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FINAL Black Range Complex Fires Update 072616

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Silver City, NM; July 26, 2016 – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, NM. As these fires burn, pre-determined management areas have been designated for fire management. The Black Range Complex Fires are currently 4,297 acres. There are currently 71 fire personnel assigned. Fire management for the Black Range Complex Fire will be transferred back to the Black Range Ranger District on Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016 at 6:00 AM, and managed by the local district Type 3 fire organization.-- Continue reading

NMEDD Secretary Barela makes first visit to renovated Silco Theater

NMEDD Secretary Barela makes first visit to renovated Silco Theater

Silver City MainStreet Project presents a limited edition poster to NMEDD Secretary Jon Barela. From left are Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner, Barela, MainStreet Project Director Lucy Whitmarsh, and Mainstreet Board President Patrick Hoskins.

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Cobre School Board holds hearing on policy, approves next year's meeting schedule 072516

By Margaret Hopper

Cobre school board met at the Administration Office on July 25. Three members were present, a bare quorum for doing business: Frank Gomez, Frances Kelly and Frank Cordova, vice president. The closed session had begun at 6:03 p.m., according to Cordova. He said they had discussed student identifiable information and limited personnel issues, but no decisions had been made in the session.

The open meeting began at 7:10. Unfinished business included legal notice information for the 2016-2017 board meetings and the Open Meeting Resolution; both topics were approved as presented. Three policy first readings were approved; they were on sick leave, annual leave and bereavement leave. On this last, there were differences between local conditions, a three-day leave, and distant destinations, a five-day leave. Second readings will take place at the next board meeting.

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Old Fort Bayard Hospital Demolition 072516

Old Fort Bayard Hospital Demolition 072516

Photographer Dave Schuhmann said: "Still a small pile of debris. Gazebo still untouched. Equipment sitting out in the open, they are beginning to get it ready to ship out. Loads of soil being smoothed out."

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Freeport-McMoRan Reports Second-Quarter and Six-Month 2016 Results

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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX):

Net loss attributable to common stock totaled $479 million, $0.38 per share, for second-quarter 2016. After adjusting for net charges totaling $452 million, $0.36 per share, second-quarter 2016 adjusted net loss attributable to common stock totaled $27 million, $0.02 per share.

Consolidated sales (including volumes from Tenke Fungurume (Tenke), which is being reported as a discontinued operation) totaled 1.1 billion pounds of copper, 156 thousand ounces of gold, 19 million pounds of molybdenum and 12.4 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBOE) for second-quarter 2016, compared with 964 million pounds of copper, 352 thousand ounces of gold, 23 million pounds of molybdenum and 13.1 MMBOE for second-quarter 2015.-- Continue reading

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Photos by Sandra Michaud

Black Range Complex Fires Update 072516

Silver City, NM; July 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release - The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy F-- Continue reading

Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela Announces Colorado Manufacturer Relocating to Grant County, Creating 10 Rural Jobs

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Santa Clara, NM - Today, July 25, 2016, New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced St. Claire's Organics, a Colorado manufacturer of candy and cough drops, is relocating its facility to the Village of Santa Clara and will create 10 manufacturing jobs. St. Claire's Organics' products are currently sold in the natural foods and mass market segments, both in the U.S. and in several countries abroad, a news release stated.

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