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Bear Creek Cabins and Diane’s Restaurant in the Spotlight at Gila EDA Roundtable

By Charlie McKee

At the August 22, 2014, meeting of the Gila Economic Development Alliance Roundtable, this month's guest speakers, Diane Barrett of Diane's Restaurant and Billy and Dawn Donnell of Bear Creek Cabins, shared stories of their respective businesses' successes and their challenges as small businesses operating in Grant County.

Barrett described the evolution of Diane's from a small bakery 19 years ago to expanding the business with the help of her son to a restaurant serving dinners; then adding the separate bakery seven years ago; and lastly expanding again to incorporate The Parlor four years ago. She noted that she also operates a catering business as a fourth line of business.

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Grant County Flash Flood Watch from 8/26/2014 12:00 PM to 8/27/2014 6:00 AM MDT

Grant County Flash Flood Watch from  8/26/2014 12:00 PM to 8/27/2014 6:00 AM MDT

Urgent - Immediate Broadcast Requested
Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
513 Am Mdt Tue Aug 26 2014

...Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Will Be Possible Today and Tonight...

.Abundant Moisture Was Pushing into the Region This Morning. This Moisture Will Combine with An Upper Level Storm System Passing Through the Rocky Mountains to Help Generate Numerous Thunderstorms This Afternoon and Evening. with the Excessive Moisture in Place Thunderstorms Will Be Very Efficient Rain Producers and Will Be Capable of Rainfall Totals of 1 to 3 Inches Of Rain in An Hour. This Excessive Rain Could Lead to Flash Flooding...especially of Normally Dry Arroyos...low Water Crossings and Other Flood Prone Areas. the Threat for Flash Flooding Will Lessen as We Move into the Morning Hours on Wednesday.


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GRMC Board Receives Positive Financial Reports

GRMC Board Receives Positive Financial Reports

Article by Charlie McKee

Photos Courtesy of Joseph F. Kellerman

Photo: Liz Martin (left) and Chairman Kelly (right)


Board Chairman Charles Kelly began the Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 meeting of Gila Regional Medical Center's (GRMC) Board of Trustees by recognizing two radiology technicians for their years of dedicated service to GRMC. Maria (Liz) Martin started her career with GRMC in Admissions 20 years ago, spent 15 years as a nurse, and has been in the Radiology Department for one year. Priscilla Venegas has been a radiology technician at GRMC for 15 years. Kelly thanked each of the technicians and presented them with a certificate of appreciation.


Photo: Priscilla Venegas (left) and Chairman Kelly (right)

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 08/22/14 at 4:00 PM – 08/25/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, August 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 55 calls for service and had 211-- Continue reading

Farm Fest 2014 Celebrates Local Artisans

 Photos and article by Shirin McArthur

Updated: NM Law Enforcement Agencies Make Arrests after High Speed Vehicle Pursuit

By Roger Lanse

(Aug. 25, 2014) On Friday, Aug. 22, at about 3:53 p.m. a New Mexico Motor Transportation Department officer attempted to pull over a red Honda Civic in Hidalgo County near Road Forks, at Mile Marker 30 on State Highway 80, according to Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez, New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer. Other law enforcement officers told the Grant County Beat the stop was probably attempted because of a traffic violation, either following too close or for excessive speed.

According to an arrest report, the Honda refused to pull over and led several law enforcement agencies, including the New Mexico Motor Transportation Department, Lordsburg Police Department, Deming Police Department, the Grant County and Luna County  sheriff's departments and the NMSP, in pursuit north on SH 80, east on I-10 through Lordsburg and Deming, and north on U.S. 180E. Speeds reached near 110 miles per hour.

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Shepard Gets Iced and the Crowd Heats Up at Friday’s Concert

Photos and article by Shirin McArthur and Charlie McKee

Silver Schools Board Faces Potential Budget Shortfall with Decreased Attendance

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver Schools Board met August 21 at the Administrative Offices Building with a new member, Mike McMillan, seated at his first meeting. Other members present were Arnold Torres and Board President Trent Petty. Tony Egan was patched in by telephone during the second, more active session which began at 6:01 pm. Chris Arvidson was expected to come, but was not present by the end of that second session.

The work session began about 5:05 pm with information from Bianca Padilla and Tim Madrid of the Truancy Model and JPO programs. Padilla said her concern was more of cooperation with the schools, grades and attendance and tutoring, whereas Madrid's area was parental and home visits, contracts with the parents to improve with children's needs, and law enforcement measures. Pedilla stressed the absolute necessity of better skills at younger ages for children to succeed.

Superintendent Lon Streib gave the board information on the student enrollment number of 2903, which he said was down 88 from last year and which would remove about $600,000 from the present budget figures.


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