included Justin Wecks, Patrick Cohn, Ashley Montenegro, Frances Vasquez and Mike McMillan, board president. In the absence of the superintendent, Audie Brown, Candy Milam, assistant superintendent, presented information for the administration.-- Continue reading

Round Fire – June 21, 2017 @ 1000

Location: Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Black Range Ranger District

Start Date: June 6, 2017 Size: 6,577 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and grass with a mixed conifer component

Resources: Five wildland fire modules, 4 engines, 2 EMTs, 1 water tender and other fire personnel with a total of 96.

Containment: 0% (managed for multiple resource objectives)-- Continue reading

Air Quality reports for east and west of Continental Divide in Gila National Forest 062117

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Santa Clara has helpers, Americorps and Youth Conservation Corps, 062017

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The Americorps students whom you have met in these pages before are still on the job doing work out at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark.

Other articles can be found at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/36913-an-update-on-americorps-team-and-the-work-at-fort-bayard  and http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/36342-americorps-volunteers-welcomed-to-fort-bayard-041917 -- Continue reading

SCFD and VFDs respond to two fires Sunday

By Roger Lanse

Firefighters from the Silver City Fire Department and the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a grass fire on Coleman Drive near Little Walnut Road at approximately noon on Sunday, June 18.

According to SCFD Chief Milo Lambert, the fire was also in the treetops of cottonwoods in the area. No structures were threatened and no injuries reported. Lambert said fire suppression personnel left the scene about 3:30 p.m., after extinguishing the fire.

However, no sooner had they returned to base, when firefighters from the SCFD were called out again, at about 5:30 p.m., together with Whiskey Creek and Tyrone volunteer fire departments, to a single-wide mobile home at 1450 Highway 90 that was engulfed in flames. According to Lambert, an insurance adjuster will determine if the structure was a total loss, but “there was nothing left,” he said.-- Continue reading

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