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Long time MRAC Executive Director Faye McCalmont Announces her Departure

Long time MRAC Executive Director Faye McCalmont Announces her Departure

Faye McCalmont (Courtesy Photo)

Silver City, NM – If you've had the pleasure of jamming out to a free music festival, walked past the radiant colors of a mural, or worn a gown to celebrate the arts you have probably experienced one of the dynamic offerings that represent the Mimbres Region Arts Council.

Building communities and enriching culture are something that MRAC has worked toward for the past 30 years, and one woman has made it her mission to do so. Faye McCalmont has led the charge as MRAC's Executive Director for the past 20 years, and she has decided it's time to pass the torch. "I have so enjoyed my time at the helm of the Arts Council. I love this organization and all the wonderful people involved in making it such a success. But, 20 years is long enough and I'm excited to see how the organization will benefit from a fresh view and new ideas. We have built a solid, strong foundation that can support growth in the future. The MRAC Board and staff are committed and hardworking and will see the organization through this transition," says McCalmont.-- Continue reading

Freeze Warning In Effect From 4 Am To 9 Am MDT Friday 041715

Freeze Warning In Effect From 4 Am To 9 Am MDT Friday 041715

Upper Gila River Valley-southern Gila Highlands/black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/mimbres Valley-Eastern Black Range Foothills-Including The Cities Of...gila Hot Springs...buckhorn...Mule Creek...cliff...Silver City...lake Roberts...kingston...

Fort Bayard...mimbres...faywood...hurley...grant County Airport...Hillsboro...winston256 Pm Mdt Thu Apr 16 2015

...Freeze Warning In Effect From 4 Am To 9 Am Mdt Friday...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has
Issued A Freeze Warning...which Is In Effect From 4 Am To 9 Am
Mdt Friday.-- Continue reading

Red Flag warning in effect for much of region 041615

Red Flag warning in effect for much of region 041615

Windy And Dry Conditions Across Much Of The Region Today...

.a Strong Upper Low Will Be Moving Into The Four Corners Region Today With A Strong Southwest Flow Bringing Windy ConditionsTo The Region Today. Temperatures Will Be About 8 To 15 DegreesCooler Than Wednesday...but Relative Humidities Will Be FallingInto The Single Digits For Many Locations. The Combination OfStrong Winds And Low Relative Humidities Will Create CriticalFire Weather Conditions Late This Morning Into The Early Evening.

Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-el Paso-hudspeth-652 Am Mdt Thu Apr 16 2015-- Continue reading

Southwest Leadership Program students graduate

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Kathie Gilbert, who facilitated the Southwest Leadership Program process, said the students met three times in January, and two times each month since. The graduation of the 15-member class was held in the Western New Mexico University Global Resource Center auditorium Wednesday, April 15.-- Continue reading

Mayor recommends continuing work with Bridge Community

By Roger Lanse

Skip Thacker and the Bridge Community Board, directors of a proposal to construct a senior care facility offering all levels of care, asked support from the council for their project by requesting three things; that the town would (1) agree to be the fiscal agent for the development, (2) consider the incorporation of 10-15 acres to the project, and (3) assist in the acquisition of any alternate funding that may be required.

"Based on a feasibility study," Thacker said, "we could have up to 70 residents covering independent living, assisted living, skilled care, memory care and hospice care. The project would generate about 37 primary jobs and possibly another 100 plus secondary jobs."-- Continue reading

Red Flag warning Wednesday, 041515 for southwest deserts and lowlands

Editor's Note:Refer to previously posted map for area of warning

Red Flag Warning In Effect From Noon Today To 9 Pm Mdt This
Evening For Strong Winds And Low Humidity For Fire Weather Zone
111...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has
Issued A Red Flag Warning...which Is In Effect From Noon Today To
9 Pm MDT This Evening. -- Continue reading

Fort Bliss and Fort Bayard cemeteries director updates veterans

Fort Bliss and Fort Bayard cemeteries director updates veterans

Photo of new MyVA Regional Alignment

By Mary Alice Murphy

Ame Callahan, the director of the Fort Bliss and Fort Bayard national cemeteries, gave an update on the status of the Fort Bayard cemetery to a group of veterans gathered at the American Legion Post 18 on Tuesday afternoon.

She gave a brief history overview of the national cemeteries, overseen by the National Cemetery Administration. The first national cemetery was established in 1862.  Veterans' Affairs oversees and maintains 131 of them; the Army, 30; the Department of the Interior, 14; the American Battle Monuments Commission, 24 overseas cemeteries; and state and tribes, 88.

-- Continue reading

Senator Morales updates Bayard Council

By Roger Lanse

Senator Howie Morales presented a legislative update to the Bayard City Council at its April 13 meeting. Of major importance, Morales said, was that the capital outlay bill, which funds-- Continue reading

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