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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy


Photos added: Candidate forum for state representative candidates 091316

By Mary Alice Murphy

Photos Courtesy of Tom Vaughan of FeVa Fotos

The first portion of the candidate forum held Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, featured the Democratic and Republican candidates for state representative District 38—Mary Hotvedt, Democrat, and Rebecca Dow, Republican— and District 39—Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez, Democrat, and John Zimmerman, Republican.

Mischa Larisch, Prospectors president, welcomed the more than 125 people, who attended the event. He also recognized the sponsors, Grant County Prospectors, Silver City Regional Association of Realtors, Silver City Radio, Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Western New Mexico University.

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Sheriff’s department dissatisfied with present funding levels

Sheriff’s department dissatisfied with present funding levels

By Roger Lanse

From left, Grant County Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, Richard Lawyer of the Grant County Fair Board receiving the Grant County Fair Days proclamation, and Commissioner Ron Hall.From-- Continue reading

Grant County commissioners hear reason for law enforcement communications problems

Webb says problem has been identified and is being worked on

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the end of the Grant County Commission work session on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, County Manager Charlene Webb announced the law enforcement radio problem has been identified.

Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Brian Cunningham presented the first county report.

He said he would report first on the month of July's financial status. "We had a negative operating margin of $80,000, with a negative bottom line of $450,000. Those numbers are one of the justifications for the mill levy request. The depreciation number in that financial report is a major indication that we need to replace capital equipment."-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission holds special meeting and work session 091316

Grant County Commission holds special meeting and work session 091316

By Mary Alice Murphy

At Tuesday morning's Grant County Commission special meeting and work session, Chairman Brett Kasten asked for a moment of silence for slain Alamogordo police officer Clint Corvinus.

The special meeting was held to certify property tax rates.

"We set the rates and certify them in June," Assessor Raul Turrieta said. "Then in September, the state gives us five days to certify its results."

The state results include copper production taxes, bringing the total county taxes to $841 million. Turrieta said the revenue was up about $18 million.-- Continue reading

Silver School Board holds special meeting to learn about bonding capacity

Silver School Board holds special meeting to learn about bonding capacity

Article and photo by Margaret Hopper

From left, Silver Schools board member Chris Arvidson, Mike McMillan and Arnold Torres listen to a presentation on bonding capacity by Mark Valenzuela, First Vice President of George K. Baum and Company, Albuquerque branch.

Mark Valenzuela, First Vice President of George K. Baum and Company, Albuquerque branch, traveled to help Silver District school board members look at their bonding options Monday, September 12.

The meeting began at 5:00 p.m. with all five board members present. The presentation focused on Silver’s presently expiring bond conditions, past bonding history and potential for voting in another bond issue with the February 2017 school elections.-- Continue reading

Hospital seeks 4-mill tax increase from property owners

Hospital seeks 4-mill tax increase from property owners

By Roger Lanse

Grant County Assessor Raul Turrieta told council that "today the county commission passed our certificate of tax rates and everything pretty much stayed the same." He stated that a four-mill levy increase is being proposed and that the additional property tax money would go to GRMC.

"A resolution was passed in August where it is going to be placed on the ballot this Nov. 8, for a 4-mill increase for the hospital," Turrieta said. "I would like to express that the Grant County rates that are imposed – we’re all maxed out on the nonresidential side and our residential side. And, that’s one of the reasons the hospital is going to do the 4-mill increase under that Chapter 4.-- Continue reading

9-11 commemoration held Sunday

Jim and Connie Zawacki organized  a 15th anniversary commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorism attacks on the U.S. Flags iined the sidewalks of Gough Park, photos of the memorials at Shanksvi-- Continue reading

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