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NM CAP Entity 080216

By Mary Alice Murphy

The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity addressed issues from audit requirements to hearing public comments to a revised scope of work for engineering to an OMA violation to regular business at its Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 meeting.

After the usual roll call of members present, several, who had called into the meeting, identified themselves. Two representatives from the New Mexico Auditor's Office—Emily Oster, Quality Control director, and her colleague Hamish Thompson—were on the call to answer questions about a necessary audit of the entity's revenues and expenditures. Dominique Work, Interstate Stream Commission attorney, Dara Parker from Sen. Martin Heinrich's office and Rob McGregor from Congressman Steve Pearce's office also called in.-- Continue reading

Town of Hurley 072616 Meeting Highlights

By Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)

The Town of Hurley held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5 p.m.

All members of the council were present for the meeting.

The first item approved for the meeting was the agenda for the special meeting.

The next item approved was Resolution No. 1 – 2016/2017 – 2016 final quarter financial report year ending June 30, 2016.

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City of Bayard 072516 Meeting Highlights

By Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)

The City of Bayard held its regular meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:01 p.m.

Present for the meeting were Mayor Charles L. Kelly, Councilor Chon S. Fierro, Councilor Zeke Santa Maria, Councilor Adrian G. Ortiz and Town Clerk Kristina Ortiz. Councilor Raul Villanueva was out of town.

The council approved items A through D on the consent agenda. The council wanted to vote for item E separately from the rest of the consent agenda.

The consent agenda included:
A.) Approval of the minutes of regular meeting of July 11, 2016
B.) Approval of the accounts payable for July 25, 2016
C.) Approval of the clerk’s report for June 2016
D.) Approval of the police report for June 2016-- Continue reading

Village of Santa Clara 072016 Regular Meeting

By Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)

The Village of Santa Clara held its rescheduled regular meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Mayor Pro-Tem Albert Esparza presented the Safety Committee report at the meeting. He stated there was not much to report concerning the Safety Committee. Esparza explained there have been no incidents, training is currently happening and there is a plan for more training to occur in the future.-- Continue reading

Village of Santa Clara 060716 Meeting Highlights

By Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)

The Village of Santa Clara held its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Present for the meeting was Mayor Pro-Tem Albert Esparza, Trustee Olga Amador, Trustee Richard Esparza and Trustee Victor Arambula. Mayor Richard Bauch was out of town during this meeting.

After roll call, Thomas Caddel requested to be put on the agenda for the meeting. Mayor Pro-Tem Albert Esparza stated Caddel did not turn in the request in a timely manner, therefore, request was not given.-- Continue reading

Hummingbird Festival 073016

Photos by Sandra Michaud

Last weekend people from the area and outside the region attended the Hummingbird Festival at Little Toad Creek Inn. They watched and took pictures as volunteers captured the delicate little birds, took measurements, weighed and then banded and released them.-- Continue reading

Saturday morning busy in downtown Silver City 073016

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City always has things going on, but Saturday, July 30, featured several events. The Farmer's Market had its usual bustling scene of vendors promoting and selling fr-- Continue reading

Congressman Pearce at a Silver City meet 'n' greet 073016

Congressman Pearce at a Silver City meet 'n' greet 073016

Three Republican county commissioner candidates, from left, Harry Pecotte, Henry Torres and Billy Billings, pose with Congressman Steve Pearce, second from right.Congressman Steve Pearce Visits Silver City
July 30,2016

Photos and Article by Danna Lopez

On Saturday, Congressmen Steve Pearce stopped at the Wrangler Bar and Grill for a Meet and Greet. One of the Grant County residents who turned out to hear Congressman Pearce was Mayor Richard Bauch of Santa Clara who, when asked about why he supports the Congressman, stated that “He cares and stays in touch with his constituents." He elaborated that over the past two years, Pearce has visited Grant County and Silver City many times, not losing touch with the base that many elected officials so often do when they get to Washington, D.C. “It’s a personal sacrifice to be a congressman” and he does a good job of being here as well as taking a bit of New Mexico back to Washington, not forgetting where he comes from.-- Continue reading

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