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Cobre School Board completes unfinished business, hears public input and requests

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at the District Office in Bayard on Monday, October 13, 2014. Board president Toy Sepulveda opened the meeting at 7:20, with four members present. Frances Kelly was unable to attend.

Sepulveda said the closed session began at 6:05 and a number of topics were under discussion, but no decisions were made. Topics included in the closed session were limited personnel, regarding a resignation, the recent audit report, student identifiable information and goals for the superintendent.

Unfinished business was the Body-Mass-Index letter draft that would inform parents of the children in the grades assessed and of possible needs and practices to improve the health of some students. The board read the letter and approved it for that purpose.-- Continue reading

Coolest Temperatures of season expected overnight into 101414

Coolest Temperatures of season expected overnight into 101414

Coldest Temperatures Of The Season Tonight With Some First Freezes Expected...

.A Moderate Strength Cold Front Pushed Into The Borderland Sunday Night And Monday Morning Bringing Dry And Cool Air Into The Region From The Rockies. Tonight Will Bring Clear Skies And Light Winds. This...Along With The Very Dry Air...Will Allow For Rapid Radiational Cooling And Settling Of The Airmass Leading To The Coldest Overnight And Early Morning Temperatures Of The Season Across Far West Texas And Southern New Mexico. 

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GRMC approves contract with Innova to provide ER services

By Mary Alice Murphy

Last week, Thursday morning, the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, held a final review of a contract, which the members approved.

Brian Cunningham, GRMC chief executive officer, said the hospital is excited to work with the new emergency room provider, Innova Emergency Medical Associates. The company will begin offering services to the GRMC ER at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2015.-- Continue reading

Red Dot Art Weekend Draws Visitors to Grant County

Article and Photos by Shirin McArthur

Folks Flock to Mimbres Health Fair and Harvest Festival 2014

Article and Photos by Shirin McArthur

Coming Out Day celebration held at WNMU

Coming Out Day celebration held at WNMU

Courtesy photos

Thursday night, at Western New Mexico University, a celebration honored National Coming Out Day, October 11,2014. The crowd heard a captivating speech from the Vice President of Student Affairs Mr. Isaac Brundage followed by a moving fashion show which demonstrated the struggle and upward climb of the LGBT community. There was also music with two lyrical performances and, enough food to feed a small village Thank you to WNMU for embracing the LGBT community and doing so in wonderful fashion.

For more information on the upcoming jam-packed WNMU Diversity Week, check out the university's website at www.wnmu.edu

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Santa Clara Plans Water System Improvements

By Jim Owen

The Santa Clara Board of Trustees has entered into a grant agreement with the New Mexico Environment Department to upgrade the village's water system.

Officials will use a $174,000 capital outlay, allocated by the state Legislature earlier this year, to rewire the community's wells and install a system to automatically turn pumps off when the tanks are full. The pumps are to be converted to solar power.-- Continue reading

1st Lt. Juan Arroyos, born 1819, died 1876, receives military honors at Santa Clara Village cemetery

1st Lt. Juan Arroyos, born 1819, died 1876, receives military honors at Santa Clara Village cemetery

Photos Courtesy of Mark Erickson

Sen. Howie Morales and Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez, flank guest speaker Brig. Gen. Andrew E. Salas, who made the ceremony possible.

At the military honors ceremony to honor a scout and guide, 1st Lt. Juan Arroyos, who died 138 years ago and was buried in an unmarked grave in the Santa Clara Village Cemetery, dignitaries, including Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch, Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez and Sen. Howie Morales, spoke before the guest speaker, Adjutant General New Mexico National Guard Brigadier General Andrew E. Salas. Salas arranged, and, with the help of his staff, planned the ceremony.

The Santa Clara Committee on History, Culture and Tourism, headed by Anthony Romero, with members, Maria Elena Sanchez, Dillon Stone, Don Turner, Neta Pope, Onorio Rico and Bobbie Fisher, discovered Arroyos' contributions to the area. A plan was made to hold military funeral honors for the valued work of scout and guide, 1st Lt. Juan Arroyos.-- Continue reading

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