Published on Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:10
Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy
Published on Saturday, 10 September 2016 20:28
Photos by Mary Alice Murphy
Friend of the Library held its periodic book sale to raise funds for the Silver City Public Library
Below, several ladies peruse the fiction shelves and visit with friends.
Published on Friday, 09 September 2016 21:25
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments Board regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, members discussed when to have the Regional Transportation Planning Organization meeting.
As many of the members are the same for the two boards, it was decided that the RTPO meetings would be held starting at 10 a.m. on the regular SWNMCOG meeting mornings right before the COG. The change will begin with the October meeting.
SWNMCOG executive director Priscilla Lucero presented an update on the Stronger Economies Together USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant revolving loan fund. "We were awarded the SET funding in June 2012. That was when we approved a resolution for all the county and municipal entities in the four-county region to work together. We received the RBEG funding for one year to set up the revolving loan fund under the Southwest Regional Housing Authority. The funds have been de-obligated.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 09 September 2016 21:12
For the past year Sen. Howie Morales has been working with the Department of Transportation Supervisor Loren Hatch and District Engineer Trent DooLittle, Mayor and Council of Hurley and Priscilla Lucero from the SW Council of Governments. As you can see on the attached letter, we are pleased that the full amount to reconstruct the Hurley Crossing on Diaz Avenue was awarded.
This was important to the Council for several reasons. Councilor Ed Stevens (even before he was on council) met with Morales and then Mayor Ed Encinas to alert Morales of the condition of the crossing Hurley residents have had to deal with for many years. It was an immediate safety concern to him, Morales said, with the non-functioning crossing signals, walkway paths for residents and children exiting school buses and damage to vehicles caused by crossing.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 09 September 2016 11:11
Members discuss website, professional services contract, auditor choice
By Mary Alice Murphy
With a change of venue for this meeting to Deming, about 50 people, many from Deming and Luna County, were in attendance at the regular monthly meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.
The first to give public comment was Vivian Gonzales of the Phoenix Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. "We put out a fact sheet with questions and answers. I don't think I have enough copies, but it can be read at the usbr.gov website with the links to the New Mexico CAP Project."
"This will be my last time to come to the CAP Entity meeting," Gonzales said. "I'm going to another agency." She told the Beat after the meeting she was excited to be going to work for the International Boundary and Water Commission in El Paso, Texas.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 17:33
Parishioners of St. Francis Newman Center Parish, about 200 or so of them, gathered at Gomez Peak picnic pavilion on Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016, to participate in Mass celebrated by Bishop Oscar Cantu o-- Continue reading
Published on Monday, 05 September 2016 20:36
The Mimbres Region Arts Council Southwest Print Fiesta was held on Yankie Street on Saturday. Vendors and artists lined the street, but the big event was the giant printing press in the form of a 3,00-- Continue reading
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