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GRMC Board approves FY 2017 draft budget

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustee members approved the fiscal year 2017 draft budget at their meeting Friday, May 20, 2016.

Preceding the approval of "State of New Mexico-Gila Regional Medical Center/Grant County resolution No. 2016-2" [07/1/16-06/30/17], Chief Financial Officer Mike Metts said a Wednesday meeting of the Finance Committee had a detailed discussion and recommended the budget be approved.

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Police looking for this man suspected of theft

Police looking for this man suspected of theft

Around 4:20PM on Thursday May 19, 2016 a gentleman entered the Silver City Radio office. While he was waiting he stole some checks off a desk. When spoken to he asked if we wanted to buy some used records then left. We have all the video evidence needed need but police need help locating him.

Central Dispatch: 575-388-8840

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Corrected link: Notes on Glenwood meeting on weather trends

Notes are Courtesy of Cordelia Rose

Tom Bird, NOAA meteorologist based in El Paso gave a presentation on historic and current weather trends for the state of New Mexico with a focus on our area here in the Gila as it pertains to forest fires.

He spoke of the El Nino effect on our current weather cycle and that the peak of our fire season (dry season) will be June 23 with the end of fire season coming around July 7. He stated that we are still in a typical drought cycle with high potential for lightning strikes this summer. 2016 featured a "bumper crop" of "carry over fine fuels." NOAA is predicting that our Monsoon Season will be dryer than normal with temperatures above average. The early melting of our snow pack in the Gila may bring on the Monsoons a bit earlier this year.

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Grant County has almost 22,000 registered voters

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County Clerk Robert Zamarripa told the Beat today that the county has 21,901 registered voters. Of those 12,124 are registered as Democrats; 5,462 as Republicans, and 4,315-- Continue reading

"Leaves" complete the canopy mural at the Office of Sustainability

By Mary Alice Murphy (More photos below)

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, PNM and TNMP volunteers participated in a Volunteer Day all over New Mexico and in Texas, too.

Although the list sent out by PNM said the volunteers would be at LifeQuest to complete a mural there, Diana Ingalls-Leyba, Mimbres Region Arts Council Youth Mural Program coordinator, told the Beat that the mural for LifeQuest wasn't quite ready and would be installed "in a few weeks."-- Continue reading

Deming man attempts to have witness 'disappear'

By Roger Lanse

Ramiro Treviso-Granillo, 33, of Deming pled guilty to narcotics trafficking and conspiracy charges Wednesday, May 18, and will be sentenced to 13 years in federal prison, pending a sent-- Continue reading

Removal of old FBMC demolition debris continues 051816

Removal of old FBMC demolition debris continues 051816

Photographer Dave Schuhmann reports that piles of debris at the demolition of the old Fort Bayard Medical Center have shrunk, but will continue to be removed for a while longer.

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Final update meeting on Hudson Street Bridge held Wednesday evening 051816

By Mary Alice Murphy

Brian Torres, New Mexico Department of Transportation project manager, gave the final update about the New Mexico-90/Hudson Bridge update Wednesday evening.

A few workers continue to finish up final touches.

Torres said about 85 percent to 90 percent of the punch list is done. "The contractor (Interstate Highway Construction) has been grading down below. There is still a big pile of dirt."

Claire Catlett of Stream Dynamics said Van Clothier, Stream Dynamics owner, had worked on the project to restore the trailhead on Monday. She reported that IHC was moving dirt, so the sub-contractor (Stream Dynamics) would probably start work again next Monday. She would coordinate to make sure that was feasible.-- Continue reading

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