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GRMC Board Receives Positive Financial Reports

GRMC Board Receives Positive Financial Reports

Article by Charlie McKee

Photos Courtesy of Joseph F. Kellerman

Photo: Liz Martin (left) and Chairman Kelly (right)

 

Board Chairman Charles Kelly began the Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 meeting of Gila Regional Medical Center's (GRMC) Board of Trustees by recognizing two radiology technicians for their years of dedicated service to GRMC. Maria (Liz) Martin started her career with GRMC in Admissions 20 years ago, spent 15 years as a nurse, and has been in the Radiology Department for one year. Priscilla Venegas has been a radiology technician at GRMC for 15 years. Kelly thanked each of the technicians and presented them with a certificate of appreciation.

 

Photo: Priscilla Venegas (left) and Chairman Kelly (right)

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 08/22/14 at 4:00 PM – 08/25/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, August 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 55 calls for service and had 211-- Continue reading

Farm Fest 2014 Celebrates Local Artisans

 Photos and article by Shirin McArthur

Updated: NM Law Enforcement Agencies Make Arrests after High Speed Vehicle Pursuit

By Roger Lanse

(Aug. 25, 2014) On Friday, Aug. 22, at about 3:53 p.m. a New Mexico Motor Transportation Department officer attempted to pull over a red Honda Civic in Hidalgo County near Road Forks, at Mile Marker 30 on State Highway 80, according to Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez, New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer. Other law enforcement officers told the Grant County Beat the stop was probably attempted because of a traffic violation, either following too close or for excessive speed.

According to an arrest report, the Honda refused to pull over and led several law enforcement agencies, including the New Mexico Motor Transportation Department, Lordsburg Police Department, Deming Police Department, the Grant County and Luna County  sheriff's departments and the NMSP, in pursuit north on SH 80, east on I-10 through Lordsburg and Deming, and north on U.S. 180E. Speeds reached near 110 miles per hour.

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Shepard Gets Iced and the Crowd Heats Up at Friday’s Concert

Photos and article by Shirin McArthur and Charlie McKee

Silver Schools Board Faces Potential Budget Shortfall with Decreased Attendance

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver Schools Board met August 21 at the Administrative Offices Building with a new member, Mike McMillan, seated at his first meeting. Other members present were Arnold Torres and Board President Trent Petty. Tony Egan was patched in by telephone during the second, more active session which began at 6:01 pm. Chris Arvidson was expected to come, but was not present by the end of that second session.

The work session began about 5:05 pm with information from Bianca Padilla and Tim Madrid of the Truancy Model and JPO programs. Padilla said her concern was more of cooperation with the schools, grades and attendance and tutoring, whereas Madrid's area was parental and home visits, contracts with the parents to improve with children's needs, and law enforcement measures. Pedilla stressed the absolute necessity of better skills at younger ages for children to succeed.

Superintendent Lon Streib gave the board information on the student enrollment number of 2903, which he said was down 88 from last year and which would remove about $600,000 from the present budget figures.

 

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Bayard Receives Funding and Recognition from USDA Rural Development

Bayard Receives Funding and Recognition from USDA Rural Development

Photo (left to right): George Esqueda – Engineers Inc.; Representative Rudy Martinez; Priscilla Lucero – SWCOG; Mayor Charles Kelly; USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner; Kristina Ortiz, Bayard Clerk Treasurer; Senator Howie Morales; Bayard Councilor Chon Fierro; Hurley Councilor Freddie Rodriguez

The City of Bayard had a dedication ceremony for two projects funded by USDA.

The City of Bayard received grant funding from USDA-Community Facilities for improvements to the Bayard Community Center. The total project funding was $208,000 ($117,235 grant and $90,765 local funding).

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Silver City Town Council Approves F Street Sewer Improvement Project

By Roger Lanse

In the Aug. 20 Silver City Town Council meeting, Gregory Bond spoke to the Council concerning signs on Bullard Street for his off-Bullard business. Several businesses on Yankie and Market streets could use some signage to let tourists know the businesses are there, Bond said. His sign meets size requirements, but the only place he can put it so that it doesn't sit in front of another business is in front of a vacant storefront. Allowing signs on Bullard for off-Bullard business would be very helpful, Bond stated.

In answer to District 1 Councilor Cynthia Bettison's question, Town Manager Alex Brown explained the gravel sweeping part of the chip-sealing project for various town streets did start as scheduled on Aug. 13, but the sweeper broke down and the town has been borrowing Bayard's smaller sweeper, which takes longer. Both are now up and running. Brown said his office will be letting residents know when the sweeper will be on their street, so they can park their cars offstreet.

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