Published on Friday, 07 August 2015 12:31
Photo by Roger Lanse at 11:15 a.m.
At 8:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, the Arenas Valley Water Development Association was notified of a water line break on Yucca Valley Drive in Arenas Valley, approximately-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 06 August 2015 20:42
BBBS Regional Director Dawn Starostka
By Mary Alice Murphy
With a merger of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations of Northern New Mexico and Southwestern New Mexico, as of Jan. 1, 2015, the capacity of the new organization, called Big Brother Big Sisters Mountain Region, has grown, as they will share a single strategy in order to best serve the state's youth in 17 counties.
In a press release announcing the merger, Mountain Region Chief Executive Officer Andrea Fisher Maril said: "We believe this will benefit kids from both the northern and southwestern parts of the state. By centralizing financial and administrative services we’ll be able to match more kids in life-changing relationships with caring, committed, carefully screened mentors."
Doña Ana/Grant County Regional Director Dawn Starostka said she would be looking to strengthen and continue community relationships in the southwestern part of state, while overseeing the organization that, before the merger in October 2014, was named Nonprofit Agency of the Month by the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 06 August 2015 14:25
Grants are Part of Nearly $500,000 in PNM funding for Nonprofit Community Organizations
across New Mexico
(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) – At a Silver City Chamber of Commerce luncheon today, the PNM Resources Foundation recognized the recipients of the 2015 PNM Power Up Grants from the Southwestern New Mexico region. The company awarded almost $90,000 to five local nonprofit organizations to fund projects designed to build vibrant communities. The Southwestern area grant recipients are:
· Fort Bayard Restoration and Development Coalition – Silver City
· LifeQuest, Inc. – Silver City
· Silver City Museum Society Corporation – Silver City
· Sherman Family Charitable Foundation – Deming
· SPIRIT of Hidalgo – Lordsburg-- Continue reading
Published on Thursday, 06 August 2015 14:22
By Mary Alice Murphy
Wednesday evening, at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center, a group of at about 50 people gathered to hear about the assessment phase of the Gila National Forest Plan revision and to provide input.
Karen Yori, facilitator, introduced the new GNF Supervisor, Adam Mendonca (whose name is Portuguese and is pronounced Men-dohn-sa, he told the Beat).
"This plan is what drives everything we do," Mendonca said. "It will be used for the next 20-30 years. We will have the best product if we engage with the public."-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 13:15
Grant County Treasurer Steve Armendariz in his office.
By Margaret Hopper
What makes a county office successful on the job? Steve Armendariz thinks there are many factors that contribute, and people are different, so there isn't a simple answer, but he says he feels his elected position and assignment, the Grant County Treasurer's Office, is functioning well and serving economically. He and his people are meeting local needs and doing the work on time. "We are doing it right."
The needs of all county offices are different, so some mandate from the State, top-down, is not the best way to plan how to serve the public. But it is possible to bring an office to a higher level of service, and he said he has tried to do that for Grant County.-- Continue reading
Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:12
PHOENIX, AZ, August 5, 2015 – Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today provided an update on its progress in reducing costs and capital spending
In response to current oil and gas market conditions, Freeport-McMoRan Oil and Gas (FM O&G) is deferring investments in several long-term projects. In addition, FM O&G has revised its estimate of the start-up of initial production from its recent drilling success in the Horn Mountain area to 2016 from the previously estimated start-up in 2017. This revised operating plan will allow FM O&G to continue to grow production and enhance cash flow in a weak oil and gas price environment.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 20:57
By Mary Alice Murphy
Mark Lautman of Community Economics Laboratory was hired by the Legislative Council Service to facilitate job creation assessments in the seven New Mexico councils of government.
He serves as a member of the Legislative Jobs Council, which was formed in 2013. Among the members are 26 legislators representing both houses and both parties, along with some private sector members and Cabinet members.-- Continue reading
Published on Monday, 03 August 2015 23:37
Photos and Article by Shirin McArthur
LULAC Banquet 2015
WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard announces the creation of a scholarship in memory of LULAC member and WNMU employee Mike Montes
Brandon Perrault provides music during dinner
Dr. Mona Flores gives her keynote speech
Fr. Henry Hoffman encourages everyone to join LULAC and support fundraising for scholarships
Matthew S. Madrid receives the Apolonio Sierra Memorial Scholarship
Gabriel K. Partido receives the Richard Sierra-Rudy Lopez Memorial Scholarship
The mother of Mikayla R. Peña thanks LULAC on behalf of her daughter, who is in California with a summer internship in pursuit of a degree in animation
Raquel L. Andujo receives the Vangie Montes Scholarship and states that she has been inspired by the scholarship student speeches of prior years
Jaime Miguel McCarthy receives the Art Jackson Memorial Scholarship and shares that he will be encouraging Latino students through the Albuquerque Public Schools mentorship program during the coming year
Christian J. Duran receives the 1st New Mexico Bank/LULAC 8003 Scholarship; he is studying business administration and peace and justice studies
Krystal M. Castillo receives the Cleotilde Quintana Memorial Scholarship and spoke of her desire to teach and coach at the high school level, encouraging her fellow students to be someone's role model
Alfredo J. Molina-Nogal receives the Jesus “JJ” Terrazas Memorial Scholarship and talks about his work with the middle school outreach ensemble, encouraging students to compose world music
Corina N. Castillo receives the Angie McDonald Scholarship and shares her intentions to become a family-practice doctor
Senator Howie Morales shares the story of Victoria Sierra Arizaga, in whose name his family has funded a scholarship
Isaac D. Castillo receives the Victoria Sierra Arizaga Memorial Scholarship
Jessica R. Flores receives the Hoffman McArthur Scholarship and describes her desire to lead a life of purpose and share her culture with the student body at Franciscan University, where she will study theology
Chelsi B. Straubinger receives the Selena Quintanilla Scholarship and shares her plans for working in environmental and animal law
Carolyn R. Castillo receives the Fred R. Baca Scholarship and shares her dreams of being a WNMU student athlete and eventually a certified public accountant
Frances Vasquez presents the High School Student of the Month Awards
Estrella Gonzales of Cobre High School receives her award
Teyler Tulloch of Silver High School shares her desire to attend WNMU and major in creative writing
Henry Hoffman receives the Man of the Year award from Fred Baca
Steve Lopez announces the Educator of the Year award
Vanessa Lopez receives the Educator of the Year award from Lynn Godoy Baca
Lynn Godoy Baca displays the scarf she received as part of her LULAC State Hall of Fame award
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held its annual Scholarship and Student of the Month Awards Celebration at Western New Mexico University on Saturday, August 1. Twenty-two students were awarded college scholarships and eight high school students were recognized for their leadership and achievements.-- Continue reading
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