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GRMC Board of Trustees presents resolution to retiring member

GRMC Board of Trustees presents resolution to retiring member

GRMC Board Chairman Charles Kelly presents resolution to vice chairman Pam Archibald. (Courtesy Photo)

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Chairman Charles Kelly presented what he called a "bittersweet" resolution to Pam Archibald, board vice chairman and Finance Committee chairwoman, at the Friday, June 26, 2015, board meeting at the hospital.-- Continue reading

Silver City Daily Press Celebrates its 80th birthday with a street party June 26, 2015

At the street party last night to celebrate the Silver City Daily Press' 80th birthday, music and a birthday cake greeted visitors, who chatted and danced.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Photos of NM 90-Hudson Bridge reconstruction 062715

Photos of NM 90-Hudson Bridge reconstruction 062715

The Beat thanks the anonymous photographer who continues to chronicle the NM 90-Hudson Street Bridge project.

The pier forms are being constructed and will be filled with concrete.

These were taken Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Besleme-Orrell Heritage Award Conferred

Ann McMahon, photographer from Silver City, New Mexico, and Andrew Lindlof, geologist from St. Paul, Minnesota, are current recipients of the Besleme-Orrell Heritage Award for 2015 from the Mining History Association (MHA). The portfolio of their work, The Disappearing Mining History Landscape of Grant County, showcases images from five of the major mining districts of Grant County along with samples of rocks and minerals from each of the districts.

Named after MHA members Jim Besleme and Lew Orrell, The Besleme-Orrell Heritage Award, established in 2013, recognizes outstanding achievements from those whose works help contribute to the understanding and appreciation of mining heritage.

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Commissary Fire Update June 27, 2015; 10:00 A.M.


For the Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: June 5, 2015 Percent Contained: 0%
Size: 1,531 acres Growth Potential: Low
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush

Summary: The lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District is located 13 miles to the east of Pecos, NM and two miles south of Barillas Peak.-- Continue reading

Gila National Forest Wildfire Update 062715

SILVER CITY, NM; June 27, 2015 – For Immediate Release – Managers reported low activity Friday on the Pinon and Moore fires on the Gila National Forest as rain showers continued to fall on the fire areas from time to time.

The 3,305-acre Pinon Fire is located 13 miles east of Reserve, NM on the Reserve Ranger District. The 3,670-acre Moore Fire is located in the Gila Wilderness on the Wilderness Ranger District with 85 personnel on the incident. The reduction in acreage on the Moore Fire is the result of aerial surveying and mapping completed Friday.-- Continue reading

Red Canyon Fire has minimal spread 062715 a.m.


U.S. Forest Service
Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands
Magdalena Ranger District
Magdalena, New Mexico

Red Canyon Fire Remains at 14,418 Acres

Magdalena, NM - The 14,418 acre Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District had minimal fire spread yesterday. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commissioners listen to public input on a potential five-member commission and approve agenda items 062515

By Mary Alice Murphy

Michael Sharp, Research and Polling Inc. vice president, in an overview of the process to go from three to five commissioners gave an overview of what he has produced for the commissioners at a public hearing during the Grant County Commission regular meeting held Thursday morning at the County Administration Center.

Commission Chairman Brett Kasten said this was the third public hearing on the issue of whether the commissioners should change from their current three members to a five-member commission. "We will hold the last public hearing and vote to approve the change or not at our July 23 regular meeting. We could also choose which plan."-- Continue reading

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