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Grant County commissioners hear county directors' and elected officials' reports

By Mary Alice Murphy

As part of the combined work session and regular meeting on Feb. 14, 2017, Grant County commissioners heard from department directors and elected officials.

Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo was the first to give his report. He reported the jail has three staff vacancies. The population includes four that are being held for Hidalgo County.

Road Superintendent Earl Moore said installation of a sewer line had begun and his department would fix the road when it was complete. The Rosedale Road project is suspended for a time, because water is running where personnel need to install a culvert. "It should take about a week when we can get in. We've done patching, but with recent rains and snow, we are back to square one. We ask everyone to be patient."

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GRMC Foundation hosts ice cream social on Valentine's Day

GRMC Foundation hosts ice cream social on Valentine's Day

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, who accidentally hit the wrong button on her phone and one photo is in black-and-white.

On Valentine's Day, the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation hosted an Ice Cream Social to thank caregivers and guests.

Kim Clark, foundation member, left, serves ice cream to Auxiliary member Eileen Smith.  Marketing Director Joe Kellerman is behind Clark.

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Grant County Commission combines work and regular sessions Feb. 14, 2017

Grant County Commission combines work and regular sessions Feb. 14, 2017

Presenting a proclamation of Feb. 18 as Territorial Charter Day are Commissioner Billy Billings, left; Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, fourth from left, Commissioners Harry Browne, Alicia Edwards and Gabriel Ramos. Accepting the proclamation are Raul Turrieta and Brandy Thornburg, second and third from left.

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, combined work session and regular meeting, when the item for approval of the meeting agenda came up, District 1 Commissioner Gabriel Ramos asked for an item addressing a memorandum of agreement for challenging implementation of the Travel Management Plan of the Gila National Forest to be removed. "I want to research it more," he said.-- Continue reading

GRMC launches search for Rural Community CEO

GRMC launches search for Rural Community CEO

February 14, 2017 – Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), one of the three 4-Star Quality Hospitals in New Mexico, is located in the small rural town of Silver City. This County-owned; not-for-profit; 6-- Continue reading

HMS to provide services to Silver Senior Center

HMS to provide services to Silver Senior Center

Mayor Ken Ladner presenting proclamation to Pro-Tem Mayor Cynthia Bettison. From left are Guadalupe Cano, Jose Ray Jr, Alex Brown, Robert Scavron, Raul Turrieta, Bettison, and Ladner.

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Cobre School board members hear discussion on potential of a four-day week

Cobre School board members hear discussion on potential of a four-day week

Newly election Cobre School Board member Gabriel Holguin, center, attends the meeting with his son, David, at left,  and daughter Hannah, at right.

Photo and article by Margaret Hopper

Every Cobre school board member attended the meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017, including Frank Gomez, Robert Montoya, Fran Kelly, Frank Cordova and Toy Sepulveda, president. The closed session opened at 6:03; they recessed to discuss student identifiable information and limited personnel issues, not returning until 7:30, at which time Sepulveda reopened the meeting. Also present was Gabriel Holguin, Arenas Valley, freshly elected, and observing the process.-- Continue reading

Chocolate Fantasia Awards 2017

Video and photos by Sandra Michaud

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner gives opening remarks for Awards ceremony at Little Toad Creek Brewery.


A gathering of people were at Little Toad Creek Brewery on Saturday evening to celebrate the success of Chocolate Fantasia 2017. Three chocolate judges had sampled the chocolates in a blind taste test to decide who would be named the top chocolatiers, while a committee of 10 judges gave ratings to the business host decorations, averaging the scores to come up with the sites most in tune with this year’s theme, “Wild West Days.”

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Silver City Municipal Election absentee and early voting underway for March 7, 2017 election


Absentee Voting for the March 7, 2017 Regular Municipal Election for the Town of Silver City is currently being held at City Hall, 101 W. Broadway, and will end on March 3, 2017. Voters wishing to vote by Absentee may request an application to vote by absentee by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 534-6346. The application will be mailed to your address. You may also request an application at the Town Clerk’s Office in City Hall. An absentee ballot may not be taken out of the Town Clerk’s Office. You may vote the ballot in the office, or have it mailed to your address.-- Continue reading

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