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Cobre School Board reviews and approves June bills

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre's school board met July 28 at the district office in Bayard. All five board members were present for the very short open meeting that began at 7:06. Before this, the board had met in closed session to discuss limited personnel issues, student identifiable information, goals for the superintendent, food service changes and the recent financial audit report. No decisions were made in the closed meeting, according to Toy Sepulveda, president of the board.-- Continue reading

EXTENDED time: Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Eastern Grant County 072914

EXTENDED time: Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Eastern Grant County  072914

Eastern Black Range Foothills Nm-Lowlands Of The Bootheel Nm-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley Nm-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range Nm-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley Nm-Southwest
Desert/Mimbres Basin Nm-Upper Gila River Valley Nm- 439 Pm Mdt Tue Jul 29 2014

...Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Eastern Grant...Luna And Southwestern Sierra Counties Through 700 Pm Mdt...

At 429 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Meteorologists Were Tracking Strong Thunderstorms Across Portions Of Southwest New Mexico.

Locally Heavy Rainfall...Pea Size Hail And Wind Gusts Up To 50 Mph Are Possible With Some Of The Storms.

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Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2014 Innovation Award

WASHINGTON, DC – The Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments, based in Silver City, New Mexico, received a 2014 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the Borderless Soultions project.

The "Borderless Solutions" campaign was created by the Southwest New Mexico Council of
Governments (SWNMCOG) and the Southeast Arizona Government Organization (SEAGO).
Both regions that are made up of eight counties, their municipalities, local non-profits, and
other agencies to create a sustainable regional economy for the betterment of the quality of
place for the two region's residents, business, and workforce.

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July 28 Incident at Grant County Detention Center managed by officers and area responders

 

On the evening of July 28, 2014, beginning at approximately 6:45 p.m., tension arose among the inmates in the male unit of the Grant County Detention Facility. Some of the inmates from different pods within the male unit were behaving aggressively towards the officers and engaging in misconduct such as kicking the pod door, throwing flip flops at the pod windows in the direction of an officer, and banging on the pod windows.

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Bayard Budget Includes Funds for Major Projects, Pay Raises

By Jim Owen

The Bayard City Council on Monday approved a 2014-15 fiscal-year budget that lists $9,370,510 in anticipated expenditures. That is about the same as the $9,207,293 budgeted for the previous fiscal year.

The figures include money for infrastructure projects that is provided, in the form of grants and loans, by the state and federal governments. The city's actual expenditures from July 2013 through June 2014 were just $3,996,982 because several major projects scheduled to be completed during the year were delayed. The cost of those projects are included in the 2014-15 budget.-- Continue reading

Little by little, Streib works for school improvement

When Silver Schools Superintendent Lon Streib looked back over his first month with the district nearly two years ago, he said he remembered wishing for more time; there were gaps in the educational process that created problems for students, and some of the curricular foundations needed to be rebuilt.

But, he said, there was no time to do that. School was in session, and they had to look at the final product, especially for seniors, and make them the priority. They had to assure the best possible ending for them and work backwards to fill in as many of the holes as they could. (That was the class of 2012-2013.) They just did their best.-- Continue reading

New Mexico fire and weather update 072814

Govina Fire burning on the Reserve Ranger District

SILVER CITY, N.M. -- The Govina Fire started on July 24, 2014 on the Reserve Ranger District. The fire is 53 acres and burning in grass, mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, and pinyon juniper north of John Kerr Peak. Fire behavior is active on all sides and creeping through grass and needle cast. This fire is being confined within existing road systems and natural barriers for resource benefit objectives. Smoke may be visible in Apache Creek and Aragon areas during the mornings and evenings. Smoke may be visible from the San Augustine Plains area. Smoke in the Reserve area will be visible from the Tige and Sycamore fires as well as other fires in southeast Arizona. For any additional information please contact the Reserve Ranger District at (575) 533-6231.

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Flash Flood Warning in northeastern Grant County through 6 p.m. 072814

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
258 Pm Mdt Mon Jul 28 2014

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A

* Flash Flood Warning For...
Northeastern Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

* Until 600 Pm Mdt-- Continue reading

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