Published on Friday, 30 October 2015 17:30
Cecilia Bell, Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society president, stands beside the miniature saddle and its creator, Nick Doubble.
By Mary Alice Murphy
An Englishman, Nick Doubble, builds western saddles, full-size and miniature. He lives part of the year in Cliff, NM, and part of the year in England, with his wife, Jill, who he calls his support and inspiration.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 30 October 2015 08:01
By: Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)
On October 26, 2015, the Bayard City Council held its regular meeting. Mayor Charles L. Kelly, Councilor Chon Fierro, Councilor Zeke Santa Maria, and Council-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015 18:29
The work is being done on the inside of the building at this point.
By Mary Alice Murphy
Although little to no progress is visible from the outside, contractors continue to pull plumbing, conduit, electrical wiring and ceiling tiles from the inside of the building, according the Commissioner Brett Kasten.
"They are turning it into a concrete shell," Kasten told the Beat. "Then, to best of my knowledge, the next step will be abatement."
Brent Flenniken, consultant for the state on the demolition of the old Fort Bayard Medical Center hospital, at a recent meeting about the future of Fort Bayard, hosted by Santa Clara, predicted the demolition of the structure would begin after lead paint and asbestos abatement, and likely not until after the first of 2016.-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015 15:56
By Margaret Hopper
The Silver District school board meeting, reportedly delayed for a week because of fall break, met Tuesday, October 27, at the Administrative Offices on Swan. The meeting began shortly after 6:00 p.m. with four members present: Arnold Torres, Tony Egan, Mike McMillan and Frances Vasquez, the board president.
Louis Alvarez, principal of Sixth Street Elementary, began his informational presentation with thanks for the opportunity to work at all three levels in the district: high school, middle school, and now elementary, as an assistant principal or principal. He said it was an excellent opportunity to round out his experience and he appreciated the opportunity.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 08:00
By Roger Lanse
Mary Ellen Marquez, the owner of the Country Kitchen, 1700 Mountain View Road, which sits astride a boundary separating Rural and Commercial zoning districts, requested a change in zoning to Commercial. Assistant Town Manager James Marshall, representing the Planning and Zoning Commission, recommended at the Silver City Town Council’s Tuesday, Oct. 27 meeting, that they approve the amendment to the official zoning map, which council did.
During the public input phase of its meeting, council heard from three individuals urging them to pass a resolution opposing PNM’s plan for operating the San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners area. One speaker introduced a draft resolution for council’s perusal requesting the town to urge the Public Regulatory Commission to make a transparent, prudent and thorough analysis of PNM’s plan.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 20:42
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2013 meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity, in addition to hearing presentations from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Interstate Stream Commission, several items of business, old and new, were addressed to keep the Entity moving forward.
Darr Shannon, NM CAP Entity president, called for public comment. Aaron Sera, Deming city manager, asked that "we do not allow any personal attacks on members or anyone in the audience."
The first to speak was Ronnee-Sue Helzner, Pinos Altos resident. "I agree that the best use of high flows of the Gila River is in New Mexico. I understand water rights. But I disagree that the CAP Entity is the best use of Arizona Water Settlements Act funding.”-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 13:22
0n October 26, 2015, according to a news release from the 6th Judicial District Attorney, defendant Jessica Contreras pleaded Guilty to embezzleming more then $8,0000.00 from New Mexico State Police officer Terrazas under the "guise of helping Ms. Terrazas during the difficult period of her mother's death. Instead of Jessica Contreras compassionately and responsibly assisting the grieving Ms. Terrazas, paying bills with Ms. Terrazas' monies, Ms. Contreras "partied hard" and she "breached the trust afforded her” by using the monies for her own selfish purposes." This type of ego-centric embezzlement not only acts as a breach of trust but creates wounds that are deep and hard to eradicate.This type of criminal speaks volumes about the honesty and integrity of the guilty party.-- Continue reading
Published on Monday, 26 October 2015 18:14
On a sunny fall afternoon in the Mimbres, La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery hosted its third annual Fall Art and Wine Extravaganza. Visitors from the Mimbres, Silver City and other points east and west-- Continue reading
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