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GRMC approves setting up special committee

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, while hearing reports and updates, later in the meeting got into a discussion on the need for a special committee to promote dialogue among area physicians and the hospital.

In addition to the special recognition given to Barbara Guber for her more than 39 years of service to Gila Regional Medical Center, which can be seen at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/21989-barbara-guber-recognized-by-gila-regional-medical-center-for-years-of-service , other long-time employees of GRMC were recognized.

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Barbara Guber recognized by Gila Regional Medical Center for years of service

Barbara Guber recognized by Gila Regional Medical Center for years of service

Barbara Guber accepts recognition from GRMC Board of Trustees Chairman Charles Kelly. (Courtesy Photo)

At today's Gila Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees meeting, the members made a proclamation and presented Barbara Guber a certificate of appreciation, which read:-- Continue reading

NM Bridge demo begins

NM Bridge demo begins

New Mexico 90-Hudson Street Bridge demolition begins.

Above is what you see as you approach the area where the bridge demolition is taking place. (Courtesy photo)-- Continue reading

Grant County Water Commissioners hear from potential funders for regional water plan

By Mary Alice Murphy

Members of the Grant County Water Commission are seeking funding for the regional water plan, which will develop a well field near the Grant County Airport to benefit, first of all, the town of Hurley, which has no water rights, and then extend the water transmission lines through the Mining District to Silver City.

The first potential funder, Rick Sebenoler of the Austin, Texas, office of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, spoke through a conference call, initiated by Priscilla Lucero, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments executive director.-- Continue reading

WNMU Regents Recognize Faculty, Award Tenure and Promotion

Silver City, NM – At its annual spring commencement meeting on May 14, the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents met at the Silver City campus and approved several new business items including the recognition of professors for promotion and tenure.

Four professors were awarded tenure including Dr. Scott Fritz, Dr. Alexandra Neves, Dr. Margarita Wulftange and Dr. Sherry Bassi. Five professors were recognized with promotions including Fritz, Neves, Wulftange, Dr. Miguel Narvaez and Dr. Andy Warren.-- Continue reading

NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Project Update-demolition to begin May 22

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with Interstate Highway Construction (IHC) is in the first phase as they move towards the demo of the bridge on NM90/Hudson Street.

The contractor is currently removing the aged utility line from under the bridge and disposing of all material in order to provide a safe environment as they prepare for the bridge demo on Friday May 22, 2015. Motorists will no longer have access over the bridge starting Friday May 22 at 4:30 am. The contractors working hours during the demo will be 7:00 am until 10:00 pm daily, where their working hours will change once the bridge demo is complete. The contract will then be working Monday to Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. The NMDOT and IHC will have full traffic control staged throughout the project where motorists will be advised to seek an alternate route. Signage will be posted informing the public of the work zone.-- Continue reading

Silver School Board hears about student accomplishments; truancy; and the teacher evaluation system

By Margaret Hopper

Silver School Board opened its May 19 meeting at 6:01 p.m. with all five members present. Justin Wecks asked questions about board policy during public input at the opening session, which is limited to agenda topics. Linda Pafford followed with similar comments in the public periods and followed with a statement about teacher evaluations and factors which she said they could not control, such as numbers, student absences and other unfair portions of the state's evaluating system.

Claudie Thompson, history teacher, introduced six girls who represented Silver in National History Day finals at the national level with their projects that had already passed regional and state competitions. One project was a presentation on Hanna Barbera as cartoonists and the work they did and their influence on their generation. Another was a ten-minute documentary they put together, then showed on the big screen. Their topic was John Kennedy's handling of the Cuban missile crisis in the early 1960s.

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Kelly Fire Update 052015

RESERVE, NM, May 20, 2015 – For Immediate Release – Fire crews on the Reserve Ranger District report that the Kelly Fire has grown to 11 acres despite intermittent rain and snow showers over the weekend. The fire shows very little potential for growth while some logs and litter continue to burn within the perimeter. Due to the remote nature of the fire and firefighter safety, minimal suppression actions will be taken.

The fire was detected May 14 approximately 11 miles south of Reserve, New Mexico on the Gila National Forest. The fire is being managed under a confinement suppression strategy.-- Continue reading

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