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Silver City Student Honored for Best Homeownership Illustration

Silver City Student Honored for Best Homeownership Illustration

Photos by Shirin McArthur

 

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Grant County commissioners name interim county manager

Grant County commissioners name interim county manager

Several Cobre High School band members and their director receive recognition from Grant County commissioners. From left are Commissioner Gabriel Ramos, band member Elysha Montoya, director Chuck Gerheart (partially obscured), band members Hannah Riley, Jaedyn Arellano and Alexis Rico, Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, band members Mary Sanchez and Tyler Call and Commissioner Ron Hall.

Commissioners also recognize Cobre High School Band for state championship

By Mary Alice Murphy

After changing the order on the agenda, for the first order of business at the Grant County Commission regular meeting held May 8, commissioners recognized the Cobre High School band for being once again state champions. The band received the award in Class AAA at the competition held April 26 and 26. This makes the 15th championship the band has received.-- Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan Announces Agreement to Acquire Deepwater GOM Interests for $1.4 Billion

PHOENIX, AZ, May 8, 2014 – Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its oil and gas subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G), has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire certain of Apache Corporation's (Apache) (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) interests in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), including Apache's interests in the Lucius and Heidelberg oil production development projects and 11 exploration leases, for $1.4 billion.

The Deepwater GOM acquisition will be funded with proceeds from the previously reported sale of FM O&G's Eagle Ford Shale assets for $3.1 billion. The estimated combined after-tax net proceeds from these transactions of approximately $1.3 billion will be used to repay outstanding indebtedness following closing of the transactions.

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Grant County officials give reports at May 6 work session

Discussions were held on hospital funding, possible temporary budget issues and a proposed walkway between Santa Clara and Bayard

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the May 6 work session, much of the meeting was taken up with county reports.

Sheriff Raul Villanueva spoke first, because he needed to be elsewhere.

"We got through with the Tour of the Gila," Villanueva said. "It was eventful, especially with the crash on Wednesday on highway 180, just going into Catron County. We will also assist with the Mimbres Region Arts Council Blues Festival Memorial Day weekend.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission discusses ordinance and resolution

 

A fire ordinance and a safety net care pool resolution will be approved on Thursday

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission, at its Tuesday, May 6, 2014, work session, reviewed a fire ordinance and a safety net care pool resolution.

At the regular meeting to be held Thursday, May 8, at 9 a.m., commissioners will, as their first order of business hold a public hearing on the adoption of an ordinance "establishing firefighting and emergency response authority, fire equipment procurement standards, and rules regarding fire hazards applicable to the general public, and imposition of burn restrictions during severe drought and other fire emergencies." The commissioners will then approve or disapprove the ordinance.

County Attorney Abigail Robinson, said a minor change had been made in language, thanks to a suggestion from a resident. In Section 3 A, the word combustible had been changed to flammable.

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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Agreement to Sell Eagle Ford Interests for $3.1 Billion

PHOENIX, AZ, May 7, 2014 – Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its oil and gas subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G), has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement to sell its Eagle Ford Shale assets for $3.1 billion to a subsidiary of Encana Corporation (Encana) (TSX, NYSE: ECA). FCX estimates after tax net proceeds from the transaction of approximately $2.5 billion.

Approximately half of the proceeds will be used to repay outstanding indebtedness and the balance is expected to be used for investments in additional assets in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico to accelerate the company's growth initiatives.-- Continue reading

Where is the AWSA process now? Link Fixed

To view a recent presentation on the AWSA process to the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments, download it here. Save it to your desktop or a folder to read it.

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Red Flag Warnings Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 & 7

Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect Today From Noon To 9 Pm Mdt
Due To Strong Winds And Low Humidity...

* Area Affected: Southwest And South-Central New Mexico Including
Fire Weather Zones 110...111...112...And 113. Far West Texas
Including Fire Weather Zones 055 And 056.

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