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Gila National Forest holds input-gathering meeting

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gail Talfierro, Silver City District ranger, opened a meeting, Wednesday, March 11, to begin the process of revising its comprehensive plan of management.

She introduced those who would provide help to the Gila National Forest. The first [whose name the Beat did not write down] is a member of the faculty at Utah State University and is an extension specialist. "I am here to help the Forest Service break some of it formalistic habits."

He invited those present to write their comments on large sheets on the wall about the uses of the forest they wanted to provide or protect.-- Continue reading

Southwest Regional Water Planning Meeting Held in Deming

Editor's Note: Because this author was unable to attend the meeting, the notes were taken from an audio recording made thanks to Gerald Schultz. Some static and extraneous noise made understanding difficult at times.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Rosemary Romero served as the facilitator; Joanne Hilton, on contract to the ISC for the Water Planning, presented information on the water issues; and Bruce Posten, also on contract, spoke on population and population projections.

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Gabrielle Begay of Arenas Valley has been nominated to be WNMU student regent

Gabrielle Begay of Arenas Valley has been nominated for appointment to the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents. She is a student and serves as the president of the Associated Students of We-- Continue reading

GRMC hosts Family Practice open house and tour

Gila Regional Medical Center held an open house and tour of its new Family Practice, with providers Dr. John Stanley and Cindy Moreno, CNP.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy (with the exception of one, whic-- Continue reading

Mexican gray wolf re-introduction topic of TEA Party meeting

Several members of The Great Old Broads of the Wilderness protested the meeting in front of the Woman's Club on Tuesday evening. Although they were invited to attend the meeting, they declined to participate.

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City-Grant County TEA Party Patriots program chairman, Peter Burrows, before announcing the guest speaker, commented on a five-minute YouTube video he recommended those attending the meeting look at. "It's by Trey Gowdy, South Carolina congressman, who is leading the Benghazi investigation. He said: 'We are the House of Representatives and we make the laws.' Actually, I think Congress creates the bureaucracies, and they make the laws. The FCC will make the Internet government-controlled. A judge can decide whether something is legal, and Congress can nullify it, but law is created by bureaucracies."

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Race Announces Sponsorship

Silver City, New Mexico- The Tour of the Gila announces it has gained the support needed to move forward with the 2015 edition of the race. In its 29th year, Gila faced cancellation last week but found a huge outpouring of support when the news was announced.

The news flowed like a tidal wave, with a huge presence on social media, along with traditional publications. "We are so moved by the support of the cycling and local community," stated Jack Brennan, race director. "I am pleased to let everyone know that we have a group of sponsors, local and nationwide, anchored by a key donor that are responsible for saving the Tour of the Gila, now dubbed the 'Gila Monsters."-- Continue reading

Town Council Approves “Toadfest Tap Takeover”

Town Council Approves “Toadfest Tap Takeover”

Photo Courtesy of Girl Scout Staff

Photo: The mayor proclaimed the week of March 8-14 "Girl Scout Week." Receiving the proclamation are: from left, front row, Alexis McKinney, Anastasia Campbell, Katelynn Clark and Ashlyn Richey; in back row, Brooklyn Allred, Hannah Skinner, Lilith Harsh, Rachel Windsor and Emily Gossett; and in the rear, Mayor Michael Morones and Membership Manager Annette Toney. 

By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Town Council at its March 10 meeting approved two public celebration permit applications by Little Toad Creek Distillery and Brewery for the annual New Mexico Brewers Guild Celebration called "Toadfest Tap Takeover." The event is scheduled for April 11, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the 200 block of Bullard Street in front of Little Toad Creek.


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Cobre School Board hears protests about PARCC testing

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at San Lorenzo Monday evening, March 9, with all five members present. The closed session began at 6:00 p.m. where president Toy Sepulveda said they discussed student identifiable information, food contracts, goals for the superintendent. No decisions were made there. The open session began about 7:25. First action was the swearing in of the reelected board members Frank Cordova and Sepulveda. Hector Grijalva, judge, performed the swearing and signed certificates for the district.-- Continue reading

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