Published on Saturday, 11 June 2016 14:55
Update: Escondida Fire in Socorro County
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2:25 PM
After an aerial survey, it is estimated that the Escondida Fire in Socorro County has burned 540 acres, a reduction in the prev-- Continue reading
Published on Saturday, 11 June 2016 08:55
By Alexis Rico
Grant County Beat Intern
The Bayard City Council held its regular meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
The Council conducted a budget work session for fiscal year 2017.
Clerk Treasurer Kristina Ortiz stated that the submitted budget included the General Fund and the Municipal Court Fund, which were over budget for the 2017 revenues to expenditures.
The consensus of the Council was to continue with the cutting of one maintenance position in the water fund and to try and get by without filling the maintenance/mechanic position if possible.-- Continue reading
Published on Saturday, 11 June 2016 08:51
By Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)
The Bayard City Council held its regular meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 2 p.m.
The Cobre High School band was in attendance for the meeting. The band was honored with a proclamation making the month of May Cobre High School Band month.
The proclamation stated:
“WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Cobre High School Band to teach student music as well as the discipline and life skills necessary to be successful in their adult lives; and
WHEREAS, the Cobre High School Band is important to the extracurricular activities of Cobre High School and the City of Bayard by providing the community with entertainment, service and support; and-- Continue reading
Published on Saturday, 11 June 2016 08:36
Update: Escondida Fire in Socorro County
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00 AM
The Escondida Fire in Socorro County has burned approximately 1,000 acres. Two residences and an estimated 12 other structures-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 10 June 2016 20:32
From left, are Eric Ahner, retiring ALCS director, and Wayne Sherwood, new ALCS director
By Margaret Hopper
Aldo Leopold has chosen a new director and the transition period has begun. The Governing Council, with four of its six councilors present, voted in Wayne Sherwood of Silver City at the appropriate time on the agenda. Council members present included Mary Gruszka, Dale Lane, David Peck and Ken Stone. Shawna McCosh was absent. Jose Herrera was available by phone from out of state.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 10 June 2016 18:05
By Mary Alice Murphy
The members of the Silver City Arts and Cultural District Coordinating Council meet monthly to share information and sometimes feature special guests and reports. On Thursday, June 9, they heard two reports.
Bob Wilson, in the first report, showed a rendering of proposed improvements to the Visitor Center parking lot, adding some greenery and more defined parking places.
Lucy Whitmarsh, Silver City MainStreet Project manager, said some changes had been requested for the area before it goes into construction.
The next speakers were from the Plata Studio, an effort merging students from Woodbury University's Architecture School and from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture, using facilities at Western New Mexico University. This is the second year the students have spent in Silver City. Tim Castillo, who grew up in Grant County and went on to become an associate professor of architecture at UNM wanted to give back to the community that raised him, so he came up with the idea to help Silver City make some improvements, and asked his students to help and asked Woodbury students to join in the project.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 10 June 2016 17:31
Editor's Note: This is not local news, but was of interest because of Grant County's Fort Bayard. An upcoming meeting at the Santa Clara Armory will feature the newly completed business plan of the village of Santa Clara to highlight the "Future of Fort Bayard." Santa Clara has requested the state to turn over the 468 acres of Fort Bayard to the village to manage and promote. However, the state has not come back with a definitive answer.
By Mary Alice Murphy
"In an effort to 'improve efficiency and decrease payroll costs,' New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Sites Division will be reorganized in the following manner: All Historic Sites managers will be terminated (except one at Bosque Redondo) in a reduction of force and manager jobs will be dropped from the rolls. Three new Regional Manager jobs will be created to oversee combined historic sites (Stanton/Lincoln, Selden/Camino, Jemez/Coronado). This is to take effect August 3, 2016 pending final State Personnel Board approval."
The Grant County Beat received a forwarded email with the above information and called the site manager listed in the message.-- Continue reading
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