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Village of Santa Clara meeting highlights 110915

By Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)

On November 9, 2015, The Village of Santa Clara held its regular meeting.

There was a lot of public input on both old business and new business.
• Old business:
o Thomas Caddel brought concern to the potholes in town.
• He was told the village is experiencing a delay in the obtaining the hot mix to fix the potholes.
o Professional service agreement with Engineers Inc. approved.
o Engineers Inc. reported on Special Appropriations Program (SAP) grant for 2014.
• This was placed out to bid.
o Rest of the grants on engineering were sent for approval.
• New Business:
o Request for proposal awarded for solid waste management.
o Speed bumps requested on Cottonwood.
• A 4-way stop intersection was proposed instead.
o A developer would like to purchase land by the Armory.
• Approved with National Guard approval.-- Continue reading

eRecycling event held at Office of Sustainability 111415

eRecycling event held at Office of Sustainability 111415

Several volunteers accepted all recyclables on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at the Office of Sustainability. The main purpose of the event was to gather electronic and electrical devices to keep them out-- Continue reading

November 9, 2015 Bayard City Council Meeting Highlights

By Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)

On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Bayard City Council held its regular meeting.

There were three discussion/action events that took place at the meeting.

The first was on the mobile home placement for Frankie Maldonado/Lydia Hanson.

Lydia Hanson and Frankie Maldonado requested approval to keep a 1968 mobile home at 702 N. Yucca Street to be used as storage.

Clerk Treasurer, Kristina Ortiz, presented a letter informing the council of the actions that have taken place on the property, including placement of two mobile homes without the proper approvals. Discussion was held between Council members.-- Continue reading

Somewhere in Between—The Work of Ella Sala Myers exhibit opens 111215

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor's Note: This author recommends you visit the show alone or in a small group. It was difficult to take in with a crowd.]

An exhibit of work by Ella Sala Myers, who was taken from this world at age 16, in an airplane crash on May 23, 2014, opened on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in the McCray Gallery at Western New Mexico University.

The crash also took the lives of two other Aldo Leopold students, Ella Jaz Kirk, 14, and Michael Mahl, 16, as well as that of the pilot, Dr. Peter Hochla. The students were to fly over the area in the Gila National Forest that they had been monitoring. The aircraft was attempting to return to Whiskey Creek Airport when it went down.

Prior to the opening of the exhibit, Ella's parents gave moving tributes to their daughter. Jennifer Douglass, Ella's mother, was the first to speak.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission combined official reports 111015 and 111215

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County commissioners hears county reports at the work session on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, and commissioners made their comments at the regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015.

At the Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, meeting, county officials gave reports.

Mike Carillo, Detention Center administrator, said he had one vacancy and has created a new corporal position. "We are waiting for the facility assessment comparison report done by the New Mexico Association of Counties."

The Inmate Support Group Program will coordinate with Luna County, under a newly named coordinator.-- Continue reading

Silver High School hosts Veterans Day recognition 111115

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Veterans Day ceremony held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery 111115

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The American Legion Allingham-Golding Post 18 of Silver City hosted the Veterans' Day ceremony at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

The American Legion Color Guard posted the colors and retired them at the end of the ceremony. Arlene Schadel sang the National Anthem, and the audience said the Pledge of Allegiance. James Knight Jr. of the American Legion gave the invocation.-- Continue reading

Marine Corps Birthday celebrated by Gaffney-Oglesby League Detachment 1328 on Nov. 10

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

For the Marine Corps' 240th birthday, members and friends of the corps celebrated with a ceremony at Western New Mexico University's cafeteria.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Dean Bearup served as the master of ceremonies. After the posting of the colors, Christy Gonzales sang the "Star-Spangled Banner," followed by everyone reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and hearing the invocation.

The birthday cake had a position of prominence at the front of the room.-- Continue reading

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