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Pearce Applauds Nationwide Halt of WOTUS Rule by Federal Court

October 09, 2015 Non-Local News Releases
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued this statement following today's federal appellate court order in Ohio to grant a preliminary injunction that will temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) so-called Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS): "Another week and another court ruling against one of this administration's rules," said Pearce. "I am glad to see that…

NM-90 Bridge has only one girder section to go

The anonymous photographer said all but one girder section is installed. The one remaining is the southernmost one. He said he is looking forward to seeing how the road surface gets put in and will try to take photos of it.

The Beat greatly appreciates this photographer's work.


Local Cardiologist Achieves Echocardiography Certification

Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Norman Ratliff III is now Board Certified in Echocardiography. The examination for this certification is notoriously difficult with a passing rate of approximately 60%. This is the highest standard a physician can achieve in the Echocardiography field. “This certification demonstrates Dr. Ratliff’s commitment to professional growth and the delivery of superior cardiovascular care to his patients at Gila Regional” said Brian Cunningham, CEO at GRMC.

Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery announce downtown expansion

NMEDD Secretary announces financial support

Photos and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela visited Silver City on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, to make an announcement.

Jane Janson, Silver City Small Business Development Center director, moderated the event.

"This expansion of Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery is a game changer for Silver City," Janson said. "David (Crosley) and Teresa (Dahl-Bredine) began the Country Toad; the next year, they started their brewery and distillery; then the City Toad, and next they an expanded brewery and distillery in the old Skate Building on South Bullard." Read more...

NMSU therapeutic riding program benefits former Silver City resident

New covered arena benefits therapeutic riding program at NMSU

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In an emotional ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers helped the university’s therapeutic riding program celebrate its new covered arena at 750 Stewart St. on the Las Cruces campus.

The open-sided roof structure may have been simple metal and concrete, but it meant much more to the volunteers who provide equine therapy activities there and the clients who benefit from the program.

The therapeutic riding program helps individuals with disabilities meet a variety of therapy, education and recreation goals. Volunteer therapeutic riding instructor Deanna Duran became emotional as she described the program’s impact to the crowd that gathered for the ceremony.

“It’s amazing to see how big an improvement they can make and what they can do,” Duran said as she watched client Victoria Benavidez go through a lesson on Finale, one of the program’s therapy horses. “For some clients, these horses are their best friends. Sometimes, they are their only friend.” Read more...

beWellnm and Office of Superintendent of Insurance launch Outreach Road Show in Silver City

By Mary Alice Murphy

Open enrollment for people who are looking for health insurance or want to see what other plans are available will last from Nov. 1, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016. Representatives from beWellnm and the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance kicked off their Outreach Road Show to meet with members of the media, elected officials and give presentations to agents, brokers and enrollment counselors at Western New Mexico University's seminar room on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The presentations included those explaining the four health insurance companies working in New Mexico with the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange—Presbyterian, Molina, Christus-St. Vincent and New Mexico Health Connections. Read more...

WNMU Club’s Annual Arrest a Professor Fundraiser Supports Educational Trips

Article and Photos by Shirin McArthur

Western New Mexico University’s Criminal Justice Chemical Dependency Club held its annual homecoming-week fundraiser, Arrest a Professor, on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Perhaps in an effort to treat everyone equally, WNMU staff are now being arrested as well.

With the assistance of officers from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, WNMU Campus Police, and the Bayard Police Department, various members of the WNMU community were arrested, booked, and jailed in the stairwell of the Student Center until bond could be posted in the form of donations to the Criminal Justice Chemical Dependency Club’s travel fund. Read more...

Grant County Commission hears about JPO successes

By Mary Alice Murphy

During public comment at the Grant County Commission regular session on Thursday, Oct. 8, Milo Lambert, county resident and Silver City fire marshal, said he wanted to express his gratitude for the improvements at the Grant County Shooting Range.

"I am chairman of the Shooting Range Board, and I want to personally thank Commissioners (Gabriel) Ramos and (Ron) Hall for paying for the improvements," Lambert said.

"Thank you," Hall replied. "My grandkids always want to go to the gun range. It's a good safe place."

Two ordinances deleting outdated and unused ordinances were approved. No. 15-05 deletes 1978 Grant County personnel ordinance No. 78-6-19, and No. 15-06 deletes 1984 employee relations ordinance No. 84-09-04. Read more...

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