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Grant County Commissioners address most of rest of agenda


Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of article on the Oct. 7, 2014 Grant County Commission meeting.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County Commissioners approved a letter regarding Corre Caminos and the dissolution of the 2007 joint-powers agreement with Luna County.

"It doesn't fit our needs any longer," Commission Chairman Brett Kasten said.

County Attorney Abigail Robinson said: "We are really just thinking of pulling out of it and making the use of the service contractual. These are the alternatives: if someone else would like to manage Corre Caminos public transit, we'll talk about it."

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Grant County Commissioners hear public input on water, also discuss EAS

Grant County Commissioners hear public input on water, also discuss EAS


Photo: Grant County Commissioners approve a proclamation naming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Presenting and receiving the proclamation are from left, Commissioner Gabriel Ramos, El Refugio Inc. board members, Maria Dominguez and Sheriff Raul Villanueva, Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, Sen. Howie Morales, El Refugio manager, Rachel Sierra, and Commissioner Ron Hall.

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles.

Photo and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

The combined Grant County Commission work and regular sessions made for a long meeting on Oct. 7, 2014. Public input was sought and received for the essential air service recommendation to the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide subsidized air service to Grant County Airport.

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Red Dot Weekend Headquarters venue has changed

Headquarters for the RED DOT ART WEEKEND Oct. 11-13 has been changed.

The Murray Hotel will host the Headquarters and a Members' Art Exhibit in its Martha Room. Hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-- Continue reading

Early/Absentee voting begins today, Oct. 7

Silver City, NM, October 7, 2014

Grant County Clerk Robert Zamarripa would like to remind everyone that Early/Absentee Voting has started at the Grant County Clerk's Office located at 1400 Highway 180-- Continue reading

Grant County Fair winners named

The Grant County Fair was held September 24-28. Many people participated in the Livestock contests, judging contest, and indoor exhibit section. Thank you to everyone who participated, and who donated to the awards program. The awards given out are as follows:-- Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan Announces Agreement to Sell Its Interests in Candelaria/Ojos for $1.8 Billion in Cash Plus up to $0.2 Billion in Contingent Consideration

PHOENIX, AZ, October 6, 2014 – Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its 80 percent ownership interest in the Candelaria/Ojos del Salado copper mining operations and supporting infrastructure to Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN)(OMX:LUMI) for $1.8 billion in cash and contingent consideration of up to $0.2 billion, calculated as 5% of net copper revenues in any annual period over the next five years when the average realized copper price exceeds $4.00 per pound. FCX estimates after-tax net proceeds from the transaction of approximately $1.5 billion, excluding contingent consideration.-- Continue reading

Pinos Altos hosted several activities on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 4 was a happening day in Pinos Altos. The October Fiesta, a fundraiser for the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department brought folks out to browse the vendors and have beer and-- Continue reading

Ribbon-cutting officially opens Light Hall Theater 100214

By Mary Alice Murphy

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday evening to celebrate the opening of the renovated Light Hall Theater on the Western New Mexico University campus.

WNMU President Joseph Shepard noted that the university was honored to have Gov. Susana Martinez participate in the ribbon cutting. "It's fitting because when the building was first opened in 1928, then-state Governor Dillon was on hand for the grand opening."

Inside the refurbished theater, which retains its historic ambience, Shepard pointed out that the theater would serve, not only as a movie and performance theater, but also as a lecture hall, with the chairs having fold-down desks on them.-- Continue reading

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