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Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Announces 2014 Community Investment Fund Grant Recipients

Freeport CIF award were presented this morning. (Photos by Mary Alice Murphy or Mary Alice Murphy's camera in the hands of Priscilla Lucero or Kendra Milligan.)

Home & Garden Expo held at Business and Conference Center

The Home & Garden Expo was held Friday and Saturday at the Grant County Veterans' Memorial Business and Conference Center, with home and garden products, as well as vendors promoting and selling t-- Continue reading

Parece que fue ayer exhibit on display at museum

Parece que fue ayer exhibit on display at museum
















 Patricia Cano and Brian Freeman stand in front of several photos and a poster, and an antique TV set and record player of the era. (Photo by Mary Alice Murphy)

An exhbit of photos of old bands and musical groups from the area from 50 or so years ago—the "yesterday" of the exhibit's title—is on display at the Silver City Museum.-- Continue reading

"Cesar Chavez and his legacy" forum at WNMU

Eidtor's Note: The Grant County Beat thanks Tom Vaughan for use of his notes and photos and his partner in FeVa Fotos, Sandy Feutz, for the use of her photos of the event.

Thursday night's monthly forum was devoted to the legacy of Cesar Chavez, with emphasis on the local impacts of his organizing work.-- Continue reading

Gila EDA 032114 presents ISC discussing AWSA

Editor's Note: PowerPoint slides are now available.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The second part of the Friday, March 21, 2014, Gila Economic Development Alliance monthly Roundtable featured a presentation by representatives of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission discussing the Arizona Water Settlements Act.

Download PowerPoint slides here

Craig Roepke, ISC Gila Project manager, introduced David Anderson, ISC environmental scientist. "I'm going to let David present the presentation he put together focused on water, the need for, how it will help the economy and the outside area importance of water in the West and the whole U.S., for that matter."

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WNMU President Joseph Shepard speaks to Gila EDA Roundtable

By Mary Alice Murphy

Two featured speakers at the Gila Economic Development Alliance monthly Roundtable Friday, March 21, 2014, brought a good crowd to the event.

The first speaker was Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard, talking about the status of Western.

"Thank you to the Gila EDA members who are stalwart supporters of Western," Shepard said. "Universities are economic drivers.

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Silver School Board hears parents' concerns

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver School Board met Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Administrative office on Swan with the work session opening at 5:00 p.m. Arnold Torres, Tony Egan, Trent Petty and Deborah Eggleston were there at the beginning or shortly after, and the fifth member, Chris Arvidson, came before 7:00. High school principal Beth Lougee and her assistant, Marcella Marquez, presented the board with a one-page report on enrollment, graduation rates, ACT scores, honors classes, dual credit work and discipline facts.

ACT scores are running a point or two behind national averages, with a boost in the local average in 2013. Local graduation rates are running higher than the New Mexico average, and discipline incidents appear to be reduced. Lougee noted that this year's 148 seniors may be replaced by 210 8th graders who will be freshmen next year. The curriculum is moving into a more vocational track, with culinary arts and auto mechanics, computer skills and journalism/publishing gaining perception.-- Continue reading

Red Flag Warning issues for SW NM for this afternoon 032114

Red Flag Warning
 Fri Mar 21 2014

...Red Flag Warning In Effect Friday Afternoon For South Central And
Southwest New Mexico And Far West Texas...

.An Upper Level Disturbance Is Forecast To Move From The West
Into The Central And Southern Rockies Today. This System Will
Bring Stronger Winds Aloft As Well As Deepening Surface Low
Pressure Over Eastern New Mexico. This Combination Will Produce
Sustained Winds From The West Around 20 To 25 Mph... With Gusts Of
30 To 35. These Winds With Very Low Relative Humidity Of 7% To 12%
And Fire Danger Ratings Of High Or Greater...Will Create Critical
Fire Conditions.-- Continue reading

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