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Flash Flood Warning in northeastern Grant County through 6 p.m. 072814

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
258 Pm Mdt Mon Jul 28 2014

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A

* Flash Flood Warning For...
Northeastern Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

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LULAC Receives WNMU President's Award, Students Receive Scholarships

Article and photos by Shirin McArthur (the rest of the article can be read after the photos)

The Silver City League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 8003 held its 30th Annual Scholarship and Student of the Month Awards Celebration at WNMU on Saturday, July 27. Eighteen students received college scholarships and seven Cobre and Silver High School students received Student of the Month Awards. In addition, LULAC itself received the 2014 WNMU President's Award, which recognizes important individuals, families and companies that have made significant contributions to the university, Grant County and/or New Mexico.


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2014 Clay Festival Poker Tournament helps lead off week of events

The Clay Festival’s Poker Tournament Fundraiser took place Saturday evening at the Silver City Old Elk’s Lodge. The Poker Tournament uses casino quality poker chips, the best of which—including these—are ma-- Continue reading

Silver City Farmers' Market 072614

Summer's heat did not deter visitors to the weekly Farmers' Market, where the smell of freshly cooked calabacitas enticed people to the Grant County Extension Service booth, while melodies by Gleemaid-- Continue reading

GRMC Board recognizes several, hears end of year fiscal report


By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Friday, July 25, Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting, Chairman Charles Kelly began the meeting by naming newly appointed officers.

"Pam Archibald, who has served for several years as secretary/treasurer, will become vice chairman," Kelly said. "Jeremiah Garcia has accepted the appointment to be secretary/treasurer. These appointments are for the rest of the year."

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The Gila-San Francisco Water Commission met, had no quorum


By Mary Alice Murphy

The Gila-San Francisco Water Commission held a meeting July 22, 2014, but had no quorum.

Chairman Anthony Gutierrez asked if there were any public comments.

Gerald Schultz, who represents the New Mexico Resource and Conservation Districts presented three items. In the first, he said he reviewed the report "Analysis of Flow and Water Use Alternatives on Hydrologic Conditions in the Riparian Corridor of the Gila-Cliff Basin" written by S.S. Papadopolus & Associates of Boulder, Colo., which had previous conducted a study to investigate ground and surface water interactions. The report ran four simulated scenarios with and without CUFA diversions, according to Schultz. He read from the summary: In all simulated scenarios, groundwater declines of ¼ quarter foot to one foot, depending on location, are noted during periods of CUFA diversion. The declines do not persist beyond a few days to about two weeks.

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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Resumption of Exports from Indonesian Subsidiary

PHOENIX, AZ, July 25, 2014 – Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its Indonesian subsidiary PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) received approval from the Government of Indonesia to resume exports of copper concentrates. PT-FI will resume full operations immediately and concentrate exports are expected to commence in August 2014.

PT-FI has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Indonesia under which the Government and PT-FI have agreed to negotiate an amended Contract of Work (COW), to be completed over the next six months, to address provisions related to the size of concession area, royalties and taxes, domestic processing and refining, divestment, local content, and continuation of operations post-2021.

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Grant County Commission approves appeal to Travel Management Plan

By Mary Alice Murphy

At a combined work session and regular meeting on July 22, 2014, Grant County commissioners first heard public input, before addressing the agenda.

Walter "Ski" Szymanski, resident, said he was one of the "many residents frustrated and sorely disappointed at the commissioners raise of the gross receipts tax. I heard you, Commissioner Kasten, at a public meeting say you respected the vote up or down on the proposed bond issue last year. It was a two-thirds rejection by the voters. Commissioners Hall and Ramos said they were surprised at the vote result. You have unilaterally served to throw the public vote into the shredder, and you did so over the clear will of the people. This is a regressive tax and hits hardest on lower income residents and small businesses. It has decreased their quality of life. As I see it, you were in violation of a mandate."-- Continue reading

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