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FCX Announces Successful Production Test at Highlander Discovery Onshore in South Louisiana

PHOENIX, AZ, December 24, 2014 – Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today a successful production test from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas's (FM O&G) Highlander discovery, located onshore in South Louisiana in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous trend. The production test, which was performed in the Cretaceous/Tuscaloosa section, indicated a flow rate of approximately 43.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d), approximately 21 MMcf/d net to FM O&G, on a 22/64th choke with flowing tubing pressure of 11,880 pounds per square inch. FM O&G and its partners expect to begin production in 2015 using facilities in the immediate area.


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Winter Weather Advisory over area late Christmas night and early Friday morning

Winter Weather Advisory over area late Christmas night and early Friday morning

Winter Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
250 Pm Mst Thu Dec 25 2014

...moderate To Brief Heavy Snows Will Occur Over Mountain Regions
Of Southern New Mexico Late Tonight And Friday Morning...

.an Upper Level Disturbance And A Cold Front Will Move Into
Southern New Mexico Tonight And Friday Morning Bringing Periods Of
Moderate To Brief Heavy Snows To The Higher Mountain Areas. Most
Of The Snow Will Fall Over The Gila Wilderness Area And The
Sacramento Mountains With 3 To 5 Inches Falling Above 7000 Feet
And 1 To 3 Inch Amounts Over The Lower Elevations. Hazardous
Driving Conditions Are Expected Due To Icy Roads And Low

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Merry Christmas 2014

Wishing all the readers of The Beat a Very Merry Christmas!

We greatly appreciate your readership and hope you have the happiest of holidays.

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Grant County Wind Advisory from 12/25/2014 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM MST

Urgent - Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
500 Am Mst Wed Dec 24 2014

...Strong Winds across Southwest and South Central New Mexico And Far West Texas on Christmas Afternoon...

.Generally Light Winds for Christmas Eve Will Be Followed By Increasingly Strong Winds across Southern New Mexico and Far West Texas for Christmas Afternoon. An Approaching Strong Pacific Storm System Will Direct Strong Winds Aloft Over the Region And Tighten Surface Gradients to Strengthen Surface Winds. Southwest Winds Will Increase to 20 to 30 Mph Area Wide. Portions Of Southwest New Mexico and Mountains across the Area Will See Stronger Winds. Winds Are Expected to Remain Breezy but Diminish Below 30 Mph after Dark in Southwest New Mexico and Around Midnight Over the Sacramento Mountains around Midnight Christmas Night.

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Boutique Air to begin service Jan. 5

Boutique Air is pleased to announce that it will be initiating service between Grant County Airport (SVC) and Albuquerque (ABQ) beginning January 5, 2015.
Tickets are now for sale at www.boutiqueair.com on the "Book A Seat" link.

As stated in the bid, the airline will be offering 24 round trips per week. Generally it will have four round trips on weekdays and two round trips on Saturdays and Sundays.-- Continue reading

Christmas stamps from the U.S. Postal Service

Christmas stamps from the U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service each year prints a spiritual stamp for Christmas cards. Other designs are also available for various holidays of the season, such as Hanukkah.

(Editor's Note: This information was pulled from the www.usps.com website.)

The Holy Family stamp, first issued in 2012 and still available online, celebrates Christmas with a scene from the Nativity story that reminds us of the joys of the season: family, togetherness, and the birth of the baby Jesus. It continues the U.S. Postal Service's tradition of issuing beautiful and timeless Christmas stamps and will be a treasured addition to cards and letters sent during this season of goodwill and sharing.-- Continue reading

Grant County Wind Advisory from 12/22/2014 5:00 PM to 12/23/2014 10:00 AM MST

Southern Gila Highlands/black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/mimbres Valley-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Including the Cities Of...Silver City...Lake Roberts...Kingston...Fort Bayard...Mimbres...Faywood...Hurley...Grant County Airport...Hillsboro...Winston
128 PM MST Mon Dec 22 2014

...Wind Advisory in Effect from 5 Pm This Afternoon to 10 Am MST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Has Issued a Wind Advisory ...which is in Effect from 5 Pm This Afternoon to 10 Am Mst Tuesday.

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 12/19/14 at 4:00 PM – 12/22/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, December 15, 2014, at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 52 calls for service and ha-- Continue reading

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