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Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 3

Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a multi-part series. This article covers  two more of the local government presentations—Bayard and Hurley.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Kristy Ortiz, city of Bayard clerk, representing Bayard, began by saying:
"the mayor sends his apologies, as he is under the weather."

"The city of Bayard is holding steady on our projects," Ortiz reported. "We have no new projects to request, but we ask for an additional allocation for the cemetery. We will complete $200,000 in expenditures, with, starting next week, the installation of the entry gate, and we will complete it with a canopy over the service area.

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Findley Named New VP For Business Affairs at WNMU

Findley Named New VP For Business Affairs at WNMU

Photo: Dr. Brenda Findley

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University announced today that Dr. Brenda K. Findley will serve as the next Vice President for Business Affairs.

Findley joins WNMU after serving more than seven years as Associate Vice President for Financial Services and Administration at the University of North Georgia. In that capacity, she oversaw several areas including the offices of comptroller, human resources, payroll, procurement, and environmental health and safety.

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Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 2

Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-part series. This article covers the first of the local government presentations.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The forum presentations began with local governments presenting their needs and requests.

Grant County Planner Anthony Gutierrez and County Manager Charlene Webb, representing Grant County, led off the event.

After thanking the legislators for hearing their needs and requests, Gutierrez said: "Our No. 1 priority is the continuum of care substance abuse treatment facility, which Commissioner Ron Hall and GRMC Project Development's Susie Trujillo have been working on diligently. It is for drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation. We see the problem in the work force, in the schools and in the community."-- Continue reading

Boutique Air Chosen by USDOT to provide essential air service to Grant County

Editor's Note: This information was taken directly from the Order Selecting Carrier Establishing Subsidy Rates. Most, but not all information, is included. Please see the order online to see all information at http://www.regulations.gov

By this Order, the Department is selecting Boutique Air ("Boutique") to provide Essential Air Service ("EAS") at Silver City/Hurley/Deming, New Mexico, ("Silver City") for the two-year period beginning January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2016. Boutique will provide 24 nonstop round trips each week to Albuquerque International Sunport ("ABQ"), using pressurized 9-seat Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, at an annual subsidy rate of $3,377,495.1-- Continue reading

Opportunity High School starting to transition into Vo Tech School

Public and student input is sought

By Margaret Hopper

It's not finished yet; it's still taking shape. Opportunity High School is partly Vo Tech and still more about credit recovery. There are about 80 students at OHS altogether. Of these, by next semester, there should be about 18 welding students, a few CNA's, an electrical group, a small but sturdy class for the construction trades, computer technology students and the rest, 45 or more, just looking to recover credits for graduation. Whatever those missing classes are, OHS helps the students get those credits.

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FCX Announces Positive Drilling Results at the Holstein Deep and Dorado Development Projects in the Gulf of Mexico

PHOENIX, AZ, December 4, 2014 – Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today positive drilling results from the Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G) 100-percent-owned Holstein Deep and Dorado development wells in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Production from these projects is expected to total approximately 30,000 barrels of oil equivalents (BOE) per day in 2016.

James R. Moffett, Chairman of the Board; Richard C. Adkerson, Vice Chairman, and FCX President and Chief Executive Officer; and James C. Flores, Vice Chairman, and FM O&G President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The results from the Holstein Deep and Dorado development wells are excellent examples of investments in low risk, high return development opportunities utilizing existing infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. As we work to manage capital in a challenging market environment, we will continue to prioritize development projects in our core focus areas."

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Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum held Dec. 2, part 1

Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-part series. This article covers the comments made by the legislators. 

By Mary Alice Murphy

Terry Anderson, Prospectors president, welcomed the legislators and the audience. "I would like to give a brief overview of our history. The Prospectors started in the early 1980s." She read the group's purpose, which is to promote the priorities of communities and the county at each legislative session.

"I would like to ask all the legislators to speak before we begin the presentations," Anderson said. "I want to ask Rep. (Rodolpho) Rudy Martinez to speak first."

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More Christmas Lighted Parade Photos

All Photos Courtesy of Jim Mathews

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