Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 18:11
William P. Dobricky brings business and government contracting experience to the organization.
"I was here doing a presentation March 27 for the SBDC on doing business with the government," Dobricky said. "The former director, Bruce Ashburn, told me he had accepted another position. I said I might be interested. That was on Wednesday. The next Tuesday, I had an interview in Albuquerque and on Wednesday, I got the job. I told them I would like to start May 1, gave notice at my job in Las Cruces April 19, moved here April 20 and started working April 22."
He said he has been doing government contracting most of his life. "I've been on boards, and I have professional credentials. I worked for a similar organization in Illinois, and I enjoy the work."
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:26
In other business at its May 14 meeting, the Silver City Town Council heard staff reports and addressed an addendum to the agreement between the town of Silver City and the Fraternal Order of Police and the Silver City Police Officers' Association, heard a budget presentation and approved a notice of intent to pass an ordinance.-- Continue reading
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:19
The Silver City Town Council at its May 14 meeting heard a report on recommended renovations for the Silco Theater.
Lucy Whitmarsh, Silver City MainStreet Project board president, said the board was fortunate to work with one of the New Mexico MainStreet Program associates, Elmo Baca, as well as an architect out of Texas, David Vesica, to come up with proposals for the Silco Theater.
Baca prepared to give a PowerPoint presentation, which showed several design options. "New Mexico MainStreet Program offers technical assistance to all its projects, including Silver City, which is the flagship program."
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:07
Pursuant to the Town of Silver City Ordinance No. 1079 Section 10-2 (9). The Fire Chief and Town of Silver City Council has declared that a state of fire danger does presently exist. By the order of the Fire Chief, the following restrictions are in effect:
A. No building or maintaining of campfires
B. No open burning to include the burning of yard waste, tree limbs, and weeds.
C. UL approved propane grills with appropriate covers/lids are approved.
D. Any other outdoor wood or charcoal burning device shall have protective fire screens and prior approval from the Silver City Fire Department.
E. Underground fire pits for use of meal preparation shall have appropriate covers such as screen, metal siding and /or dirt. Fires used to prepare hot coals must have a protective screen and a five foot clearance around the entire fire pit. Fire pits must have prior approval from the Silver City Fire Department who will issue a special burn permit.
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 14:37
May 15, 2013, Silver City, NM- An upper level storm system from the west mixed with a cold front from the east delivered dry lightning late last week, keeping fire crews vigilant and ready to take action. Several fire lookout towers reported lightning strikes in a variety of locations across the Forest, including the Black Range, the Blue Range Wilderness, and multiple locations in the Quemado Ranger District.-- Continue reading
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 14:12
The main topic of discussion at the Silver City Town Council meeting Tuesday, May 14, was on the resolution to adopt the Silver City Greenways and Big Ditch Master Plan.
Councilor Mike Morones said it has been a collaborative effort with Silver City MainStreet Project, and local trails and walkability groups. "It builds on all the other plans we have," he said. "It allows us in the future, as money and desire permit, to execute the plan."
Lucy Whitmarsh, SC MainStreet Project board president, said the groups worked with Charlie Deans of Community by Design to create a "very comprehensive plan. We appreciate the countywide support. MainStreet got involved, because we want more use of the Big Ditch Park. We need trails to get from place to place. The MainStreet Plaza, where the Farmers' Market is held, needs upgrading, including surface grading and restrooms."
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:26
May 15, 2013- Silver City, NM- The Gila National Forest will be implementing Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning on May 21, 2013. “Forest visitors have been diligent in putting out their campfires and taking care not to spark a human-caused fire,” states Kelly Russell, Forest Supervisor, “but we feel it’s critical to reduce the potential for any additional fire starts during this period of drought and high fire danger.”-- Continue reading
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:23
During the continuation of the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents' meeting, approvals were given for several items of business, including acquiring land, new degrees, program closure and changes, promotion and tenure and the budget. Also new officers were elected.
WNMU President Joseph Shepard discussed the proposed acquisition of a piece of property adjacent to the university. "We think it is strategic."
Regent Chairman Jerry Walz asked if the university could afford it.
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