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Silver City Town Council re-elects Bettison as Mayor Pro Tem, approves bond issuance and public celebration permits

By Mary Alice Murphy

Members of the Silver City Town Council met in regular session Tuesday, March 21, 2017. With no public input, councilor comments took place after the usual opening items.

Councilor Cynthia Bettison said she had returned the previous week from Washington D.C. where she attended, along with other New Mexico Municipal League executive committee members, the National League of Cities congressional event. The purpose of the event is to have members meet with their congressional delegations. A priority of this year's event was to have congressional delegations aware of the importance to retain the Community Block Development Grant monies, 10 percent of which is reserved for the Colonias Infrastructure Fund.-- Continue reading

Udall Welcomes AmeriCorps Members to Santa Clara to Restore Historic Site at Fort Bayard

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced today that the Village of Santa Clara will receive a team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members to support efforts to restore buildings and historic sites at Fort Bayard, foster community outreach, and provide food security to low income families and seniors with the Volunteer Center of Grant County.

"Historic Fort Bayard holds economic and cultural promise for the residents of Santa Clara and Grant County," Udall said. "This AmeriCorps program to restore and renovate buildings at Fort Bayard and provide food to impoverished and vulnerable individuals in the community will have a real, positive impact for the students, families and seniors of Grant County. I salute every AmeriCorps member on this team for their dedication to helping our New Mexico communities prosper and grow."-- Continue reading

Two others arrested with individual involved in Sunday’s, Mar. 12 shooting in North Hurley.

By Roger Lanse

Two other individuals were arrested Tuesday, Mar. 21, at 605 Hutchinson Street, Santa Clara, along with Rudy Marquez III, 36, of Bayard, who is accused of shooting another man in the le-- Continue reading

Silver School Board prioritizes projects for bond funding, continues discussion on four-day week 032117

By Margaret Hopper

The regular school board meeting was preceded by a work session, which started at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the bond projects needed in the district, which the recent reinstatement of bonding capacity in the February elections made possible. All board members, the superintendent, and the Maintenance Director, Barry Ward, were on hand to discuss the months of recent search and survey findings with personnel from George K. Baum and Associates, the bonding company the district has been working with to bring the project this far.

Mark Valenzuela, who has made many trips to the district to this date, and others of the firm, looked over the re-prioritized list and discussed the initial steps to be taken, now that the bond issue has passed.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission to issue proclamations, will consider a contract for conference center management, hears bad financial news

By Mary Alice Murphy

In the financial expenditure report at the Grant County Commission work session, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Financial Officer Linda Vasquez said the total expenditures from Feb. 10, 2017 through March 10, 2017, equaled $2,771,721.73.

The payments included payroll checks for two pay periods for a total of $404,440.57. Checks of larger amounts include the January 2017 fuel charges to Wright Express Fleet Services for $21,917.64; North Hurley Road construction Colonias Project to Morrow Enterprises Inc. for $50,083.63; off road diesel for road department equipment to fuel Center Plus for $17,318.11; for 2017 insurance coverage contributions for multi-line and law enforcement liability to New Mexico Insurance Authority for $660,530; final payment for Forgotten Veterans Memorial at Bataan Park to Sacaton Construction for $24,169.57; for fire truck for the Fort Bayard Volunteer Fire Department to Siddons Martin Emergency Group for $220,091; for three roof top air-conditioning units for the Courthouse to Cooperative Educational Services for $92,029.84; for January, February and March 2017 medical management services at the Detention Center to HCP Systems for $51,993; and for engineering services for North Hurley Colonias project, Rosedale Road and Tyrone Colonias project to Occam Engineering Inc. for $46,927.66.-- Continue reading

Subject dies after traffic stop

At about 12:38 am, an officer of the Silver City Police Department made a traffic stop on a pickup on Highway 90 South near Victoria Street in Silver City. The vehicle was stopped for having a rider s-- Continue reading

Grant County Community Health Council hears presentations and sector reports 032017

By Mary Alice Murphy

Two guest presentations at the beginning of the Grant County Community Health Council meeting of March 20, 2017 addressed opportunities for members.

Kyle Meredith of the Grant County Search and Rescue group said the organization is always looking for more volunteers. "We are an all-volunteer group and always needs more members. We would be happy for you to attend one of our regular meetings to learn about us."

He handed out brochures about the organization and its mission and services. The brochure also lists what hikers should always plan for before a trek and what they should always carry on any hike whether for the day or an overnight stay.-- Continue reading

GRMC positions and salaries from reduction in force

Gila Regional Medical Center Interim Chief Executive Officer Alfredo Ontiveros has announced a reduction in force, as posted here on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Today, March 21, the Beat received a list o-- Continue reading

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