Published on Thursday, 13 August 2015 11:27
By Mary Alice Murphy
Brian Torres, New Mexico Department of Transportation project manager, opened the regular monthly update on the New Mexico 90-Hudson Street Bridge meeting on Aug. 12, at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center, by handing the meeting to Roger Koest of Interstate Highway Construction, the contractor on the project.
"Today (Wednesday, Aug. 12) we placed concrete on Pier 3," Koest reported. "Next week, likely on Friday, Aug. 21, we will pour the first abutment. Next week we will put in the rebar for the final pier, and Aug. 28 is our tentative date for pouring the final pier. We will be defining the pier caps. Next Monday, we will be moving a water line on the north pier, which will take about three days to replace."-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 20:40
By Margaret Hopper
Cobre school board held its meeting at the District Office on August 11, shortly after 7:00 p. m. Board president Toy Sepulveda said the closed session had started at 6:00 and they had discussed limited personnel and student identifiable information, but no decisions had been made. The other members attending were Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya and Frank Cordova. Frances Kelly was absent.
There was no public input at either time, on the agenda or otherwise, and no administrative report.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 20:36
From left to right are Raelynn Moon, Mary Thuerauf, Trent Kasten, Jeremy Gardner, Tanah Lowe, Clell Bays, Ty Dalton, Ethan Fisher, Jordan Gonzalez and Tyler Monzingo
Ten Grant County 4-H members attended the New Mexico 4-H State Conference July 13-16, 2015. This year’s theme was, “Take the Scenic Route.” Members competed in contests such as Livestock, Horse, Hippology, Horticulture, Public Speaking (Prepared Speech and Impromptu) and Wildlife Evaluation.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:47
Faye McCalmont plans to reenergize cultural happenings on WNMU campus
Silver City, NM – For more than 20 years, Faye McCalmont has been a mover and shaker for the arts and culture scene in New Mexico, and now she plans to bring her successful track record to Western New Mexico University.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 08:09
Editor's Note: This is the fourth and final part of a series on the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity's first organizational meeting held Aug. 10, 2015.
By Mary Alice Murphy
During the final part of the first meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Grant County Administration Center, the members, after lunch, had a chance to ask more questions of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Interstate Stream Commission representatives in attendance.
Newly elected temporary chairwoman Hidalgo County Commissioner Darr Shannon asked the question that was on many people's minds: "Why did it take so long for us to get this information, when we need to hurry, hurry? We know you're just the messenger," she said to Reclamation Phoenix Office Program Development Division Director Mary Reece.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 07:43
By Roger Lanse
Raul Turrieta, chairperson for the 6th Annual James H. Pirtle Walk for the Heroes, 2015, told the Silver City Town Council at its Aug. 11 meeting, the event would be held on Sept. 26. The Walk is a community-driven fundraiser in support of local military families, a news release said, and honors James H. Pirtle, Army Specialist, who was killed in Iraq on Oct. 4, 2003. Approximately 1,945 veterans live in Grant County, with about 25 being 100% disabled, according to Turrieta.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 20:05
Editor's Note: This is Part 3 of a four-part series of articles on the first organizational meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity.
By Mary Alice Murphy
Mary Reece of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Phoenix Office Program Development Division spoke at the first meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity held Monday, Aug. 10, at the Grant County Administration Center.
"I will touch on four questions," she said. "The first is what is Reclamation's role moving forward into next steps for this process."
She said Reclamation has multiple and sometimes conflicting roles.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 16:21
Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-part series on the first meeting for the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity.
By Mary Alice Murphy
During the first meeting of the recently formed New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity, created to design, construct, operate and maintain a New Mexico Unit, members heard an update from the Interstate Stream Commission.
David Anderson, ISC staff, recapped "how you got to this point. On July 22, the ISC passed a resolution designating the New Mexico CAP Entity. The joint powers agreement was approved by the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration on July 27."-- Continue reading
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