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GRMC Board of Trustees holds special meeting Jan. 5, 2017

By Mary Alice Murphy

The purpose of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, was twofold.

After a long executive session, the trustees approved updating of medical staff privileges for Emergency Services for Dr. Brad Haire.

The other task at hand was to approve the contract for the Interim Chief Executive Officer Alfredo Ontiveros, who served as the GRMC CEO in the mid-1990s.-- Continue reading

NM CAP Entity chooses officers, approves OMA resolution after discussion

By Mary Alice Murphy

Members of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity met Jan. 3, 2017 to choose officers, approve the Open Meetings Act resolution and address several agenda items, including consideration of a draft memorandum of understanding between joint lead agencies and the NM CAP Entity, an update of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission non-diversion projects and the presentation of the fiscal year 2016 expenditures from the New Mexico Unit fund.

The first item of business was the election of officers. It was moved to retain Darr Shannon, who represents the Hidalgo Soil and Water Conservation District, as chairwoman; Vance Lee, representing Hidalgo County, was named vice chairman and Van "Bucky" Allred, representing Catron County, was named secretary.-- Continue reading

Prescribed Fires Planned on Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM; January 5, 2017 The Wilderness Ranger District is planning to conduct various prescribed fires beginning the week of January 9 weather permitting, and on into the spring as conditions allow. The projects include broadcast burning and pile burning.

Pile burns are planned in these locations:
• Off Hwy 35, and Elkhorn Road, behind Desert West Auction
• Lake Roberts off Forest Drive and FSR 4206M
• Near the Gila National Monument Visitor Center
• Off Hwy 35 behind Camp Thunderbird
• Off Hwy 35 along FSR 4085Y
• Off Hwy 35 along Lincoln Canyon Road-- Continue reading

Red Barn Steak House Demolition

Red Barn Steak House Demolition

Photographer Dave Schuhmann has begun a new photo project for the Beat—the demolition of The Red Barn Steak House and Lounge to be replaced with a Denny's, the first chain non-fast food restaurant to be built in Silver City.

The first photo is of the Red Barn with an excavator in front of it, which was taken before the demolition began.

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Wilderness Ranger District needs your help with gates

Mimbres, NM, January 4, 2017—For Immediate Release. The Wilderness Ranger District needs your help! The Forest Service horses and mules are pastured between mile markers 18-22 and Lake Roberts on the north side of Highway 35.

There are several gates to this pasture that have been left open in the past month, therefore allowing horses and mules to wander onto the highway. This area is open to the public. It is vitally important, to both the health and safety of the public and the health and safety of the livestock, that all gates are closed when you exit the pasture. All gates are identified with signs referring to the livestock in the pasture.-- Continue reading

First Baby in Grant County for 2017 has been born

First Baby in Grant County for 2017 has been born

January 2, 2017 - The First Baby in Grant County for 2017 has been born at Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC). Galilea Alvarez came to this world at 12:12 AM on January 2nd, 2017. She was 8.15 lbs, seen here held by her mom, Erika Alvarez. Also pictured is her proud big brother, Sebastian Alvarez and her father, José Muñoz.

The family was presented a jogging stroller filled with some great baby items to help the family and little Galilea to start off the New Year right. All items were purchased through a collection among the Maternal Child caregivers and providers, Nursing Administration and the Gila Regional Volunteer Auxiliary.-- Continue reading

ROADWAY NOW OPEN: NM 211 to Cliff is still closed 010317

Roadway now open, as of Jan. 4, 2017. If water is in roadway seek an alternate route and do not cross flooded roadways.

NM 211 is still closed due to running water along dips, NMDOT will notify if conditions change.

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FBMC host to unusual visitors

By Roger Lanse

According to the sheriff’s blotter, a Grant County Sheriff’s Department deputy was dispatched Sunday morning, Jan. 1, at approximately 9 a.m., to the rear of Fort Bayard Medical Center reg-- Continue reading

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