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Grant County Commissioners hear quarterly and annual reports; approve long agenda of items 022615

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first person to approach the public speaker's podium at the Grant County Commission regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26, was Armando Amador asking about whether the agenda had an item about the architect for projects at the Bataan Veteran's Memorial.

County Manager Charlene Webb said her understanding was that the Vietnam Veterans' group had been discussing the issue with the County Planner Anthony Gutierrez. "Either I or Anthony will discuss with you who the architect will be. We have two architects we will be approving today, and we don't know which projects they will be involved in."-- Continue reading

Grant County Line gets New 4-H Welcome Sign

(Photos Courtesy of Judy O'Loughlin and Billy Joe Collyge

By Judy O'Loughlin

If you're driving up Highway 180 from Deming to Silver City, you cannot help but notice the new "Grant County 4-H Clubs Welcome You" sign just inside the Grant County line. This project has been much needed for the past three or four years, but it got its much needed "facelift" this year. The 4-H council made it a priority last spring and over the summer, Sam Lowry, Ag/4-H agent; and Silver High FFA instructor and past Grant County 4-Her, Shane Wetzel, designed the 4 x 4 Steel Sign. The plasma cam in the Silver High School Ag shop cut it out. Its journey next, led it to the Cliff High School FFA shop where FFA instructor and past Grant County 4-Her Beau Jackson's classes painted and assembled the pieces.-- Continue reading

Black History Month forum held on policing and racial perceptions

By Maraget Hopper

A panel of five met at Miller Library, WNMU Campus, Tuesday evening to discuss policing and issues considered related to racial perceptions. Starting with self-introductions, Isaac Brundage, Francesca Estevez, Dr. Andrew Warren, Waldo Winborn and Gregory Elliott gave some personal background information before the questioning began.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commissioners Hear County Reports at work session 022415

By Mary Alice Murphy

After the review of the regular session's agenda to be addressed at the Thursday, Feb. 26, regular meeting, commissioners heard reports from county officials.

Brian Cunningham, Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, led off the reports.

"In December, we had our first negative balance of the year, which is not unexpected, because of the holidays and physicians taking vacations," Cunningham said. "We had a negative bottom line of 63,000, but year-to-date, we are still at 1.1 million to the positive. At the end of December, we also had 149 days of cash."-- Continue reading

Grant County Commissioners hold work session 022415

By Mary Alice Murphy

At Tuesday morning's work session, Grant County commissioners heard from County Manager Charlene Webb that the approval of seven Shooting Range Board members would likely be done at a March or April meeting, because "we need to have a more thorough policy in place first." Webb also added an item to contracts and agreements between Grant County and Integrative Leasing for a lease-purchase of an ambulance for Gila Regional Medical Center Emergency Medical Services.-- Continue reading

State Science Olympiad results 2015 for Silver High School

"The kids did a great job competing against 25 other schools in New Mexico at the State Science Olympiad in Socorro this past weekend," Wayne Sherwood, Science Olympiad high school coach said. "Every student that competed came home with a medal, which includes the five ninth-graders that competed in the B division at La Plata. I am very proud of the students' performance and their great behavior. We have many reasons to be proud of our students in Silver City, especially in academics. Great job Silver High School and La Plata."

State Science Olympiad results 2015

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Cobre School Board discusses testing schedule, third place wrestling team win at state, and student representative work

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met Monday, February 23, at the District Office in Bayard with all members present. According to board president Toy Sepulveda, they discussed limited personnel, student identifiable information and goals for the superintendent at the earlier closed session, but no actions were taken. Those present were Frances Kelly, Robert Montoya, Frank Gomez, Frank Cordova and Toy Sepulveda. That closed meeting began at 6:02 p.m.-- Continue reading

Bayard councilors approve intent to adopt a bond ordinance

By Roger Lanse

The Bayard City Council, at its Monday, Feb. 23 meeting, approved a notice of intent to adopt a bond ordinance in reference to 2015 water improvements consisting of automation of water-- Continue reading

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