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Chamber Issues Statement Regarding Events in Downtown Albuquerque on Tuesday Night

May 26, 2016 Non-Local News Releases
The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement regarding the events that unfolded in Downtown Albuquerque on Tuesday, May 24, 2016: "It's unfortunate that the disgusting actions of the few during the Trump rally in Downtown Albuquerque on Tuesday have overshadowed the beauty of this state and its people; now those actions are playing out on a national stage.…

North Fire Temporary Closure Order

Albuquerque, NM, May 26, 2016 - To ensure both public and fire fighter safety, a temporary Closure Order has been issued in the vicinity of the North Fire. All National Forest System lands, roads, and trails within the closure area are closed to public use. The closed areas are as follows:

  • Trail 92, Trail 91, Trail 36, Trail 37, Trail 37A, Trail 38
  • Forest Road (FR) 330, FR 378, FR 138, FR 138A, FR 56, FR 52 Read more...

Silver School Board makes decisions 052616

Bu Mary Alice Murphy 

School board chooses $60,000 buyout of Superintendent Lon Streib's contract, chooses John Carter as acting superintendent, and he promises decision on coaches by noon Friday.

More detailed article on Friday.

The North Fire is now at 2,530 acres

Magdalena, NM; May 26, 2016 - The Magdalena Ranger District’s North Fire has grown to 2,530 acres. Approximately 96 personnel are assigned to the incident. This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits. The North Fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Weather conditions were favorable yesterday for fire managers to use aerial ignitions (dropping incendiary devices from a helicopter) were used to remove fuel from the fire’s path. The introduction of fire into the ecosystem helps reduce hazardous fuels, removes fuel ahead of the fire and prepares the fire perimeter for restoration and modified vegetation of wildlife enhancement. This action occurred along the Crest Road (Forest Road 138). Read more...

Give Grandly 2016 by a Whisker Raises $100,000 !

On Saturday May 14, 50 nonprofit organizations gathered at 7th and Bullard in Silver City and at Leyendecker Plaza in Deming. They informed and engaged active citizenry about their organizations. The social issues and unmet needs, that these nonprofits are working every day to address, were the reasons individuals gave grandly. Apparently the public was so impressed they generously gave to the effort a total of $100,000, according to Barrett Brewer, Chair of the Grant County Community Foundation and Peggy Hutchinson, Treasurer of the Foundation. For the third year in a row, The Grant County Community Foundation was the sponsoring organization for the entire event, which benefits the member organizations of The Southwest New Mexico Nonprofit Coalition. Read more...

Old FBMC demolition continues 052516

Photographer Dave Schuhmann says progress continues on the demolition of the old Fort Bayard Medical Center.


ALCS Governing Council approves FY 17 budget, hears reports

By Margaret Hopper

Aldo Leopold's Governing Council met Tuesday evening, May 24, to complete some policies and approve the budget and other funding applications on the agenda. All six counselors were present, at least at the beginning: Mary Gruszka, Shauna McCosh, David Peck, Jose Herrera, Dale Lane and Ken Stone, chair.

Harry Browne gave the business manager's report. The projected amount of 2016-2017 revenue was reported at $2,348,317, with an equal amount of projected expenditures for personnel services, supplies, materials and the like.

A number of budget adjustments (BARs) were listed, $2000 for supplies and materials, $1500 and $2000 for salaries' expense, $500 and $1000 for employee and other travel, $2500 for contract services, $500, other charges and $1261, instructional materials. Read more...

Car-bicycle crash on Hwy 15

By Roger Lanse

Wednesday morning at about 9 a.m. a motor vehicle and a bicyclist were involved in a crash on Highway 15 about three miles north of Pinos Altos. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting with traffic control, one person was flown out for medical attention.

The crash is still under investigation by the New Mexico State Police. As the Beat receives additional information it will be posted.

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