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Commissioners tour Detention Center

By Mary Alice Murphy

Commissioners, elected officials and the media toured the Grant County Detention Center. Administrator Mike Carillo and Deputy Administrator Joe Andazola led the tour after the regular Grant County Commission meeting Thursday.

"I count on Joe a lot," Carillo said at the beginning of the tour, which was primarily led by Andazola. "He knows corrections. He is a valued employee." Carillo noted the facility receives visits from several volunteers who work with the inmates. "We also have several man traps, for which the entry door must be closed before the other door can be opened."-- Continue reading

Grant County Commissioners approve bond sale at favorable interest rate

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County commissioners met in regular session Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, for a short meeting prior to taking a tour of the Detention Center.

Chairman Brett Kasten, at the beginning of the session, called for a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11.

He also requested a modification to the bond resolution, lowering the amount from $6,505,000 to $6,200,000, because of favorable interest rates. "The resolution is correct, but we got the information to Denisha (Lucero, administrative assistant) too late for the agenda."-- Continue reading

Strong Women, Strong Bones participants do ice bucket challenge for ALS research

Judy O'Loughlin, Grant County extension agent, and Helen Gray, participants in a thrice weekly exercise class based on the Strong Women, Strong Bones program developed at Tufts University, submitted t-- Continue reading

Silver City Town Council hears report from town's museum

By Roger Lanse

Tracy Spikes, Director of the Silver City Museum reported on museum activities to the Silver City Town Council Tuesday evening, Sept. 9. Spikes regaled the council with such pearls as "We're looking in, reaching out and moving forward" and "We're a wheel in a hub."

Spikes richly described a museum as "a place to begin a dialogue" and to "have a whole-body experience," and the museum's purpose as "community." Continuing, Spikes proudly stated, "We're developing the future."-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission presents to former county manager and introduces new county manager

Grant County Commission presents to former county manager and introduces new county manager


Commissioners Brett Kasten and Gabriel Ramos from left, and Ron Hall at right, present plaque of appreciation to former county manager, Jon Paul Saari.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County commissioners, as their first act of business during the Tuesday, Sept. 9, work session, invited former County Manager Jon Paul Saari to come forward. The commissioners presented Saari with a plaque of appreciation for his service to the county and community.-- Continue reading

Cobre School Board approves budget adjustments and requests for use of school facilities

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre School Board met at the high school's Performing Arts center on Monday, September 8, 2014. The earlier closed session began at 6:02 p.m. where Toy Sepulveda, board president, said they discussed limited personnel matters, student identifiable information and goals for the superintendent. No decisions were made in that part. All board members were present.

In the open session, which began at 7:15, budget adjustments (BARs) were requested for
the in-classroom breakfasts at the elementary schools. The new amount of $47,139 is scheduled to cover food costs in Central, Bayard, Hurley and San Lorenzo by state reimbursements. Another BAR for fresh fruits and vegetables for Hurley Elementary amounted to $6925. The board approved both requests.

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 09/05/14 at 4:00 PM – 09/08/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 61 calls for service and had-- Continue reading

Taste of Downtown 2014 presents flavors to residents and visitors

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City MainStreet Project Manager Timothy Brown told the Beat that up to the day before the Taste of Downtown, which was held Saturday, that 1,800 tickets had been sold, and more were being sold on Saturday. Visitors from Tucson and El Paso, as well as local residents, strolled down the sidewalks of the downtown area to visit 14 restaurants and their booths on Broadway.

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