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Wizard of Id for May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015 Comics
By Parker & Hart

Blues and Bikes Festival draws large crowds for Saturday events

The Mimbres Region Arts Council hosted Blues and Bikes Festival on Saurday, its second day of three, drew large crowds and filled the park. Vendors of goods, from T-shirts and jewelry to food and motorcycle accessories lined the perimeter and southward on Pope Street. 

Chairs filled every spot of grass and dancers crowded in close to the music.

Most photos by Mary Alice Murphy, unless otherwise noted.

GRMC approves setting up special committee

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, while hearing reports and updates, later in the meeting got into a discussion on the need for a special committee to promote dialogue among area physicians and the hospital.

In addition to the special recognition given to Barbara Guber for her more than 39 years of service to Gila Regional Medical Center, which can be seen at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/21989-barbara-guber-recognized-by-gila-regional-medical-center-for-years-of-service , other long-time employees of GRMC were recognized.

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Barbara Guber recognized by Gila Regional Medical Center for years of service

Barbara Guber accepts recognition from GRMC Board of Trustees Chairman Charles Kelly. (Courtesy Photo)

At today's Gila Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees meeting, the members made a proclamation and presented Barbara Guber a certificate of appreciation, which read: Read more...

NM Bridge demo begins

New Mexico 90-Hudson Street Bridge demolition begins.

Above is what you see as you approach the area where the bridge demolition is taking place. (Courtesy photo) Read more...

Red Flag Warning for southwest deserts and lowlands 052215

Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
713 Am Mdt Fri May 22 2015

...critical Fire Conditions Expected Friday Afternoon...

.a Fast Moving Upper Level Disturbance Will Move Across Southwest
New Mexico Friday Afternoon. As This Feature Moves Through...
Sustained 20-ft Wind Speeds Of 20 To 25 Mph Are Expected With
Gusts To 35 Mph. This Will Occur In An Environment Supporting
Minimum Relative Humidities Of 15 Percent Or Lower...low Fuel
Moisture And High To Very High Fire Danger. Critical Fire Weather
Conditions Will Be Met Particularly In Southern Hidalgo And Luna
Counties. Read more...

Grant County Water Commissioners hear from potential funders for regional water plan

By Mary Alice Murphy

Members of the Grant County Water Commission are seeking funding for the regional water plan, which will develop a well field near the Grant County Airport to benefit, first of all, the town of Hurley, which has no water rights, and then extend the water transmission lines through the Mining District to Silver City.

The first potential funder, Rick Sebenoler of the Austin, Texas, office of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, spoke through a conference call, initiated by Priscilla Lucero, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments executive director. Read more...

WNMU Regents Recognize Faculty, Award Tenure and Promotion

Silver City, NM – At its annual spring commencement meeting on May 14, the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents met at the Silver City campus and approved several new business items including the recognition of professors for promotion and tenure.

Four professors were awarded tenure including Dr. Scott Fritz, Dr. Alexandra Neves, Dr. Margarita Wulftange and Dr. Sherry Bassi. Five professors were recognized with promotions including Fritz, Neves, Wulftange, Dr. Miguel Narvaez and Dr. Andy Warren. Read more...

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