Created on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 20:24
Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a three-part series of articles covering the Grant County Commission work session on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
After the Grant County commissioners reviewed most of the regular meeting agenda for Thursday, Feb. 27, The Nature Conservancy and the New Mexico Forest Industries Association, which are working together to improve the watershed and forest health, gave a presentation.
Brent Racher, New Mexico Forest Industries Association president, said the motto of the group is: Behind every healthy forest is a healthy forest industry.-- Continue reading
Created on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 17:15
Editor's Note: The Grant County Commission held a long work session this morning, after a month in Santa Fe for the legislative session. This is part 1 of a multi-part series.
By Mary Alice Murphy
Thursday's regular meeting agenda will have the first item of business as the administration of the oath of office and the issuance of badges to Detention Center officers. Chairman Brett Kasten will administer the oath of office.
Mike Carrillo, Detention Center administrator, said the officers were looking forward to again having badges.-- Continue reading
Created on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 15:13
Photo: Silver High School Science Olympiad Team
This past weekend, in Socorro NM, 25 teams from around the state competed in the annual Science Olympiad. Silver High School earned a spot to compete by finishing second at their regional event at WNMU in January. The team consisted of 15 students who battled it out in 23 events to have the bragging rights to be known as the brightest students in the state.
Silver came away with 15 top ten finishes earning 30 medals and placed 8th as a team.
Individual results are:-- Continue reading
Created on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:35
Created on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 08:55
By Glenn Griffin
During the fourth meeting of the new Grant County Eco-Watershed Planning Committee, there was the remote possibility of some good news and a lot of very dire wildland fire predictions. “There is a slight chance of rain, a wet April and May,” was reported in one of the several presentations to the 12 county residents and committee members by Gabe Holguin of the Gila National Forest’s Fire and Aviation staff. The rest of his fire season review stressed that we are deep into a three-year long-term drought with a heavy fine fuel loading of grass to carry fire. From unusual torching of juniper trees in a weekend fire east of Bear Mountain to the missing snowpack on top of Mogollon Baldy, the outlook is grim.
Created on Monday, 24 February 2014 18:32
Created on Monday, 24 February 2014 16:52
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