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Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce luncheon attendees hear from candidates and a featured speaker

Attendees at the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce at noon Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, heard brief campaign announcements from those running for office. The main speaker was Robin Otten of the New Mexico Prosperity Project, a non-partisan group advocating for candidates from either the Democratic or the Republican parties who are pro-business.

The first candidate to speak was John Zimmerman, a candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 39.-- Continue reading

GBIC holds meeting Oct. 1

Editor's Note: The Beat's reporter was unable to attend this meeting, so these are the minutes of the meeting, as written by the GBIC secretary, B.J. Agnew

Gila Basin Irrigation Commission

October 1, 2014


Present: Richard Dinwiddie, David Ogilvie, Ralph Hooker, Don Stailey, Martha Cooper, Topper Thorpe, BJ Agnew.

A quorum of the Gila Basin Irrigation Commission (GBIC) was determined to be present by the representation of the Upper Gila Irrigation Association, the Fort West Irrigation Association, and the Gila Farms Irrigation Association. And by proxy the Gila Hot Springs Irrigation Association, the Riverside Irrigation Association, and the Grandpa Harper Irrigation Association.-- Continue reading

Pearce and Thornberry hold teleconference on military base tour

By Mary Alice Murphy

Congressman Steve Pearce and House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry held a brief teleconference Wednesday.

They had completed a tour of three of New Mexico's military bases, Holloman and Cannon Air Force bases, and White Sands Missile Range.

"We also toured the Trinity Site," Pearce said. "It was a two-day tour. I worked the chairman hard."

Thornberry said he appreciated the opportunity to visit the bases and meet the dedicated personnel.-- Continue reading

Gila National Forest campgrounds and trailheads closed along New Mexico Highway 152

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Due to the extensive flood damage along New Mexico Highway 152, several campgrounds and trailheads on the Gila National Forest have been closed.

Recreation site closures are:
· Iron Creek Campground
· Railroad Canyon Campground
· Upper Gallinas Campground
· Lower Gallinas Campground
· Wright's Cabin Picnic Area
· Emory Pass Observation Point which includes the Black Range Crest and Scenic Trail Trailheads
· Rabb Park Trailhead
· Gallinas and Railroad Canyon Trailheads-- Continue reading

Catwalk National Recreation Trail closed due to roadway flash flood damage

SILVER CITY, N.M. -- The Glenwood Ranger District has closed the Catwalk National Recreation Trail after flood waters damaged a section of road leading into the site.

Recent flash flooding severely im-- Continue reading

Local officials hear EAS applicant Mokulele Airlines' proposal and ask questions

By Mary Alice Murphy

The fourth applicant to provide essential air service to the Grant County Airport was contacted by telephone this morning for local officials to hear Mokulele Airlines proposal and to ask questions.

The other three applicants made their proposals about 10 days ago, also by telephone. Those applicants and their responses are covered in an article on the Beat at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/17731-county-and-community-officials-asked-questions-of-those-applying-for-essential-air-service .-- Continue reading

Strong thunderstorms threatening central and northeastern Grant County 092914

Strong thunderstorms threatening central and northeastern Grant County 092914

Eastern Black Range Foothills Nm-Sierra County Lakes Nm-Southern Gila
Foothills/Mimbres Valley Nm-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range
Nm-Upper Gila River Valley Nm-
134 Pm Mdt Mon Sep 29 2014

...Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Northeastern Grant And
Northwestern Sierra Counties Through 215 Pm Mdt...

At 130 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Meteorologists Were Tracking
Strong Thunderstorms Over Grant And Sierra Counties Moving Northeast
At 30 Mph.-- Continue reading

Young 4-Her receives buckle donated by the Beat

Nolan Vemillion placed first in the Novice Division of Livestock Judging, for which he received a buckle donated by The Grant County Beat. He smiled and thanked this editor/reporter who presented the buckle to him.

-- Continue reading

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