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NM State Forestry Wildland Fire Information-Salado Fire 032615

Situation: Fire is actively burning in the Salado Draw


Incident Name: Salado

Start Date & Time: 3/26/2015 @1330

Start Location: Guadalupe and DeBaca County Line ( Salado Draw area) North of Yeso NM

Cause of Fire: Human Caused-- Continue reading

Help Tour of Gila get over last financial hill to finish line

Help Tour of Gila get over last financial hill to finish line

With $5k remaining to reach our goal for 2015, we need your help getting over the last hill to the finish line.

We are close! We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed thus far and helped us get to where we are now, with the finish line in sight.-- Continue reading

Comcast Names Cobre High School Senior Scholarship Recipient

Comcast Names Cobre High School Senior Scholarship Recipient

Marisa Gallardo of Bayard/Cobre High School Named Comcast Scholarship Recipient

Comcast Names 26 New Mexico High School SeniorsLeaders And Achievers® Scholarship Recipients

One Albuquerque student to receive a $10,000 scholarship, 25 students state-wide to receive $1,000 scholarships

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – March 24, 2015 – The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2015-16 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards.

"These students display everything we look for in our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship recipients and symbolize the passion for community service and leadership in their communities," said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. "We are honored to recognize their achievements, and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys."-- Continue reading

NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge – Project Update 032615

Las Cruces – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office along with Interstate Highway Construction continue with work on NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge.

The contractor will be establishing a detour in order for Griffins Propane to access their property. They will continue operations which will include the installation of the waterlines under the bridge. The Bridge is scheduled to be CLOSED on April 9, 2014 where motorists will be alerted to seek an alternate route. The NMDOT will have traffic control advising motorists that the county Truck Bypass route will be available.-- Continue reading

The Gila/San Francisco Water Commission discusses JPA for CAP Entity

By Mary Alice Murphy

After determining the presence of a quorum of members, approving the agenda and minutes, public comments opened.

Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition executive director, said it was hard to make public comments, when the discussion items had not yet been heard. "May I request that public comments be accepted during the three new business items?"

GSFWC Chairman Anthony Gutierrez gave permission.-- Continue reading

Town council approves gross receipts tax increase

By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Town Council at its March 24 meeting approved a gross receipts tax of 0.25 percent, which when added to the present gross receipts tax of 7.7500 percent will bring the total to 8 percent. Imposition of the tax is scheduled to begin July 1, 2015.-- Continue reading

County commissioners hear reports from GRMC, department heads and elected officials 032415

By Mary Alice Murphy

County Commission Chairman, at the Tuesday County work session, apologized for not earlier recognizing Sen. Howie Morales, who was in attendance.

"I want to request to be on your next meeting agenda in April to present on this year's legislative session," Morales said.-- Continue reading

Grant County commissioners hear presentation on five-person commission

Grant County commissioners hear presentation on five-person commission

Photo shows Plan A of three plans for a five-person County Commission Photo Courtesy of Holley Hudgins

Article by Mary Alice Murphy

During Tuesday's Grant County Commission work session, commissioners made it clear at the presentation on a possible five-person commission that if a single one of them did not support the expansion of the commission, it would not happen.

Michael Sharp, Research & Polling Inc. vice president, said about four years ago, his company let the county know that, at that time, it met the numbers for a three-member commission.

-- Continue reading

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