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Grant County election results later numbers

Grant County election results later numbers

As of 8:29 p.m. on the New Mexico Secretary of State website


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Grant County General Election results 2016

Grant County General Election results 2016

With full results of the 35 precincts in Grant County, the following screenshots will tell the story.  These are the frist numbers sents out. The numbers have changed in future updates, but not the results.


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Voter turnout has been steady today

Voter turnout has been steady today

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

According to reports at the two convenience centers in Silver City—the Grant County Administration Center and the Woman's Club, turnout was steady all morning. Both venues reported long lines when they opened at 7 a.m.

At 10:40, the Grant County Administration Center reported 250 voters, with a number of people coming in to vote and leaving after voting, with no long lines.

At 10:51 at the Woman's Club, the polling center judge reported a lull, but it had seen 437 voters up to that time. 

Photo 1: People filled almost every voting position at the Administration Center.-- Continue reading

It’s That Time Again for the Annual Trek to the Forest for a Christmas Tree-2016

Silver City, NM; November 7, 2016 – For Immediate Release - Permits for cutting Christmas trees on the Gila National Forest will again be available at all Ranger District offices starting Monday, November 21, 2016.

For this year’s Christmas tree cutting period, the public can start purchasing the permits four days earlier than normal. By providing the additional service to Christmas tree gatherers, families can obtain their permit and cut the family Christmas tree during the Thanksgiving holiday along with any visiting family or friends and avoid the after Thanksgiving Day rush.

Permits sell for $5.00 each with a limit of one permit per household; or free permits are available for the aromatic piñon trees. Any tree species up to 10’ high may be cut.-- Continue reading

Early voter turnout heavy in Grant County

By Mary Alice Murphy

According to Grant County Clerk Robert Zamarripa, 8,220 voters voted early in Grant County. Early voting ended on Saturday, Nov. 5.

"That's a 39.05 percent of registered voters who have already turned out," Zamarripa said. "I think we might have more than the 2012 election, which had almost double that many."

His office was a busy one today as everyone, including extra helpers, prepared to be one of the county convenience centers for voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

The convenience centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all locations.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission holds brief special meeting 20161107

By Mary Alice Murphy

A special meeting held by the Grant County Commission on Nov. 7, 2016, addressed only one issue—a resolution titled Allocation of Funding for the Tu Casa Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Center Construction CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Project.

Grant County Planning and Development Director Michael "Mischa" Larisch explained the resolution is required by CDBG to show specifically what funding the County Commission is allocating to the project.-- Continue reading

Grant County Voter Convenience Center list for Election Day 2016

The Grant County Clerk's Office has created a flyer listing the Voter Convenience Centers for Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016.

Results will be posted on the Beat as they become available. 

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Candidate forum for Congressional Second District 20161103

By Mary Alice Murphy

A candidate forum between the two candidates for the New Mexico Congressional Second District was held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at the Western New Mexico University Besse-Forward Global Resource Center. It featured the two candidates—Democrat challenger Merrie Lee Soules and incumbent Republican Stevan Pearce answering questions from the audience and from the sponsor, the Silver City Daily Press and Independent. A co-sponsor for the event was the WNMU MeChA group, which made use of the room possible.-- Continue reading

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