Published on Saturday, 14 January 2017 16:14
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 work session, department heads gave reports.
Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo said the facility has one vacancy. He said training for employees is taking place using online training through the New Mexico Association of Counties.
"The Inmate Support Group will meet to gather documents to submit during the legislative session," Carillo said.
He gave the average daily population for the month ending Jan. 6 as 87, with the high male population, 81 and the high female population at 16. "We had 93 on Jan. 6. Our one-year average daily population was 83, with an average length of stay at 38.42 days. We have had a slight decrease in activity over last month. We are holding seven for Hidalgo County."-- Continue reading
Published on Saturday, 14 January 2017 15:23
From left are Commissioners Harry Browne, Billy Billings, and Gabriel Ramos, former Commissioner Ron Hall receiving a recognition of his service from Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, and Commissioner Alicia Edwards. At back left is recently elected County Clerk Marissa Castrillo.
Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy
The first Grant County Commission regular meeting of 2017, held on Jan.12, marked the first time the county has had a five-person commission.
Chairman Brett Kasten asked for a moment of silence. "Murray Ryan was a longtime state representative who did a lot for Grant County. He was an even better human being."
The first main item on the agenda was the election of a commission chairperson for 2017. Commissioner Gabriel Ramos nominated Kasten and Commissioner Alicia Edwards seconded the nomination. Kasten won unanimously.
"Thank you for your confidence," Kasten said.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 14:05
By Roger Lanse
Robert Tafoya, 25, was acquitted in Deming’s 6th Judicial District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 11, of first-degree murder charges, involving the shooting death of Richard Perez in Deming in -- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 14:02
By Roger Lanse
David B. Dunnavan of Tucson, who was arrested by Silver City police officers for robbery on Dec. 4, 2016, pleaded not guilty at his Jan. 3 arraignment in magistrate court. A jury trial-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 08:10
Photographer Dave Schuhmann took some photos of the Red Barn on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. All that is left are some piles of debris. When they are gone, likely construction on a new Denny's will begin.
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:57
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Silver City Town Council met in a regular meeting Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017 to hear reports, address items of business and discuss the potential donation of land for an affordable house project.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Ken Ladner said: "This weekend, we lost one of our leaders. I ask for a moment of silence for former Rep. Murray Ryan. I got to know him when he worked with my son on his Eagle Scout project."
After the moment of silence, councilors presented comments.-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:12
By Roger Lanse
On Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2017, a search warrant was executed at the Grant County Office of the 6th Judicial District Attorney, Francesca Estevez, to locate all documents, policies, procedures, records, waivers, use agreements, including fuel purchases, mileage reports, repair payments and all correspondence, including electronic mail, relating to the use of a blue, 2015 Dodge Charger, a 6th Judicial District-owned vehicle issued to Estevez for official use.
Investigation by a New Mexico Attorney General’s Office Special Agent into the events of June 11, 2016, involving Estevez and the seemingly erratic driving of her state-issued blue, 2015
Dodge Charger and her following interaction with Silver City police officers and New Mexico State Police, established grounds for the issuance of a search warrant, according to the Special Agent.-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:17
Gila Regional’s Board of Trustees members meet with previous and interim CEOs to discuss contracts and ongoing projects at the hospital for a smooth transition. From left are Trustee Magdaleno M-- Continue reading
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